Below are the recent local deaths.
May they rest in peace.
Elizabeth Casey (née Deegan)
Rathmore, Stradbally, Laois
Elizabeth passed away unexpectedly but peacefully surrounded by her loving family at University Hospital, Limerick. Sadly missed by her loving husband Noel, sons Frank and Enda, daughters Mary, Nuala and Angela, sons in law Martin, Tom and Thomas and her grandchildren. Predeceased by her brother Billy. Deeply regretted by her sisters Anna and Madge, brothers in law, sisters in law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends. May Elizabeth Rest In Peace. Due to the Covid 19 restrictions a private family funeral will take place. Removal from Elizabeth’s residence on Thursday morning at 11.20am to arrive at The Sacred Heart Church Stradbally for 12 noon Requiem Mass. Interment to follow in Oakvale cemetery. House private on Thursday morning please. Elizabeth’s Requiem Mass will be live streamed (link to follow). Sympathisers are welcome to stand along the route to the church and cemetery and in the precincts of the cemetery grounds. Social distancing to be observed at all times please.
56 St Killian’s Crescent, Carlow Town, Carlow / Killeshin, Laois
Chris Delaney of 56 St Killian’s Crescent, Carlow and formerly of Cappalug, Killeshin, Co Laois, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on April 19th, 2021, at Waterford University Hospital.
Beloved husband of Peggy, much loved father of Chris, Jackie, Carol and Helen and adored grandfather of Siobhán, Fiona, Deirdre, Seán and Adam.
He will be sadly missed by his loving wife, son, daughters, grandchildren, sons-in-law Eddie and Brian, daughter-in-law Joan, sister Breda, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.
Due to government advice regarding public gatherings, a private funeral will take place for family, in The Holy Cross Church, Killeshin, on Wednesday at 11am and will be followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.
For those that wish to attend but cannot due to restrictions, Chris’s Funeral Mass can be viewed by using the following link: https://youtu.be/hIlYCr388UI
Anne Girvin (née Scully)
Garronbawn, Camross, Laois
Anne Girvin, (neé Scully), Cleator, Cumbria, England, and late of Garronbawn, Camross, Co.Laois. – Died 16th April 2021 at home in the loving care of her family, predeceased by her husband Michael (Girvin), parents Edward and Katie, sister Mary (Brereton), brothers Tom, Staff, Billy and Ned (Scully). Beloved mother of Trisha (Quinn) and Jane (Steele), sons-in-law Geoff and Mark, beloved grandmother of Catrina, Sam, Alice, Oliver and Emily, great grandmother of Zach, nieces, nephews, friends in England and Ireland.
Funeral Mass in St. Mary’s Church Cleator, on Friday 23rd April 2021, at 1.0’clock, followed by cremation. Funeral Mass will be live streamed on link: https://www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/st-marys-church
Clonoghill, Coolrain, Laois
The death has occurred of Paul Burgess, Carraway House, Clonoghill, Coolrain, Co Laois, and formerly of Kent, England suddenly at his home. Deeply regretted and will be sadly missed by his loving wife Mary, sons Kevin and Jay, daughters in law Jaylee and Keeley, grandchildren Richard, Tiana, Skyla, Jaxon, Bradley, Zachery, Tai and Lee. Mum and Dad Sylvia and Ron, Sisters Jane and Chris. Predeceased by his sister Linda. Mother in law, Phyllis, sister in laws, brother in laws, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends in Ireland and England. And the Keogh Family Portlaoise.
Given the current exceptional circumstances and to protect the welfare of everyone who knew him, 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 http://www.portlaoiseparish.ie/web-cam/. Cremation will follow in Newlands Crematorium.
The family thank you for your cooperation, understanding and support during this sensitive time.
Christopher J. Lyons
The Green, Kilminchy., Portlaoise, Laois/Clondalkin, Dublin
Lyons, Christopher, The Green, Kilminchy, Portlaoise and late of Old Nangor Rd., Clondalkin, April 16th 2021. Peacefully, at Portlaoise Regional Hospital. Predeceased by his parents, Christopher and Margaret and brother John. Deeply regretted by his loving partner Aileen, sisters Jane and Kathleen, brothers Jimmy and Peter, daughters Tracy, Lisa and Cathy, dear nephews, nieces, relatives and good friends.
Given the current exceptional circumstances and to protect the welfare of everyone who knew him, a private funeral, with immediate family only, will take place at 12 noon in Newlands Crematorium on Tuesday 19th April.
SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Monday, April 19, 2021