Below are the recent local deaths.
May they rest in peace.
Portlaoise Road, Portarlington, Laois / Monasterevin, Kildare
Brendan Thompson, Portlaoise Road, Portarlington, passed away peacefully at Oakdale Nursing Home, surrounded by his four loving sons. Predeceased by his wife Eileen and brother Cyril. Sadly, missed by his sons Brian, David, Paul and Kevin, daughters-in-law Grainne and Aisling, son-in-law Ben, grandchildren Brendan, Cora and Alex. Sadly, missed by his brothers Kieran and Kevin, sister Mary (Wheeler), sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews, extended family and friends.
Due to government advice regarding public gatherings, a private funeral Mass will take place for family (maximum 10 persons).
Funeral Mass for Brendan will be held in St. Michael’s Church, Portarlington on Sunday (February 21st) at 12.15pm, followed by burial in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Portarlington.
The Funeral Mass can be viewed on: https://www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/st-michaels-church-portarlington
Mayfield, Cork / Laois
Whitford (Mayfield, Cork & formerly of Co.Laois): On February 18th, 2021, suddenly but peacefully, at the Cork University Hospital. George dearly beloved husband of Mary (née Collins) much loved father of Ed, Avril, Olivia, David and Ian, dear brother of Richard, Joan, John, Brian, Cecil and muriel.
Sadly missed by his loving wife and family, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren Lauren, Saoirse, Aoibhinn, Alan, Sarah, Liam, Sophie, Hannah, Joachim, Emila, Eve and Eden, extended family, neighbours and friends.
George’s Funeral Service will be live streamed on: http://www.mycondolences.ie/ at 11.00am on Monday, 22nd February 2021.
A private family funeral will take place in accordance with current guidelines. We thank you for your co-operation and understanding at this difficult time.
Rita Breen (née Reddin)
Roselawn, Portlaoise, Laois
Breen (nee Reddin) Roselawn, Portlaoise and late of Patrick St., Mountrath and Brittas, Mountmellick. Margaret Therese (Rita) Beloved wife of the late Andy. Dearly loved mother to Pascal and Fr Gerard Breen (Stradbally). Deeply regretted by her loving brother Michéal, sisters Vera, Rose and Maura, nephews, nieces, extended family, neighbours 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 Sunday 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.
Peg Byrne (née Dunne)
Camira, Rosenallis, Laois / Geashill, Offaly
Formerly of Ballykean, Geashill, County Offaly. Peacefully in the loving and wonderful care of the Staff of Oakdale Nursing Home, Portarlington. Predeceased by her loving husband Arthur (Attie), brothers Tom, Denis and Dan, sisters Mary Whelan (Tynagh, County Galway), Nancy O”Brien (Tullow, County Carlow), niece Christine O’ Brien, nephews Eddie O’Brien and Gerard O’Brien. Deeply regretted by her loving sister Chrissie O’Brien (Tullow, County Carlow), nieces, nephews , grandnieces, grandnephews, cousins, relatives, her kind neighbours and friends.
Rest In Peace.
Due to the Covid 19 restrictions a private Family Funeral will take place. Removal on Saturday morning (travelling via her residence) arriving St Brigid’s Church, Rosenallis for Requiem Mass at 12 noon. Funeral afterwards to St Brigid’s Cemetery, Rosenallis. 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.
Peg’s Requiem Mass will be streamed live on: https://laoisfuneralslive.com/johnmaherfuneraldirector
Sheila Whelan (née Harnan)
Doirefeá, Ballydavis, Portlaoise, Laois
Formerly of Monasterevin Co Kildare. Beloved wife of John. Darling mother to Sharon, Seamus, Nicoli and Siobhán. Sister to John Harnan (deceased), Frs Jim and Nick Harnan MSC. Portlaoise and Texas. Sister in law to Alice Harnan. Deeply regretted by sons and daughters in law, Mark, David, Eoin and Emma. Grandchildren Kate, Áine, Leah, Cillian, Anna, Síofra (deceased), Cian, Tadgh, Éanna and Dara. Sadly missed by colleagues and friends at Portlaoise college, Cuisle Fayre and a wide circle of dear friends and cousins around the country.
Requiem Mass will take place at 2pm Saturday the 20th February in St Peter & Paul’s Church, Portlaoise and will be broadcast on the parish webcam www.portlaoiseparish.ie Interment afterwards in the Heath Cemetery. Donations in lieu of flowers to the Cuisle Center, Portlaoise. The cortege will be leaving the house at 1.30pm, those wishing to pay their respects by lininng the route are welcome to do so both going to the church and going to the Heath cemetery via the Heath golf club , observing social distancing at all times.
Borris rd., Portlaoise, Laois
Blake (nee Morgan) Mary. Borris Rd. Portlaoise and late of Rathvilly. Co.Carlow February 18th 2021 Peacefully surrounded by her loving family. Predeceased by her husband Kevin and infant daughter Mary. Beloved mother of Nora, Paula. Leo and Kevin. Cherished grandmother of Marie-Claire, Eimer-Ellen, Kevin and Senan. Deeply regretted by her loving family. Brothers James, Leo and Joseph, Sisters Kathleen and Anne. Son in law Jim. Roisin, Michael and Barbara. Brothers in law. Sisters in law. Nieces, Nephews, Kind neighbours . Relatives and Friends . May she rest in Peace.
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 Saturday at 12 noon. The Mass can be viewed on the parish webcam: https://www.portlaoiseparish.ie/webcam/ A Private cremation will follow afterwards. Family flowers only, donations if desired to charity
SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Friday, February 19, 2021