Below are the recent deaths in Laois.
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Sr. Finbarr Breslin
Bishopsgate Street, Mullingar, Westmeath/Clonaslee, Laois
Sr. Finbarr Breslin, (Sisters of Mercy, Bishopsgate Street, Mullingar, Co Westmeath and late of Glenkeen, Clonaslee, Co Laois) – November 7, 2020 (peacefully) after a long illness borne with great courage and dignity, in the devoted care of Matron and staff of Newbrook Lodge Nursing Home, Mullingar. Deeply regretted by The Sisters of Mercy Northern Province and her loving family.
Sr. Finbarr will be sadly missed by her brother Bernard, sisters Margaret, Ellen and Bridie, sister-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and her many friends in the Mullingar community.
In line with current Government guidelines and to ensure the safety for all, a private funeral and burial will take place on Monday at 10 o’c. This can be viewed on the live webcam at www.mullingarparish.ie.
William (Murt) Treacy
The Heath, Portlaoise, Laois
Retired teacher Portlaoise Vocational School. Beloved husband of Kathleen, father to Fionán, Sinéad, Billy and Karen. Grandfather to Holly, Hazel, Clodagh, Aoibhinn, Isabelle andOliver.
Brother to Anne, Pat and Tom. Predeceased by his brother Séan and sister Nuala. Will be sadly missed by his immediate and extended family, including sons and daughters-in-law, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews, and by his wide circle of friends.
Portlaoise, Portlaoise, Laois
Breen, St Brigid’s Place, Portlaoise, Nov 4th, 2020, peacefully, at St James’ Hospital, Dublin. George, dearly loved father to Mark, Lisa, Georgina, Mary, Darren, Eileen and Clodagh. Deeply regretted by his loving family, brother Paddy and sister Monica, brothers in law, sister in law, sons in law, daughters in law, grandchildren, great-grandchild Freya, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends, also his faithful dogs.
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.
Mary Brennan (née Davis)
Rathgilbert, Ballyadams, Laois
Peacefully, at her daughter Collette’s residence, surrounded by her loving family. Wife of the late Liam. Deeply regretted by her loving children Catherine, Helena, Johnnie, Brigid, Collette and Francis, sister Ann, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, sisters-in-law, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Due to government guidelines, a private requiem Mass will take place at 11am on Sunday morning in St. Joseph’s Church, Ballyadams (limited to 25 people). Burial afterwards in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.
House private, please.
27 Lakeside Gardens Kilminchy, Portlaoise, Laois / Lucan, Dublin
Formerly of Hillcrest Close, Lucan. Much loved brother of Cathy. Deeply regretted by his loving family, brother in law Johnny, nieces Courtney and Jodie, aunt’s Brigid Dawe and Susie Kenny (USA) extended family relatives and friends.
Requiem Mass in St Patrick’s Church, Lucan, this Saturday morning at 11am. Interment afterwards in Esker Cemetery, Lucan. Family flowers only, please. Donations, if desired, to The Cuisle Centre, Portlaoise.
Vincent (Vinny) O’Connor
The death has occurred of Vincent (Vinny) O’Connor, Martigny, Switzerland, late of Ballickmoyler, Laois and Dublin, 28th October 2020. Survived by his wife Adriana, the wonderful mother of his two children Manuel and Sophie. Sadly missed by his brother Larry, sisters Frances and Mary, nieces, nephews and grandnephews, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, extended family, his friends and many relatives.
Cremation took place in Martigny on Saturday, 31st October 2020. Interment will take place, at a later date, with his parents in Rathaspic Cemetery, Co. Laois.
SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Saturday, November 7, 2020