Below are the recent deaths in Laois.
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Drummond, Rosenallis, Laois
Dan Goulding, Drummond, Rosenallis, Co. Laois, August 25th 2020. Passed away, peacefully, surrounded by his loving family in the tender care of the staff of St. Brigid’s Hospital, Shaen. Sadly missed by his loving wife Margaret, daughters Norah, Breda, Patricia and Gemma, brother Tom, sisters Winnie, Bridie, Essie and Christina, grandchildren, sons-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, extended family, neighbours and friends.
Funeral Mass on Thursday (August 27th) at 2.30pm in St. Brigid’s Church, Rosenallis, with burial afterwards in Rosenallis Cemetery. Family flowers only, please.
Due to Covid 19 restrictions and in the interest of the public safety, the funeral Mass is for family only. People who wish to pay their respects may do so by lining out along the route to the church, assembling in the church yard and cemetery. Please observe social distancing guidelines.
Tess (Essie) Costigan (née Delaney)
Belgard Heights, Tallaght, Dublin/Borris-in-Ossory, Laois/Johnstownbridge, Kildare
Tess (Essie) Costigan (nee Delaney) Belgard Heights, Tallaght, Co. Dublin and late of Borris-in-Ossory, Co. Laois August 25th 2020, passed away peacefully at her family home. Cherished wife of the Late Joe. Deeply regretted by her loving sons, daughters, brother, sister, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, friends and neighbours.
A private family funeral will take place on Friday at 10am in St Mark’s Church, Springfield due to government advice regarding public gatherings. Family Flowers only with donations, if desired, to Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross.
Nora Copeland (née Kirwan)
Drim, Mountrath, Laois
Nora Copeland (neé Kirwan), Drim, Mountrath, Co. Laois. Died 25th August 2020, at the Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise. Predeceased by her loving husband Ronnie, sisters Dolie and Sheila. Survived by her son James and daughter Ann (Heffernan), daughter-in-law Sue, son-in-law Mick, grandson Paul, granddaughter Elaine, sisters Noelle (Geoghegan), Betty (Dowling) and Anne (Murphy), brothers Sean (Kirwan), brothers-in-law Timmy (Murphy) and Brian (Copeland), nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Removal on Thursday morning from Burke’s Funeral Home, Mountrath, to St. Edmund’s Church, Castletown for a family Funeral Mass at 11.0’clock, followed by Burial in St. Fintan’s Cemetery, Mountrath.
Those who would like to attend are welcome to stand along the route, or in the vicinity of the church or cemetery so long as social distancing is observed at all times.
Denis (Dinny) Maher
Rapla, Rathdowney, Laois
Denis (Dinny) Maher, Rapla, Rathdowney, Co. Laois. August 22nd 2020. Following a brief illness. Predeceased by his wife Ann. Sadly mourned by his nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, neighbours, relatives and friends.
Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions a private funeral will take place in St. Tighearnach’s Church, Cullohill on Wednesday at 11am followed by burial in Aughmacart. Those who would have liked to attend the funeral but are unable to do so due to the current restrictions can express their condolences on the condolence page below. Thank you for your understanding at this difficult time.
Vera Carter (née Connor)
Timogue House, Stradbally, Laois
Peacefully at home, in her 102nd year. Dearly loved wife of the late William and devoted mother of Richard, Hazel, David and Audrey. She will be sadly missed by her loving family, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, daughters-in-law Shirley and Yvonne, son-in-law Mervyn, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.
Due to Government advice and restrictions regarding public gatherings and funerals a Private Funeral will take place. House Private Please. Enquiries to Persse Funeral Directors.
Christina (Chrissie) McCreevey (née Tyrrell)
Ballyfermot, Dublin/Walkinstown, Dublin/Camross, Laois
Peacefully in her sleep at her daughter’s residence. Dearly loved mother of Liam, David, Christy, Christine, Patrick, Joseph and the late Thomas and grandmother of the late David. Sadly missed by her loving sons, daughter, sister Philomena, brother David, daughters-in-law, son-in-law, grandchildren Angeline, William, Michaela, Christiana, Kellie, Graham, Kieran, Danielle, Patrick, Chris, Thomas, Leah, Sinead, Brendan, Audrey, Sean, Adam, Lauren and Scott, great grandchildren, sister-in-law Mary, brother-in-law Paddy, extended family, relatives and friends.
A private family 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, may view the Funeral Service which will be streamed on www.vimeo.com/event/153499 on Monday 24th August at 3.15pm.
SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, August 27, 2020