‘Remembered with love’ – brave Niamh loses her fight for life
A Bray woman who lived with multiple sclerosis and more recently battled breast cancer has lost her brave fight for life.
Niamh Doyle (nee McNally), formerly of Charnwood Estate who had been living in Cabinteely, Dublin, died peacefully at St Vincent’s Hospital over the weekend.
Her death notice said Niamh will be “remembered with love by her loving husband Eric, daughters Sophie, Emily and Lauren, mother Marion (née Monaghan), siblings Sinéad, Grainne and Conor, parents-in-law Eric and Eileen Doyle, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and a large circle of friends”.
Niamh was the daughter of the late former Chief Superintendent Austin McNally, who was involved in the investigation into the murder of French film-maker Sophie Toscan du Pantier.
Friends of Niamh ran a number of fundraising events in Bray to help finance her treatment, which included a trip to Mexico for stem cell treatment in the hope of halting her MS.
Niamh, who was diagosed with MS at the age of 29, said at the time: “I cannot even articulate how amazing people have been. We have just been blown away by friends, friends of friends and the complete random strangers who are doing things to help fundraise for the trip. We’ve had coffee mornings, someone is dong a skydive for me in a few weeks, a guy just did the Hell and Back in Bray; there are so many things happening and the Mini Marathon will be a big one too.”
Niamh’s remains will repose at her home tomorrow from 4pm to 8pm, with funeral mass at 12pm on Wednesday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Johnstown, Killiney.