The death has occurred of Jane Deegan from The Heath, a very popular woman in her local community and a highly-respected member of the Irish Prison staff in Portlaoise, where she worked as a nurse.
Jane died suddenly on Thursday while walking in Emo Court.
She is survived by her husband Hubert, who is originally from Coolroe near Courtwood, and her three children Patrick, Kate and Sarah.
She is also deeply mourned by her brother Tom, sisters Ann, Rose and Margaret, her mother and father-in-law, sister-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, great neighbours and her colleagues in the prison service.
Jane is reposing at her residence on Friday from 4pm with recital of the Rosary at 8pm Friday evening.
Arriving to the Sacred Heart Church, Rath on Saturday morning for 10.30am Requiem Mass.
Cremation to follow in Newlands Cross Cremetorium. Family flowers only by request.
Donations if desired to Irish Heart foundation. Donation box will be in the church. For all enquires contact Whelehan’s Funeral Directors.
Jane’s passing ensures a very sad week for the prison officer community in Portlaoise following the sad deaths also of Eugene O’Reilly and Owen Hiney.
The tri colour has been at half mast this week as a mark of respect.
SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Friday, February 21, 2020