Below are the recent deaths in Laois.
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Strahard, Mountmellick, Laois
Maura Horan Strahard, Mountmellick, Co.Laois. Died Peacefully January 12th surrounded by her loving family and staff at Oakdale Nursing Home Portarlington. Predeceased by her loving parents Bill and Martha. Deeply regretted by her brothers Pat, Tom (Co.Down) and Ned, Sisters Martha Flanagan (Rosenallis), Teresa O Connell (Killeen), Kathleen Doyle (The Rock) and Breda Dowling(Ballintaggart). Cousin Betty, brothers and sisters – in – law, neices, nephews, grandnephews, grandneices,relatives and many friends.
Arrangements for Maura’s funeral will be published on Sunday evening
Seamus (Shamie) Osborne Fr. O’Connor Crescent, Mountrath, Laois
Seamus (Shamie) Osborne, Fr. O’Connor Crescent, Mountrath, Co. Laois. Died 12th January 2019, at the Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise. Loving husband of Sally, and father of Sadie, Statia, P.J., Michael, Kieran, Stephen and Seamus. Deeply regretted by his loving wife, daughters, sons, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sister Mary (Daly), extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Reposing at Burke’s Funeral Home, Mountrath, on Sunday evening from 7 o’clock with Rosary at 9 o’clock. Removal on Monday morning to St. Fintan’s Church, Mountrath, for Requiem Mass at 11 o’clock, followed by burial in St. Fintan’s Cemetery, Mountrath.
Kathleen Dowling (née O Donovan)
Ballymaddock, Stradbally, Laois
Kathleen passed away peacefully at her residence in the presence of her loving family in her 91st year. Devoted and beloved wife to her loving husband Paddy of 64 years and dearly beloved mother of Marguerite (Gibson), Berni, Lilly (Ross), John, Tricia (Swayne), Eileen (Channing), Maureen (Downes), Paddy, Angela (Mangan), Ursula (Lenschow) and Fiona (Gaughan). She will be deeply missed by her loving family, sons-in-law, daughters in law, sister-in-law Maureen Nerney, grandchilderen and great-grandchildren. Sadly missed by her nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Reposing at her residence from 2pm on Friday with Rosary at 8pm Friday evening. Requiem Mass Saturday morning at 11am in the Church of the Assumption, The Heath, followed by Interment in adjoining Cemetery.
Family flowers only please. House strictly private Saturday morning.
New Road, Portlaoise, Laois
Bowler. New Rd., Portlaoise, January 9th 2019. Peacefully surrounded by his loving family. In the wonderful care of the staff of Portlaoise Regional Hosp. Paddy, beloved husband of Maureen and dearly loved father to Patrick, Paul, and Niall. Deeply regretted by his loving family, brothers Henry, John, Martin, and Tom, sisters Mary, Angela, Ann, Kathleen and Patricia, daughters-in-law Donna, Jennifer and Jacqui, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Reposing at Keegans Funeral home from 6.30 pm on Thursday with rosary at 8 pm. Removal on Friday morning to SS Peter and Paul’s Church to arrive for 10 am Requiem Mass. Interment afterwards in SS Peter and Paul’s Cemetery, Portlaoise.
St. Joseph’s Terrace, Mountmellick, Laois
Paul Goodwin, St. Joseph’s Terrace, Mountmellick, Co. Laois. Died 8th January 2019, peacefully in St. Vincent’s Hospital, Mountmellick. Deeply regretted by his brothers and sisters Nuala, Christopher, Agnes, Tommy, James Anthony and Patrick, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and many friends.
Reposing in Moloney’s Funeral Home, Mountmellick on Thursday from 5pm. Removal at 6.20pm to St. Joseph’s Church, Mountmellick arriving at 6.30pm. Requiem Mass on Friday at 11am, burial after in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.
Knockfin, Rathdowney, Laois
Kelly, Knockfin, Rathdowney, Co. Laois. January 8th, 2019. Peacefully at Portlaoise Regional Hospital. Gillian, predeceased by her daughter Angela. Sadly mourned by her husband Paul, daughters Caitriona, Maria and Amanda, son Anthony, grandchildren Jamie, Shannon, Sophie, Eva, Aishling, Kate, Sarah, Aaron, her brother Graham, her mother Evelyn, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.
Reposing at her home (Knockfin) on Wednesday evening from 5pm with rosary at 8pm. Funeral Mass on Thursday at 11am in the Church of The Holy Trinity, Rathdowney, followed by burial in Bealady Cemetery, Rathdowney.
Chapel Street, Durrow, Laois
Peacefully at her residence surrounded by her loving children and family. Predeceased by her father Hugh, sister Maureen and brother Eugene. Deeply regretted by her loving children Roisin, Abby and Hannah, mother Mary, brothers and sisters, Peadar, Phil, Carmel, Martina, John, Eamon, Kevin, Niamh and Mark, aunt , brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews, neighbours, relatives and friends.
Reposing in Phelan’s Funeral home from 2.00pm on Wednesday with Rosary at 8.00pm. Removal to Holy Trinity Church, Durrow on Thursday morning for Requiem Mass at 11.00am. Burial immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. House private on Thursday morning please.
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