Below are the recent deaths in Laois.
Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.
Breda Delaney (née Keavney)
Borris Rd, Portlaoise, Laois/Tynagh, Galway
Delaney (nee Keaveney) Borris Road, Portlaoise and late of Tynagh, Co. Galway, April 5th 2020. Formerly of the Welcome Inn and The Hare and Hound. Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family. Breda, predeceased by her loving husband Michael and baby daughter Orla. Dearly loved mother to Kevin, Grellan, Michelle Farrell and Sinéad McPhearson. Deeply regretted by her loving family, sons in law, daughters in law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, brothers in law, sisters in law, special friend Kathleen.. Also Bernie and the wonderful staff of Ballard Lodge Nursing home, and a large circle of friends.
Private family Mass will be celebrated at 12 noon on Tuesday in SS Peter and Paul’s Church, Portlaoise. The Mass will be broadcast on webcam at Portlaoiseparish.ie.
Given the exceptional climate, and to protect the welfare of everyone who knew Breda. A private Funeral with immediate family only will take place. The family thank you for your cooperation, understanding and support during this sensitive time.
McArdle, Michael, Stradbally, Co. Laois. (Retired Member of An Garda Siochána) Predeceased by his brother P.J., Michael passed away, peacefully, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Olive, daughters Rosalie, Gillian, Avril and Edel, sons James and Michael, sister Kitty, sons-in-law Ciaran, Kevin and John, daughters-in-law Sheila and Maria, grandchildren Barry, Emma, Sara, Orlaith, David, Amelia, Juliette and George, great-grandchildren Pippa and Phoebe, extended family, neighbours and his many friends.
May Michael Rest In Peace. Due to Government advice regarding public gatherings, a private funeral will take place.
Aughaterry, Ballickmoyler, Carlow/Ballickmoyler, Laois
Eddie Egan of Aughaterry, Ballickmoyler, Co Carlow passed away unexpectedly on April 3rd, 2020, surrounded by his loving family, at his home.
Much loved brother of John, Tess & the late Anna & Lily, beloved partner of Eileen, sister in law Mary, nieces Mairead, the late Olive, Michelle, Sarah & nephew Francis.
He will be sadly missed by his loving brother, sister, partner, sister in law, brother in law, uncle, extended nieces & nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, relatives, friends & good neighbours.
May Eddie’s Gentle Soul Rest in Peace. Eddie’s family understand and appreciate that people would like to offer their condolences. However, due to the current situation, all funeral arrangements will be private.
A celebration of Eddie’s life will take place at a later date.
Finbar (Fin) O’Brien
Cork Rd, Durrow, Laois
Peacefully at St. Luke’s Hospital Kilkenny and recently in the loving care of the Sacred Heart Nursing Home Crosspatrick; predeceased by his brothers, Cathal and Seán, sister Mairead (Coventry) and niece Anne. Very deeply regretted by his nieces, Marnie (Brennan)(Castlecomer), Joan (McCarthy)(Mullingar), Geraldine (Murphy)(Carlow), Carmel (Coventry), nephews, Cathal (Dublin), Seamus (Naas), Seán (Durrow) and Gilbert and Seán (Coventry), extended family, friends and neighbours.
A private Funeral Mass and burial has taken place. A memorial Mass will be held at a later date to celebrate Fin’s life
Francis (Francie) Dunne
Ballyruin, Ballyroan, Laois
Francis (Francie) Dunne, Ballyruin, Ballyroan, Laois died April 3rd in the loving care of the staff of St. Brigid’s Hospital, Shaen. Deeply regretted by his sister Breda, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, neighbours, relatives and friends.
Due to current regulations, a private family funeral will take place. A Memorial Mass for Francis will take place at a later date. The family would like to thank you for your understanding at this difficult time.
Alice Kennedy (née Culleton)
Shracullen, Clonaslee, Laois
Alice Kennedy (nee Culleton), London and formerly of Shracullen, Clonaslee, Co. Laois.Died on the 1st of April,2020, in London. “Chairperson of the Irish Elderly Advice Network in London”.
Predeceased by her husband Frank (Lorrha, Co. Tipperary). Sadly missed by her sorrowing brothers Michael, Seamus, and Christy, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, relatives and a large circle of friends in London and Ireland.
“May Alice Rest in Peace”.
Funeral Arrangements to follow at a later date. Covid-19 Protocols will apply. Alice’s family Thank you for your understanding at this very difficult time.
Reary, Rosenallis, Laois/Ballinakill, Laois
Oliver Lalor, Reary, Rosenallis and formerly of Moate, Ballinakill, Co. Laois. Died April 2nd at home in the loving care of his wife Bridie and family. Predeceased by his sisters Gertie and Maureen and brother John-Joe. Deeply regretted by his wife Bridie, daughters and sons, Ann, Gràinne, Olivia, John and Donal. Daughters and sons-in-law Willie, Robbie, Shane, Michelle and Laura. Grandchildren Sadhbh, Ollie, Stan, Nina, Finn, Mia and Billy. Brothers Martin, Willie and PJ. Sisters Patty, Pauline and Peggy, neighbours ,relatives and many friends.
Rest In Peace.
Due to Covid 19 regulations along with Government and HSE advice Oliver’s funeral will be for immediate family members only.
A Memorial Mass for Oliver will take place at a date to be announced. Bridie and family would like to thank you for understanding at this very difficult time.
Carmel Ann Ritchie
River View, Portlaoise, Laois/Mountrath, Laois
Ritchie (nee Fitzpatrick) River view Portlaoise and late of Forest, Mountrath. April 2nd 2020. Peacefully at St James’ Hosp. Dublin. Carmel, beloved mother to George, Elaine, Debbie, Peter, Richard and Elisabeth. Deeply regretted by her loving family, brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, many grandchildren, relatives and friends.
Cremation will take place. Given the exceptional climate, and to protect the welfare of everyone who knew Carmel Ann. A private Funeral with immediate family only will take place. The family thank you for your cooperation, understanding and support during this sensitive time.
Monnagh, Coolrain, Laois
Paul Walsh, Monnagh, Coolrain, Portlaoise, Co.Laois. Died 3rd April 2020 (peacefully) surrounded by his loving family. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Ann, and dear father of David, Helen, Caroline and Séan, grandchildren Scott, Eva, Jamie, Orla and Erin, great-granddaughter Ellie, brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces, extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends.
May Paul Rest In Peace
Due to the Covid-19 directives and regulations, a private family funeral will take place. A Memorial Mass for Paul will take place at a later date. The family would like to thank you for your understanding at this difficult time.
Peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family. Madeleine is predeceased by her husband John. Deeply regretted by her loving sons Laurence and Phil, daughters-in-law Cate and Claire, grandchildren Ethan, Oscar, Talullah and Ryder, extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Given the current circumstances and to protect everyone a private burial with the immediate family only will take place. Madeleine’s family would like to thank you for your understanding at this difficult time.
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