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Deaths in Laois – Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Deaths in Laois

Below are the recent deaths in Laois.

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Joseph (Joe) Phelan
Old Borris, Castletown, Laois

Joseph (Joe) Phelan, Old Borris, Castletown, Portlaoise, Co. Laois. Died 28th. May 2017. Peacefully at the Midlands Regional Hospital, Portlaoise. Son of the Late Bab (nee O’Riordan) and Jack. Deeply regretted by his loving son John Peter, aunts Sis, Lil and Mary, extended family, cousins, relatives, neighbours and friends. Reposing at Guilfoyle’s Funeral Home, Castletown, Mountrath tomorrow, Tuesday evening, from 5 o’c with rosary in the Funeral Home at 9 o’c. Removal on Wednesday morning, 31st May, at 10.30 o’c to St. Edmund’s Church, Castletown for Funeral Mass at 11 o’c, followed by burial in St. Fintan’s Cemetery, Mountrath.

Helen Brophy-Macken
Castleknock, Dublin/Stradbally, Laois

Brophy-Macken Helen (Castleknock, Dublin and formerly of Stradbally, Co. Laois and Ex. H.S.E.) May 27th. 2017, peacefully and surrounded by her family, in the wonderful care of the staff of Highfield Healthcare, after a long illness patiently and serenely borne. Much loved wife of John Macken, sister of John (Sean) Brophy and aunt of Peter, Diarmaid, Gráinne and Deirdre. Deeply regretted by her loving husband, brother, nephews, nieces, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, relatives and many friends. Reposing at Cunningham’s Funeral Home, Church Avenue, Blanchardstown on Monday evening (29th. May) from 6.00 o’clock until 8.00 o’clock. Removal to the Church of Our Lady Mother of the Church, Castleknock on Tuesday morning (30th. May) arriving for Requiem Mass at 11.30 o’clock followed by burial in Oakvale Cemetery, Stradbally, Co. Laois arriving at 3.30 o’clock approx. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to The Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland.

Kathleen McDonald
Spink, Abbeyleix, Laois/Ballinakill, Laois

Kathleen died at her residence, in the loving care of her family. Deeply regretted by her brothers Martin and Dennis, sisters Peg (Brame) and Chriss (Bennett), brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and a large circle of friends. Reposing at her residence from 1pm on Monday and rosary at 9pm. Removal at 10.30am on Tuesday morning to St. Lazarian’s Church, Knock, for Funeral Mass at 11am. Burial afterwards in St. Brigid’s Cemetery, Ballinakill.Family flowers only .Donations in lieu to Laois Pallative Care Team or The Oncology Unit Tallaght Hospital,Dublin.House Private on Tuesday morning please.

Patrick (Paddy) Coffey
Barnhill, Durrow, Laois
Peacefully at St. Luke’s Hospital Kilkenny, following a period of loving care by the nurses and staff of Brookhaven Nursing Home Ballyragget. Beloved husband of the late Kathleen and father of the late Kathleen and Martin; deeply regretted by his loving children Jim and Marie, brother Martin, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, grandchildren, relatives and friends. Reposing at his residence from 3.00pm on Saturday with Rosary at 8.00pm. Funeral prayers on Sunday evening at 7.30pm followed by removal to Holy Trinity Church, Durrow. Requiem Mass Monday at 11.00am followed by burial immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.


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