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Sudden death of Co Tyrone mother-of-two

Mother-of-two Ríghnach Gribben died suddenly on Saturday

THE funeral of a young Co Tyrone mother-of-two is to be celebrated today.

Ríghnach Gribben, from Coalisland, died suddenly at a house in the town on Saturday.

A mother to young sons Daithí and Dabhóg, who was born in July, Ms Gribben was in her twenties.

A police spokesman said her body was found at a house in Millview Manor in Coalisland.

"A post mortem examination has taken place and police are awaiting the results of toxicology reports, however, the death is not being treated as suspicious at this time," he said.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St Joseph's Church, Brackaville Road, Coalisland, at 11am today.

Ms Gribben's relative Momháine Nic Aogáin thanked well-wishers for their support following the sudden death.

In a Facebook post she wrote: "We would like to thank everyone for their messages of love and support".

"This has been the most difficult thing we have ever been through and our hearts are broken in a million pieces for our brown eyed girl."

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