Below are the recent deaths in Laois.
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Higgins Park, Portlaoise, Laois/Ballinacurra, Limerick
O’Donovan Dolores, Higgins Park, Portlaoise. Formerly Ballinacurra Gardens, Limerick. January 2nd 2021 Peacefully surrounded by her loving family. In the tender care of the staff of Tullamore Regional Hospital. Retired civil servant. Sadly missed by her heartbroken children Éanna, Orlaith and Brian, partners Claire and Shaen, Brian’s father Brian, siblings Marianne, Sean, Sheila, brother in law Del, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Given the current exceptional circumstances and to protect the welfare of everyone who knew her, a private funeral, with immediate family only, will take place at 12 noon on Monday in St. Peter and Paul’s Church, Portlaoise and will be streamed on the webcam http://www.portlaoiseparish.ie/web-cam/. Burial will follow in SS Peter and Paul’s Cemetery.
William (Bill) Fitzpatrick
Farnans, Wolfhill, Laois
Peacefully, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family, in his 95th year. Father of the late Kevin. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Breda, daughters Maria, Rita, Clare, Teresa, Roseanne , son John, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Due to government restrictions a private family Requiem Mass will take place at 2pm on Sunday afternoon (3rd January) in The Church of the Sacred Heart, Arles, limited to 10 people. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.
Jeremiah (Jerry) Dowling
Knockardgannon, Errill, Laois
Jeremiah (Jerry) Dowling, Knockardgannon, Errill, Co. Laois. January 1st 2021. Predeceased by his wife Teresa and his granddaughter Jade. Sadly mourned by his sons Tom, Dinny and Diarmuid, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, Paul, Jennifer, Aoife, Jaque, Luke, Katie, Hayley, Tommy and Taylor, nephews, nieces, neighbours, relatives and friends.
As per the COVID-19 directive a private family funeral has been arranged. Due to the increased risk of infection you are asked not to congregate in the church yard or at the cemetery in the interest of public safety and in compliance with the current guidelines.
Kay Gibbs (née Hyland)
Bracklone Street, Portarlington, Laois
Suddenly at her residence.
The family would like to thank you for your help and understanding at this sad and difficult time.
Funeral arrangements later.
Bríd Malone (née Fitzgerald)
Ballinahemmy, Clonaslee, Laois
Bríd Malone (nee Fitzgerald), Ballinahemmy, Clonaslee, Co. Laois.
Died on the 31st of December 2020, peacefully at her residence.
Predeceased by his husband Joe, grandson John, brother Mick and sister Monch.
Bríd will be sadly missed by her loving daughter Marion, sons Jack Padraic, Niall and Fergus, sisters Anne and Peg, brothers Jack and Tommy, daughters-in-law Noreen, Helen, Marge and Kim, son-in-law George, grandchildren Brian, Ciara, Shannon, Nick, Jack, Grace and Rebecca, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, nieces, nephews cousins, relatives, neighbours and her many good friends.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions and by adhering to government guidelines, a private family Funeral Mass will take place for Bríd’s family members only, on Saturday in St. Manman’s Church, Clonaslee, at 12 noon, followed by burial afterwards in St. Manman’s Cemetery, Clonaslee.
People are welcome to stand along the route to the church, in the churchyard and in the cemetery with social distancing being observed at all time. House Strictly Private Please.
Bríd’s Funeral Mass can be viewed on www.mcnmedia.tv under Clonaslee Parish.
Bríd’s family would like to thank everyone for their understanding and support at this difficult time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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