Below are the recent deaths in Laois.
Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.
John (Jack) Hennessy
Kilkenny City, Kilkenny / Crettyard, Laois
Hennessy, Kilkenny and late of Clonbrock, Crettyard, Co. Laois – Sept 18th 2019 unexpectedly and peacefully in Archersrath Nursing Home. Predeceased by his beloved wife Anne, John (Jack) much loved father of Mary, Patrick, Ita, Larry, Anne and son in law Paul. Adored Grandfather of Molly, Caitlín, Anne-Majella, Lizzie, Katie, Peig, Ruaidhrí, Tomás and John. Beloved brother of Maurice, Tommy and his late sisters Margaret, Elizabeth and Mary. Will be sadly missed by all his family, relatives and friends.
Reposing at Moran’s Funeral Home, Castlecomer from 5pm Thursday with funeral prayers at 6.30pm followed by Removal to St. Abban’s Church, Doonane, Crettyard, Carlow arriving at 7.30pm. Requiem Mass on Friday at 11am. Burial immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to Carlow Kilkenny Homecare Team. Donation box in Church.
Elizabeth (Elsie) Johnston (née Mortimer)
Aughadristan, Loughglynn, Roscommon / Mountrath, Laois
Elizabeth (Elsie) Johnston (nee Mortimer), Aughadristan, Loughglynn and formerly of Mountrath, Co. Laois.
Peacefully in the wonderful care of the staff of Roscommon University Hospital. Predeceased by her parents Timothy and Mary. Brothers Pat, Timmy, Tony and Oliver.
Elsie will be sadly missed by her husband Paddy, her daughter Louise (Tullamore), sons Paul (Athenry), Alan, Mark (Chicago) and David, son-in-law John, daughters-in-law Helena, Louise, Rebecca and Joanne, grandchildren Amy, Adam, Alisha, Oran, Eoin, Isabelle, Sophia, Kyran, Aoife and Quin, brothers Seamus (Westmeath), Gerard (Thurles) and Joseph (Cork), sisters Marie (Oxford) and Peggy (Dublin), nieces, nephews, extended family, neighbours and friends.
Reposing at the Ganley Funeral Home, Loughglynn on Thursday evening from 5 o’clock with removal to the Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel, Loughglynn to arrive at 7 o’clock. Funeral Mass on Friday at 11 o’clock with burial afterwards in Cuiltyboe Cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to the Alzheimers Society of Ireland. House private Please.
Philomena O’Brien (née Cronin)
Meelick, Portlaoise, Laois / Upton, Cork
O’Brien (nee Cronin) “Drishane” Meelick, Portlaoise and late of Clashinmud, Upton, Co. Cork. September 16th 2019. Peacefully surrounded by her loving family. Philomena (Phil). Beloved wife of the late John. Dearly loved mum to Micheal, Aileen and Claire. Deeply regretted by her loving family. Sister Bernadette, brother Kieran, grandchildren Niamh, Cian, Sean, and Joe, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, brothers-in-law Peter and Paddy, sisters-in-law Anna and Maureen, nephews, nieces, relatives, former colleagues in St Vincent’s Hospital, Mountmellick.
Reposing at Keegans Funeral Home, Portlaoise on Wednesday from 6 pm with rosary at 8 pm. Requiem Mass will take place in SS Peter and Paul’s Church at 12 noon on Thursday, followed by interment in SS Peter and Paul’s Cemetery, Portlaoise.
NewMarket, Rathfarnham, Dublin / Knocklyon, Dublin / Mountrath, Laois
Kirwan, David (Dave), Late of Rathfarnham and formerly Newmarket, Dublin 8, passed away peacefully on the 14th September 2019, surrounded by his loving family, in the care of all the wonderful staff in the Beacon Hospital. Beloved husband of Angelina and loving father to Rachel and Mark. Predeceased by his parents Edward and Mary, brothers Eddie and Liam, sisters Patricia and Carmel; he will be very sadly missed by his wife, daughter, son, brothers John, Brendan, Eugene and Michael, sisters Mae and Margaret, mother-in-law, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and all his extended Family, neighbours and many friends.
May he Rest in Peace
David will be reposing at his family home on Wednesday evening (September 18th) from 5pm to 7pm. House private at all other times. Removal on Thursday morning to the Church of the Holy Spirit, Ballyroan, arriving for 10am Mass, followed by interment in Kilmashogue Cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations, if desired, to The Irish Lung Fibrosis Association. All enquiries to Larry Massey Rathfarnham on (01)406-1000.
Edward (Ned) Hogan
Ballinakill Road, Abbeyleix, Laois
Passed away peacefully at Ysbty Glan Clwyd Wales in the loving arms of his daughter Carol. Sadly missed by his daughter Carol, son-in-law Humayun, grandchildren Niall, Nabeel, Alina, and Adam, brothers John and Chris, sister Molly, nephews, niece, relatives and friends.
Reposing at the Chaple of Adoration adjoining The Church of The Most Holy Rosary, Abbeyleix on Friday, September 20th, from 5pm. with Rosary at 8pm. Removal to The Church of The Most Holy Rosary, Abbeyleix on Saturday, the 21st, for 10.30 am. Requiem Mass. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.