Below are the recent deaths in Laois.
Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.
Ann Dunne (née Phelan)
Cappinrush, Ballyfin, Laois
Died 24th of September at The Midland Regional Hospital Tullamore. Beloved wife of the late Pat. Predeceased by her father Vester Phelan, her stepfather Micheal O’Rourke and her uncle Tommy Phelan. Deeply regretted by her son Paul, her mother Helen O’Rourke, sisters Geraldine and Eileen, brother David, Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, Sisters-in-Law, Brothers -in-law, cousins neighbours, relatives and a large circle of friends.
Ann will repose in her home on Saturday and Sunday. The Requiem Mass on Monday at 11am in St Fintan’s Church Ballyfin will be streamed live @ballyfinparish.ie Burial afterward in St Finan’s cemetery Ballyfin.
Sympathisers are welcome in the precincts of the wake church and cemetery. Due to Covid19 restrictions social distancing must be adhered to at all times.
Grennan, Attanagh, Laois / Kilkenny
Peacefully, at his residence. Predeceased by his brother Paddy and sister Anne. Dearly loved husband of Brigid and father of Marie, Sarah, Annette, Denis, John, Padraic, Brian and Leo. Adored grandfather to his beloved grandchildren Donnacha, Roisin, Jack, John, Amelia, Rebecca, Alex, Ben, Laura, Chloe and Finn. Deeply regretted by his loving family, sisters Norah and Mary, sister-in-law Mary, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.
A private Funeral Mass will take place on Friday at 12 noon in the Church of the Assumption, Ballyouskill. This can be viewed on the following link: https://www.youtube.com/c/AllisonRitchieChurchSinger
Mary Judith O’Donnell
Mountmellick, Laois / Lucan, Dublin
Mary Judith O’ Donnell, Mountmellick, Co. Laois and Lucan, Co. Dublin.
September 24, 2020. Died peacefully after a long cancer illness bravely borne in the loving care of her parents John and Maureen O’ Donnell and her sisters Susan (Smithers), Sara (Harte) and Lucy (Kelly) at her parents home in Ashgrove, Mountmellick.
Deeply regretted by her loving parents, sisters, Auntie Bernie, nephews and nieces, cousins, brothers-in-law Tom, O’Neill and David, former work colleagues at the Dept of Employment Affairs and Social Protection, relatives and her many friends.
Requiem Mass on Saturday at 11am in St. Joseph’s Church, Mountmellick. Burial afterwards in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Mary’s Requiem Mass will be streamed live on www.mountmellickparish.ie.
Sympathisers and friends are welcome to attend in the precincts of the Church and Cemetery.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions social distancing must be adhered to at all times.
Cornelius (Connie) Browne
Daly Terrace, Rathdowney, Laois
Cornelius (Connie) Browne, Daly Terrace, Rathdowney, Co. Laois. September 24th 2020. Peacefully at home in the presence of his loving family. Predeceased by his infant son Thomas. Sadly mourned by his wife Nora and his family, Margaret, Peter, Breda, Neil, John, Michael, Mary, Kieran, Geraldine, Christy, Aishlíng, Olive and Aidan, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, his brothers Christy and Michael, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, nieces, nephews, neighbours, relatives and friends.
Due to the current restrictions regarding COVID-19 and public gatherings the funeral is restricted to family and close relatives only. Funeral Mass on Saturday in The Church Of The Holy Trinity, Rathdowney at 2pm followed by burial in Bealady Cemetery. (parishwebsites.ie/rathdowney) Family flowers only by request. Donations can be made online to the Cuisle Centre.
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.
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.