Below are the recent deaths in Laois.
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Mary Bergin (née Grant)
Dervald, Durrow, Laois/Shinrone, Offaly
The death has occurred of Mary Bergin (nee Grant), Dervald, Durrow, Laois and Shinrone, Offaly, died Sept. 17th 2020, peacefully, at Naas General Hospital. Predeceased by her son Desmond. Sadly missed by her husband Sean, daughters Ena and Edel and son David, brothers, sisters in law, sons in law, daughters in law, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.
Due to the HSE and government guidelines, Mary’s funeral Mass on Sunday in St. Mary’s Church, Shinrone at 2pm and burial afterwards in The new cemetery, Shinrone, will be private to family only. The family would like to thank you for your support, co-operation and understanding during this difficult time. Family flowers only.
Fidelma Freney – Myler, Portlaoise, Sept.16th, 2020, after a short illness, bravely borne. Former Journalist Leinster Express. Widow of Brian Myler. Sadly missed by her brother, sisters, relatives and many friends.
Requiem Mass on Tuesday at 12 noon in SS Peter and Paul’s Church Portlaois will be streamed on https://www.portlaoiseparish.ie/
Due COVID restrictions the Mass will be for family members. Sympathisers are welcome in the precincts of the church and SS Peter and Paul’s Cemetery.
Wolfhill Road, The Swan, Laois
Deeply regretted by his loving mother Theresa, sons Seán and Bruce, daughters Denise and Cora, brothers Alan and Cormac, sisters Stasia and Sheevaun, wife Betty, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, grandchildren Aoife, Shay and Jack, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
A private family repose will take place at 3.30pm on Saturday in Rigney’s Funeral Home, Athy. Removal on Saturday evening at 5.30pm to arrive at St. Mary’s Church, Wolfhill for 6pm. A private cremation will take place at a later date.
Coote Street, Mountrath, Laois
Richard Hetherington, Coote Street, Mountrath, Co. Laois. Sept. 17. 2020 (unexpectedly). Deeply regretted and will be sadly missed by his sisters Ann and Madge (Carter), brothers John (Australia) and Tom (Kildare), uncle Tom, brother in law Dominic, sister in law Remy, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends.
A private family funeral Mass will take place this Monday morning (Sept. 21st.) at 10.00 o’c in St. Fintan’s Church, Mountrath (EirCode R32 X338), followed by burial in St. Fintan’s Cemetery Mountrath.
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.
For those who wish to leave a personal message for the family, can do so in the section below marked ‘ Condolences’ . Richard’s family would like to thank you for your co-operation, understanding, and support at this sad and difficult time.
Rath, Ballintubber, Roscommon/Lucan, Dublin/Castletown, Laois
GEORGE SELBY Rath, Ballintubber, Co Roscommon and Lucan, Co Dublin and formerly of Castletown, Co Laois. September 17th, 2020; (Peacefully), at his home. He will be very sadly missed by his loving wife Eileen (née Flynn), sisters Maureen Egan (Laois), Eileen Quinn (London) and Catherine Naughton (Dublin), sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Please note that in an effort to follow current government guidelines and with the support and agreement of the family, George will repose at his home on Saturday but for family, neighbours and close friends only please. His funeral cortege will depart from his home on Saturday at 12.40 o’c arriving at St Patrick’s Church, Clooneycolgan for Mass of the Resurrection at 1 o’c. Burial afterwards in Oran Cemetery.
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