Below are the recent deaths in Laois.
Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.
Sheila Whelan (née Egan)
Whelan (nee Egan) Sheila (Portlaoise, Co Laois), August 28th, 2020, (peacefully) in the wonderful care of Bernie and all the caring staff at Ballard Lodge Nursing Home. Predeceased by her beloved husband Jeremiah, brothers and sisters, brothers – in – law & sisters–in–law.
Fondly remembered by her nephews and nieces, grandnephews and grandnieces, great-grandnephews and great-grandnieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Rest in Peace.
Due to Government advice regarding public gatherings a private family funeral will be held on Monday, 31st August 2020 at 12 o’clock in The Church of Saint Peter and Paul, Portlaoise followed by burial in Ballyfin cemetery. Those who would have liked to attend but cannot may view the funeral Mass at this link https://www.portlaoiseparish.ie/webcam/
Violet Stanley (née Rainsberry)
The Commons, Thurles, Tipperary / Ballyroan, Laois
Late of Sue Ryder, Ballyroan, Co. Laois. In the loving care of the staff at Mooncoin Residential Care Centre. Beloved wife of the late Robert. Deeply regretted by her daughter, son-in-law, granddaughter, grandsons, relatives, and friends.
Funeral Service strictly in line with Covid-19 guidelines with limited capacity in St. Paul’s Church, Piltown on Sunday (August 30th) at 2 pm; thence to St Mary’s Churchyard, Johnstown for burial.
” The day Thou gavest, Lord is ended ”
Borris Little, Portlaoise, Laois / Borris, Carlow
Dalton Michael, Borris Little, Portlaoise and late of Borris, Co. Carlow. August 27th 2020. Peacefully surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of Margaret. Dearly loved father to Andrew, Patrick, Patricia, Michael, Catriona, Fergal, Rosemary and Martina. Cherished fifteen grandchildren. Deeply regretted by his loving family, brothers Séan and Tom, sisters Shile and Rosemary, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Given the current exceptional circumstances and to protect the welfare of everyone who knew him, a private funeral, with immediate family only, will take place at 12 noon on Saturday in St. Peter and Paul’s Church, Portlaoise and will be streamed on the webcam http://www.portlaoiseparish.ie/web-cam/. Burial afterwards in St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery, Portlaoise. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to Charity.
Coolbanagher, Emo, Laois
Patrick Kerry, Coolbanagher, Emo, Portlaoise, 27th August 2020, beloved husband of the late Eileen (Joyce) and the dearly loved father of Eileen, Frances, John & Joseph, passed away peacefully in his 90th year, surrounded by his loving family in the tender care of the staff of St. Brigid’s Hospital, Shaen. Sadly missed by his daughters and sons, his brother Bill in USA and sister Babs in the UK, his grandchildren; Patrick, Fiachra, Muireann, Ríona, Alice & Paul, daughter-in-law, Deirdre & son-in-law, Paul La Rosa, his extended family, neighbours & friends.
Removal on Saturday morning from Keegan’s Funeral Home, Portlaoise, to St. Peter’s & Paul’s Church, Emo to arrive for 10am requiem Mass, with burial afterwards in St. Peters & Paul’s Cemetery, Portlaoise. Family flowers only, donations if desired to the Patients Fund, St. Brigid’s Hospital, Shaen.
Due to Covid 19 restrictions and in the interest of the public safety the funeral Mass is for family and close neighbours. Those who would like to attend are welcome to stand along the route through Emo village, or in the vicinity of the church or cemetery so long as social distancing guidelines are observed at all times. The family would like to thank everyone for their help and support at this time, especially those who cared for Dad at St. Brigid’s Hospital, Shaen.
SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Saturday, August 29, 2020