Below are the recent local deaths.
May they rest in peace.
Catherine Walsh (née Mc Grath)
The Old Rectory, Johnstown Glebe, Rathdowney, Laois
Died 19th February 2021. Peacefully in the Mater Private Hospital, Dublin. Pre-deceased by her son Seamus. Sadly missed by her husband Liam, children Kevin, Edward and Lena and their spouses, Berny, Constance and Tony, grandchildren Catherine, Lydia, Alasdair, Evlin, James, Elanor, Harry, Kate, Jane, Constance, John and Eddie, great-grandchild David, brother Fr. James, sisters Phyllis and Sr. Monica relatives and friends.
Funeral Mass on Monday 22nd February 2021 in the Church of the Most Holy Trinity, Rathdowney, Co. Laois at 11.00 am afterwards in Killasmeestia Cemetery.
In accordance will current Government guidelines the numbers in the church is restricted to 10 people.
The ceremony can be viewed live on Rathdowney Church Website. https://www.rathdowneyparish.ie/webcam
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.