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Waterford toddler buried after tragic accident – News

Yesterday afternoon, Monday, June 10, mourners gathered for the funeral of a young child in Waterford.

Holy Mass Angels was held for two-year-old Elizabeth (Lizzie) Troy at the church of St. Gobnaita.

Lizzie, who had a twin sister Freyja, died in a tragic accident on Wednesday, June 5 at her home in Dungarvan.

Emergency services were called and the child was taken to University Hospital Waterford, where he was later pronounced dead.

Survived by her heartbroken parents Nathan Troy and Mary Caitlan Rigney, her twin sister Freyja, grandparents Lisa and Declan O’Keefe and Kathleen and Martin Troy, great-grandparents Willie and Mary Rigney, great-grandmother Betty McEvoy, aunts Lydia and Jessica Troy and her uncles Joey and Kelvin Troy and Michael Phelan.

Gardaí confirmed her death was a “tragic accident”. A case file must be prepared for the Coroner’s Court and a Family Liaison Officer (FLO) must be appointed to provide support and assistance to the family.

Since the community learned of Lizzie’s death, tributes have poured in from people locally and across the country, showing love and support at a very difficult time for her loved ones as they mourn her.

“May God comfort you all at this sad time. God loves you all and her little sister. I have twin grandchildren next door, so there are no words. I will be praying and thinking of you all,” reads the anonymous message signed by “Kerry Nanna.”

Another message, from a family in Limerick, read: “We are absolutely devastated by the death of Lizzie. May you find comfort in the times ahead. Heaven has gained a beautiful angel. Thinking of you all at this very sad time, there are no words to describe the sadness, be kind to each other.”

A dad from Galway also expressed his condolences: “I am so sorry for your terrible loss. My heart broke when I heard this news. I will keep Lizzie and all of you in my prayers. RIP Lizzie.”