Below are the recent deaths in Laois.
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Anne McNeice (née Kehoe)
Killeshin, Carlow / Killeshin, Laois
Anne McNeice (nee Kehoe), late of Sloan Street, Lurgan & Graigavon Co. Armagh & formerly of Lower Springhill, Killeshin, Co Laois, in her 85th year, peacefully at Craigavon Hospital.
Beloved wife of the late Michael, dear mother of Julia and loving grandmother of Cullen, Erin and Ethann. Brother Joe, sisters-in-law Geraldine & Sheila, brothers-in-law Gerard & Shamie, dear friend Pam, nieces, nephews, extended family, friends & neighbours.
Funeral arrangements to follow shortly.
William (Billy) Davin
Tentore, Ballacolla, Laois
Peacefully at Tullamore Regional Hospital. Beloved husband of Nancy. Deeply regretted by his loving wife, son William, sisters Mary and Lucy, brother John, granddaughter Carrie, sister-in-law, niece, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Rest In Peace
In accordance with government guidelines a private Funeral Mass (max 10 people) will take place in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Ballacolla on Friday morning at 12.00 noon followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. This Mass will be streamed live. See link
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.
Due to the Covid 19 restrictions a private family funeral will take place. Removal from Helen’s residence on Friday morning to arrive at Saint John’s Church Killenard for 12 noon Requiem Mass. Interment to follow in adjoining cemetery. House private on Friday morning please. Helen’s Requiem Mass and Interment will be live streamed.
Sympathisers are welcome to stand along the route to the church and in the precincts of the Cemetery grounds. Social distancing to be observed at all times please. The Whelehan family would like to thank you for your co-operation, understanding and support during this sensitive and difficult time.
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