Below are the recent deaths in Laois.
Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.
Christina (Chriss) Hewitt (née Rock)
Court Square, Stradbally, Laois
HEWITT, Christina (Chriss) (NEE ROCK) Court Square, Stradbally, Co. Laois. Peacefully. 14th September 2020. after a short illness bravely borne surrounded by her husband Seamie and family. Predeceased by her loving son Declan (Gazza). Deeply regretted and will be sadly missed and forever loved by her sorrowing family. Dearly loved and devoted husband Seamie, daughter, Cathy, Sons, Jimmy and Daithí, her adored grandchildren, nephews, nieces, daughters-in-law, son-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, extended family, very kind neighbours and her many friends.
‘May her gentle soul Rest In Peace’
Reposing at her home from 6’oc on Monday with prayers and recital of the Rosary on Monday and Tuesday evening at 8’oc. Funeral Mass for Chriss will take place in The Sacred Heart Church, Stradbally, at 12 noon on Wednesday 16th and afterwards Chriss will be laid to rest in Oakvale Cemetery. House Private on Wednesday morning please
Due to Government advice regarding public gatherings, a private funeral will take place for family and close friends. Please adhere to social distancing. The family would like to thank you all for your understanding at this time.
Aughafan, Castletown, Laois
John O’Connor, Aughafan, Castletown, Co. Laois and Oxford, England. Sept. 1st. 2020, after a long illness. Predeceased by his father Joe and brother David. Beloved partner of Mary and the O’Byrne family. Sadly missed by his mother Anne, and much loved brother of Mary, Anne, Kathleen, Patricia, Liam, Jacqueline, Paddy, Brian, Paul and Mark, aunts, uncles, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, extended family, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and a large circle of friends.
May John Rest In Peace.
A private family funeral Mass will take place in St, Edmund’s Church, Castletown this Wednesday (Sept. 16th.) at 12 o’c noon with burial immediately afterwards in Churchtown Cemetery, Castletown.
Due to Covid 19 Directives only 50 people can enter the church, but other people by observing social distancing and wearing face masks, can attend outside the church or in the cemetery.
Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust. Mass can be viewed live on the St. Edmund’s Church, Castletown Facebook page.
Esker Hills, Portlaoise, Laois
Jan Seweryn, Esker Hills, Portlaoise, Co. Laois, September 12th 2020. Deeply regretted by his wife Magdalena, his loving children Zuzanna and Adam, brothers Stanislaw, Sebastian, Bogdan, parents, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Rest in Peace
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 Wednesday in St. Peter and Paul’s Church, Portlaoise and will be streamed on the webcam http://www.portlaoiseparish.ie/web-cam/. Cremation will follow.
Dublin / Stradbally, Laois
Harris (Dublin and Laois) September 13th, 2020, peacefully but unexpectedly at Tallaght Hospital , Patrick (Pat/Paddy) late of Kilrory, Stradbally. Beloved husband of the late Bernie and loving father of Karl and Shauna. Sadly missed by his loving family, brother Tommy, sister Gretta, son-in-law Martin, grandchildren Ryan and Cara, relatives and friends.
May he rest in peace
In line with Government and HSE advice regarding public gatherings a small private funeral will be held. For those who cannot attend the funeral service due to the current restrictions the service can be viewed on Wednesday, 16th September, 2020, at 3.15pm by clicking on the following link https://vimeo.com/event/153499 or if you would like to leave a message of sympathy on our condolence section please click https://www.masseybrosfuneralshomes.com/funeral-notices/. All enquires to Massey Bros., The Haven, Crumlin Road, 01 4541666.
James ( Jim) Walsh
Church View, Borris-in-Ossory, Laois
James (Jim) Walsh, Church View, Borris in Ossary, Co Laois, September 13th, 2020, peacefully, at the Midlands Regional Hospital, Portlaoise. Predeceased by his wife Kathleen (nee Ryan). Deeply regretted and will be sadly missed by his son Jim, sisters Theresa (Delaney), Patsy (Guidera), nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends.
A private family funeral will take place this Tuesday morning (Sept. 15th.) in St Canice’s Church, Borris In Ossary, at 11am, followed by burial in Derrinsallagh Cemetery, Borris In Ossary. Due to Covid 19 Directives only 50 people can enter the church, but other people by observing social distancing can attend outside the church or in the cemetery.
Green Road, Abbeyleix, Laois
Roy died suddenly surrounded by his friends in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam . Deeply regretted by his loving wife Alison, sons Thomas and Jamie, sisters Valerie and Jennifer, brother Alan, brothers-in-law Richard and Apsley, sister-in-law Pauline, extended family and friends.
Funeral Arrangements Later.
Mary-Anne Cunningham (née Breslin)
Late of Glenkeen, Clonaslee, Laois/Moate, Westmeath
Passed away on the 1st of September, peacefully, at her daughter’s home in Bournemouth, England. Predeceased by her loving husband Francis. Deeply mourned by her children Anne, Stephen and John, daughter-in-law Golda, grandchildren Liam, Elliot and Sam. She will be sadly missed by her brother Bernard, sisters Sr Finbar, Margaret, Ellen and Bridie, extended Cunningham and Breslin families, friends and neighbours.
A Private Family Funeral will take place on the 15th of September in the Chapel at Hinton Park Woodland Burial Ground Bournemouth with burial there afterwards.
The family would like to thank you for your support, co-operation and understanding during this difficult time.
Dundrum, Dublin/Portlaoise, Laois
Formerly of Rathbrennan, Portlaoise. Beloved sister of Fintan, Gerry and Joan (Sreenan). Deeply regretted by her loving family brothers-in-law, Pat and Jim, sisters-in-law Veronica and Martina, nieces, nephews, extended family relatives and friends.
Requiem mass can be viewed on the portlaoiseparish.ie/webcam Due to current goverment guidelines a Private family funeral will take place. Those wishing to leave condolences can do so on the link below or in the traditional manner. Requiem Mass on Monday in SS Peter & Paul’s Church, Portlaoise at 12:00 noon followed by burial in SS Peter & Paul’s Cemetery.