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Deaths in Laois – Thursday, September 23, 2020

Below are the recent deaths in Laois.

Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.

Roy Bulfin
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.

Due to covid-19 directive a private family service will take place on Friday 25th in St Michael and All Angels Church Abbeyleix at 12 noon. Private cremation to follow.Those who would have liked to attend the Funeral but due to current restrictions cannot may line the route to the Church from the top of Abbeyleix.

Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to the Irish Hearth Foundation.

James Hilliard
Marian Ave., Portlaoise, Laois

Beloved husband of the late Alice and much loved father of Noel and Elizabeth. Deeply regretted by their partners and,family, 7 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, brothers, sister, sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family relatives and friends.

May James Rest In Peace

Due to current government guidelines a private family funeral will take place. Reposing at his home on Thursday evening from 7:00pm with rosary recital at 8:00pm. Removal on Friday at 11:15am to arrive at SS Peter & Paul’s Church for 12:00 noon Requiem Mass. Interment afterwards in Ss Peter & Paul’s Cemetery.

Joe Gaffney
clonmeen, Errill, Laois

Joe Gaffney, Clonmeen, Errill, Co. Laois. September 22nd 2020. Peacefully at his brother Frank’s home (Monamondra). Deeply regretted by his brothers Frank and Liam and his sister Tess, sisters-in-law Brenda and Patsy, brothers-in-law Seanie and Denis, nieces, nephews, neighbours, relatives and friends.

May His Gentle Soul Rest In Peace

Due to the current restrictions regarding COVID-19 and public gatherings the funeral is restricted to family and close relatives only. Funeral Mass on Thursday at 1pm in The Church of The Holy Trinity, Rathdowney followed by burial in St. Kieran’s Cemetery, Errill. The Funeral Mass will be livestreamed by clicking here.

William (Bill) Sinnott
Clonduff, Rosenallis, Laois

The death has occurred of William (Bill) Sinnott.,Clonduff, Rosenallis, Co. Laois and formerly of Ardlea, Raheen. William (Bill) Sinnott. Clonduff, Rosenallis, Co. Laois died peacefully at his home with his family in his 94th year on Monday, 21st September 2020. Bill will be sadly missed by his loving wife Peggy, his daughter Kathleen, her husband Walter Murphy and his 3 grandchildren Marie, Walter and William, his sister-in-law Anne Sinnott, brother-in-law Dick Holland, his nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends in the farming community and beyond.

May his gentle soul rest in peace.

Reposing at his home in Clonduff on Wednesday, 23th September 2020. Funeral arriving at St Manman Church for 12 noon Mass on Thursday, 24th September 2020. Burial afterwards to New Cemetery, Clonaslee. For those who cannot attend due to COVID restrictions, Bill’s Funeral Mass will be streamed live on Clonaslee Parish webcam.

The Sinnott family would like to thank you for your kind consideration at this most difficult time.

Mary Tyrrell (née Rafter)
Cahir, Coolrain, Laois

Mary Tyrrell (née Rafter), Cahir, Coolrain, Portlaoise, Co. Laois, died 21st September 2020, (peacefully) at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of David and mother of Gerald, Christopher, David, Anthony, Catherine, Noel, Brigit and Joseph, grandchildren Craig, Daniel, Jessica, Aaron, Robert, Katie, Jack, Hannah, Kevin, and Isabel, great-grandchildren Riley, Ella, Lilly, Arthur and Henry, son-in-law Vincent, daughters-in-law Caroline, Karen and Annette, nephews, nieces, extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends.

May Mary Rest In Peace

Funeral Arrangements Later

Joan Connolly (née Whyte)
Oaklawn, Portlaoise, Laois

Connolly Joan, Oaklawn, Portlaoise. Sept 18th 2020. Peacefully at her residence. Sadly missed by her husband Tony, sons Eoin and Niall, daughter Aoife, granddaughter Mia. Predeceased by her father Martin and mother Maureen. Sadly missed by her sisters Dolores and Veronica and brother Martin, sister in law Monica, brother in law Clem, uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, relatives, great neighbours and friends.

May she rest in peace

Given the current exceptional circumstances and to protect the welfare of everyone who knew her, 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/. Private cremation will follow in Newlands Cross.

James (Jimmy) Murphy
Kilmanman, Clonaslee, Laois

James (Jimmy) Murphy, Kilmanman, Clonaslee, Co. Laois. Died September 20th, at the Regional Hospital Tullamore. Predeceased by his loving Parents John and Mary and his dear sister Teresa Murray. Deeply regretted by his lovely wife Margaret and his loving family, Seamus and his wife Sharon, Marie and her husband Tommy, Caroline and her husband Willie, Margaret and her husband Richard, Ann and her partner Ross, Teresa and her partner Des, John, Paddy and Michael, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, his sisters Margaret (Lalor – Mountmellick) and Mary (Parkinson – Castletown), nieces and nephews, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, neighbours, relatives and his many friends.


Reposing in his home on Tuesday. His Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 12 noon in St. Manman’s Church, Clonaslee will be streamed live on clonasleeparish.ie. Burial afterward in the New Cemetery. The wake and funeral Mass will be for his immediate family. Sympathisers are very welcome in the precincts of the Church and Cemetery. Social Distancing must be observed at all times. The family would like to thank you for your kind understanding at this most difficult time.

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