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Deaths in Laois – Sunday, November 22, 2020

Below are the recent deaths in Laois.

Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.

Sr. Ita Egan
Kilcock, Kildare / Lucan, Dublin / Bagenalstown, Carlow / Clonaslee, Laois

Egan Sr. Ita, Presentation Sisters, Kilcock, Lucan and Bagenalstown and formerly of Clonaslee, Co. Laois, on 21st November 2020, peacefully, in the tender care of the isters and staff, Shalom Nursing Home, Kilcock, Co. Kildare. Predeceased by her parents Mary and Andrew, her sisters Srs. Sheila, Maureen and Christine, her brothers John, J.P. (Bother Raphael FSC), Michael (Bro. Gabriel FSC) and Joseph. Deeply regretted by her sister Sr. De Sales (Lil) Mountmellick , her special cousins, Presentation Community; and many friends.

Rest in Peace

A Mass to celebrate Sr. Ita’s life will be held at a later date.

In accordance with government guidelines on public gatherings, a private funeral will take place.

The funeral Mass may be followed on www.kilcockandnewtownparish.ie at 11o’clock on Tuesday (24th November)

Sr. Eileen Pender
Kilcock, Kildare / Mountmellick, Laois / Ballinasloe, Galway

Pender, Sr Eileen, Presentation Sisters, Kilcock, Mountmellick and Inquique, Chile and formerly of Woodberry, Kilconnell, Balinasloe, Co. Galway on 20th November 2020, peacefully in the tender care of the Sisters and staff, Shalom Nursing Home, Kilcock, Co. Klidare. Predeceased by her parents Catherine and Patrick, her sister Mary, her brother Michael. Deeply regretted by her sister Sr. Ann, her brothers Padraic and John, her sisters-in-law, Bridie ,Mary and Rosemary, her nieces and nephew, her grandnieces and grandnephews Presentation Community; extended family and friends.

Rest in Peace.

A Mass to celebrate Sr. Eileen’s life will be held at a later date In accordance with government guidelines on public gatherings, a private funeral will take place.

The Funeral Mass may be followed on www.kilcockandnewtownparish.ie/ at 11o’clock Monday, 23rd November 2020.

David Phelan
Marian Hill, Portarlington, Laois

Peacefully, at the Regional Hospital Tullamore. Sadly missed by his loving daughter Katie and her mother Helen, sisters Helen, Mairead and Angela, 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 Sunday morning (travelling via his residence) arriving at St Michael’s Church Portarlington for Requiem Mass at 12:15pm. Funeral afterwards to St Michael’s Cemetery Portarlington. People are welcome to stand along the route, in the Churchyard and in the Cemetery with Social Distancing in place.

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

David’s Requiem Mass will be streamed live on


Joseph (Joe) Wiseley
Shanbeg, Rosenallis, Laois

Died, peacefully, in the loving care of the staff at Fennor Hill Care Facility, surrounded by his loving family. Predeceased by his son Joseph. Sadly missed by his loving wife and best friend Kathleen, his daughters Marie, Caroline, Fiona, Remona, Regina and Gemma, sons John and Niall, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, grand children, great-grandchildren, his brother Sean and nephew John, extended family, relatives and a large circle of friends.

Rest in Peace

Given the current exceptional circumstances and to protect the welfare of everyone who knew Joseph, a private funeral, with immediate family only, will take place in St Brigid’s Church, Rosenallis at 1 o’clock on Monday, the 23rd of November. Burial will follow in St Brigid’s Cemetery.

The funeral cortège will travel from Moloney’s Funeral Home, Mountmellick at 12.20pm via Joseph’s home. Those who wish to come out to pay their respects can do so along the route, maintaining social distancing. Family flowers only.

Florence Burke
Bridge Cottage, Abbeyleix, Laois

Peacefully in Epsom Hospital, England aged 94 years. Beloved wife of the late William (Bill) Burke Abbeylex. Deeply regretted by her loving children Don, Kathleen, Michael, Brenda, Seamus, Irene, Eamonn, John and Pam, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, eighteen grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, extended family, relatives and friends. Florence can now be reunited with her husband Bill in Abbeyleix.

Rest In Peace

Due to current restrictions a private family Funeral will take place in The Church of The Most Holy Rosary, Abbeyleix on Saturday, 21st November, with Requiem Mass at 11 am.and can viewed https://abbeyleixparish.ie/webcam/. Interment afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Sympathisers are welcome to gather outside the Church or in the Cemetery while observing social distancing.