Below are the recent deaths in Laois.
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Michael (Mick) Lynch
Crannagh, Stradbally, Laois/Dundrum, Dublin
Lynch, Michael (Mick), in his 95th year, died peacefully in the loving care of the staff of Droimnin Nursing Home Stradbally on 8 May 2020; late of Dundrum Dublin and Crannagh, Stradbally, Co. Laois.
Deeply regretted by his brother Eamon, nephew David, niece-in-law Gillian, cousins Michael, Dan, Lil and Jim and his good neighbours and friends.
May Michael Rest in Peace
In accordance with government directives a private family funeral will take place.
Br. Charles (Michael) Purcell
De La Salle Brothers, Castletown, Laois/Kilteely, Limerick
Br. Charles (Michael) Purcell, De La Salle Brothers, Castletown, Portlaoise, Co. Laois and late of Ballinlough, Kilteely, Co. Limerick. May 9th. 2020.
Pre-deceased by his sisters, Maureen (Sr. Rita), Josephine (Sr. Pius), his brothers Br. Michael, William (Ballinlough) Tommy (Knocklong) Greatly missed by his sisters, Kathleen (Judge), Isabel (Horton) Wales, Nora (Donavon), Nancy (Ivory), Sally (Sr. Juliana) Fethard, Breda (McManus) London, his brother Philip (Kilteely), his nieces, nephews, grandnieces, great-grandnephews, confreres in religon, relatives and friends.
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In accordances with Government and HSE recommendations regarding public gatherings, a private funeral will take place for family only.
Patrick (Paddy) Gaffney
Ballagh, Errill, Laois
Patrick (Paddy) Gaffney, Ballagh, Errill, Co. Laois. May 8th 2020, peacefully in the care of Ealga Lodge Nursing Home, Shinrone. Predeceased by his brothers Jack, Billy, Tommy and Joe and his sisters Daize, Poll and Nelly. Sadly missed by his nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
A rosary for Paddy will be live streamed from the Church Of The Holy Trinity, Rathdowney this Sunday evening May 10th at 8pm and the funeral Mass will also be streamed on Monday morning May 11th at 11am (parishwebsites.ie/rathdowney) followed by burial in St. Kieran’s Cemetery, Errill.
As per the COVID-19 directive, house, funeral and burial strictly private.
Margaret (Noelie) Bowe (née LaCumber)
Timahoe Road, Stradbally, Laois
Peacefully, at her home. Wife of the Late Matt. Sadly missed by her loving family, sons Paddy, Eugene, Gabriel, Joe, Liam, daughters Fiona (Wall) and Jacinta (Martin), brothers, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and extended family.
In accordance with government directives a private family funeral will take place. The funeral mass will be streamed from The Sacred Heart Church, Stradbally at 10am on Saturday, 9th May on the Stradbally Noticeboard Facebook page.
Summerhill, Stradbally Road, Portlaoise, Laois
Peacefully at St. Brigids Hospice, The Curragh. Survived by her loving son Tunde, extended family and friends.
A private funeral will take place, due to government advice regarding public gatherings. Those who would have liked to attend the funeral, but due to current restrictions cannot, please leave a personal message for the family on the condolence page below. The family thank you for your cooperation, understanding and support during this sensitive time.
Sr. Madeline Maher
Kilcock, Kildare/Portlaoise, Laois
Maher Sr. Madeline, Presentation Sisters, Kilcock, Co. Kildare, 6th May 2020, peacefully in the tender care of the Sisters and staff, Shalom Nursing Home. Predeceased by her parents James and Margaret, her sisters Margaret, Kathleen and Mary, her brothers Seamus, Michael and Fr. Paul. Deeply regretted by her sisters Bridget, Patricia, Nora and Angela, her brother Noel, nieces, nephews, Presentation Community; extended family and friends.
A Mass to celebrate Sr. Madeline’s life will be held at a later date. In accordance with government guidelines on public gatherings, a private burial will take place.
Kilteale, Stradbally, Laois
Cullen, Kilteale, Stradbally. May 5th 2020 Peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family. Michael (Mick), dearly loved husband to Breda annd cherished father to Debbie and David. Adoring grandfather to Anna, Cillian, Dylan and Adam. Deeply regretted by his loving family, mother Kay Cullen, brothers, sisters, brothers, in law, sisters in law, son in law Kevin, daughter in law Julia, cousins, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.
Given the exceptional climate and to protect the welfare of everyone who knew him, a private funeral, with immediate family only, will take place, at 12 noon on Thursday in SS Peter and Paul’s Church, Portlaoise and will be streamed on the webcam. Burial afterwards in Kilteale cemetery.
Abbeyleix, Laois / Castletown, Laois
Declan Doocey, Abbeyleix and formaly of Aughafan, Castletown, Portlaoise, Co Laois. Died May 5th 2020 following a tragic accident. Predeceased by his brothers Paddy, Sean and Billy sister Patricia (Allen). Deeply regretted by his loving family Helen, Mark, Paul, Conor, partner Grace, brothers, sisters, daughters in law, Doireann and Eadaoin, grandchildren Ella, Coel and Mia, brothers in law, sisters in law, nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends.
In accordance with Government and HSE recommendations regarding public gatherings, a private funeral will take place for family only. A celebration of Declan’s life will be held at a later date.
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