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Deaths in Laois – Saturday, October 28, 2017

Below are the recent deaths in Laois.

Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.

Francis Houlahan
9 Lakeglen, Portlaoise, Laois

Predeceased by his wife Pauline and son Francis. Much loved father of Susie, Liz, Michael, James, David, Nicole and Becky. Deeply regretted by his loving family, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchild, brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives and friends.

Mary Boland (née Doyle)
Strahard, Mountmellick, Laois

Died in the wonderful care of the Staff of Kilminchy Lodge Nursing Home Portlaoise. Beloved wife of the late Joe-Deeply regretted by her brothers Joe,Tony, and sisters Kathleen, Nora and Agnes, brother and sister in law, nieces, nephews, grandneices, nephews relatives and friends.

Funeral arrangements will be announced on Friday morning.

Mary Brennan
Chapel Street, Mountmellick, Laois

Formerly of Castletown Road and Fr.O Connor Cresent Mountrath. Died peacefully at the Regional Hospital Portlaois. Deeply regretted by her family Eileen,Denis,John,Tony,Dave,Noel,Patrick and Stephen, grandchildren, greatgrandchildren, greatgreatgrandchildren, brother Tony, daughters in law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Reposing in Moloney’s Funeral Home Mountmellick on Tuesday morning from 9.30am with Prayers at 9.45am. Removal at 10.15am to St.Fintans Church Mountrath arriving for 11 O’Clock Requiem Mass. Burial after in St. Fintans Cemetery Mountrath.

William (Bill) Campbell
Slatt Lower, Wolfhill, Laois

Father of the late Iain. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Anne, son Colin, daughter Fiona, sister Moira, son-in-law Richard, daughter-in-law Patricia, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, grandchildren Liam, Kirsten, Campbell and Iain, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Reposing at Rigney’s Funeral Home, Athy from 7pm on Friday evening with Rosary at 8pm. Removal on Saturday morning at 11.30am to arrive at St. Mary’s Church, Wolfhill for Requiem Mass at 12 o’clock. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to St. Mary’s Church, Wolfhill. Donations box in Church.

Tom Flynn
The Rock, Mountmellick, Laois / Nenagh, Tipperary

Tom Flynn, The Rock, Mountmellick, Co. Laois (formerly of Knockalton, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary) died peacefully on 24th October 2017 at the Mater Hospital, Dublin. (Retired member of An Garda Siochana) Predeceased by his loving parents Sean and Alice and brothers Pat and Mick. (Former Chairman of The Rock GAA Club). Deeply regretted by his loving wife Stasia (Nee Quigley, Timahoe) and family John, Deirdre and Conor, daughter-in-law Joy, son-in-law Noel, grandkids Daisy and Luke, brothers and sisters John Frank, Murt, Declan, Jim, Ann, Helen, Mary and Eilish, uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, brothers and sisters-in-law, neighbours, relatives, former work colleagues and many friends.

Reposing in his home from 2pm on Thursday. Recital of the Rosary at 9pm. Funeral arriving to St. Joseph’s Church, Mountmellick on Friday at 2pm for Requiem Mass, burial afterwards in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Family time on Friday morning. Donations, if desired, to I.L.F.A. & Irish Cancer Society.

Eamonn Downey
Ballinalea, Ashford, Wicklow / Mountmellick, Laois

The death has occurred of Eamonn Downey of Ballinalea, Ashford and late of Killoughter who passed away 23rd October 2017, peacefully at St. Vincent Community Nursing Unit Mountmellick, Co. Laois. Dearly beloved husband of the late Joan and loving father of Francis, Caroline, Sylvia and Doris. Fondly remembering his late brother and sister Tom and Betty. Sadly missed by his loving family, his sister Kathleen, grandchildren Ana, Isabella, Layla, Hope, Kate, Keeva, Tom, Lucy, Samuel, Emma, Ruby and Jamie, sisters-in-law Maura, Ann, Brigid and Kathleen, brothers-in-law Tony and Michael, daughter in law Sinead, sons-in-law Gerry, Conor and Mark, extended family and friends.

Eamonn will repose at Sylvia and Conor’s home, Herdshill, Bullford Farm, Kilcoole on Wednesday from 4pm until 8pm. Removal on Thursday morning to the Church of the Most Holy Rosary, Ashford (walking from GAA pitch), arriving for Funeral Mass at 11am followed by interment in Killoughter Cemetery.

May he rest in peace.

John (Jack) O’Brien
Kilcavan, Geashill, Laois

Died peacefully in the loving care of the staff of Esker Ri Nursing Home, Clara. Sadly missed by his wife Phyl, daughters Maire, Niamh, Emer, Ciara and Sinead, sons Niall and Enda, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, sisters Clare and Josie (Pittsburgh), relatives, neighbours and friends.

Reposing in his home on Wednesday from 4pm with Rosary at 8pm. Reposing on Thursday from 2pm to 5pm with family time thereafter. Removal from his home on Thursday evening at 6:15 to St Mary’s Church Clonaghadoo arriving at 7pm. Requiem Mass on Friday at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery.

Ar dheis De go raibh a anam.

Rev. Joseph Joe (José) Campion SAC C.C.
Castlecomer, Kilkenny / Errill, Laois

Fr. Joe (José) Campion, SAC C.C. Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny and formerly of Lisduff, Errill, Co. Laois. Fr. Joe died on Saturday 21st October peacefully in Saint Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny after a short illness.

Deeply regretted by his fellow Priests and Brothers of the Pallottine Society, his sister Frances Conroy (Portlaoise), sisters-in-law Statia (Lisduff) and Tess (Levalley), nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and nephews, great grand-nieces and nephews, cousins, relatives, retired Bishops and Priests of the Diocese of Ossory & also a wide circle of friends both in Ireland and Argentina and especially in the parishes of Castlecomer and Freshford.

He is pre-deceased by his parents Edward and Margaret Campion (Lisduff), sisters Joan Fitzpatrick (St. Theresa’s Nursing Home, Thurles), Mary Raphael (died in childhood) brothers, Miko (Cork), Charlie (Lisduff), Eddie (Walkinstown and Donaghmore), Peter (Drimnagh), Paddy (Levalley), Noel (Clontarf).

Reposing at Coady’s Funeral Home, Castlecomer on Wednesday 25th October from 6pm with Vigil Prayers and Rosary at 8pm. Reposing at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Castlecomer on Thursday 26th October from 4pm. Reception Prayers and Rosary at 7pm. Requiem Mass on Friday at 12 noon followed by burial in the Old Cemetery in Rathdowney, County Laois.

No flowers please, donations if desired to the Pallottine Fathers for the continuation of Fr. Joe’s Missionary Work of 40 years in Argentina.

Reception Prayers & Requiem Mass can be viewed on www.castlecomerparish.ie.

“Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dilis”

Fiona McGlynn
Killanure, Ballybrittas, Laois/Kildare

Daughter of the late Mick and Agnes .Much loved sister of Angela, Tom, Michael and Brian. Deeply regretted by her loving family, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives and friends


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