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Funeral to take place of Co Antrim women whose body was recovered from Carrickfergus Marina

The funeral of Denise Glenn is due to take place today

THE funeral is due to take place today of a Co Antrim women whose body was recovered from the water at Carrickfergus Marina on Mother's Day.

Denise Glenn (49), who was from the Ballymoney area, had disappeared while shopping in Carrickfergus on Saturday. She had been last seen in the High Street area at around 6pm.

The body of the mother-of-one was recovered from the water the following day and police are not treating her death as suspicious.

Tributes have been paid to Ms Glenn on social media with many describing her as a "lovely woman".

A niece wrote on Facebook: "I’m absolutely heartbroken, aunty Denise words can not describe how much you will be missed the past two days have been hell for the whole family.

"I’ve never felt a pain like this it doesn't feel real.

"I’ll cherish every moment and memory I have with you and I’ll cherish the fact I’ll always have apart of you in my name."

Ulster Unionist councillor Darryl Wilson also said: "Once again the town has been plunged into sadness as we learn that Denise Glenn has passed away.

"Denise was a lovely girl, well known in the local area, she will be very sadly missed by her family, friends, work colleagues and the entire community.

"Can I pass on my deepest sympathies to all impacted by this awful tragedy."

Another tribute said her death was "such sad news", while another added: "RIP Denise Glenn taken far too soon don't be partying to hard up there".

Ms Glenn's funeral service is due to take place in her family home in Killyrammer, Ballymoney today at noon followed by burial in First Kilraughts Presbyterian Graveyard.

She is survived by her partner Derek, daughter Kelly-Anne and wider family circle.

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