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Son’s tribute to ‘kind-hearted’ mother who died in Armagh road accident

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The son of a woman killed in a Co Armagh crash last week has paid tribute to “a kind-hearted person who always made time for people”.

Maureen Duffy died on Sunday, July 14, following a collision on the Loughgall Road in Armagh.

The 71-year-old was originally from Glasgow but had relocated to Co Armagh where her family originated from, following her retirement.

The former teacher was a beloved mum to daughter Siobhan, 43 and Ciaran, 41, and grandmother to Maisy, six and two-year-old Molly.

Son Ciaran, speaking to the Irvine Times in Scotland, said: “We are shattered.

“We don’t know exactly what happened with the collision, the police are still investigating it so it will be a while before we know the exact details.

“It’s just been a huge shock. Hard to put in to words. Siobhan had to come to my work to tell me mum had died which was obviously totally devastating.

The only saving grace is that both Siobhan and I had just been over to Ireland to see her with our kids and we had spent some really quality time together and I am so glad we did. It was a lovely time we all had.

He said: “The thing I’m going to miss more than anything is that she was always there for us. She would be the person who I would have gone to, to help me deal with something like this. She always had a solution. But now she’s gone.

“I think others who knew her will remember her as a kind-hearted person who always made time for people.”

Mrs Duffy was cremated at Roselawn Crematorium following Requiem Mass at St Peter’s Church in Collegeland.

Her ashes are being brought home to Irvine to bury in Knadgerhill Cemetery beside her husband, who died six years ago.

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