Below are the recent deaths in Laois.
Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.
Una Finney (née Williams)
Oakdale Nursing Home, Portarlington, Laois / Portarlington, Offaly / Kildare
Peacefully in the loving care of the nurses and staff of Oakdale Nursing Home Portarlington. Beloved wife of the late Canon Charles Finney.Deeply regretted by her loving daughter Pamela (Seale), sons Cyril and Alan, sister Ivy, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, relatives and friends.
Reposing at her daughter Pamela’s house, Durrow (R32YD5X) from 7.00pm until 9.30pm this Friday evening. Removal to Saint Michael and All Angels Church, Abbeyleix on Saturday afternoon for Funeral Service at 3.00pm. Burial immediately afterwards in the adjoining Churchyard. House private on Saturday morning please. Family cut flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to N.C.B. Ireland.
Edward (Ted) Lawless
Tinryland, Carlow / Ballylinan, Laois
The death has occurred of Edward (Ted) Lawless, Aberdeen, Scotland, and formerly of Bramble House, Tinryland, Carlow and Ballinagar, Ballylinan, Co. Laois died unexpectely after a brief illness on the 3rd of October 2019.
Sadly missed by his heartbroken wife Deirdre, his children Eleanor and Brian, his son-in-law Gary and daughter-in-law Elin, his much adored grandchildren Pippa, James, Charlotte and Alex. Ted will be deeply missed by his brothers Michael, Jack (Willie), Dominic and his sisters Rita, Mary, Geraldine and Clare, his brothes and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews, extended family, relatives and friends.
Doreen Byrne (née Bowles)
Coolbanagher, Emo, Laois
Peacefully at the Regional Hospital Tullamore. Sadly missed by her loving husband Oliver, family Yvonne, David, Trevor, Carol, Brian and Elaine, brother, sister, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family and friends.
Funeral service in St John’s Church Coolbanagher (eircode R32 N9 29) on Saturday at 2pm. Burial afterwards in the adjoining Churchyard.
House Private Please.
Patrick Joseph Dawson
Killyganard, Ballylinan, Athy, Kildare/Laois
Reposing at his residence (Eir Code R14 WC95) from 4pm on Saturday. Removal by Rigney’s Funeral Director’s on Monday morning to arrive at The Island Crematorium, Rocky Island, Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork for Cremation service at 2pm.
Refreshments (in honour of Joe Dawson) will be held in Pedigree Corner, The Pike, Ballylinan from 5.30pm on Monday evening. All are welcome.
House strictly private until 4pm on Saturday afternoon.
Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to The Palliative Care Team and Daffodil Nurses.
Christina (Chrissie) Mullins (née Brennan)
MULLINS (née Brennan) Christina (Chrissie) (Ballyfermot, Dublin 10 and formerly Modibeadh, Co. Laois) October 3rd 2019 (peacefully) at home surrounded by her loving family in her 101st year. Beloved wife of the late William (Bill) and loving mother of the late Pat; Christina will be very sadly missed by her loving family, children Freda, Jean, Celine and Anne, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandson, nieces, nephews, relatives, friends, neighbours and especially her many carers over the years.
Removal on Saturday October 5th to the Church of St. Matthew, Ballyfermot arriving for 10 o’c Funeral Mass followed by burial in Palmerstown Cemetery.
Dorothy Evelene Oakshot (née Mitchell)
Quarrymount, Errill, Laois
Oakshot (nèe Mitchell) Southampton and formerly Quarrymount, Errill, Co. Laois. September 22nd 2019. Dorothy Evelene, peacefully in her 92nd year. Sadly missed by her partner John and her daughter Yvonne, her loving sister Mary, her brothers Thomas, Charlie and Gerald, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Funeral service in Southampton on Friday October 11th at 2pm followed by burial in Southampton.
Clonduff, Rosenallis, Laois
Frank Barnett, Clonduff, Rosenallis, Co. Laois died 1st October 2019 peacefully in the loving care of the staff of Birr Community Care Centre. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Geraldine, son Aidan, daughter Patrice, sisters, brothers, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbours, relatives and friends.
Reposing in Moloneys Funeral Home Wednesday evening from 7.30pm, Recital of the Rosary at 8pm. Reposing in Moloneys Funeral Home on Thursday from 5pm until removal at 6.30pm to St. Brigids Church, Rosenallis arriving for 7pm. Requiem Mass on Friday at 12 noon, burial after in St. Brigid’s Cemetery. House Private Please. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to Birr Community Care Centre.
Kevin (Springer) Maher
Avondale, Portarlington, Offaly/Portlaoise, Laois
Formerly The Heath Portlaoise. Peacefully at his residence. Deeply regretted by his heartbroken children Audrey, Lisa, Karen, Jenny, Kevin, Tiffany and Katie and son at heart Kieran, his partner Goretti, mother Jean, brother Garry, sister Sharon, grandchildren, sons-in-law, extended family and friends.
Reposing at his residence (eircode R32 RH9R) on Thursday from 2pm with Rosary at 9pm. Removal on Friday at 11:20am arriving Church of the Assumption The Heath for Requiem Mass at 12:30pm. Interment afterwards in the adjoining Cemetery.
House Private On Friday Morning Please.
The Dawson House, Castlecomer Rd., Ballinakill, Laois/Freshford, Kilkenny
Late Johnstown Rd. Freshford Co. Kilkenny. At his residence after a short illness. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Judy, sons, grandchildren, daughters-in-law, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Reposing at his residence, eircode R32 ET95, on Wednesday and Thursday from 2 o’clock with Vigil Prayers and Rosary on Thursday at 7.30 o’clock. Funeral Mass on Friday in St. Lachtain’s Church, Freshford, at 12 o’clock. Burial afterwards in St Lachtain’s Cemetery.
Mary (Mem) Dunphy (née Kennedy)
Earlsgarden, Attanagh, Kilkenny/Attanagh, Laois
Peacefully in the loving care of the nurses and staff of Brookhaven Nursing Home, Ballyragget. Beloved wife of the late Joe. Deeply regretted by her loving sisters Kathleen and Claire, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews, great grand nieces, neighbours, relatives and friends.
Reposing at her residence from 12 noon on Wednesday with Rosary at 8.00pm. Funeral prayers on Thursday morning at 10.00am followed by removal to the Church of the Assumption, Ballyouskill for Requiem Mass at 11.00am. Burial immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.
Mary (May) Greene (née Phelan)
Cleggan Avenue, Ballyfermot, Dublin/Mountrath, Laois
Greene (née Phelan) Mary (May). October 1st 2019. (Suddenly but very peacefully). Late of Cleggan Avenue, Ballyfermot and formerly Mountrath, County Laois. Beloved wife of the late John. Loving mam of Patricia, Michael, Helen, John, Valerie, Barbara, David and Linda. Sadly missed by her daughters, sons, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers John, Willie, Eddie and Mick, sisters Alo, Sheila, Lizzie and Bernie, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family, great neighbours and friends.
Reposing at the Larry Massey funeral home, 341 Ballyfermot Road, on Thursday from 3.00pm with removal into St. Matthew’s Church, Ballyfermot, arriving for 5.30pm. Funeral on Friday morning at 11.00am onto Palmerstown Cemetery.
Christina (Dinah) Kennedy (née Keeshan)
Coolbally, Clough Village, Laois
Christina (Dinah) Kennedy (née Keeshan), Coolbally, Clough, Portlaoise, Co. Laois. Died 30th September 2019, at the Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise, surrounded by her loving family. Deeply regretted by her loving family John, Deirdre, William and Anna, her eleven grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, sister Kathleen, brother Martin, niece, nephews, neighbours and friends.
Reposing at Burke’s Funeral Home, Mountrath this Monday evening from 7p.m., with Rosary at 9p.m. Removal on Tuesday evening at 6.30pm to St Canice’s Church, Clough, arriving at 7.30p.m. Requiem Mass on Wednesday morning at 11a.m, followed by burial in the local cemetery.
Formerly Ballinakill Road, Abbeyleix, Laois
Peacefully at her home in Casuarina Perth, Austraila, predeceased by her parents Michael and Sheila. Sadly missed by her loving husband Ray Greco, brothers Padraig, Sean and Micheal, sisters-in-law Pauline, Patricia and Toni, nieces Michelle, Laura and Aisling, nephew Darragh, step children Daniel and Belinda, their partners Steve and Lani, step grandchildren Maya, Toby, Indi, Ashley and Lyon, aunts, uncles, cousins and many Irish and Australian friends.
Memorial Mass at 2pm on Saturday 5th October in The Church Of The Most Holy Rosary, Abbeyleix. Interment afterwards in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.