Below are the recent deaths in Laois.
Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.
Sarah Holohan (née Phelan)
Shragh, Rathdowney, Laois / Kilkenny
Sarah Holohan (nee Phelan) Shragh, Rathdowney, Co. Laois. December 29th 2020. Peacefully in the tender care of the nurses and staff of Brookhaven Nursing Home, Ballyragget. Predeceased by her husband Michael. Sadly mourned by her daughter Annemarie and her sons Richard and Donal, son in law Eddie, daughters in law Mary-Kate and Linda, grandchildren Mark, Claire and Michael-John, Sean, Nicky and Erin, her brothers Sean and James, sisters in law Joan and Eva, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.
As per the COVID-19 Directive a private family funeral has been arranged.
May her gentle soul rest in peace
Alice McCann (née Culliton)
The Borness, Mountmellick, Laois
Died peacefully at the Midlands Regional Hospital Tullamore. Dearly beloved wife of Joe and mother of Lauren. Predeceased by her loving father Louis. Deeply regretted by her sorrowing husband and daughter, mother Mairead, sister Sile, brothers Donn and Eamonn, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and friends.
Requiem Mass for Alice will be celebrated at 11am Thursday in St. Joseph’s Church, Mountmellick and will be streamed live on https://www.mountmellickparish.ie/web-cam/ Burial after in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Due COVID restrictions the funeral will be private. Sympathisers are welcome along the route to the church and cemetery. Alice’s family very much appreciate your kind understanding at this difficult and sad time.
Ashgrove, Mountmellick, Laois / Crossmolina, Mayo
Frances Reddin (née O’Brien)
Dr Murphy Place, Portlaoise, Laois
Reddin (nee O’Brien) Dr Murphy Place, Portlaoise, 28th December 2020, peacefully, at home, surrounded by her loving family. Frances, beloved wife of the late Paddy and dearly loved mother to Mary, Martin, Carmel, Peter, Brian and Claire. Predeceased by her sister Bernadette. Deeply regretted by her loving family, sisters Ann Robinson and Carmel Case, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, fifteen grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.
Due to current government advice regarding public gatherings, a private family funeral will take place, for family only, in St Peter and Paul’s church on Wednesday at 12 noon. The Mass can be viewed on the parish webcam: https://www.portlaoiseparish.ie/webcam/ Interment afterwards in St Peter and Paul’s Cemetery.
Friends and neighbours are very welcome to line the route to the cemetery in a safe and socially-distanced manner, as a mark of respect. The family appreciate your co-operation and understanding at this time.
Helen Whelehan (née Kennedy)
Ballycarroll, Portarlington, Laois / Dingle, Kerry
Formerly Ballinvoumig, Dingle, Co. Kerry. Helen passed away suddenly at her residence. Predeceased by her husband Michael. Sadly missed by her loving family, daughter Sinead, sons John and James, daughter-in-law Caroline, son-in-law Graham, grandchildren Dylan, Ryan, Aoife, Saoirse and Michael, her brother Seamus, her brother-in -law Eddie, nieces, nephews, neighbours and a large circle of friends.
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Funeral arrangements to follow tomorrow.
Margaret (Peggy) Harris (née Hickey)
Market Square, Portarlington, Laois
Peacefully in the loving care of the staff of Oakdale Nursing Home, Portarlington. Predeceased by her infant daughter Sylvia, husband Dominic, son Tony and brother Liam. Sadly missed by her loving daughters Denise and Gwen, their partners Alan and Terence, grandsons Eli and Tony, brothers Don, Dermot, Tom, Philip and Gerry, sisters-in-law, cousins, nieces, nephews, neighbours and many friends.
Rest In Peace
Due to the Covid 19 restrictions a private family funeral will take place. Removal from Mahers Chapel of Rest, Portarlington on Thursday at 11:20am, arriving St Michael’s Church, Portarlington for Requiem Mass at 12 noon. Funeral afterwards to St Michael’s Cemetery, Portarlington. People are welcome to stand along the route to the church, in the churchyard and in the cemetery. Social Distancing to be observed at all times.
The family would like to thank you for your help and understanding at this sad and difficult time.
Peggy’s Requiem Mass to be streamed live on https://www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/st-michaels-church-portarlington
Noreen Roche (née Stewart)
Crookedwood Cross Boley, Abbeyleix, Laois
Peacefully at her residence in the loving care of her devoted family. Deeply regretted by her beloved husband William, daughters Karen, Gráinne and Siobhán, sons-in-law Ronald, John and David, grandchildren Amélie, Dylan, Matthew, Senan and Fiadh.
Due to current restrictions a private Family Funeral will take place. Requiem Mass will take place in the Church of The Most Holy Rosary, Abbeyleix on Wednesday 30th. December at 12 noon and can be viewed on https://abbeyleixparish.ie/webcam/. Interment afterwards in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.
Geraldine Dollard (née Hughes)
Clontarf, Dublin / Portlaoise, Laois
(Peacefully) in the care of the wonderful staff at Belmont House Nursing Home. Predeceased by her beloved husband Christy. Sadly missed by her family, loving daughters Noreen, Geraldine and Paula, sons-in-law Gerry, Dominic and Geraldine’s partner Gerry. Devoted grandmother to Ceileigh, Christopher, Andrew, Paula’s step-daughter Katy, nieces, nephew, relatives and a wide circle of friends.
Rest in Peace.
Due to Government advice regarding public gatherings, a private Funeral Mass will take place for Geraldine’s family only, on the 30th December 2020.
SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Tuesday, December 29, 2020