Below are the recent deaths in Laois.
Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.
Richard (Dick) Slevin
The Cottage and formerly Mount Henry, Killenard, Portarlington, Laois
Dick passed away peacefully at Saint James hospital Dublin surrounded by his loving family.Funeral arrangements announced later.
Catherine Bennett (née Booth)
Glerndowns, Portlaoise, Laois
Formerly of The Heath. Beloved wife of the late Felix and much loved mother of Noel, Richard and Felix. Predeceased by her son John. Deeply regretted by her family, daughter-in-law Margaret, grandchildren Jessica and Sarah, brother Paddy, sister Ter, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives and friends.
Requiem Mass on Thursday at 12:00 noon in St Peter & Paul’s Church, Portlaoise. Interment afterwards in the New Cemetery Ballyfin. House private.
Knockiel,Rathdowney, Laois/Roscrea, Tipperary/Birr, Offaly
Died February 13th 2018. Peacefully, at the Midlands Regional Hospital, Portlaoise. James, deeply regretted by his loving wife Alice and his family Nicholas, Mary, Anna, Frances, Tim, Bernie, J.J and Sean, sons in law, daughters in law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, his sisters Ann and Bernadette, his brothers Tony and Danny, sisters in law Molly and Alice, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.
Reposing at his home on Thursday evening from 3 o’clock with rosary at 8 o’clock. Funeral prayers on Friday at 11am followed by removal to the Church of The Holy Trinity, Rathdowney for funeral Mass at 12 noon, followed by burial in Bealady Cemetery. House private on Friday morning. No flowers by request, donations in lieu to The Pro Life Campaign Ireland. A donations box will be provided at the house on Thursday and at the Church on Friday.
Madge McEvoy (née Moore)
Capoley, Portlaoise, Laois
McEvoy (nee Moore), Capoley, Portlaoise, February 13th 2018 Peacefully surrounded by her loving family. In her 91st year. Madge, loving wife of the late Edward (Ned). Predeceased by her son-in-law Paddy. Dearly loved mam to Joe, Sarahanne Brennan, Ailish Lambert, Mary McEvoy and Breda Dempsey. Sadly missed by her loving family, sisters Nan Phelan, Bidgie Burke, brothers Jim Moore and Fint Moore, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, nephews, nieces, grandchildren, great grandchildren, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Reposing at her son Joe’s residence at Capoley from 6 pm on Wednesday evening with rosary at 8 pm. On Thursday reposing at Keegans Funeral Home from 5.30 pm with removal at 6.45 pm to SS Peter and Paul’s Church. On Friday, Requiem Mass will be celebrated at 12 noon, followed by interment in SS Peter and Paul’s Cemetery, Portlaoise.
Elizabeth (Eilish) Rogers (née Conroy)
Borris Little, Portlaoise, Laois
Rogers. Borris Little, Portlaoise. Elizabeth, beloved wife of the late William. Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family. Deeply regretted by her loving son Billy, daughter Marie (Scully) and grandson David. Sadly missed by her brothers Pascal and Josie, sister Mera, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Reposing at Keegan’s Funeral Home on Wednesday evening from 7 pm with rosary at 8 pm. Removal on Thursday morning to arrive at SS Peter and Paul’s Church for 10 am Requiem Mass. Interment afterwards in SS Peter and Paul’s Cemetery, Portlaoise.
Dorothy (Dora) Flanagan (née Jennings)
Rock Road, Borris-in-Ossory, Laois/Belmullet, Mayo
Reposing at her home this Tuesday and Wednesday evening from 4pm with rosary in the house both evenings at 9 o’c. Removal this Thursday morning 15th. Feb. at 10.30am to St. Canice’s Church, Borris in Ossory, for Funeral Mass at 11am followed by burial in Derrinsallagh Cemetery, Borris in Ossory. House Private please on Thursday morning.
Anne (Nan) Mulhall (née Dowling)
Bawnree, Mountrath, Laois
Anne (Nan) Mulhall (nee Dowling), Bawnree, Mountrath, Co. Laois. Died 11th February 2018 (peacefully) surrounded by her loving family in the tender care of Matron and staff of St. Vincent’s Hospital, Mountmellick (Sr. Martha’s Ward). Wife of the late Jack. Deeply regretted by her son John, daughter Annette, grandchildren, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, brothers, extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Reposing at her residence this Monday evening from 6pm with Rosary at 9pm. Removal on Tuesday evening at 6.30pm to St. Fintan’s Church, Raheen arriving at 7pm. Funeral Mass on Wednesday at 11.30am followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to St. Vincent’s Hospital, Mountmellick.
Peter Breen (Senior)
Drim, Mountrath, Laois
Peter Breen (Snr.), Drim, Mountrath, Co. Laois. Feb. 12. 2018. Peacefully at the Midlands Regional Hospital, Portlaoise. Deeply regretted and will be sadly missed by his loving wife Kathleen and family Eamonn, Peter, Andrea (Burke), Annemaire (O’Brien), Sean, Lynus, Madeline (Cuddy), Olivia (Delaney), Fidelma (Cuddy), Glenn and Nigal, sister Catherine, brother Fintain, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great- grandchild, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives, neighbours and a large circle of friends.
Reposing at his home this Monday evening from 7pm with rosary in the house at 9pm. And on Tuesday evening from 6pm with rosary at 9pm. Removal this Wednesday morning, 14th February, at 11.30am to St. Edmund’s Church, Castletown for Funeral Mass at 12 noon followed by burial in St. Fintan’s Cemetery, Mountrath. House private please on Wednesday morning. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu, if desired, to Laois Palliative Care at the General Hospital, Portlaoise.
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.