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Can you help? Heartbroken grandmother desperate to find locket containing baby Nicole’s ashes

Elma Fay with the Picture of her Granddaughter  Nicole    Pic Seamus Farrelly

Heartbroken Elma Fay is appealing to the public for help to find her precious necklace that contains the ashes of her baby grand-daughter. The distraught grandmother has worn the necklace every day since her granddaughter Nicole passed away at 16-months-old over a year ago. Baby Nicole died on January 5, 2015 from a rare genetic disease called Aicardi Syndrome. She wasn’t expected to live more than a few months.

Elma realised that her keepsake was no longer around her neck when she returned home to Kilmessan, Co Meath after a trip to Liffey Valley Shopping Centre last Sunday.

“I knew the chain was a little faulty and I kept meaning to replace it, but I didn’t think it would fall off. I always take the chain off going to bed and put it back on every morning,” she said. “I remember putting it on me on Sunday morning and I went into Boots and Power City in the centre at around 2.30pm.”

“On the way home I stopped in Dunshaughlin for petrol and to collect a pizza in Kilmessan. It was only when I was sitting on the couch watching TV that I felt for the necklace as you tend to do instinctively. I always just touch it every now and again, almost automatically. When I discovered it was gone, I was so distraught. We searched the house and car for it and I rang everywhere I had been, but although everyone was so helpful it hasn’t turned up.”


The necklace is a stainless steel canister containing the ashes with three small diamante stones on a silver chain. Anyone that may have seen the necklace in the area of Liffey Valley Shopping Centre or around Dunshaughlin and Kilmessan is asked to contact Elma’s daughter Leona at [email protected].

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