Legan and Tarmonbarry mourn tragic death of young mother

Aisling Kiernan

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Legan community left in shock following tragic loss of Ann Neary

The Late Ann Neary

A ‘dark cloud’ looms over the communitiews of Legan and Tarmonbarry to bid farewell to Ann Neary (née Nolan) (47) who died tragically on Saturday.

Born and reared in Legan, Ann later moved to Scramogue, Co Roscommon with her husband John and together the couple had one son, Daniel (9).

Ann was a well-known and highly respected member of the local community both in Legan and Scramogue.

Concern had been raised for Ann's welfare after she had been reported missing on Friday.

And following an extensive search, by members of County Longford Scuba Divers, along with personnel from Lough Ree Sub Aqua Club and Roscommon Civil Defence, her body was recovered from the River Shannon in Tarmonbarry on Saturday afternoon.

Speaking to the Leader, Cllr Paul Ross (FG), a local area representative based in Legan, said the entire community was left shocked and saddened by the Longford woman’s sudden and unexpected death.

“Ann was a very popular person and there is a widespread feeling of shock and sorrow for the family.

“There is a deep sense of loss in the community at the moment; Ann was a regular visitor to Legan and there is a dark shadow over the area this week,” he said.

Predeceased by her father Noel, Ann will be sadly missed by her heartbroken family, her loving husband John, son Daniel, mother Kathleen, sisters Catherine and Pauline, brothers-in-law Pascal and Paul, father-in-law Michael, mother-in-law Mary, aunts, uncles, nieces, cousins, relatives, neighbours and large circle of friends. She will be laid to rest today, Wednesday, following Funeral Mass at 12 noon in St Anne’s Church, Scramogue. May she Rest in Peace.

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