Below are the recent local deaths.
May they rest in peace.
John (Jackie) White
Ballagh, Errill, Laois
John (Jackie) White, Ballagh, Errill, Co. Laois. March 9th 2021. At Limerick Regional Hospital. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Ann, his son Sean and his daughters Catherine and Mairead, daughter-in-law Margaret, sons-in-law John and Mark, grandchildren Laura, Jack, Ciarán, Eoighan, Claire and Hugh, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, nephews, nieces, neighbours and a wide circle of friends.
Due to 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 attend the funeral and not to congregate in the churchyard or the cemetery.
The family thank you for your understanding at this difficult time. No flowers by request, donations can be made if desired to St. Vincent De Paul, Rathdowney/Errill via Rathdowney Parish Website. House strictly private.
Betty Preston (née Butler)
St John’s Square, Portlaoise, Laois
Preston (nee Butler) Watford, England and late of Pilltown, Co. Kilkenny, 16th February 2021. Elizabeth (Betty), beloved wife of the late Joe Preston, formerly of St John’s Square, Portlaoise. She will be deeply missed by all her loving nephews and nieces, 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/. Interment afterwards in St Peter and Paul’s Cemetery.
Clone, Freshford, Kilkenny / Durrow, Laois
Peacefully, in the fantastic care of the staff in Saint Gabriel’s Unit, Saint Canice’s Hospital, Kilkenny. Predeceased by his daughter Lisa, granddaughter Amy and brother Dan. Sadly missed by his wife Karen, daughter Adele, son-in-law Gareth, grandsons John and Matthew, sisters Kay (UK) and Ber, plus many friends and relatives in Ireland, United Kingdom and Australia.
In accordance with HSE guidelines, a private Funeral Mass will take place on Thursday morning at 11am in Holy Trinity Church, Durrow, followed by burial immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.
Karen and Adele would like to take this opportunity to thank all the staff in Saint Gabriel’s Unit for their care of Michael over the past year. As Michael’s dementia progressed, with a lot of challenging behaviour, their patience, care and kindness never ceased. Thanks to each and everyone of you.
Boherard, Clough, Laois
Martin Keeshan, Boherard, Clough, Co. Laois – Died 9th March 2021, (peacefully), in the care of staff at Abbeyleix Community Nursing Unit, Abbeyleix. Deeply regretted by his loving nephews, nieces, extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Due to government advice regarding public gatherings, a private funeral Mass will take place for family (maximum 10 persons) on Thursday morning in St. Canice’s Church, Clough, at 11am, followed by burial in Aghaboe Cemetery.
SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, March 10, 2021