Below are the recent deaths in Laois.
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Elizabeth Burke (née Kavanagh)
Hillsbrook Avenue, Perrystown, Dublin/Stradbally, Laois
The death has occurred of Elizabeth (Lily) Burke (nee Kavanagh) in her 94th year, formerly of Hillsbrook Avenue, Perrystown, Dublin 12. Peacefully in the wonderful care of the staff at Droimnin Nursing Home, Stradbally. Beloved wife of the late Michael John (Mick). She will be greatly missed by her children Séan, Mick, Anne and Liam, daughter’s Inlaw Mary and Clare, son Inlaw PJ, grandchildren Daniel, Linda, Jennifer, Paula, Heather, Alan, Alex, Adam and Lesley, great-grandchildren Croi, Lincoln, Ella, Ava, Solas, Noah, Ezra and Finn, sisters Katie and Mae, sister Inlaw Eileen, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Due to the current guidelines regarding public gathering, a private funeral will take place.
Sheila Gannon (née Quinne)
Bealady, Rathdowney, Laois
Gannon (nee Quinne), Bealady, Rathdowney, Co. Laois, 17th March 2020. Peacefully, at Patterson’s Nursing Home, Roscrea. Sheila, predeceased by her husband Fonsy and her son Peter. Sadly mourned by her family James, Tom, Alfi, his partner Claire and Linda, daughter-in-law Trish, son-in-law Tom, grandchildren Dan, Anna, Leah, Conor, Laura. Aidan and Robert, nephews, nieces, neighbours, relatives and friends.
Funeral Mass on Thursday at 2pm in The Church of The Holy Trinity, Rathdowney.
Funeral Mass will be streamed, due to the COVID-19 Directive, the funeral will be for family and close relatives only.
20 Imleach, The Swan, Wolfhill, Laois
Deeply regretted by his loving wife Ann, children Brianna, Nathan & Mary-Louise, brothers Bill, John, Henry and David, sisters Caroline, Betty & Josie, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
A private funeral will take place due to government advice regarding public gatherings.
Clonmeen, Errill, Laois
Jim Rafter, Clonmeen, Errill, Co. Laois. March 14th 2020. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Joan and his family P.J., Rory and Margaret, Daughters-in-law Catherine and Joanne, grandchildren Padraig and Ciarán, Sinead and Saoirse, Kustine, Christopher, Kiera, his sister Irene, nephews, neighbours, relatives and friends.
Funeral Mass will be streamed from The Church of The Holy Trinity, Rathdowney on Wednesday at 2pm followed by burial in Bealady Cemetery. House strictly private as per COVID-19 Directive. Donations to Friends of Portlaoise Hospital. (friendsofportlaoisehospital.weebly.com)
Ann Marie Bowden (née Moyles)
Village View, Errill, Laois, R32 F2C7
Ann Marie Bowden (nee Moyles), Village View, Errill, Co. Laois, March 15th 2020. Peacefully, at St. James’s Hospital, Dublin. Predeceased by her son Jason and daughter Adeline. Loving wife of Nicholas, beloved mother of Geraldine, son-in-law Mark, Sinead and Ann. Loving grandmother of Rebecca, Jason, Katelyn, Conor, Ellie, Emma, Luke, Kiera, great-grandmother to Lukas, step mother to Ann and Michael, relatives, neighbours and friends and extended family.
Reposing at her home, Village View, Errill, Eircode R32 F2C7, on Tuesday from 4pm to 8pm. Funeral Mass on Wednesday at 11am in The Church of Our Lady, Queen of the Universe, Errill, followed by burial in Bealady. Family flowers only, by request. Donations to Coronary Care Unit St. James’s Hospital, Dublin.
Please adhere to the COVID-19 Directive.
New Road, Portlaoise, Laois/Puckane, Tipperary
Clarke, Margaret .New Road, Portlaoise and late of Ballycommon, Co. Tipperary, 15th March 2020. Peacefully, at home, surrounded by her loving family. Margaret, beloved wife of Gerry Kerry and adored mother of Natasha and Lee. Deeply regretted by her loving parents Peggy and Joney, brothers John and Joseph, sisters Kathleen and Mary, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, brotherss-in-law, sisters-in-law, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Reposing at her sister Kathleen Clarke’s residence (Eircode E45 V585) at Monsea, Ballycommon, from 5pm until 7pm on Tuedsay evening. Requiem Mass at 12 noon on Wednesday in St Mary’s Church, Carrig, followed by interment in Monsea Graveyard.
We wish to advise people attending funeral to follow HSE Guidelines regarding Covid-19.
The Strand, Ballickmoyler, Laois / Ballickmoyler, Carlow
Deeply regretted by his loving wife Ann, son John, daughter Sandra, daughter-in-law Joanne, grandchildren Faye & Evie, brothers Mike and Eamon, sister May, son-in-law Liam, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Reposing at his son John’s residence, Kylehorne House, The Strand, Ballickmoyler, Laois (Eir Code R93 D2T6) from 2pm on Sunday & Monday. Private funeral will take place on Tuesday. Family flowers only, please. Donations, if desired, to Carlow District Hospital.
Angela (Jill) Keenan (née Callaghan)
New Row, Green Rd, Portlaoise v & formerly of Rathmore Rd Stradbally, Portlaoise, Laois, R32 T6KR
Beloved wife of the late Michael and much loved mother of Paul, David, Anna, Mairead, Stephén, Ciarán. Nicola and Justin. Deeply regretted by her loving family, sons in law, daughters in law, 9 grandchildren, brother Hugh, sisters, Anna and Connie, sister in law Bernie, nieces, nephews, extended family relatives and friends.
Reposing at her home on Sunday from 12 noon with rosary recital at 8:00o’c on Sunday evening.
Due to the goverment’s advice regarding public gatherings and the Corvid virus 19. A private requiem Mass will take place at 12:00 noon on Monday in SS Peter & Paul’s Church with burial afterwards in Ss Peter & Paul’s Cemetery.
Annie Irwin (née Fitzpatrick)
Newtown, Ballyroan, Ballyroan, Laois, R32 N9X6
The death has occurred of Annie Irwin (nee Fitzpatrick) Ballyroan, Portlaoise, Co. Laois, R32 N9X6. Annie died on the 14th of March 2020, peacefully, surrounded by her family in the loving care of the staff in St Vincent’s Hospital, Mountmellick, to whom the family are eternally grateful.
She is predeceased by her husband Tom and is deeply regretted by her sons Liam and John, daughter in law Kathleen and partner Seana, grandchildren, brother Tom, sister Sadie (in Austraila), sister in law Bernie, brother in law Noel, nieces, nephews, great-grandchild, relatives and friends.
Lying in repose at her son Liam’s residence in Ballyroan, Co. Laois, on Sunday, 15th March, from 4pm with prayers at 9pm. Reception into St. Patrick’s Church, Ballyroan, on Monday, 16th March, for Requiem Mass at 11am. Burial afterwards in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.
Family Kindly request that Residence is Private
We wish to advise people attending the funeral to follow HSE Guidelines regarding Covid-19.
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