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Deaths in Laois – Thursday, February 11, 2021

Death notices in Laois

Below are the recent local deaths.

May they rest in peace.

Catherine (Kitty) Hogan (née Kelly)
Blackhill Oldtown, Abbeyleix, Laois

Peacefully at the Regional Hospital Portlaoise. Deeply regretted by her loving husband John, daughter Elizabeth , sons Tom, John and Dehon, daughters-in-law, son-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Funeral arrangements later.

Matthew Laffan
Bradford, England/Ballycoolan, Stradbally, Laois

Matthew Laffan, late of Bradford, England, and Ballycoolan, Stradbally, Co Laois. In his 95th year. Deeply regretted by his his family in Ireland and the UK.

Brendan (Benny) McHale
Ashgrove, Ballybrittas, Laois/Monasterevin, Kildare

Formerly of St Evin’s Park, Monasterevin, County Kildare. Suddenly. Sadly missed by his loving parents Colm and Christina, brothers Brian, Colm (jnr), David and Thomas, sister Jennifer, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

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

Funeral Arrangements Later

Pauline Chetty (née Rice)
Terenure, Dublin / Abbeyleix, Laois

CHETTY (nee Rice), Pauline, 9th February, 2021, Terenure, D.6W formerly of Abbeyleix, Co. Laois and Intimate Lingerie, Tara St. Peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family following an illness bravely borne. Beloved wife and best friend of Joe and much loved mother of Sarisha and Tara. Pauline will be forever loved and dearly missed by her husband, daughters, sons-in-law David Kelly and John O’Connor, her adored grandchildren Ben Josh, Layla, Pearl, Frank and expected arrival in June PG, special friend and comrade Marian, extended family, relatives and her many friends.

Due to the current Government guidelines regarding public gatherings, a private Funeral will take place for immediate family only. Pauline’s Funeral Mass will be streamed live from St. St. Joseph’s Church, Terenure on: https://www.stjosephsterenure.com/live-mass/ at 10 am on Friday morning. Family flowers only please, donations, if desired, to ARC Cancer Support: https://www.arccancersupport.ie/get-involved/donate/.

Noel Ryan
Factory Street, Mountrath, Laois

Noel Ryan, Factory Street, Mountrath, Co.Laois. Died 16th January 2021, (unexpectedly), in Bedford, England. Beloved son of Noel and Helen, and dear brother to Donal and Kelly, deeply regretted by his heartbroken parents, brother and sister, nephew Thomas, niece and godfather to Fayé, uncles, aunts, extended family, relatives and a large circle of friends.

Due to government advice regarding public gatherings, a private funeral Mass will take place for family (maximum 10 persons). On Sunday morning in St. Fintan’s Church Mountrath, at 11.30am, followed by Burial in St. Fintan’s Cemetery Mountrath, Noel’s Funeral Mass can be viewed on the Parish Website :- www.mountrathparish.ie

Teresa Cahill (née Creagh)
Mooreville, Rathdowney, Laois

Teresa Cahill (nee Creagh), Moíniseal, Mooreville, Rathdowney, Co. Laois. February 9th 2021. Predeceased by her husband Jackie. Sadly missed by her loving family Annemarie, Paula, John and Brian, son-in-law Johnny, daughter-in-law Marian, her beloved grandchildren Max, Kate, Tara, Jack, Claire, Clodagh, Jack, Cora, Rory, Erin and Darby, her brother Sean, her sisters-in-law Anne and Breda, her sisters Kathleen (Morgan), and Sr. Margaret, nephews, nieces, neighbours and friends.

As per the COVID-19 Directive a private funeral has been arranged.

The funeral Mass will be live streamed from The Church Of The Holy Trinity, Rathdowney on Friday at 11am (http://parishwebsites.ie/rathdowney/). Due to the increased risk of infection and in compliance with current guidelines and in the interest of public safety you are asked not to attend the funeral and not to congregate in the church yard or the cemetery.

Removal will take place on Friday morning from Teresa’s residence at 10.30. The cortege will proceed to her native Ballybuggy en route to the Church via Errill Road and Harristown Cross and back to Rathdowney via Daly Terrace.

Jim Maloney
Tonafarna, Vicarstown, Laois

Peacefully after a short illness at home. Beloved husband of Ann (nee Mulhall), much loved father of James and Eoin, brother of the late Frank and Maureen (McEvoy). Sadly missed by his loving family, daughter-in-law Veronica (Nyhan), grandchildren Cian, Brian and Evan, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, kind neighbours and friends.

Due to the Covid 19 restrictions A Private Family Funeral will take place. Removal from his residence on Thursday at 1:30pm arriving Church of The Assumption, Vicarstown for Requiem Mass at 2pm. Funeral afterwards to Moyanna Cemetery. 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 times.

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

Family Flowers Only Please. Donations, If Desired, To Laois Hospice: http://laoishospice.ie/

Jim’s Requiem Mass will be streamed live on: https://laoisfuneralslive.com/johnmaherfuneraldirector

Des (Desmond) Mulhare
St. Judes, Clondalkin, Dublin/Stradbally, Laois

Formerly of Main Street, Stradbally, Co.Laois. Late of the Irish Prison Service. Peacefully at his home in St. Judes, Clondalkin on 9th February. Beloved husband or the late Winnie and much loved father of Michael, Harry, Mairead, Mary, Elizabeth and her partner Jim. Deeply regretted by all his family, daughters in Law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends.

In accordance with current Government/Hse guidelines and in the interest of public health, a private family funeral will take place for Des, with Requiem Mass on Thursday (11th February) at 11am in the Sacred Heart Church Stradbally which can be viewed on


Followed by interment in Oakvale Cemetery.

Ann Kelly (née Timmons)
Tierernane, Ballickmoyler, Carlow/Ballickmoyler, Laois

Ann Kelly (nee Timmons) passed away, February 9th 2021, peacefully in the presence of her family and in the exceptional care of the staff of ICU, Midland Regional Hospital, Portlaoise.

Beloved wife of Joe, cherished mother of Conor, Sinéad, Niall, Fergus and Eoin. She will be sadly missed by her loving husband, sons, daughter, beautiful grandchildren Kyle, Oisin, Grace, Keira and Emma, her brothers and sisters, Andrew, Gerry Jimmy, Anthony, John, Teresa (deceased), Mary and Della, daughters-in-law Martina, Magda, Gillian, Julieanne and Oisin’s mammy Nicola, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, exceptional friends and neighbours.

Due to continued restrictions on public gatherings. A life beautifully lived shall be celebrated in the presence of Ann’s family (max 10 people) on Friday (February 12th ) at 12 noon in St. Abban’s Church, Killeen. Burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery.

In line with current regulations, regretfully house and funeral mass will be private, we thank you for your understanding.

SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, February 10, 2021

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