PAULA Haugh has spoken of her delight after a headstone to her deceased son Daniel was finally erected in St Patrick’s Cemetery in Dowdallshill recently.
Paula was left devastated in June of this year when Daniel, from Aghameen Park but living in Jocelyn Street at the time, died less than a month before his 21st birthday.
After burying her son, she paid a local man e1,000 for a headstone to be erected at his grave and was promised it would be in place in time for the Blessing of the Graves in July.
However, the headstone was never erected with the man she paid the money to confessing that he had spent it.
Having heard of Paula’s plight, two headstone specialists offered her a headstone for Daniel and she recently accepted one of the offers from David Caffrey of Caffrey Monumental Works on the Marsh Road in Drogheda.
The headstone was erected on Thursday August 25 and Paula was full of praise for Caffrey’s for their support in what has been a difficult few months for the family.
“It’s just fantastic and we’re delighted,” said Paula.
David Caffrey said: “We wanted to help Paula out when we read the story in the paper – we really felt for her and didn’t like the trade being blackened like that.”