Tributes are being paid to a mum and son found dead in their Dublin home as their funeral details are confirmed.
The remains of Kate Donohoe, 44, and her 11-month-old baby Vincent were found in the upstairs bedroom of their home in Beechwood estate in Clonee, on the Dublin/Meath border on Saturday afternoon.
There was nobody else in the property and gardai say they are treating the matter as a ‘personal tragedy.’
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Gardai were alerted after a friend of Ms Donohoe’s became concerned they could not get in touch with her in the 24 hours prior to their bodies being discovered.
The pair's family have said that they "died peacefully" as they confirmed that they will be holding a private funeral service.
The family said donations, if desired, can be made to St Vincent de Paul "in memory of Kate and Vincent".
Their bodies are reposing at Cunningham’s Funeral Home, Clonsilla on Friday evening from 6pm to 8pm, with a private funeral following.
A notice on RIP.ie reads: "Donohoe, Kate and Vincent, Clonee, Dublin 15 died on October 8, 2022 peacefully at home.
"Predeceased by Kate’s Mum Margaret, brother Paul and Vincent’s grandparents Tom and Eileen Connolly. Sadly missed by their loving families, Vincent’s Dad Tom, aunts Ann-Marie and Louise, uncle Paul, cousins Jonathan, Ross, Cian and Dylan, Kate’s Dad and Vincent’s grandfather John, Catherine, sister and aunt Niamh, nephews and niece Ben, Ana and Jay, Kate’s aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and friends.
"Reposing at Cunningham's Funeral Home, Clonsilla on Friday evening from 6pm to 8pm. A private family funeral will take place.
"Family flowers only, donations, if desired, to the St Vincent deo Paul in memory of Kate and Vincent."
Heartbroken friends and the shocked community of Clonee came together earlier this week outside Chapel of Ease in memory of the tragic mum and son, Dublin Live reports.
Those in attendance were encouraged to wear Kate’s favourite colour yellow.
Tributes have also been paid to Kate and Vincent by the canine community in Ireland - Kate was well known as a dog groomer and dog re-homer.
DSPCA said: "Hearing the very sad news of the passing of Kate, a dear friend of the shelter and her son Vincent has left us deeply saddened. Kate worked with lots of rescues and went above and beyond to help save lives of so many dogs with a special love for Sighthounds. We are so glad to have helped rehome so many Lurchers and Greyhounds that Kate brought to the shelter. Deepest condolences to Kate’s family and friends. May they rest in peace."
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