Below are the recent deaths in Laois.
Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.
Philomena (Phil) Butler (née Hyde)
Pinevilla, Portarlington, Laois/Douglas, Cork
Formerly Station Road, Portarlington and late of Grange, Douglas, Cork City. Peacefully surrounded by her loving family. Loving wife of the late John, dear mother of the late Paul. Deeply regretted by her loving daughter Lisa, grandchildren Tara and Mikey and their father Michael, Lisa’s partner Ronan, brothers, sisters, extended family and friends.
Reposing at Maher’s Chapel of Rest, Portarlington on Friday from 6pm with Rosary at 8pm. Removal on Saturday at 10:20am arriving St. Michael’s Church, Portarlington for Requiem Mass at 11am Funeral afterwards to St. Michael’s Cemetery, Portarlington.
Family Flowers Only Please. Donations If Desired To Portarlington Meals on Wheels.
Jane Deegan (née Clear)
The Heath, Portlaoise, Laois
Jane passed away unexpectedly. Jane will be greatly missed by her loving husband Hubert and her much loved children Patrick, Kate and Sarah, 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.
Reposing at her residence on Friday at 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.
Mary Knowles (née Dowling)
Crossard, Wolfhill, Laois, R14 F430
Peacefully, at her residence, surrounded by her loving family. Predeceased by her husband Pat. Deeply regretted by her sons Michael, Pat and Willie, her daughters Catherine (Lanigan), Mary (Owens), Statia (Vaughan), Breda (Cahill) and Carmel (Farrell), her sister Kathleen, brother Sean, daughters-in-law Anne, Kate and Catherine, sons-in-law John, Pat, Mike, Chris and Fergal, her adored 31 grandchildren, sisters-in-law Kathleen and Anne, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Reposing at her residence (Eircode R14F4 30) today, Thursday, and tomorrow, Friday. House private from 5pm on Friday. Removal on Friday evening to St. Mary’s Church, Wolfhill arriving at 7.30pm. Requiem Mass on Saturday at 12 noon with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.
Fr. John Lalor P.P.
Parochial House, Camross, Laois / Durrow, Laois / Kilkenny
Peacefully at St. Luke’s Hospital Kilkenny. Deeply regretted by his sisters Mary and Anne, brother Gay, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, friends, Bishop of Ossory, Bishop Dermot Farrell, priests of Ossory diocese and the people of Camross.
Reposing at the Parochial House, Camross from 12.00 noon Friday. Removal at 7.00pm to St. Fergal’s Church, Camross for Funeral prayers at 7.15pm. Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday at 12.00 noon. Burial in Durrow Cemetery at 2.15pm approximately.
Farnans, Laois/Crettyard, Kilkenny
At Saint Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny. Stephen will be sadly missed by his wife Monica, sons Thomas, Mark and Kevin, daughters Julie-Ann and Caroline, grandchildren, extended family and friends.
Reposing at Coady’s Funeral Home, Castlecomer from 2pm to 6pm on Friday. Funeral Prayers on Saturday morning at 10am followed by removal to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Castlecomer for Requiem Mass at 11am, with burial in the Crosshill Cemetery, Castlecomer.
House Private Please.
O’Moore’s Forest, Mountmellick, Laois
Paudge Ryan, O’Moore’s Forest, Mountmellick. Died February 20th peacefully at home surrounded by his loving wife and family. Deeply regretted by loving wife Noreen, his children John, Patrick, Kieran, Sadie, Anthony, grandchildren Anna, Kieran, Patrick, Kate, Sarah, John, Molly and Khloe, daughters-in-law Assumpta, Denise, Claire, Ann and Aoife, brother-in-law Kieran and Pat O’Conner, sister-in-law Majella, relations, neighbours and friends.
Reposing in his home on Friday from 2pm. Recital of The Rosary at 8pm. Funeral arriving St. Fintan’s Church, Ballyfin on Saturday for 11am Requiem Mass. Burial after in St. Fintan’s Cemetery. Family time on Saturday morning please.
Ann Brennan (née Brannigan)
Clorinka, Muckalee, Kilkenny / Ballinakill, Laois
Peacefully, in the wonderful care of Archersrath Nursing Home. Predeceasd by her loving husband Martin (Matt). Much loved mother of John, Julianne (Fagan), Marian (Lennon), and Jacinta (McMahon). Sadly missed by her loving family, daughter-in-law, Sheila, sons-in-law, Paul, Tommy and Kieran, her cherished grandchildren, sisters, sister-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews and nieces, her great neighbours and many friends.
Ann will be reposing on Thursday 20th February in Coady’s Funeral Home, Castlecomer, R95N5Y8, from 5 p.m., with rosary and vigil prayers at 7:30 p.m. Requiem Mass on Friday at 12 noon in St. Brendan’s Church, Muckalee, with interment afterward in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only, donations if desired to the Village Day Care Centre, Kilkenny.
Sheskinbeg, Derrybeg, Gweedore, Donegal / Laois
Jim Ferry, Sheskinbeg, Derrybeg, Gweedore, Co. Donegal died 18th February 2020. Predeceased by his wife Kathleen. Beloved father of Ann Moore, Garrafin, Mountrath. Deeply regretted by his family Margaret, Ann, Jimmy and their partners Simon, Pat and Louise. grandchildren Matthew, James, Jack, Patrick, Daniel and Georgia, great-grandchild Freddie, brothers and their partners, nephews and nieces, neighbours, relatives and many friends.
Reposing this Wednesday evening from 6pm in the home of Ann and Pat Moore, Garrafin, Mountrath (R32H9H5), Recital of the Rosary at 8pm. Funeral arriving on Thursday evening at 6.45pm to St. Mary’s Church, Derrybeg, Gweedore. Requiem Mass on Friday at 11am. Burial afterwards in Maghergallen Cemetery.
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