Below are the recent deaths in Laois.
Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.
Christina (Chrissy) Brennan
Kilcronan, Ballinakill, Laois
In the loving care of the staff of Abbeyleix Hospital. Predeceased by her sister Ellen (Nellie), brothers Jimmy and Kieran. Deeply regrettedby her nephews, nieces, neighbours, relatives and friends.
Due to the current circumstances a private funeral will take place for family members.
Margaret Cruite (née Kirwan)
Ballytarsna, Abbeyleix, Laois
And formerly of Ralish, Laois. Peacefully in Droimnin Nursing Home Stradbally. Sadly missed by her sister Elizabeth (Bessy). Predeceased by her husband Richard (Dick), sister Molly and brother Joe. Deeply regretted by her sisters-in-law Peg and Josephine, nieces and nephews, extended family, friends and especially the Kennedy family. Sincere appreciation to the staff of Droimnin nursing home for their care of Margaret.
Due to Covert 19 regulations Margaret’s funeral will be for immediate family members only. A Memorial Mass for Margaret will take place at a date to be announced.
Kathleen Mc Grath (née O Connell)
Main Street, Kiltimagh, Mayo / Emo, Laois
Kathleen Mc Grath, (nee O’Connell), Mc Graths Public House, Main St, Kiltimagh and formerly of Emo, Co. Laois, predeceased by her husband Austin, her sister Emmie (London) and brother Liam (Laois). Deeply regretted by her daughters Maria and Bernadette, son Sean, brother Eamon and sister-in-law Betty, sons-in-law, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, relatives and friends.
May she Rest in Peace
Removal from her daughter Brenadette Finn’s home in Kilcon, Kiltimagh on Wednesday morning at 11.30am via James St., and Main St., Kiltimagh to arrive at the Church of the Holy Family for Funeral Mass at 12 o’clock, burial afterwards in Kilkinure Cemetery, Kiltimagh. Due to HSE and Government Guidelines all stages of Kathleen’s Funeral will be confined to family members only, the Funeral Mass can be viewed on the Church webcam on www.kiltimaghparish.org
Louise Elizabeth Shirley (née Harvey)
Oldglass, Ballacolla, Laois
Peacefully at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Louise is predeceased by her husband, George. Deeply regretted by her daughter, Rosemary, her sons, William, Des and Joe, her daughters-in-law Shiela, Gwen and Deirdre, and her son-in-law Jimmy. Much loved grandmother of, Sara and husband Bernard, Edward and partner Emma, Sandra and partner Martin, Lorraine and partner Conor, Alison and partner Brendan, and Rebecca, Jessica, Adam, Jason, Simon, Ava, Ruth, Leanne and Colin. Adored great-grandmother of Liam, Darragh and Maeve. She will be sorely missed by her extended family, her nephews and nieces, relatives, neighbours, and a wide circle of friends.
Given the current circumstances and to protect everyone, a private burial with only the immediate family will take place.
Louise’s family would like to thank you for your understanding at this difficult time.
Safe in the arms of Jesus
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.
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