Below are the recent deaths in Laois.
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Elizabeth (Lilly) Slevin (née O’Loughlin)
Corrig, Portarlington, Laois /Kill, Kildare
Lilly, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family. Beloved wife of Dick (Richard). Deeply regretted by her family Christy, Nuala, Joe, Richard, Deirdre and Dan. Sisters Bridget (Farrell), Phil (Duggan), Ann (O’Neill) and brother Eddie. Predeceased by her brother Jim and sister Mary Nolan. Loving grandmother to Ricky, Matt, Joanne, Christopher, Laura, Sarah, Tommy, Richie, Anthony and Katie. Sadly missed by her daughter-in-laws, partners, nieces, nephews, relatives, friends and neighbours. Reposing at her son’s residence, Mount Henry from 4pm today, Thursday until removal on Friday evening at 6.45pm to arrive at Saint John’s Church, Killenard for 7.30pm prayers. Requiem Mass at 11am on Saturday morning followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to Cuisle Cancer Support Centre, Portlaoise. Recital of Rosary on Thursday evening at 8pm.
James (Jim) Connolly
62 Broomville, Dublin Road, Portlaoise, Laois/Killeshin, Carlow
James (Jim) Connolly of 62 Broomville, Dublin Road, Portlaoise, Co. Laois and formerly of Killeshin, Carlow, passed away peacefully at Tullamore, Regional Hospital, on May 30th, 2017.
Beloved husband of the late Mary, beloved father of Denise and the late Damien and adored grandfather of Mathew, Fionn and Keon.
He will be sadly missed by his loving daughter, grandchildren, son-law Sean, brothers John (Boston) and Paddy, sisters Maureen and Bridie, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, and friends. Reposing at Carpenter Bros Funeral Home, Barrack Street, Carlow, from 4 p.m on Wednesday with prayers at 7.30 p.m. Removal on Thursday at 11 a.m to The Holy Cross Church, Killeshin arriving for Funeral Mass at 11.30 a.m. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.
Marian Avenue, Portlaoise, Laois
Sydes, Marian Avenue, Portlaoise. May 31st 2017. Peacefully in the loving care of the staff of Droimnin Nursing Home, Stradbally. Edward (Ned). Son of the late James and Annie Sydes. Deeply regretted by his loving family, brother Frank, sisters Betty, Nancy and Stella, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends. Reposing at Keegan’s Funeral Home, Portlaoise from 7pm on Thursday evening with rosary recital at 8pm. Removal on Friday morning to arrive at SS Peter and Paul’s Church for 10am Requiem Mass. Interment afterwards in SS Peter and Paul’s Cemetery, Portlaoise.
Coolnacart, Mountrath, Laois
Ned Duff, Coolnacart, Mountrath, Co. Laois. – Died 31st May 2017 at the Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise, (peacefully) after a short illness, son of the late Fintan and Mary, sadly missed by his brother Mick ( Dublin), Jim (London), sisters Ann McGuinness (Dublin), Nora Carroll (Abbeyleix), sister-in-law Maura, brother-in-law Séan, nephews, nieces, extended family, neighbours and friends.
Reposing at Burke’s Funeral Home Mountrath on Thursday evening from 7.0’clock, with Rosary at 9.0’clock, Removal on Friday morning at 10.30a.m. to St. Fintan’s Church Raheen, arriving for Funeral Mass at 11.0’clock, followed by Burial in the adjoining Cemetery.
James (Jim) Shortall
Harbour Street, Mountmellick, Laois/Portarlington, Laois
James (Jim) Shortall, formerly of Portarlington, died May 30th peacefully in the loving care of the staff of St.Vincent’s Hospital, Mountmellick surrounded by his loving family. Deeply regretted by his sons and daughters, grandchildren, extended family, relatives, neighbours and many friends. The complete obituary notice and funeral arrangements will be published on Wednesday afternoon.
Wynne Brennan (née Phelan)
Rockview, Portlaoise, Laois
Brennan (nee Phelan) Rockview, Mountrath Rd., Portlaoise May 29th 2017 (Late of Treasures, Portlaoise). Peacefully surrounded by her loving family. Winifred (Wynne) beloved wife of the late Seamus, and dearly loved mother to Rachel. Adoring grandmother to Seamus (Jnr). Deeply regretted by her loving family. Partner Der, son-in-law Hugh, sisters Mai Conroy, Nora Cahill and Chris Cass. Brothers-in-law Gerry, Joe and Charlie. Sisters-in-law, Treasa and Vera. Nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Reposing at her residence from 5pm on Wednesday with rosary at 8pm. Removal on Thursday morning to arrive at SS Peter and Paul’s Church for 11.30am Requiem Mass. Interment afterwards in SS Peter and Paul’s Cemetery, Portlaoise.
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.
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