Below are the recent deaths in Laois.
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Ann French (née Dempsey)
Coolock, Dublin/Donegal/Portlaoise, Laois
FRENCH (née Dempsey) Ann 1st September 2019, (Coolock, Dublin and formerly of Donegal and originally from Portlaoise, Co. Laois) passed away peacefully at Beaumont Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Beloved mother of Bernadette, Veronica, Declan, John, Edel, Joseph, Ann, Orla and Jacinta; she will be very sadly missed by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, sister Sarah, nieces, nephews, relatives, friends and neighbours.
Reposing at her daughter Bernadette’s home on Wednesday from 12pm onwards. Removal on Thursday 5th September to St. Joseph the Artisan Church, Bonnybrook arriving for 10.30am Funeral Mass, followed by burial in Dardistown Cemetery.
Killenard, Portarlington, Laois
Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, in the wonderful care of the staff of Dun Aimie Ward, St Vincent’s Hospital Mountmellick. Sadly missed by his loving wife Paula, son Ian, daughters Vicky and Lisa, grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, extended family and friends.
Funeral service in St John’s Church Killenard, Portarlington on Wednesday at 12 noon. Interment afterwards in the adjoining Cemetery. Family Flowers Only Please. Donations If Desired To St Vincent’s Hospital, Mountmellick. House Private Please.
Vincent (Sonny) Murtagh
Shannon Road, Mountrath, Laois/Lucan, Dublin
Vincent (Sonny) Murtagh, Shannon Road, Mountrath, Co.Laois, and formally of Arthur Griffith Park, Lucan, Dublin. Died 1st September 2019 (peacefully) in the loving care of staff at Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise, surrounded by his loving family. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Maureen, sons Vincent, Brendan and Barry, grandchildren Gillian, Conor, Curtis, and Lewis, daughters-in-law, Jean and Helen, brothers, sisters, extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Reposing at Burke’s Funeral Home Mountrath on Tuesday evening from 7.0’clock, with Rosary at 9.0’clock. Removal on Wednesday morning to St. Fintan’s Church Mountrath, arriving for Requiem Mass at 11.0’clock, followed by Cremation in Newlands Cross Crematorium.
John (Jacko) Murphy
Late of 58 The Green Kilminchy, Portlaoise, Laois/Portarlington, Offaly
Formerly 454 Gracefield Portarlington County Offaly. Peacefully at St James Hospital Dublin.
Reposing at Maher’s Chapel of Rest Portarlington on Monday from 7:30pm with Rosary at 9pm. Removal on Tuesday at 9:20am arriving St Michael’s Church Portarlington for Requiem Mass at 10am. Funeral afterwards to St Michael’s Cemetery Portarlington.
Carmel Byrne (née Courtney)
Graigavern Lodge, Ballybrittas, Laois/Clondalkin, Dublin
Byrne (nee Courtney), The Drive, Graigavern Lodge, Ballybrittas, Co. Laois and late of Clondalkin, Dublin. August 31st 2019. Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family. Carmel, beloved wife of Jerry and dearly loved mother to Karen, Linda, Gerard, and Robert. And cherished grandchildren. Deeply regretted by her loving family, sisters, daughters in law, son in law, grandchildren, bros in law, sisters in law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Reposing at her residence (R32 R2C4) on Monday evening from 5pm with rosary at 8 pm. Removal on Tuesday to The Church of the Sacred Heart, Rath to arrive for 12 noon requiem Mass. Interment afterwards in the new cemetery Emo.
James (Jim) Hennessy
Tentore, Ballacolla, Laois
Hennessy, Tentore, Ballacolla, Co. Laois, August 30th 2019, at his residence. James (Jim), sadly mourned by his wife Mary and family Tom, Pat and Madge, daughters-in-law Margaret and Stephanie, son-in-law Andrew, grandchildren James, Bernard, Sarah, David, Mark, Ellen, Maeve, Samuel and Daniel, his sister Sr. Madge, Mary Lalor, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Reposing at his residence (Tentore) this Saturday evening from 6pm with rosary at 9pm and reposing on Sunday from 2pm with funeral prayers at 7pm followed by removal to The Church of the Immaculate Conception, Ballacolla. Funeral mass on Monday at 12 noon followed by burial in the adjoining Cemetery.
Bridget Campion (née Campion)
Coolkerry, Rathdowney, Laois/Templemore, Tipperary
Bridget Campion, Coolkerry, Rathdowney, Co. Laois and formerly Graigue, Drom, Templemore. August 29th 2019, peacefully in the wonderful care of the doctors, nurses and staff of Portlaoise Regional Hospital. Bridget predeceased by her husband Ger. Sadly mourned by her daughter Mary and her son Philip, daughter-in-law Josephine, son-in-law John, grandchildren Maria, Sarah, Seán Caoimhe, Philippa and Gearóid, sister-in-law, nephews, nieces, neighbours, relatives and friends and her wonderful carers.
Reposing at O’Sullivan’s Funeral Home, Rathdowney on Friday evening from 5pm with funeral prayers at 7pm followed by removal at 8pm to The Church of The Holy Trinity, Rathdowney. Funeral Mass on Saturday at 12 noon followed by burial in Rathdowney local cemetery.
SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Monday, September 2, 2019