Tragic death of 72 year old grandmother near Ballyshannon

Road closed.

Road closed.

The border area of Cloghore and Belleek has been plunged in sadness after the tragic death of a mother and grandmother in a road traffic accident on Thursday evening.

Charlotte Naylor died after her Nissan car went out of control on a laneway around 300 metres from her home in Cloghore, on the banks of the River Erne.

The local lady was on her way to visit a friend, when tragedy struck shortly after 10 pm.

Gardai have not yet (Friday) established a cause of the accident but it is believed that the 72 year-old may have become unwell shortly before her car left the laneway.

Charlotte, who was predeceased by her husband John Naylor in 1988, was a very popular figure in the Cloghore/Belleek areas.

She came from a farming background and had a great interest in nature in all its glory and was a very good worker and extremely kind-hearted.

In the 1960s and 1970s, Charlotte worked in the former Cloghore Post Office on the Cliff Road.

She endeared herself to all the customers with her witty sayings and generous ways and was a big favourite with children.

Charlotte loved meeting people and listening to their stories and was a great storyteller herself.

She is survived by her son George, who is an ESB employee, and her grandchildren.


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