Below are the recent local deaths.
May they rest in peace.
Christine Maher (née Molloy)
28 Oakleaf Place, Portlaoise, Laois
Beloved wife of Joseph. Deeply regretted by her sons & daughters, sons in law, daughters in law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, brothers, sister, brother in law, sisters in law, nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives & friends.
Funeral Arrangements Later.
Seamus (Jim) Fahy
Fr. O’ Connor Crescent, Mountrath, Laois
Seamus (Jim) Fahy, Fr. O Connor Crescent, Mountrath, Co. Laois. – Died 10th April 2021 at the Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise, (peacefully), after a short illness, surrounded by his loving family. Predeceased by his wife Eileen, sadly missed by his children Mary, Siobhan, Jack, Lourda and Martin, grandchildren James, Maeve, Laura, Patrick, Shane, Jake and David, daughters-in-law Geraldine and Lisa, brother Stephen, sister Rita, brother-in-law, partner Patricia, nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives and friends.
Due to government advice regarding public gatherings, a private funeral Mass will take place for family (maximum 10 persons) on Tuesday morning in St. Fintan’s Church, Mountrath, at 10 o’clock, followed by burial in St. Fintan’s Cemetery, Mountrath.
Seamus’s Funeral Mass can be viewed on the Parish Website: –www.mountrathparish.ie – link to Webcam on Home Page.
The family would like to thank you for your help, support and understanding at this sad and difficult time.
Killeens, Wexford Town, Wexford / Portlaoise, Laois
Byrne (Killeens, Wexford and late of Portlaoise, Co. Laois), April 10, 2021, Eugene (Retired member of An Garda Siochana), beloved husband of Marie and loving father of Owen, Clare, Colm and the late Barry, brother of Maureen (Rogers) and the late Catherine; sadly missed by his family, Colm’s partner Claire Ryan, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, granddaughter Ella, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.
Mary (Jo) Young (née Garry)
Clonminch, Tullamore, Offaly / Mountmellick, Laois
Formerly of Clonaghadoo, Co. Laois. Died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family. Deeply regretted by her loving husband Eamon, her son Nathan, her daughters Charlotte, Wendy and Amanda, her daughter-in-law Siobhan, her son-in-law Nico, grandchildren Abigale, Kian, Margot, Alex and Charlie, her brother Jimmy, relatives, neighbours and a large circle of friends.
Given the current exceptional circumstances and to protect the welfare of everyone who knew Mary, a private family Funeral Service, will take place at 11am on Tuesday, 13th of April, in St Mary’s Church, Clonaghadoo. Burial will follow in St Mary’s cemetery, Clonaghadoo.
The funeral cortège will travel from Moloney’s Funeral Home on Tuesday morning at 10.15am to St Mary’s Church, Clonaghdoo . Those who wish to come out to pay their respects can do so along the route, maintaining a safe social distance.
Donations, if desired, to The Irish Cancer Society.
William (Billy) Case
Ballycarroll, Portarlington, Laois
William passed away, peacefully at his home, in the company of his loving family. Sadly missed by his wife Marie and his family Sam, Alan, Pearl, Hazel, Emily, Geraldine and Eric, his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, daughters in law, sons in law, brothers, sisters, brothers in law, sisters in law, nieces, nephews, neighbours and friends.
Due to Covid 19 restrictions, a private family funeral will take place. Removal from his residence on Sunday at 2pm to arrive at the Church of the Ascension, Rathdaire, Ballybrittas, for Service at 2.30pm. Interment to follow in the adjoining churchyard.
Family flowers only, please.
Sympathisers are welcome to stand along the route to the church and in the precincts of the church grounds. Social distancing to be observed at all times, please. The Case family would like to thank you for your co-operation, understanding and support during this sad, sensitive and difficult time.
William’s funeral Service and Interment will be live streamed on https://www.whelehanfunerals.com/billycase
James (Jimmy) Byrne
Knockanina, Mountrath, Laois
James (Jimmy) Byrne, Knockanina, Mountrath, Co. Laois. (Ex Eircom). April 9. 2021 (peacefully) at the Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise. Predeceased by his wife Mary, brother Billy, sisters Biddy, Nancy and Mary-Kate.
Deeply regretted and will be sadly missed by his loving sons Anthony, James and Thomas, daughters Mary and Paula, son in law. daughters in law, grandchildren, great – grandchildren, sister in law, brothers in law, partners, nieces, nephews, extended family relatives neighbours and a large circle of friends.
Due to Government & HSE advice and to insure the safety of all a Private funeral will take place (Max 10 people) you are asked not to congregate in the church yard or the cemetery to ensure the safety of all.
Jimmy’s Funeral Mass will take place on Monday (12th. April) in St. Edmund’s Church, Castletown at 10 am, followed by burial in St. Fintan’s Cemetery, Mountrath. Funeral Mass will be live streamed on the St. Edmund’s Church, Castletown Facebook page.
SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Saturday, April 10, 2021