Below are the recent deaths in Laois.
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17 Dr Murphy Place, Portlaoise, Laois
In the loving care of the staff of Droimnin Nursing Home, Stradbally. Predeceased by her sister Philomena and brother Tim. Sadly missed by her sisters Mary, Teresa, Majorie and Susan,her brothers John and Robert, her many nieces, nephews relatives and friends. Reposing at Droimnin Nursing Home on Thursday from 4:00pm followed by removal at 5.15pm to SS Peter & Paul’s Church, Portlaoise to arrive at 6:00pm. Requiem Mass on Friday at 10:00am. Interment afterwards in SS Peter & Paul’s Cemetery. No flowers please. Donations, if desired, to Human Life International.
Philomena (Phyllis) O’Connor
51 Kiln Lane, Mountrath, Laois
Philomena Phyllis O’Connor, 51 Kiln Lane, Mountrath, Co. Laois. – Died 7th June 2017 at her home, (peacefully), surrounded by her loving family, predeceased by her husband Thomas, son Thomas, and grandson Orry. Sadly missed by Patsy, her sons Michael and Joseph, daughters Mary, Patricia and Nicola, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, sister Annie (Hill), extended family, neighbours and friends. Reposing at Burke’s Funeral Home, Mountrath, from 8pm on Thursday evening, with Rosary at 9pm. Removal on Friday evening at 6.40pm to St. Fintan’s Church, Mountrath, arriving at 7pm. Funeral Mass on Saturday morning at 11am, followed by burial in St. Fintan’s Cemetery, Mountrath.
Family flowers only please, donations if desired to the Alzheimers Society of Ireland.
Sheila McDonough (née Murray)
McDonough, Sheila (née Murray) (Vernon Grove, Rathgar, Dublin 6 and formerly of Aughaterry, Co. Laois) 5th June 2017 in her 92nd year (peacefully) surrounded by her loving family and in the wonderful care of the staff at Padre Pio Nursing Home, Clondalkin. Beloved wife of the late Adrian. Sadly missed by her sister Stella, brothers Willie and Andrew, her nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Reposing at the Kirwan Funeral Home, Fairview Strand, on Friday. Funeral Mass on Saturday at 10.00 am. in the Church of the Three Patrons, Rathgar, followed by burial at Cruagh Cemetery, Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin.
St Michael’s Park, Portarlington, Laois
Peacefully at Naas Hospital. Deeply regretted by her loving sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews, extended family, neighbours and friends. Rest In Peace. Reposing at Maher’s Chapel of Rest, Portarlington on Monday from 7:30pm with Rosary at 9pm. Removal on Tuesday at 9:20am arriving St. Michael’s Church, Portarlington for Requiem Mass at a 10am. Funeral afterwards to St. Michael’s Cemetery. Family Flowers Only Please. Donations if desired to the Retired Priests Fund.
Eileen Higgins (née O’Mahony, Culleton)
Windsor, Coolrain, Laois
Reposing at her home tomorrow, Tuesday evening, from 5 o’c with rosary in the house at 9 o’c. Removal on Wednesday morning, June 7th, at 11.30 o’c to St. Fergal’s Church, Camross for Funeral Mass at 12 noon, with burial immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. House private please on Wednesday morning.
Kathleen Hiney (née Phelan)
Church St., Ballinakill, Laois/Mountrath, Laois
Kathleen died after a short ilness at her residence and was predeceased by her husband Jimmy. Deeply regretted by her daughter Marie, son-in-law Tony, grandaughter Lauren, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Reposing at her residence from 2pm on Tuesday with Rosary at 9pm. Removal on Wednesday morning at 10.30am to St. Brigid’s Church, Ballinakill for Funeral Mass at 11am. Interment afterwards in Durrow Cemetery, Co. Laois. House private on Wednesday morning please.
James (Jim) Holden
Portarlington, Laois/Graiguenamanagh, Kilkenny
68 Lough Gate, Portarlington, Co. Laois and formerly Killeen, Graignamanagh, Co. Kilkenny.
Jim died peacefully in St. James’ Hospital, Dublin, surrounded by his loving family. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Pauline, his daughters Johanna and Tina, sons James and Joseph, brothers Larry, P.J. his sisters Sarah and MaryAnn and his grandchildren. Removal to Duiske Abbey, Graignamanagh, Co. Kilkenny to arrive at 7pm Tuesday evening. Funeral Mass as 11am on Wednesday morning in Duiske Abbey. Burial afterwards in Calvary Cemetery, Graignamanagh.
House private during funeral period.
Ellen Redmond (née Dillon)
102 Castletimon Road, Coolock, Dublin/Stradbally, Laois
Formerly Charter Road, Stradbally, Co. Laois. Ellen passed away peacefully at Saint Francis Hospice, Station Road, Raheny, Dublin 5, surrounded by her family. Ellen will be deeply regretted by her husband John and her sons and daughters Breda Farrell (New Jersey) Betty Redmond (Stradbally) Mary Lawlor (Stradbally) Dora Moore (Stradbally) John Redmond (Portlaoise) Margaret Redmond ( Naven) Liam Redmond (Portlaoise) Elaine Redmond (Dublin). Predeceased by her grandson Finn, brothers Tony, Paddy, Joe, Billy and Johnny. Sadly missed by her brothers Dick, Shamey, Stephan and Dermot, sisters Mary (Laffan) Betty, Margaret (Byrne) and Sheila (Kelly), son in-laws, daughter in-laws, her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives, friends and neighbours.
Reposing at her son-in-law and daughter Mary and Martin Lawlor’s residence, Athy Road, Stradbally, from 2 o’clock on Sunday 4th until removal at 10.15 on Wednesday morning to arrive at The Church of the Sacred Heart, Stradbally, for 11 o’clock Requiem Mass. Cremation to follow afterwards. Family flowers only, donations if desired to Saint Francis Hospice, Station Road, Raheny, Dublin 5. Donation box will be in the church. Recital of Rosary on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday night at 8 o clock.
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