Below are the recent local deaths.
May they rest in peace.
Eileen Phelan (née Kenny)
Santa Maria, New Road, Portlaoise, Laois
Beloved wife of the late Tony and much loved mother of Gerard, Zelie, Raphael, Bosco and Brigid. Deeply regretted by her loving family, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, sisters, Rita (Brady) Dymphna (Mulvaney) sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives and friends.
A private family funeral will take place with Requiem Mass on Friday at 12 noon in St Peter & Paul’s Church with interment afterwards in St Peter & Paul’s Cemetery.
Mass can be viewed on the parish website www.portlaoiseparish.ie
Abbeyleix, Laois / Tallaght, Dublin
Walsh, Keith, 13th February, 2021 (Abbeyleix, Co. Laois and formerly of Millbrook Lawns, Tallaght) (unexpectedly), at home; beloved son of Patrick and the late Bridget and loving brother of William, Jackie and the late Patrick and Jason. Sadly missed by his loving dad, brother, sister, brother-in-law Alan, sister-in-law Lynne, nieces, nephew, extended family and friends.
In line with Government and H.S.E advice regarding public gatherings, a small private funeral will be held.
To view Keith’s Funeral Service on Friday afternoon at 1.30pm please click on the following link: https://www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/newslands-cross-cemetery-crematorium
Graiguecullen, Carlow / Maganey, Laois / Maganey, Kildare
Patrick Dooley,recently St. Fiacc’s House, Graiguecullen, Carlow and formerly of Killabban, Maganey, Co. Laois, died February 16th at St. Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny aged 91years.
Sadly missed by his cousins, relatives, residents and staff of St. Fiacc’s House, neighbours and friends.
A private Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 12 noon for family (max 10) in St. Abban’s Church, Killeen with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.
Sr. Breda Ryan
Athy, Kildare / Abbeyleix, Laois
Sr. Breda, Brigidine Sister, Clover Lodge Nursing Home, Athy, Co. Kildare, formerly of Sue Ryder Centre, Portlaoise. Peacefully in the loving care of the staff of Clover Lodge. Deeply missed by her loving sisters Meave and Josephine, nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews, nieces-in-law, nephews-in-law, Brigidine Sisters and her many friends.
Due to Covid-19 directive a private family funeral for Sr. Breda will take place on Wednesday in The Church Of The Most Holy Rosary, Abbeyleix with Requiem Mass at 12 noon and will be livestreamed on https://abbeyleixparish.ie/webcam/
Interment afterwards in the Brigidine Convent Cemetery. People can attend outside the church or cemetery while observing social distancing.
Joan Sugrue (née Farrell)
Castleknock, Dublin / Ballylinan, Laois
Sugrue, Joan (nee Farrell), (Castleknock and formerly Ballylinan, Co. Laois) – February 16, 2021, (peacefully) in St. Francis Hospice, surrounded by her family, after a long illness, bravely borne with courage and dignity. Beloved wife of Ciaran, much loved mum of Dervla and Caragh, adoring Gran to Oscar, Jasper, Portia, Iseult, Fraser, Mark, Fionn, Sebastian and Fletcher. Deeply regretted by her sons-in-law Nevan and Donal, her sisters Mary and Ann (IBVM), brothers Peter, John, Christopher, Martin, Stan and Frank, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews, her many friends and former colleagues.
A private funeral will take place due to government advice regarding public gatherings. Those who would have liked to attend the funeral; but due to current restrictions cannot, may view Joan’s Funeral Mass online on Thursday, 18th February, at 11am by following this link – https://www.castleknockparish.ie/webcam/
Kitty Dowling (née Kyne)
Lord Edward Street, Mountmellick, Laois / Moycullen, Galway
Peacefully in the care of the nurses and staff of The Mill Lane, Nursing Home, Naas, Co. Kildare. Predeceased by her husband Joe and her daughter Ester. Much loved and adored mother of Mary (Harney), Breda (Gannon), Kate (Tobin), Joe, Paula (Bennett), Ann (Flanagan) and Eugune. Fondly remembered by her sons-in-law, Tony, Paul, Sean, Seamus and Gerry. Her daughters-in-law Joanne and Grainne, nieces, nephews and carers, her sister-in-law Bernie Kyne, her 20 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and her large circle of friends and neighbours.
Removal from her home on Friday morning at 10.40am to St Joseph’s Church, Mountmellick arriving for 11am Requiem Mass.The Funeral Mass will be streamed live on Mountmellickparish.ie. Sympathisers and friends are welcome to attend in the precincts of the church and cemetery.
Killenard, Portarlington, Laois
Peacefully in the loving care of the staff of Oakdale Nursing Home Portarlington. Loving husband of the late Kathleen and dear brother of the late Mary. Deeply regretted by his loving sons Mike, Ber and Pat, daughter Angie, daughters-in-law Mary and Ann Marie, son-in-law Mick, grandchildren Nicola, Alison, Shauna, Michelle, Aoife and Zoe, great-grandchild Nova, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
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 John’s Church, Killenard for Requiem Mass at 12 noon. Interment afterwards in the adjoining 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.
Ben’s Requiem Mass will be streamed live on: https://laoisfuneralslive.com/johnmaherfuneraldirector