Below are the recent deaths in Laois.
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Boley, Abbeyleix, Laois
Andy Doogue, Boley, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois – Died 6th December 2017, at the Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise, Deeply regretted by his sisters Peg, Mary and Kathleen, brother James, nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives and friends. Reposing at Burke’s Funeral Home Mountrath on (Thursday) evening from 5pm with Rosary at 7pm. Removal on (Friday) evening at 6.30pm to St. Fintan’s Church, Raheen, arriving at 7pm. Funeral Mass on (Saturday) morning at 11am, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Betty Tierney (née McLoughlin)
Patrick street, Mountmellick, Laois
Retired Publican Patrick Street, Mountmellick, Co. Laois, died December 4th 2017. Beloved mother of the late Mark. Deeply regretted by her daughters Pauline and June and her son John, grandchildren Laura, Lorraine, Zac, Sophie, Lucy and Daniel, great-grandchildren Abbie, Pierre-Paul, Lily and Audrey, relatives and many friends. Funeral arrangements later.
Julia Baker (née Whelan)
Rathmoyle, Abbeyleix, Laois
Peacefully in the loving care of Drominin Nursing Home, Stradbally. Predeceased by her husband Roy, deeply regretted by her sons Ernest and Justin, daughter-in-law Katja, grandchildren Ernest Jnr. and Nicole, brothers Dinny and Pat, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Reposing at Drominin from 6pm tomorrow, Tuesday, with Rosary at 8pm. Removal on Wednesday at 1.30pm to The Church of The Most Holy Rosary, Abbeyleix for 2pm Requiem Mass. Burial afterwards in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.
William (Willow) Downey
New Rd, Portlaoise, Laois
Reposing at Keegan’s Funeral Home on Tuesday evening, with rosary at 8 pm. Removal on Wednesday morning to SS Peter and Paul’s Church, to arrive for 10am requiem Mass. Interment in SS Peter and Paul’s Cemetery afterwards. Deeply regretted by his loving relatives and many friends.
Ann Burbage (neé Betson)
Bishopswood Rd, Portarlington, Laois/Daingean, Offaly
Late of Spa Street Portarlington and Main Street, Daingean. Peacefully at the Regional Hospital Tullamore. Loving wife of the late Tom. Deeply regretted by her loving son Andrew and his partner Breda, brother Austin, sisters Ita,Bertie and Margaret, sisters-in-law Camillus and Carmel, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, relatives, neighbours and friends. Rest In Peace. Reposing at Maher’s Chapel of Rest Portarlington on Monday from 4:30pm with Removal at 6:50pm arriving St Michael’s church Portarlington at 7:30pm. Requiem Mass on Tuesday at 12 noon. Funeral afterwards to St Michael’s cemetery Portarlington. Family Flowers Only Please. Donations if desired to the friends of Tullamore Hospital.
Main Street, Mountrath, Laois
Peter Bennett, (Publican and formally of John Murphy & Sons Construction) The Fountain House, Mountrath, Co.Laois. Died 2nd December 2017, peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of Vera, dearly loved Dad to son Peter, daughters Mag, Lisa, Karol, Joanne and Julie, cherished grandad to Ava, Sarah, Joe, Jack, Peter, Xavier and Aurora, brother to Kathleen and Martin, predeceased by his brothers James, Paddy and Billy. Deeply regretted by his loving family, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, all extended family, and his many friends. Reposing at Burke’s Funeral Home on Monday (4th December 2017) from 2pm with removal at 6.30pm to St. Fintan’s Church, Mountrath arriving at 7pm. Funeral Mass on Tuesday morning at 11am, followed by Burial in St. Fintan’s Cemetery Mountrath. House Private on Saturday and Sunday Please.
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