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Deaths in Laois – Thursday, February 26, 2020

Below are the recent deaths in Laois.

Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.

Rita Norton (née Malone)
Roseberry Court, Newbridge, Kildare / Portlaoise, Laois

Formerly of Clonkeen, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.

Peacefully, at home surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of the late Harry. Sadly missed by her loving children Linda, David and John, son-in-law Dean, daughters-in-law Sinead and Ami, her six grandchildren, extended family, neighbours and friends.

May Rita Rest in Peace

Reposing at her family home from 4pm on Friday with Rosary at 7pm. Removal on Saturday morning at 11.15am to arrive at St. Conleth’s parish church, Newbridge, for requiem Mass at 12 midday. Burial afterwards in St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery, Portlaoise. Family flowers only, please.

Brockera, Ballyfin, Laois, R32 K262 / Mountrath, Laois / Edenderry, Offaly

Fergal Farrell, Brockera, Ballyfin, Co. Laois and formerly of Drumpooley, Edenderry, Co. Offaly, died 25th February 2020, unexpectedly. Deeply regretted by his heartbroken wife Lynda (neé Kirwan) and much cherished Dad to Brian, Colin, Cian and Caoimhe, parents Eileen and Brian, sisters Sinéad and Evelyn, brother Andrew, parents-in-law Josie and Tommy, sisters and brothers-in-law, extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends.

May Fergal Rest In Peace

Reposing at his home (R32 K262) on Friday evening from 4 o’clock, with rosary at 9 o’clock. Removal on Saturday morning to St. Fintan’s Church, Mountrath, for Requiem Mass at 11 o’clock, followed by burial in St. Fintan’s Cemetery, Mountrath. Family time only on Saturday morning, please.

Evelyn Stafford (née Gorman)
Navan Road, Dublin / Laois

Stafford Evelyn (née Gorman) (Surrey, England and formerly of Conor Clune Road, Dublin 7) February 7th. 2020, (unexpectedly). Sadly missed by her adored son Frank, cherished sister Concepta, cousins, relatives and a large circle of friends.


Reposing at her home in Conor Clune Road, Dublin 7 on Thursday evening (27th. February) from 6pm until 8pm with prayers at 7.30pm. Removal on Friday morning (28th. February) to The Church of the Holy Cross, Ratheniska, Co. Laois, arriving for Requiem Mass at 12.00 noon followed by burial in the adjoining churchyard.

Patricia Lynch (née Ruschitzko)
Chapel Street, Mountmellick, Laois

Patricia Lynch (née Ruschitzko), Chapel Street, Mountmellick Co. Laois died in the loving care of the staff at Oakdale Nursing Home, Portarlington. Beloved wife of the late Noel. Deeply regretted by her loving family Helen, Joan Martley, Susan Gowan, Patricia Peters, Willie, Dinny and Niall, grandchildren, great grandchildren, sister Maura Reddin, brother Paul (Limerick) nieces, nephew, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, neighbours, relatives and many friends.


Reposing in her home on Wednesday from 5pm. Recital of The Rosary at 9pm. Funeral arriving St. Joseph’s Church, Mountmellick on Thursday for 11am Requiem Mass. Burial after in St Joseph’s Cemetery. Family time on Thursday morning please.

Fr. James Dollard
Cullohill, Laois / Johnstown, Kilkenny

Suddenly, but peacefully, at St. Luke’s Hospital Kilkenny. Deeply regretted by his brother Stephen, sister-in-law Mary, niece Ruth and her husband Ashley Palmer, cousins, especially Maureen and Peter, relatives, neighbours, many friends, former students, parishioners, Bishop of Ossory Bishop Dermot Farrell and priests of the Ossory Diocese.

Rest in Peace

Reposing at Phelan’s Funeral Home, Durrow, Wednesday from 4.00pm. Funeral prayers at 7.00pm followed by removal to St. Tighearnach’s Church, Cullohill, arriving at 7.45pm. Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday at 3.00pm, followed by burial in Durrow Cemetery.