Below are the recent deaths in Laois.
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Victor Wakely Benn
Rosemount Lodge, Mountelliot, New Ross, Wexford/Laois
Benn; Rosemount Lodge, Mountelliot, New Ross, Co Wexford, 19th August 2017. Victor Wakely, at Knockeen Nursing Home, Barntown,Co Wexford, after a long illness bravely borne. Sadly missed by his daughters Sandra, Ingrid and Trephina and their mother Rebecca, his brothers George and Arthur, his grandchildren Sophie, Ben, Jessica, Gary, Rebecca, Hannah, Caoimhe, Muireann, and Fionn, great-granddaughter Kitty, sons-in-law Robert, Eric and Seth, sisters -in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbors and friends. Reposing at home ‘Rosemount Lodge’ from 3pm – 8pm on Monday, 21st August, with prayers at 7pm. Cremation Service will take place on Tuesday 22nd August at 2pm in The Island Crematorium, Ringaskiddy, Co Cork.
John Joe Whelan
Connolly Street, Mountmellick, Laois
John Joe died peacefully at The Regional Hospital Portaois. Deeply regretted by his sisters and brothers, nephews and nieces, grandnephews and grandnieces, neighbours, relatives and many friends. Reposing in Moloney’s Funeral Home on Monday from 5pm until removal at 6.50pm to St. Joseph’s Church for 7pm. Requiem Mass on Tuesday at 11am. Burial afterwards in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.
Mary Charles (née Brennan)
Ashfield, Ballickmoyler, Carlow/Ballickmoyler, Laois
Mary Charles, (nee Brennan), (2 Marshall Road, Oxford, England and formerly of Ashfield, Ballickmoyler, Carlow). 17th August, 2017, (suddenly) at her brother Tom’s residence. Beloved wife of Hugh, much loved mother of Karen, Madeline and Hugh Francis and cherished sister of Tom, Mick, Paul, Sean and Paddy.
She will be sadly missed by her loving husband, daughters, son, sons-in-law, brothers, sisters-in-law, grandchildren Craig, Georgina, Emily, Amelia, Hugh and Siena, great granddaughter Clara, nephews, nieces, extended family, relatives and dearest friends.
Reposing at Carpenter Bros Funeral Home, Barrack St, Carlow from 3pm on Sunday with Prayers at 8p.m. Mary’s remains will then be repatriated to England and funeral arrangements in England will follow shortly.
Brigid Fleming (née Heerey)
7 The Swan, Wolfhill, Laois/Abbeylara, Longford
Mother of the late Mary and Tom. Deeply regretted by her loving husband Andy, daughter Marcella, sons Timothy and Andrew, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Reposing at her residence from 8pm on Saturday with Rosary at 9pm. Rosary on Sunday evening at 9pm. Removal on Monday morning at 11.30am to arrive at St. Mary’s Church, Wolfhill for Requiem Mass at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.
Benjamin (Ben) George Hilliard
Shraduff Glebe, Clonaslee, Laois
Benjamin George, (Ben) Hilliard, Shraduff Glebe, Clonaslee, Co. Laois. Died peacefully on the 18th August 2017. Predeacesed by his wife Helen. He will be sadly missed by his nephews Tom, Godfrey and Andrew, sisters-in-law Tess and Madge, brothers-in law Paddy and Pete, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Funeral Mass on Tuesday in St. Manman’s Church, Clonaslee at 2pm. Burial afterwards in St. Manman’s Cemetery, Clonaslee.
Maura Sheeran Jacob (née Kavanagh)
Balladine, Abbeyleix, Laois
Formerly of Graceswood. Peacefully in St. James’ Hospital, Dublin. Deeply regretted by her loving son Joe, sisters Peg, Sadie and Sheila, extended family, relatives and a large circle of friends. Reposing at the Adoration Chapel adjoining The Church of The Most Holy Rosary, Abbeyleix from 4 pm on Saturday. Removal at 7pm to The Church of The Most Holy Rosary. Requiem Mass on Sunday at 11am. Burial afterward in the adjoining cemetery.
Pat Cooney (née Moore)
Hawthorn Drive, Portlaoise, Laois/Camross, Laois
Pat Cooney nee Moore, Hawthorn Drive, Portlaoise and late of Mounthall, Camross, Co. Laois, died 16th August 2017, at the Midlands Regional Hospital, Portlaoise. Deeply regretted by her loving husband Jim, sons Gregory and Glen, brother Dan, sisters Kathleen and Gabriel, her 5 grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends. Arriving to St. Fergal’s Church Camross on Saturday, for Funeral Mass at 12 noon, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Beechfield, Portlaoise, Laois
O’Reilly, Beechfield, Mountmellick Rd., Portlaoise. August 17th 2017. Peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family. Brian, beloved husband of Ann and dearly loved father to Niamh, Siobhán, and Gráinne and loving granddad to Thomas. Deeply regretted by his loving family, brother Paddy, sisters Sally and Kathleen, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, sons-in-law and partners Brian, Ros, and Aaron, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.
Reposing at his residence from 5 pm on Friday evening with rosary at 8 pm. Removal on Saturday morning to arrive at SS Peter and Paul’s Church for 1 pm Mass. Interment afterwards in SS Peter and Paul’s Cemetery, Portlaoise. House private on Saturday morning please.
SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Monday, August 21, 2017