Below are the recent deaths in Laois.
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Pauline Carroll (nee Mc Evoy)
The death has occurred of Pauline Carroll (nee Mc Evoy), Killeen, Mountmellick, Co. Laois. (Formerly of Clonaheen, Rosenallis, Co. Laois). In the loving care of the staff of St. Vincent’s Hospital, Mountmellick, Pauline (Nursing Staff of St. Brigids Hospital, Shaen, Portlaoise). Beloved daughter of the late Patrick and Brigid and sister of the late Richard. Beloved wife of Kevin and dear mother of Patrick and Nicholas. Loving sister of Timmy (Portlaoise), Nicholas (Templeogue, Dublin), Davy (Clonaheen, Rosenallis), Rosaleen Masterson (Swords, Dublin), Mary Jo Connolly (Ballyfin), Brigid Butler (Australia), Anna Mai Cronin (Ballinagh, Cavan) and Patricia Moloney (Mountmellick). Deeply regretted by her husband and family, relatives, neighbours, former work colleagues and friends.
Reposing in Moloney’s Funeral Home on Thursday from 7pm, Recital of the Rosary at 9pm. Prayers in the Funeral Home on Friday at 1.30pm Removal at 2.45pm to St. Joseph’s Church, Mountmellick arriving for 3pm Requiem Mass. Burial after in St. Brigid’s Cemetery, Rosenallis.
Richard (Dick) Dalton
Rossmore, Errill, Laois
The death has occurred of Richard (Dick) Dalton, Rossmore, Errill, Co. Laois on October 3rd 2017, peacefully in the wonderful care of the doctors, nurses and staff of the Midlands Regional Hospital, Portlaoise. Richard (Dick), sadly mourned by his brother Johnny and his nephew Albert and his good friend Eileen, good neighbours and his many friends.
Reposing at his residence (Rossmore) on Thursday from 4 pm with funeral prayers at 7 pm. Removal on Friday to St. Andrew’s Church, Rathdowney for funeral service at 2 pm followed by burial in Skeirke graveyard. No flowers by request, donations in lieu to Laois Hospice. House private on Friday morning please.
Boherard, Clough Village, Laois
Michael Keeshan, Boherard, Clough, Co. Laois. – Died 3rd October 2017, (unexpectedly), at his residence. Deeply regretted by his loving sister Kathleen, brothers Timmy and Martin, extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Reposal was at Burke’s Funeral Home, Mountrath on (Wednesday) evening from 8pm with Rosary at 9pm. Removal on (Thursday) evening at 7pm to St. Canice’s Church, Clough, arriving at 7.30pm. Funeral Mass on (Friday) morning at 11am, followed by burial in the local cemetery.
Upper Boley, Abbeyleix, Laois
Well known for his love of music. Passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of Tania and father of Mia,Nat,and Albie-jay, dearest son of Valerie and Hugh, and brother of Andrew.
Reposing at his residence from 6pm.on Friday, the 6th October. Removal on Saturday at 2pm to St. Michael and All Angels Church, Abbeyleix for Service at 2.30pm. Burial afterwards in the adjoining Churchyard.
Matthew (Matt) McDondald
Cashel, Ballyroan, Laois
The death has occurred of Matthew (Matt) McDonald, Cashel, Ballyroan, Co. Laois, 4th October, 2017 (peacefully) deeply regretted and will be sadly missed by his brothers Seamie, John, Tom (Todd) Des and sister Marie (Langton), sisters-in-law Betty, Philly & Martina, brother-in-law Jim, nieces, nephews and a large circle of friends.
Reposing at Des & Martina McDonald’s (residence) Upper Main Street, Abbeyleix from 12noon on Thursday with recital of the rosary at 5.30pm. Removal on Thursday at 6.15pm to St. Patrick’s Church, Ballyroan arriving at 7pm. Requiem Mass on Friday at 12 noon followed by burial afterwards at St. Fintan’s Cemetery, Raheen. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to the Home Care Teams in Laois & Kilkenny.
Mary Frances McLaurin (née Carroll)
Bride Street, Ballinakill, Laois
The death has occurred of Mary Francis McLaurin (nee Carroll) Albury, NSW, Australia, formerly Bride Street, Ballinakill, Co Laois. who passed away 3rd September at Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre after a courageously brave battle. Surrounded by her loving husband Peter, daughters Sinead and Angela, grandchildren, mother in law Joan, sons in law and sisters in law.
Beloved daughter of the late Patrick Carroll and sister Brenda Bailey nee Carroll. Very sadly missed by her dearest mother Eileen, sisters Lila Carroll, Roscrea, Eileen Dooley Attanagh, Teresa Dunne Ballinakill, nieces, nephews, brothers in law, cousins, extended family, friends and kind neighbours.
Memorial Mass for Mary in St. Brigid’s Church, Ballinakill, Co Laois on Saturday evening 7th October 2017 at 7pm
Kathleen (Kitty) Carmody
Mountmellick, Laois / Kilkishen, Clare
The death has taken place at The Roses, Killeen, Mountmellick, Co. Leix of Kathleen Carmody, better known as “Kitty” and formerly of Kilkishen, Co. Clare, 3rd October 2017. Deeply regretted by her brother Michael John (Kilkishen), sisters Maura Fitzpatrick (Ballyfin), Nuala Scamahorn (USA) and the late Eileen Dumphy (USA), sister-in-law Rena, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and all her friends in The Roses.
Rosary at The Roses, Killeen, Mountmellick on Tuesday evening at 8pm. Reposing at The Roses on Wednesday from 12 noon with removal at 5pm to St. Senan’s Church, Kilkishen arriving at 7.30pm for Funeral Prayers Funeral Mass on Thursday at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in Clonlea Cemetery, Kilkishen.
Joe (Hesh) McCormack
Borris Court, Portlaoise, Laois
The death has occurred of Joe (Hesh) McCormack, Borris Court Portlaoise, Oct. 2nd 2017. Peacefully surrounded by his loving family. Joe (Hesh), beloved husband of the late Theresa. And dearly loved dad to P.J , Ann, Mag, Larry, Martin, Carmel, Veronica, Anthony, Mary, and Thomas. Deeply regretted by his loving family, brothers, Jimmy, Colm, sisters, Mary, Theresa, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.
Reposing at Keegan’s Funeral Home from 4.30 pm on Tuesday with removal at 6.45 pm to SS Peter and Paul’s Church to arrive at 7 pm. Requiem Mass at 10 am on Wednesday, followed by interment in SS Peter and Paul’s Cemetery, Portlaoise.
Irene Elizabeth Walsh
Killasmeestia, Ballybrophy, Laois
The death has occurred of Irene Elizabeth Walsh, D. O. B. 31-1-1927, of The Bungalow, Killasmeestia, Ballybrophy, Co. Laois. Darling Queenie who was a wonderful mother, friend, neighbour, farmer, animal lover, gardener and community worker, who departed this life on Sat. 30th. Sept. 2017 following a few years of less than full health which she managed cheerfully. Queenie will be enormously missed by her daughter Ann Andrews, dog Buster, best friends who have cared for her constantly, neighbours and relatives. Predeceased by her loving husband Percy, brothers Jock, George and Norman and sister-in-law Helen.
Residing at home until removal on Tuesday, 3rd. Oct., for a celebration of her life in Borris in Ossory C. of I. Church (St. Mark’s) at 12 noon, to be followed by burial in Aghaboe Graveyard.
James (Jim) McEvoy
Bellair, Clonaslee, Laois
James (Jim) McEvoy, (Ex Timber Man), Bellair, Clonaslee, Co. Laois, died peacefully at the Midland Regional Hospital Tullamore on the 30th September 2017.
Predeceased by his wife Josephine and son Allen. He will be sadly missed by his loving family, daughters Bernadette, Una, Marie, and Pauline, sons Michael, John Joe, Seamus and Kevin, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Reposing at his residence from 2pm on Monday afternoon with Rosary on Monday evening at 9pm. Reposing at his residence from 2pm on Tuesday afternoon with Rosary on Tuesday evening at 9pm. Funeral Mass on Wednesday at 11am in St. Manman’s Church, Clonaslee, with burial afterwards in St. Manman’s Cemetery Clonaslee. House Strictly Private on Wednesday morning, please.
SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Friday, October 6, 2017