Below are the recent deaths in Laois.
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Matthew (Matt) Kelly
Ashbourne, Meath/Ratoath, Meath/Dublin 15, Dublin/Errill, Laois
Kelly Matthew (Matt), (Ashbourne, Co. Meath and formerly of Glenville Drive, Dublin 15 and Errill, Co. Laois) February 29th. 2020, (peacefully), at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, after a short illness. Husband of Eileen and the late Theresa and dear father of Pat, Anne and Geraldine. Sadly missed by his loving family, son-in-law René, daughter-in-law Carolyn, grandchildren Ivan, Marina, Conor and Ciara, brother Joe, sister Mary, Teasy, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.
Reposing at his son Pat’s residence in Ratoath on Monday evening (2nd March) from 6pm until 8pm. Removal on Tuesday morning (3rd March) to the Church of The Holy Trinity, Ratoath, arriving for Requiem Mass at 11am followed by burial in Esker Cemetery, Lucan. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to The Alzheimer Society of Ireland.
Concepta (Connie) Phelan (née Breen)
Grennan, Attanagh, Laois/Attanagh, Kilkenny
Peacefully after a short illness at St Vincent’s Hospital Dublin. Beloved wife of Padraig (Pat) and loving mother to Brendan and Claire. Deeply regretted by her loving family, brothers, sisters, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Reposing at Phelan’s Funeral Home, Durrow (R32 E163) from 4.00pm on Sunday. Funeral prayers at 6.45pm followed by removal to the Church of the Assumption, Ballyouskill arriving at 7.30pm approx. Requiem Mass on Monday at 12.00 noon followed by burial in St Peter and Paul’s Cemetery, Portlaoise at 1.30pm approx.
3 Garryard East, Silvermines, Nenagh, Tipperary/Mountmellick, Laois
Patricia Conroy, 3 Garryard East, Silvermines, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary and formerly of 52 O’Moore St., Mountmellick, Co. Laois, died 27th February, 2020. Beloved daughter of the late Patrick (Comer) and Bridie Conroy NT.
She is survived by her loving brothers and sisters, Danny, Noeleen, Eugene, Miriam, Joe and Michelle, her brothers-in-law David, Hugh and Michael, her sisters-in-law Mairin, Karen and Olive and all her nieces and nephews, neighbours, relatives and friends.
Reposing in Moloney’s Funeral Home, Mountmellick (R32PC95),on Sunday from 5pm. Recital of the Rosary at 7pm. Reposing on Monday in the Funeral Home from 11.30am, with removal at 12.45pm to St. Joseph’s Church, Mountmellick, for Requiem Mass at 1pm. Burial after in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Mountmellick.
Live streaming of funeral mass www.mountmellickparish.ie
The Green, Stradbally, Laois, R32 R8P9
Helen Finney, (The Green, Stradbally, Co Laois, formerly of Shannon Grove, Banagher, Co Offaly), died 27th February 2020, peacefully, in the presence of her loving family at home.
Predeceased by her father Noel Finney & Sadly missed by her heartbroken partner David Bickerdike, son Jake, daughters Lauren, Alice and Ellie, by her Mother Isabel, sisters Jackie, Hazel, Kathryn, Lynne & brother Mark.
Reposing at her home on Friday evening from 6pm to 8pm and on Saturday from 3pm to 5pm. Removal on Saturday evening to St. Patrick’s Church, Stradbally, at 6pm.
Funeral Service in St. John the Baptist Church, Eyrecourt, at 3.30pm Sunday the 1st March and burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only, donations, if desired, to Laois Hospice.
Henry (Harry) Fowler
Landsdowne, Portarlington, Laois/Glasnevin, Dublin
Formerly Glasnevin and Kinsealy, Dublin. Peacefully at the Regional Hospital Tullamore surrounded by his loving family. Sadly missed by his loving wife Julie, family Andrea, Shaun, Tara, Kerrie and Liz, sisters, sons-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family and friends.
Reposing at Maher’s Chapel of Rest Portarlington on Sunday from 5pm until 7pm. Cremation Service at Newlands Cross Crematorium on Monday at 12 noon.
Family Flowers Only Please. Donations If Desired To The Irish Cancer Society.
Ballyreilly House, Borris-in-Ossory, Laois
Dermot Leahy, Ballyreilly House, Borris-in-Ossory, Co. Laois, February 25. 2020 unexpectedly and peacefully at the Midlands Regional Hospital, Portlaoise. Sadly missed by his loving nephew Jonathan Leahy, fiance Irene and grandnephew James. Deeply regreted by his sister-in-law Ann, nephew Fred, sisters Marian and Loreto, brother Frederick, nieces, nephews, extended family, neighbours, relatives and freinds.
Reposing at Guilfoyles Funeral Home, Castletown (eircode: R32TN84) this Friday evening from 6pm with rosary in Funeral Home at 8pm. Removal this Saturday morning at 10.15 to St. Canice’s Church, Borris-in-Ossory (via Larry’s Cross, Grangemore and Ballyreilly) ariving for funeral mass at 11am followed by buriel in Danesfort Cemetery, Kilkenny arriving for 1.15pm approx.
Mary Mostyn (née Coonan)
Sroankeeragh, Carrick-on-Shannon, Roscommon, N41 YY17/Crettyard, Laois
The death has occurred of Mary Mostyn (née Coonan), Sroankeeragh, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Roscommon, and formerly Dromagh, Crettyard, Co. Laois, peacefully, at North West Hospice Sligo on Wednesday 26th February 2020, surrounded by her loving family, following an illness bravely borne. Sadly missed by her husband Brian, children Linda, Denise and Colin, sons-in-law Paddy and Tomas, daughter-in-law Amy, beloved grandchildren, Charlie, Harvey, Jarlath and Senan, brothers John and Martin, sisters Anastasia and Josephine, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, dear students and friends at Carrick Trad and Carrick AC, neighbours and a wide circle of friends.
Reposing at her home in Sroankeeragh, Carrick-on-Shannon on Friday 28th February (N41 YY17) from 5pm until 8pm. Removal on Saturday morning to St. Michael’s Church, Drumlion (N41 HD26), arriving for Funeral Mass at 11am. Cremation afterwards at Lakelands Crematorium, Dublin Road, Cavan. (H12 RF78). Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu, if desired, to North West Hospice Sligo c/o Dermot Foley, Foley’s Funeral Directors, Kilmore.
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.
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.
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.