Below are the recent local deaths.
May they rest in peace.
Kilminchy, Portlaoise, Laois/Roscrea, Tipperary
O`Brien, Gerard, Kilminchy, Portlaoise, Feb 26th 2021, peacefully, at home, surrounded by his loving family. Predeceased by his infant son James. Dearly loved husband to Mary. Cherished father to Mark and his partner Céire. Deeply regretted by his loving sister Elaine, brothers Pat, Matthew, and Frances, brothers in law, sisters in law, aunts, cousins, nephews, nieces, former colleagues in Cólaisté Phobal Roscrea, relatives 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 Monday at 12 noon. The Mass can be viewed on the parish webcam: https://www.portlaoiseparish.ie/webcam/ Private cremation will follow afterwards.
Convent of Mercy, Callan, Kilkenny/Ballacolla, Laois
Peacefully on Saturday 27th February 2021 in the gentle care of the Manager and Staff of Brookhaven Nursing Home, Ballyragget, Co Kilkenny.
Predeceased by her parents, John and Una Phelan, her sister Ann (McHugh), her nieces, Lorraine and Elaine Phelan. Deeply regretted by her dearly loved brothers John and Bill, sisters-in-law Liz and Ann, brother-in-law Pat McHugh, her adored nieces and nephews John, Tim and Roseann, Una and Louise, Elaine, grandnieces and grandnephews, her extended family and friends, the Sisters of Mercy in Callan and the Southern Province and her great friend Fr. Tom Murphy.
Due to the current Level 5, HSE and Government restrictions regarding public gatherings, Sr. Louise’s Funeral will take place privately (for 10 mourners only) on Monday 1st March, at 11am in the Church of the Assumption, Callan. The Funeral Mass can be viewed live on churchmedia.ie (Callan Parish). Burial afterwards in Kilbride Cemetery, Callan.
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.
SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Sunday, February 28, 2021