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Sunday 5 February 2023 Dublin: 0°C
# Chloe Kinsella
Sister of Chloe Kinsella bids tearful farewell to her "angel" at funeral mass
A large crowd attended the funeral of the teenager in Limerick this morning. Chloe’s body was located on Friday after she had been missing for six days.

HUNDREDS OF MOURNERS attended the funeral of teenager Chloe Kinsella at St Munchin’s Church in Limerick this morning.

The body of the fifteen-year-old was found in the River Shannon on Friday after a multi agency search effort. She had been missing from her home in Kileely since Saturday last. Gardaí do not suspect foul play in her death.

Her sister Marguerite said Chloe was now up in heaven with their sister Sophie, who died from an illness in 2004 at the age of four.

“Looking back at all your photos I was thinking how perfect and stunning you were — but I guess it was your time to spread your wings and fly up to Sophie, where I know you will be safe.

“Now I know I will always have two angels looking over our family.

“It goes without saying, sleep tight gorgeous. I miss you and I love you forever.”

Father Pat Seaver, who led the prayers, said that the teenager’s family did not want her death glamourised, adding that, “Life is for living – especially for young people. Especially for 15-year-olds”.

Chloe’s school – St Nessan’s – is open today, with students being allowed time away to attend the funeral. The school said support would be offered to any students who needed it to help them deal with the tragedy.

Candles, flowers and other tributes were placed close to scene where Chloe’s body was found on Friday evening, and her uncle, Matthew Franklin, made an emotional appeal for young people going through tough times in their personal lives to seek professional help.

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