Below are the recent local deaths.
May they rest in peace.
Maura O’Callaghan (née Treacy)
Newpark, Portlaoise, Laois / Kilmallock, Limerick
O’Callaghan (nee Treacy) Newpark, Portlaoise and late of Kilmallock, March 8th 2021, peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family. Maura, beloved wife of Barry and dearly loved mother to Treacy, Brendan and Paula (Brisbane). Cherished grandmother to Séan, Niamh, Roisin, Brian, Stan, Oran, Tadhg, Darcy, Ruari and Hartley. Deeply regretted by her loving family, brothers Fr Brian and Kevin, sister Sheila, sons in law, daughters in law, brothers in law, sisters in law, nephews, nieces, former colleagues in the Heath Golf Club, relatives, 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 Wednesday at 12 noon. The Mass can be viewed on the parish webcam: https://www.portlaoiseparish.ie/webcam/ Interment will follow in SS Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. Friends of the family are welcome to pay their respects outdoors on the way to the cemetery.
Alice Victoria McEvoy (née Hughes)
Davin Park, Mountmellick, Laois
Peacefully, in the care of the nurses and staff of The Midland Regional Hospital, Portlaoise. Predeceased by her loving husband Joe. Deeply regretted by her daughter Teresa and partner Fergus, son Liam and partner Karen, son in law Jimmy, grandchildren Shane, Roisin and Emer and great-granddaughter Ruby, her sisters Kathleen and Esther, her brothers Eamon, Noel and Joe, sisters in law, nieces and nephews, neighbours relatives and a large circle of friends.
Removal from her home on Tuesday morning at 10.30am to St. Joseph’s Church, Mountmellick, arriving for 11am Requiem Mass. Sympathisers and friends are welcome to attend along route and in the precincts of the church yard. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, strict social distancing must be adhered to at all times. The Mass will be streamed live on https://www.mountmellickparish.ie/web-cam/ . Cremation after in Newlands Cross Crematorium.
Marie Rogers (née Lynch)
Gortnalee, Rathdowney, Laois
Marie Rogers (née Lynch), Whitebeam Lodge, Gortnalee, Rathdowney, Co. Laois. March 6th 2021. Peacefully following a short illness in the tender care of the nurses and staff of Aut Even Hospital, Kilkenny. Sadly missed by her loving husband Brendan and her children Samantha, Murray and Alex, sisters-in-law, Ina, Hillary and Pauline, Brothers-in-law Michael and Dermot, nephews, nieces and her many wonderful friends.
As per the COVID-19 directive, a private funeral has been arranged. Due to the increased risk of infection and in compliance with current guidelines you are asked not to congregate in the Churchyard or the Cemetery.
The funeral Mass will be livestreamed (http://parishwebsites.ie/rathdowney/) from The Church Of The Holy Trinity, Rathdowney, on Tuesday at 2pm, followed by interment in Bealady Cemetery, Rathdowney.
Kyle, Durrow, Laois
Peacefully at Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise in his 99th year. Deeply regretted by his sorrowing wife Violet, sister Florrie, sons Winston and Andrew and their partners Marina and Olive, nieces, nephews and a large circle of friends.
In accordance with HSE guidelines, Joe’s funeral will take place in St. Fintan’s Church, Durrow at 3pm on Monday 8th of March.
Due to increased risk of infection, you are asked not to congregate in the churchyard in the interest of public safety and in compliance with current guidelines of 10 people only in church and churchyard.
SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Monday, March 8, 2021