Below are the recent local deaths.
May they rest in peace.
Loretta Dunne (née Sweeney)
Main St., Clonaslee, Laois
Loretta Dunne (nee Sweeney), Main St. Clonaslee, Co. Laois.
Passed away on the 26th of February 2021, peacefully at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Predeceased by her husband Peter and son James, her parents James and Maura, and her brother Donal.
Loretta will be deeply regretted by her loving children Audrey, Peter, Conor and Cormac, brother Frank Sweeney, grandchildren, James, Amelia, Ella, Laura and Aoife, son-in-law Philip, daughters-in-law Becky, Lynda and Kate, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, uncle, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and great friends.
In accordance with Covid-19 government guidelines and restrictions regarding public gatherings, Loretta’s Funeral Mass will take place in private attended by her family members only, on Sunday the 28th of February 2021 in St. Manman’s Church, Clonaslee, at 12 noon, followed by burial afterwards in St. Manman’s Cemetery, Clonaslee.
Family flowers only please.
Loretta’s Funeral Mass can be viewed on www.mcnmedia.tv under Clonaslee Parish.
Loretta’s family would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for their understanding and support at this difficult time.
Teresa Cleere (née Lalor)
Garryduff Clough, Ballacolla, Laois
Teresa Cleere (nee Lalor) Garryduff, Clough, Ballacolla, Co. Laois. February 24th 2021. Peacefully in the tender care of the nurses and staff of Fennor Hill Care Facility. Predeceased by her husband Paddy, her sister Kathleen and brother Paddy. Sadly mourned by her daughter Noreen and her son Pat, son-in-law Michael, daughter-in-law Olivia, grandchildren Lee, Eanna, Jason, Kevin and Niamh, her brothers Tommy and Donal, sisters Bridget, Anne, Alice, Mary, sister-in-law Peg, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.
As per the COVID-19 Directive a private funeral has been arranged. Due to the increased risk of infection and in line with current guidelines and in the interest of public safety, you are asked not to attend the funeral and not to congregate in the churchyard or the cemetery. Pat and Noreen thank you for your understanding at this difficult time.
Sheila Fitzpatrick (née Ryan)
Newtownperry, Rathdowney, Laois
Sheila Fitzpatrick (née Ryan), Newtownperry, Rathdowney, Co. Laois. February 24th 2021. Peacefully in the wonderful care of the doctors, nurses and staff of Portlaoise Regional hospital. Predeceased by her husband Christy and her brother Thomas. Deeply regretted by her loving family, Brian, Sharon and Linda, daughter-in-law Catherine, sons-in-law Ronnie and Kieran, grandchildren Grace, Ethan, Ella, Lauren, Christine, Rosie, Siúbhan, Caoilfhionn, Lúc and Cuan, her sisters Maureen O’ Connor, Barbara Fitzpatrick, Eileen O’ Connor, brother Joe Ryan, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and a wide circle of friends.
As per the COVID-19 directive a private funeral has been arranged. Due to the increased risk of infection and in line with current guidelines and in the interest of public safety you are asked not to attend the funeral and not to congregate in the churchyard or the cemetery.
The funeral Mass will be livestreamed from the Church Of The Holy Trinity, Rathdowney on Friday, February 26th at 2pm. The funeral cortege will proceed to the church via Newtownperry, Harp Road, Glosha Road and Pound Street.
Brian, Sharon and Linda thank you for your understanding at this difficult time.
Ballacollig, Mountmellick, Laois / Allenwood, Kildare
Suddenly, Beloved husband of Maureen and father of Bethel.
Sadly missed by his loving wife and daughter. Much loved son of Bartholomio and Ireoma. Deeply regretted by sister Abigail, brothers Ebuka, Ejike, Issac, uncles, Peter, Ifeanyi and Chikwado, father-in-law, Joshua, mother-in-law, Florence, brother-in-law, Eric and his wife, Laureen, sisters-in-law, Emily, Abigail, Rachel and Deborah, his large circle of friends and relatives.
Due to government advice regarding public gatherings, a private funeral service will take place for family in Wellbrook Funeral Home, Allenwood on Saturday 27th February at 10am. Followed by burial in St. Corban’s Cemetery, Naas.
Zoom meeting connection code is as follows: Meeting ID 89408563679; Passcode EbqK2N
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