Below are the recent deaths in Laois.
Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.
Eileen Booth (née Phelan)
Hawthorn Drive, Portlaoise, Laois / Stradbally, Laois
Eileen (nèe Phelan) Booth, Hawthorne Drive Portlaoise and formely Killone House, Stradbally Co.Laois. Died April 13th in the wonderful care of The Staff at Dromnin Nursing Home Stradbally. Predeceased by her husband Denis, daughters Caroline and Geraldine. Deeply regretted by her sons Anthony and Vincent, daughters-in-law Ann and Jackie, sister Josie McDonald (Limerick), brother John (Rathdowney), Joe (Carrickmocross), grandchildren Sarah, Nathen, Laura, Rachel, relatives and many friends.
Rest In Peace.
In adherence with Government and HSE advise Eileen’s funeral will be for family only. Eileens family thank you for your understanding and support. Her family will organise a memorial mass as soon as the pandemic has passed.
Mary (Mai) Burns (née Smith)
Kilbrew Demesne, Ashbourne, Meath / Portlaoise, Laois
Mary (Mai), Block Rd, Portlaoise, peacefully, in the tender care of the staff of Kilbrew Demesne Nursing Centre, Ashbourne. Predeceased by her loving husband Brendan. Dear mother of Brigid, Mary and Margaret. Sadly missed by her family, grandchildren Joanne, Michelle, Mark, Sarah, Shane, Lauren, James and Megan, great grand son Patrick, sons in law Joseph, Seamus and Pat, brothers Pascal and Brian, sister Sr Anna, sisters in law, nieces, nephews, relatives and her many dear friends.
May She Rest In Peace.
In view of Government and H.S.E. guidelines on public gatherings, Mai’s funeral will be private.
Sr. Anna Doyle
Presentation Sisters, Kilcock, Kildare / Baltinglass, Wicklow / Stradbally, Laois / Meath
Doyle, Sr. Anna, Presentation Sister, Kilcock, Co. Kildare, April 12th 2020, died peacefully surrounded by care staff and Presentation Sisters in Shalom Convent, Kilcock, deeply regretted by the Sisters in the Presentation Order, her sister Carmel Templeton, her sister-in-law Joan Doyle, her nieces and nephews, cousins, relatives and extended family.
Sr. Anna originally from Baltinglass dedicated her life to the Presentation Sisters and to the education of children, in Stradbally, Swindon, Scunthorpe and Zimbabwe.
A Mass to celebrate Sr. Anna’s life will be held at a later date.
In accordance with government guidelines on public gatherings, a private burial will take place.
Pauline Flynn (née Cushen)
Pauline Flynn (nèe Cushen), Mountmellick, Co.Laois. Died 13th April 2020, Peacefully in the loving care of the nurses and staff of St. Vincent’s Hospital, Mountmellick. Beloved wife of her late husband John, predeceased by her brother Jack and sister-in-law Beatrice. Deeply regretted by her nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Rest In Peace.
Due to Covid 19 and keeping with Goverment and HSE regulations Pauline’s funeral will be for immediate family only. The family would like to thank you at this time for understanding and will arrange a Memorial Mass for Pauline when the pandemic has cleared.
Clopook, Stradbally, Laois
Deeply regretted by his loving wife Imelda, son Laurence, daughters Sharon, Michelle, Gemma and Yvonne, brothers Michael, Dan and Jim, sister Lil, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family and the best of neighbours and friends.
Rest in Peace
Due to Government and HSE restrictions regarding public gatherings, the funeral will be strictly private. The family would like to thank you for your co-operation at this most difficult time.
Gearld (Ger) O’Neill
Emmet Terrence, Mountmellick, Laois
Gearld (Ger) O’Neill, Emmet Terrence, Mountmellick. Died unexpectedly April 12th 2020 in the wonderful care of the staff at The Maryborough Centre Portlaoise. Deeply regretted by his sisters Maura (Hutchins), Joan Gorman, Esther Powell, Stella, brothers Fint and Joe, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, sisters-in-law, relatives and many friends.
Adheering to Government and HSE advise Ger’s funeral will be for his immediate family and they would like to thank you for your support and understanding. Ger’s family will organise a Memorial Mass as soon as the Pandemic has cleared.
Margaret (Peggy) Roche (née Lee)
Margaret (Peggy) Roche (née Lee) formerly The Rock, Mountmellick. Died in England April 12th 2020. Beloved sister of Paddy Lee The Rock Mountmellick. Predeceased by her husband Peter. Deeply regretted by her son Peter, daughters Yvonne, Geraldine, Joanne and Collette, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, neighbours relatives and her many friends.
Rest In Peace.
Peggy’s Requiem Mass and Burial will take place in England.
St Patricks Terrace, Borris-in-Ossory, Laois
Sherlock, Theresa, April 12th 2020. Passed away peacefully in the loving care of the staff of St Fintan’s Hospital, Portlaoise. Deeply regretted by her relatives and especially the staff and fellow patients at the Maryborough Centre, Portlaoise.
A private funeral will take place, due to government advice regarding public gatherings. The family thank you for your co-operation, understanding and support during this sensitive time.
Velma Jackson (née Newton)
Velma Jackson, The Bungalow” Kilbricken, Mountrath, Co. Laois. Died 12th April 2020, (peacefully) at the Maryborough Centre, Portlaoise. Beloved wife of the recently deceased Richard, sadly missed by her loving children Clive, Pamela and David, sisters Pearl and Ruth, brother Arthur, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Due to the Covid-19 Directive, a private family funeral will take place. A Memorial Service will take place at a later date.
Sarah (Bessie) Lynam
Shanbeg, Rosenallis, Laois
Sarah (Bessie) Lynam (née Quinn) Shanbeg, Rosenallis Co. Laois died April 12th 2020 unexpectedly at The Regional Hospital Portlaoise. Beloved wife of the late Paddy and dear mother of Stephen and Ray. Deeply regretted by her sons, daughters-in-law Caryn and Martina, grandchildren Ann-Marie, Deirdre, Fiona, Eimear, and Mary, greatgrandchildren Ava and Oran, brother Seán, sisters -in-law Ann,Mary and Kathleen, neighbours, relatives and her many friends.
In compliance with Gov. advice Sarah’s funeral will be for her immediate family and they would like to thank you for your support and understanding at this sad time and to let you know that they will arrange a memorial mass for Sarah as soon as the pandemic has cleared.
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