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Deaths in Laois – Saturday, November 14, 2020

Below are the recent deaths in Laois.

Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.

Loftus Odlum
Portarlington, Laois

Odlum – Loftus, November 12th, 2020. Late of Portarlington, Co Laois. In the loving care of the staff of St James Hospital and Orwell Nursing Home, in his 92nd year; loving husband of the late Dorothy, and sadly missed by his children Philip, Stephen and Melanie, daughters-in-law Kristina and Julie, son-in-law Karsten, grandchildren Nicholas, Emily (and their spouses, Sophie and Michael) Rachel and Rebekah, great-grandchildren Sam, Beau and Cara and extended family.

In keeping with Government guidelines, a private funeral Service will take place on Wednesday 18th November at 10 am and can be viewed on line at: https://vimeo.com/event/153499. No flowers please; donations, if desired, to Simon Community.

Marie Comerford (née O’Reilly)
28 Twomey Park, Mountmellick, Laois

Died peacefully at home surround by her loving family. Predeceased by her daughter Linda. Beloved wife and best friend of Noel. Dearly loved mother to Sharon, Caroline, Noeleen, Valerie, Kathleen, Wendy and Noel Richard. Deeply regretted by her sisters, her brothers, sons-in-law, grand children, great grandchildren, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, relatives, extended family, neighbours and a large circle of friends.


Given the current exceptional circumstances and to protect the welfare of everyone who knew Marie, a private funeral, with immediate family only, will take place in St Joseph’s Church, Mountmellick at 11 o’clock on Monday, the 16th of November. The Funeral Mass will be streamed live on Mountmellickparish.ie. Burial will follow in St Joseph’s Cemetery.

The funeral cortège will travel from Marie’s home at 10.25am. Those who wish to come out to pay their respects can do so along the route, maintaining social distancing. House private on Monday morning please.

Pauline Frain (née Bambrick)
Dalton Terrace, Ballaghaderreen, Roscommon / Ballylinan, Laois

FRAIN – (nee Bambrick), (Dalton Terrace, Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon and late of Ballylinan, Co. Laois). November 12th 2020 – (peacefully) in the loving care of her family, the doctors, Nurses and wonderful Staff of Roscommon University Hospital; Pauline. Predeceased by her parents Billy and Margaret her sister Mary and her beloved son Declan. She will be very sadly missed by her heartbroken family, her husband Fergus, son Eugene, daughters Sinead and Paula, sons-in-law Carl and Sean, grandchildren Jack, Declan, Tom, Matt, Alfie and Ryan, her brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces, cousins and a large circle of friends.

May Her Gentle Soul Rest In Peace

Pauline will lie in repose at home Friday evening from 6 o’clock until 7 o’clock (Private to family and close friends, please).

Removal from her home Saturday morning at 11:30am to The Cathedral of the Annunciation and St Nathy, Ballaghaderreen for Mass of the Resurrection at 12 noon (Funeral Mass is limited to 25 so this is private to family and close friends, please).

Burial afterwards in Kilcolman Cemetery

House strictly private Saturday morning, please.

Family flowers only, please. Donations in memory of Pauline to Palliative Care Services Roscommon University Hospital c/o Kilgarriff Funeral Directors, Ballaghaderreen.

Pauline’s Funeral Mass will be livestreamed on Kilgarriff Funeral Directors Facebook page.

Gerald McCarthy
Droimnin, Stradbally, Laois / Clondalkin, Dublin

Formerly 57 Rowlagh Park, Clondalkin, Dublin. Gerald passed away peacefully in the Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise in the company of his loving family. Sadly missed by his wife Angela, his sons Gerald and Darren, and his daughter Margaret, son-in-law Martin, daughters-in-law Kim and Elena, grandchildren Adam, Hanifa, Hannah, Evan, Peter, Lochlan,Nora, Bella, Liam and Aidan, great-granddaughter Rosie. Gerald is survived by his two brothers Noel and Seanie and his sister Eileen.

May Gerald Rest in Peace

Reposing at his residence on Thursday. Due to Covid 19 restrictions a family funeral will take place. Requiem Mass on Friday at 10 o clock in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Rowlagh, Clondalkin, Dublin. Cremation to follow in Newlands Cross Crematorium, Dublin.

Gerald’s Requiem Mass will be live streamed on: https://churchmedia.tv/camera/church-of-the-immaculate-heart-of-mary-rowlagh

Mervyn Rochford
Castle Gate, Portarlington, Laois / Wexford Town, Wexford

Formerly of King Street, Wexford. At the Regional Hospital Tullamore. Predeceased by his father Philip, mother Elizabeth, brother Derek and sister Dympna. Adoring husband of Hilary, father of Colin and Brendan, stepfather to Patrick, Lorraine, Pamela, Helen and Robert, doting granddad to his grandchildren. Deeply regretted by his loving sisters Phyllis and Muriel, brothers Lionel, Gordon and Adrian, daughter-in-law Tina, nieces, nephews and a large circle of friends.

Rest In Peace

Due to the Covid 19 restrictions A Private Family Cremation Service to take place. Removal at 10:30am from Mahers Chapel of Rest, Portarlington on Saturday arriving Mount Jerome Crematorium for Cremation Service at 12:15pm.

The family would like to thank you for your help and understanding at this sad and difficult time. Family flowers only please. Donations, If desired, to Portarlington Mens Shed.

Mervyn’s Cremation Service can be viewed on: https://vimeo.com/event/153499

Rose Fogarty (née Lalor)
Avondale, Portarlington, Offaly / Mountmellick, Laois

Formerly of St Joseph’s Tce., Mountmellick. Peacefully, in the wonderful care of staff of the Maryborough Centre, Portlaoise. Predeceased by her brother Padraig. Deeply regretted by her loving husband Pat, son Barry, brother Tom, sisters, Mary, Lily and Trush, nieces, nephews, extended family, neighbours and friends.

Rest In Peace

Due to the Covid 19 restrictions, a Private Family Funeral will take place. Removal on Friday, arriving to St Michael’s Church, Portarlington, for Requiem Mass at 12 noon (travelling via her residence). Funeral afterwards to St Michael’s Cemetery. People are welcome to stand along the route, in the churchyard and in the cemetery.

You can leave your condolences on the online condolence book below. The family would like to thank you for your help and understanding at this sad and difficult time.

No flowers, please. Donations, if desired to: https://alzheimer.ie/get-involved//become-a-friend-support-asi/donate/

House Private Please.

Rose’s Requiem Mass will be streamed live on:


Anita Burtenshaw
Ballyroan, Portlaoise, Laois

We would like to remember Anita who has sadly passed away. A very special young woman that was adored by so many including all her family, mother & father Frances & Edward, her sisters Laura & Alison, brothers Kevin, Eamonn & Urs, sisters in law Ciara & Samantha, brothers in law Michael & Kevin, all 10 nieces & nephews and husband James.

There will be another angel around the throne tonight, Your love lives on inside of me and I will hold on tight, it’s not my place to question only God knows why, I am jealous of the angels around the throne tonight.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions a private family funeral will take place.

Anita’s funeral cortège will leave her home on Saturday at 12.15pm and travel to Newlands Cross Crematorium.

People are welcome to stand along the route to pay their respects.

The family would like to thank you for your help and understanding at this sad and difficult time.

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