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Deaths in Laois – Thursday, July 2, 2020

Death notices in Laois

Below are the recent deaths in Laois.

Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.

Denis Hennessy
The Haven, Abbeyleix, Laois

Funeral arrangements to be announced.

Sarah (Sadie) Harmon (née Jackson)
Killnacourt, Portarlington, Laois / Kinsealy, Dublin

Formerly Kinsealy, Dublin. Peacefully surrounded by her loving family at Oakdale Nursing Home Portarlington. Sadly missed by her loving husband Harry, daughters Sharon and Fiona, son Harry jnr, sisters Ann and Joan, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family and friends.

Sarah was a former member of Portarlington Happy Hearts Active Retirement Group.

Reposing at Maher’s Chapel of Rest Portarlington on Thursday from 7pm to 8pm. A Private Family Funeral Ceremony to take place. The family would like to thank you for your understanding and support at this difficult time.

No Flowers Please.

John Power
Wolfhill, Laois / Waterford

JOHN POWER, Wolfhill, Co. Laois and formerly Co. Waterford, Peacefully, in the care of the Matron and her staff at Droimnín Nursing Home, Stradbally, Co Laois on 30th June 2020. Deeply regretted by his nieces, nephews extended family and friends.


Funeral Mass for John will take place at 12 noon on Thursday (2nd July) in The Sacred Heart Church, Stradbally followed by interment in Oakvale Cemetery, Stradbally, Co Laois.

In line with the latest HSE and government advice the number of people in the church will be limited to 50. Please adhere to guidelines and social distancing.

Raymond Kingston
Dun Brinn Lower, Barrowhouse, Laois / Westmeath / Waterford

After an illness bravely borne. Sadly missed by his loving wife Anna, children Claire, Mark and Heather, father Percy (Perry), sister Eleanor (Cobbe), Eleanor’s husband Derek and their two sons Eoin and Cian, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, niece, nephews, relatives and friends.

Due to government advice regarding public gatherings, a private funeral service will take place on Thursday, 2 July at 2.30pm in St. Michael’s Parish Church, Carlow Road, Athy. The Funeral service will be livestreamed, see link https://vimeo.com/434114057. A private burial will take place immediately afterwards in Narraghmore Cemetery.

Stella (Anastatia) Hovenden (née Murray)
Ballylinan, Laois

The death has occurred of Stella (Anastatia) Hovenden (nee Murray), Ballylinan, Co Laois in her 99th year. Pre-deceased by her husband Kevin. Dearly loved mother of Ann and Kevin, mother-in-law of Colin and Frances, Granny to John, Tom, James and Eoin. Deeply regretted by her brother Andy, nieces, nephews and friends. Pre-deceased by her brothers and sisters May, Murt, Jo, Kay, Willie, Ellie, Sheila and Dan.

Due to Government advice regarding public gatherings, a private family funeral will take place on Thursday, 2 July at 11 a.m. at St Ann’s Church, Ballylinan, Co. Laois. The Funeral Mass will be livestreamed, see link https://vimeo.com/434087552.

Brendan O’Byrne
Canterbury, England and late of Timahoe, Co. Laois

Peacefully on Saturday 27th June 2020, the beloved husband of Suzanne, and dear brother of Richard and Desmond. Sadly, missed by his loving wife, brothers, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Sr. Sheila DC LALOR
Parknahown, Cullohill, Laois / Dunmanway, Cork / Dublin

Lalor, Sr Sheila D.C. (late of Parknahown, Cullohill, Co. Laois, 10 Henrietta St., St Catherine’s, Killinarden, St. Louise’s, Ballyfermot and St. Mary’s Dunmanway, Co Cork) 29th June, 2020, peacefully at Highfield Healthcare Centre, Whitehall, Dublin 9. Deeply regretted by her sisters Breeda, Marie, Stella, Dolie, and Carmella, brothers-in-law Martin and Seán, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, her community of the Daughters of Charity, relatives and many loyal friends.

Rest in Peace.

A private funeral will take place due to Government guidelines regarding public gatherings.

Burial afterwards in Glasnevin Cemetery. The Funeral Mass may be viewed from St. Peter’s Church Phibsboro on Wednesday 1st July at 11.30am on this link www.churchservices.tv/phibsboro

A Memorial Mass to celebrate Sr. Sheila’s long life of devoted service will take place at a later date.

Martin Delaney
Grangebeg, Borris-in-Ossory, Laois

Martin Delaney, Grangebeg, Borris in Ossory, Co. Laois. (Ex. CIE) June 29, 2020. Peacefully, at the Midlands Regional Hospital, Portlaoise. Predeceased by his wife Mary (nee Delaney). Deeply regretted and will be sadly missed by his loving sons Joe, Ger and Ned, his wounderful sister Mary (Fitzpatrick), daughter in law Bernie, grandsons Dean and Darragh, granddaughters Niamh, Leah and Anne, nieces Ann, Mary, Bernie, Kathleen, Helen and Sall, nephews Martin and Jimmy, extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends.

May Martin Rest In Peace

Martin will be reposing at Guilfoyle’s Funeral Home Castletown (EirCode R32 TN84) this Tuesday evening (June 30th), sympathisers are welcome to file through from 5 o’c until 8 o’c while observing social distancing at all times. A private family Funeral Mass will take place in Knockaroo Church (EirCode R32 F886) this Wednesday morning (July 1st) at 11 o’c, with burial immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Due to Covid 19 directives, only 50 people can enter the church, but other people, by observing social distancing, can attend outside or in the cemetery. Martin’s family would like to thank you for your co-operation, understanding and support at this difficult time.

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