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Deaths in Laois – Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Below are the recent local deaths.

May they rest in peace.

Mary Kealey
Capoley Lane, Portlaoise, Laois

Kealey Mary, Capoley Lane, Portlaoise, April 5th 2021, peacefully, in the loving care of the Staff of St Vincent’s Hospital, Mountmellick. Beloved sister of Bridget, Kathleen, Paddy and Liam. Deeply regretted by her loving family, nieces, nephews, grandnephews, grandnieces, brothers in law, Hans and Cathal, sisters in law Marie and Betty Kealey. Recently deceased sister in law Rose, relatives and friends.

Given the current exceptional circumstances and to protect the welfare of everyone who knew her, a private funeral, with immediate family only, will take place at 12 noon on Wednesday in St. Peter and Paul’s Church, Portlaoise and will be streamed on the webcam. Cremation will follow in Newlands Crematorium. The family thank you for your cooperation, understanding and support during this sensitive time.

Family flowers only, donations if desired to St Vincent’s Hospital Mountmellick.

Kathleen Humphries (née Higgins)
Phibsborough, Dublin/Portlaoise, Laois/Maynooth, Kildare

The death occurred of Kathleen Humphries (1928-2021) (née Higgins,) at Maryfield Nursing Home, Chapelizod, Dublin 20. Late of 13, Great Western Villas Phibsborough, Dublin and Grattan Street, Portlaoise. Kathleen died, peacefully, in her sleep at Maryfield, a most caring and nurturing place that has been her home for the last three years. She was a mother, greatly loved and treasured. Her children, Ethel, Gerard, Matt, and Colm and their loved ones Gwen, Sandra and Fintan know that a part of them goes with her. She will be greatly missed. Kathleen is mourned also by three generations of grandchildren, nephews, nieces, extended family, former neighbours, fellow residents at Maryfield and friends.

Maryfield provided healing care and love for her and the family. It is a place of welcome and even in Covid restrictions, a place where compassion rather than fear was the watchword.

Due to current government guidelines, a private family funeral will take place for Kathleen. Those who would have liked to attend the funeral, but due to the current restrictions cannot, please leave a personal message for the family in the condolence section below.

Kathleen has returned to Colm and Fintan’s home at Maynooth. She will be removed to Maryfield on Monday evening and her funeral Mass will take place there on Tuesday April 6 at 11am. The liturgy will be livestreamed at https://churchmedia.tv/camerachapelzoid. Kathleen will be buried after Mass beside her parents and brothers at St Peter & Paul Cemetery, Portlaoise

Jim Hyland
The Sawmills, Ballybrittas, Laois/Geashill, Offaly

Formerly of Rathfeston, Geashill, County Offaly. Peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family. Loving father of the late Attracta. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Bridie, daughters Deirdre, Finnuala, Anita and Thelma, brother Ned, sister Quennie, sons-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family, neighbours and friends.

Due to the Covid 19 restrictions a private family funeral will take place. Removal from his residence on Easter Monday at 11:15am (travelling via the village) arriving St Paul’s Church, Emo for Requiem Mass at 12 noon. Funeral afterwards to The New Cemetery, Emo. People are welcome to stand the route to the church, in the churchyard and in the cemetery with strict social distancing being observed at all times.

The family would like to thank you for your help and understanding at this sad and difficult time.

This is a celebration of Jim’s life “Which Was Long And Well Lived”.

House private please. Jim’s Requiem Mass will be streamed live here.

Pauline Magee (née Maher)
4 Corrig Lodge, Portarlington, Laois

Suddenly. Sadly missed by her loving daughters Sarah and her partner John, Rebecca and her partner Niall, grandchildren Robin, Piper and Ivy, brothers, sisters, extended family and many friends.

The family would like to thank you for your help and understanding at this sad and difficult time.

Family flowers only, please. Donations, if desired, To The Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust: https://www.idonate.ie/1471_kevin-bell-repatriation-trust.html 

Funeral Arrangements Later

SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Monday, April 5, 2021