Below are the recent deaths in Laois.
Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.
Ethel Richardstown (née McCourt)
Crannagh, Mountrath, Laois
Died peacefully in the loving care of the staff of Ballard Nursing Home Portlaoise. Pre deceased by her husband Bob. Deeply regretted by her sister Doris (Peg) U.K, brother Sammy, nieces Oonagh and Moira, nephew Denis, and her special friend and cousin Frances, relatives, friends and her very kind neighbours.
Ethel will repose in her home on Monday from 6pm to 8pm. Funeral service on Tuesday morning at 11am in the Methodist Church, Portlaoise. Burial afterwards in St John The Baptist Church grounds, Ballyfin.
Irishtown, Mountmellick, Laois/Clonbullogue, Offaly
Formerly of Clongarrett, Clonbullogue, Co. Offaly. Peacefully, in her home. sister to Hilda, Irene, Albert, Billy, Susan and Yvonne, predeceased by her father William, mother Pearl and brother Trevor. Sadly missed by her loving family, brothers-in-law Trevor, Jim, Robin & partner Eric, sisters-in-law Florence and Joan, nieces and nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews, relatives and friends.
Reposing at Billy and Florence’s Home on Tuesday. Funeral Service Wednesday at 1.30pm at St. Paul’s Church, Mountmellick, followed by burial at St. Kevin’s Graveyard, Clonbullogue, Co.Offaly.
Betty Deffew (née Dunne)
Emmet Tce, Mountmellick, Laois
Mountmellick and formerly Cushina Portarlington died Feb 9th peacefully. Deeply regretted by her husband Andy, daughter Edith, son Ken and grandson Billy, brothers sisters, uncle Johnny Dillon Cushina Portarligton,relatives neighbours and her many friends. Reposing in her home on Sunday & Monday from 2pm. Recital of the rosary on both evenings at 9pm. Funeral arriving to St Joseph’s Church Mountmellick on Tuesday from 12 noon requiem Mass. Burial afterwards in St Joseph’s Cemetery. Family time in their home on Tuesday morning please.
Gary (Paddy) Keggan
Reposing at Moloney’s Funeral Home, Mountmellick, on Sunday from 5pm. Recital of The Rosary at 7pm. Prayers in The Funeral Home at 11am on Monday morning. Removal at 11.30am to St Brigid’s Church, Rosenallis, for Requiem Mass at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in St.Brigid’s Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to Irish Heart Foundation.
SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Monday, February 12, 2018