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Deaths in Laois – Saturday, October 21, 2017

Below are the recent deaths in Laois.

Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.

Patricia Dempsey (née Dowling)
Garryhinch, Portarlington, Offaly / Mountmellick, Laois

Formerly O’Moore’s Forest, Mountmellick. Peacefully at St Vincent’s Hospital Mountmellick. Loving wife of the late Patsy and dear sister of the late Michael. Deeply regretted by her loving daughter Mary and her partner Paddy, son Joe and his wife Tracey, son Aidan, grandchildren, Kealynn, Paddy (Jun) and Brooklyn, sisters Margaret, Bernie, Mary and Dolores, brother John, extended family, relatives and friends. Rest in peace. Reposing at her residence on Saturday from 5pm with Rosary at 9pm. Removal on Sunday at 11:30am arriving St Michael’s Church, Portarlington for Requiem Mass at 12:15pm. Funeral afterwards to St Michael’s Cemetery, Portarlington. House Private On Sunday Morning Please.

Michael McDonald
Arles, Ballickmoyler, Co.Carlow

The death has occurred of Michael McDonald, Arles, Ballickmoyler, Co.Carlow, passed away peacefully on October 20th, 2017 at Signature Nursing Home, Killerig, Co.Carlow.

Beloved husband of the late Kathleen, much loved father of Paddy, Christine and the late Rosemary, adored grandfather of Darragh, Ciaran, Padraig, Michael and Sophie, great-grandfather of Aliyah and cherished brother of Joan, Liam and Steven.

He will be sadly missed by his loving son, daughter, grandchildren, great-grandchild, son-in-law Francis, daughter-in-law Colette, brothers, sister, sister-in-law Elizabeth, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Reposing at Carpenter Bros. Funeral Home, Graiguecullen, Carlow from 2p.m on Saturday with removal at 7 p.m. to The Sacred Heart Church, Arles arriving at 7.30 p.m. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m on Sunday followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Mary O’Donnel (née Conroy)
Derrin, Borris-in-Ossory, Laois

The death has occurred of Mary O’Donnell (nee Conroy), Derrin, Borris-in-Ossory, Co. Laois. Oct. 19. 2017. Peacefully at the Midlands Regional Hospital, Portlaoise. Predeceased by her husband Martin (Murt). Deeply regretted and will be sadly missed by her loving family, son Cathal, daughter Fiona, sister Bridget, daughter-in-law Teresa, son-in-law Craig, grandsons Cillian, Oisin, Cormac and Martin, nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives, neighbours and her many friends. May Mary Rest In Peace.

Reposing at Guilfoyle’s Funeral Home, Castletown, Mountrath this Friday evening from 4 o’c with rosary in the funeral home at 9 o’c and on Saturday evening from 3 o’c with removal at 6.20 o’c to St. Canice’s Church, Borris-in-Ossory arriving at 7 o’c. Funeral Mass on Sunday 22nd. Oct. at 11 o’c with burial immediately afterwards in Derrinsallagh Cemetery, Borris-in-Ossory. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu, if desired, to The Irish Cancer Society.


Elizabeth (Bessie) Dobson (née Haslam)
Ballycarroll, Stradbally, Laois

The death has occurred of Elizabeth (Bessie) Dobson (née Haslam), Ballycarroll, Stradbally, Laois

Passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family, in the care of the staff at Droimnin Nursing Home, Stradbally on 18th October 2017. Deeply regretted by her loving family.

Removal from Droimnin Nursing Home at 6.30pm on Friday, 20th October, to arrive at The Holy Trinity Church, The Rock for 7pm. Funeral Service at 3pm Saturday followed by burial in the adjoining Churchyard.

“Safe in The Arms of Jesus”

Elizabeth Heather Sharma (née Murray)
Shinrone, Offaly / Laois

The death has occurred of Elizabeth Heather Sharma (née Murray)
Shinrone, Offaly / Laois; Elizabeth Heather: Guyana and formerly of Kilmurry Rectory, Shinrone, Co. Offaly. A Memorial Service for Heather Sharma (Murray) will be held in St. Mary’s Church of Ireland, Shinrone at 2.00 p.m. on Sunday, 22nd October.

“The Lord Is My Shepherd”

Mary (May) Wall
Rossmore, Errill, Laois

The death has occurred of Mary (May) WALL
Rossmore, Errill, Laois – Wall, Rossmore, Errill and formerly the Pass Gates, Coolowley, Co. Laois. October 17th 2017, peacefully in the wonderful care of the nurses and staff of Pattersons Nursing Home, Roscrea. Mary (May), deeply regretted by her nieces Ann and Elizabeth and her nephew Gerald, grand-nieces, grand-nephews, great-grand-niece, great-grand-nephew, neighbours, relatives and friends.

Reposing at her home on Thursday evening from 4pm with rosary at 8pm. Funeral Mass on Friday in Killasmeestia Church at 11am followed by cremation at Newlands Crematorium, Dublin, arriving at 2:30pm. House private on Friday morning,

Martin Byrne
Balbriggan, Dublin / Ashbourne, Meath / Maganey, Laois

Martin Byrne died October 16th 2017 at Hamilton Park Care Facility, Balbriggan, Dublin; formerly of Ashbourne, Co. Meath and Kilabban, Maganey, Carlow; predeceased by his daughter Maura, parents, brother John and sister Maura.

Sadly missed by his sons, daughter, brother, sister, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Reposing in R. Healy & Son Funeral Home Pollerton Castle, Carlow on Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm. Removal on Wednesday morning at 10.30am to St. Abban’s Church, Killeen to arrive for funeral Mass at 11am. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

No flowers, please, donations if desired to the Irish Cancer Society.

Anne Heffernan (née Lawless)
Clonboyne, Portlaoise, Laois

The death has occurred of Anne Heffernan (née Lawless)
Clonboyne, Portlaoise, Laois on Oct. 16th 2017, peacefully, surrounded by her loving family. Anne, beloved wife of Jim and dearly loved mother to Elaine, Elizabeth, Ann-Marie, Jimmy, John, Matthew, Mark and Conor. Deeply regretted by her loving family, brothers, sisters, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Reposing at her home from 2pm on Tuesday with rosary at 8pm on Tuesday evening. Removal on Wednesday morning to arrive at SS Peter and Paul’s Church, Portlaoise, for 12 noon requiem Mass. Interment afterwards in SS Peter and Paul’s Cemetery, Portlaoise.

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