Below are the recent deaths in Laois.
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66 Marian Ave, Portlaoise, Laois
Died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family. Loving husband of Marie and adorded father to Suzanne, Kevin, Robert, Sandra, Paul and Kenneth. brother to Betty, Patty and Frank. Predeceased by his brothers Denis and Brendan. Deeply regretted by his sons and daughters-in-law and his beloved grandchildren, aunts, nierces, nephews, extended family relatives and friends.
May He Rest In Peace
Reposing at his home Tuesday, 6th November, from 4:00pm to 8:00pm followed by the rosary. Leaving his home on Wednesday at 1:15pm to arrive at SS Peter & Paul’s Church for 2:00pm Requiem Mass followed immediatley by burial at SS Peter & Paul’s Cemetery. House private on Wednesday morning please. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to the Palliative Care Services Laoise/Offaly.
Joachim Petrus Nel
O’Moore Street, Mountmellick, Laois
Joachim Petrus Nel, O’Moore Street, Mountmellick (formerly of South Africa). Survived by his wife Fredrika Nel, daughters Kerry-Ann Van der Merue and Maritza Smit, son Gerhard Nel, sons-in-law Coenraad Van der Merue and Gerhard Smit, daughter-in-law Nicky Nel, grandchildren, brother, sister, relatives and friends.
Daniel (Dan) Norton
Sheffield Ave, Portlaoise, Laois
Beloved husband of Margaret and pre-deceased by his son Michael. Much loved father of Mary, Martin, Donie, Margaret, Patrick, Gregory and Sheldon. Deeply regretted by his loving family, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives and friends.
May He Rest In Peace
Reposing at his home this Monday evening from 7:00pm with rosary recital at 9:00pm. Removal to SS Peter & Paul’s Church on Tuesday at 5:15pm to arrive for 6:00pm. Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 10:00am with interment afterwards in SS Peter & Paul’s Cemetery
Dublin Rd., Portlaoise, Laois
O’Reilly, “Marian House”, Dublin Rd, Portlaoise, Nov 5th 2018, peacefully surrounded by his loving family. (Ex fruit merchant) William (Bill), beloved husband of Maura and dearly loved dad to Fiona (McCann), Miriam O’Reilly, Melissa Bourke, William and Peter. Cherished grandfather to Donnacha, Muireann, Clodiagh, Fiadh, Coyle and Roan, great-grandchild Kyra-May. Deeply regretted by his loving family, brothers Martin and Jas and sister Eileen, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.
Reposing at Keegans funeral home from 5 pm on Tuesday with rosary at 8 pm. Removal on Wednesday to SS Peter and Paul’s Church to arrive for 12 noon requiem Mass. Interment afterwards in SS Peter and Paul’s Cemetery.
Mary Kennedy (née Skehan)
Barnderry, Attanagh, Laois
Peacefully at her residence. Wife of the late John and mother of the late Donal. Deeply regretted by her loving children, Rita, Mary, Chris, Eileen and Sean, brother Fr John, sister-in-law, sons in law George and John, grandchildren Helen, Raymond, Laura, Ciara & Niall, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Reposing at her residence from 12.00 noon on Sunday with Rosary at 8.00pm. Removal on Monday morning to the Church of the Assumption, Ballyouskill, for Requiem Mass at 12.00 noon. Burial immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. House private on Monday morning please.
Clonboyne, Portlaoise, Laois
Joe Conroy, formally of Clonboyne, Portlaoise, Co. Laois. Died 17th October 2018 in Canada (unexpectedly) sadly missed by his wife Ann, daughters Catherine and Aurea, son-in-law Frank, extended family, neighbours and friends.
Funeral Mass on Monday 5th November 2018 in St. Fintan’s Church Raheen at 12 noon, followed by Burial in the adjoining Cemetery.
Cuan Bhrìde, Rathdowney, Laois
Rafter, Cuan Bhrìde, Rathdowney, Co. Laois and formerly Clonmeen, Rathdowney. November 2nd 2018, peacefully in the wonderful care of the nurses and staff of Patterson’s nursing home Roscrea. Sheila; sadly mourned by her by her sister Irene (Delaney), her brother Jim Rafter, sister-in-law Joan, nephews, niece, relatives and friends.
Reposing at O’ Sullivan’s Funeral Home today Saturday from 4pm with funeral prayers at 6.30pm followed by removal at 7pm to The Church of The Holy Trinity, Rathdowney. Funeral Mass on Sunday at 1pm followed by burial in Rathdowney Local Cemetery.
John (Jack) Scully
Tolerton, Ballickmoyler, Carlow / Ballickmoyler, Laois
Jack Scully died suddenly at his home. Beloved husband of the late Dolly and father-in-law of the late Brigid. Sadly missed by his son Patrick, grandchildren Keeva and Dylan, brothers Tom, Michael and Oliver, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.
Reposing in R. Healy & Son Funeral Home, Pollerton Castle, Carlow from 4pm on Saturday concluding with prayers at 8pm. Removal on Sunday afternoon to the Holy Cross Church, Killeshin to arrive for Funeral Mass at 1.30pm. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.
Mountmellick, Laois / Belfast, Antrim
Christina Ward, Belfast and Mountmellick. Died October 28th. Deeply regretted by her loving family.
Reposing today Friday November 2nd in Moloney’s Funeral Home, Mountmellick from 4pm until removal at 5.50pm to St Joseph’s Church arriving for 6pm. Requiem Mass on Saturday at 11am. Burial after in St Joseph’s Cemetery, Mountmellick.
Rita Breslin (née Allen)
Trinity Street, Drogheda, Louth / Portlaoise, Laois
Breslin (nee Allen), late of Trinity Street, Drogheda and formerly of Kilminchy, Portlaoise. 1st November 2018. Peacefully in her 96th year at TLC Nursing Home, Maynooth. Rita, pre deceased by her husband Peter and daughter Ann-Marie. Sadly missed by her loving sons John and Pat, daughters-in-law Kirsty and Colette, grandchildren Aoife, Thomasina, Cathal, Jack, Aisling, Sorcha, Finlay and Ciara, sister Nancy, nephews, nieces, relatives, close friends.
Reposing at Townley’s Funeral Home, Crosslanes, Drogheda from 4pm on Friday evening with removal at 6.30pm arriving to the Dominican Church at 7pm. Funeral Mass on Saturday at 12pm. Burial afterwards in St. Peter’s Cemetery.
Rath, Ballybrittas, Laois
Peacefully in the loving care of the staff of Oakdale Nursing Home, Portarlington. Deeply regretted by his loving sister Phyllis, brother-in-law Al, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Reposing at Mahers Chapel of Rest, Portarlington on Thursday from 7pm with Rosary at 8pm. Reposing on Friday from 4pm with Removal at 5:15pm arriving The Sacred Heart Church, Rath at 6pm. Requiem Mass on Saturday at 1pm. Funeral afterwards to St John’s Cemetery, Killenard.
SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Monday, November 5, 2018