Below are the recent deaths in Laois.
May they rest in peace.
Bernie Fitzpatrick (née Meade)
Cloncullen (Ringstown), Ballyfin, Laois
Christopher Laurance Phelan
Loon, Castlecomer, Kilkenny/Laois
Christopher Laurance Phelan, Loon, Castlecomer, Co.Kilkenny, Died 28th January 2021, surrounded by his loving and devoted family. Sadly missed by his loving wife Bridget, sons, daughters, 27 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, brothers, sisters, extended family, relatives and friends.
A private family Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Fintan’s Church Mountrath on Saturday 30th January 2021, followed by Burial in St. Fintan’s Cemetery Mountrath.
Dromagh, Crettyard, Carlow/Crettyard, Laois
Martin Coonan, Dromagh, Crettyard, Co. Laois, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on January 28th, 2021, at St James’s Hospital, Dublin.
Beloved husband of Elizabeth, much loved father of Amanda, Tracy, Gillian and Stacy, adored grandfather of Leah, Jake, Luke and Erin, cherished brother of John, Anastasia, Josephine and the late Mary and son of the late Tommy and Margaret.
He will be sadly missed by his loving wife, daughters, grandchildren, son-in-law Dominic and extended family Orla, Sean, Aaron and Mick, brother, sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, friends and his beloved farm animals.
Due to continued restrictions on public gatherings, Martin’s Funeral Mass will be celebrated in the presence of his family on Sunday, at 11am, in The Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mayo, Co Laois and will be followed by a private Cremation
Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to The Irish Heart Foundation and The Irish Lung Foundation.
Bernadette Duggan (née Byrne)
Upper Beladd, Portlaoise, Laois/Timahoe, Laois/Athy, Kildare
Bernadette Duggan (née Byrne). Upper Beladd, Portlaoise, Co. Laois and Formerly The Heath Golf Club, Portlaoise. Passed away peacefully on 29th January 2021. Surrounded by her loving family at her daughter’s Deirdre and Liam McEvoy’s residence, Aughoney, Timahoe, Co. Laois
Predeceased by her Husband, Gerald Fitzpatrick and Bill Duggan. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her loving family, Anthony, Deirdre and Geraldine, cherished grandmother to Liam, Gerald, Steven, Niall, David, Eoin, Ciaran, Gillian, Leona, Stephanie and Katie, great-grandchildren, daughter-in-law Mairead, sons-in-law, Liam and Tom, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law nieces, nephews extended family and friends
Funeral Mass for Bernadette will take place at 1:30pm on Sunday (31st of January) in St. Michael’s Church, Timahoe and afterwards Bernadette will be laid to rest in St. Michael’s New Cemetery Athy (Via Timahoe & Stradbally).
Funeral and Interment will be live streamed on: www.youtube.com/laoisfuneralslive/live
The Live-Stream will Start in St Michael’s Church, Timahoe at 1:25pm and will go Offline after the Funeral Mass. Interment will be back live on the same link from St Michael’s New Cemetery, Athy at approximately 2:45pm
Sympathisers are welcome to stand along the route, in the churchyard and cemetery grounds with Social Distancing to be observed at all times. In Accordance with current Government and H.S.E Guidelines, and in the interest of public health and safety of our most vulnerable, a private funeral for Bernadette will take place. Strictly for Family Members.
Rita Duggan (née O’Callaghan)
Kellyville, Athy, Kildare/Laois
Peacefully, in the loving care of the staff of Cloverlodge Nursing Home, Athy. Wife of the late Paddy. Deeply regretted by her loving children Maureen, Janet, Pat, Karen, Deirdre and Lisa, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, relatives and friends.
Due to government restrictions a private family Requiem Mass will take place at 12 noon on Sunday (31th January) in St. Joseph’s Church, Ballyadams, limited to 10 people. The Mass will be livestreamed on the Ballyadams Parish facebook page. Burial afterwards in Ballintubbert Cemetery.
Nora Browne (née Ryan)
Daly Terrace, Rathdowney, Laois
Nora Browne (nee Ryan) wife of the late Connie. Peacefully at home, January 29th, 2021. Deeply regretted by all her heartbroken sons and daughters. She will be sorely missed by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, her brother Mick and her sister Joan, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, her aunts Bunt and Ann, nieces, nephews and all her extended family, neighbours and friends.
As per COVID-19 Directive a private funeral has been arranged. Due to the increased risk of infection and in the interest of public safety and in compliance with current guidelines you are asked not to attend the funeral or congregate in the church yard or the cemetery. You can express your condolences on the condolence page below. House Private. The Funeral Mass will be live streamed from The Church of The Holy Trinity, Rathdowney on Monday at 2pm.
Ballinagall, Ballickmoyler, Carlow/Ballickmoyler, Laois
Husband of the late Síle and brother of the late Seamus and Carmel. Deeply regretted by his loving son Damien, daughter Concepta, brother Joseph, sisters Úna and Gemma, daughter-in-law Breda, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, grandchildren Katie and Laura, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Due to government restrictions a private family Requiem Mass will take place at 11am on Saturday morning (30th January) in The Church of the Sacred Heart, Arles, limited to 10 people. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.
SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Sunday, January 31, 2021