Below are the recent local deaths.
May they rest in peace.
Frances Bowe (née White)
Quigley Park, Rathdowney, Laois
Frances Bowe (nee White), Quigley Park, Rathdowney, Co. Laois. May 5th 2021. Peacefully at home in the presence of her family. Predeceased by her parents Larry and Eileen and her granddaughter Elizabeth. Sadly missed by her loving husband Paddy and her children Thomas, Patrick, Martin, Kieran, Claire, Brian, Sarah, Damien and Jennifer. Her grandchildren Darren, Tiegan, Katelyn, Conor, Naoise, Fionn, Adam, Dylan, Zara, Callum and Roisin, her brothers, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, daughters-in-law and her extended family and many friends.
Due to the COVID-19 Directive a private family funeral has been arranged. The Funeral Mass will be live streamed on Saturday at 11 o’clock from The Church of The Holy Trinity, Rathdowney (parishwebsites.ie/rathdowney) followed by burial in Bealady Cemetery. Family flowers only by request, donations can be made to the Laois Palliative Care Team at Laois Hospice (http://laoishospice.ie/donate).
Maura Goode (née McGrath)
Abbeyleix Rd., Portlaoise, Laois / Abbeyleix, Laois
Maura Goode (nee McGrath) Abbeyleix Rd., Portlaoise and formerly of Clonad and Abbeyleix, May 5th 2021 (Ex R.P.N. St.Fintan’s Hospital, Portlaoise). Peacefully after a brief illness patiently bourne at home in the tender and dedicated care of her loving children. Predeceased by her husband Jim, her son-in-law Eugene (Quigley) and her grandson Donal.
Deeply regretted by her loving sons Declan, Gerry, James, Padraig and David, daughters, Ann Maire (O’Toole), Margaret, Veronica, Caroline (Quigley), Geraldine and Helen (Fitzgerald Selby), sons-in-law, Edward and Eddie, daughters-in-law Patricia, Breda, Gabrielle and Yvonne, her adored 21 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren, sister Cely, brother Jimmy, brother-in-law Tom, sister-in-law Eilish, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Reposing at her home on Thursday and Friday. Removal on Friday at 6.45pm to arrive at SS. Peter and Paul’s Church for 7.30pm. Requiem Mass on Saturday at 12 noon and will be live streamed on https://www.portlaoiseparish.ie/webcam/ followed by interment in SS.Peter and Paul’s Cemetery, Portlaoise.
Given the current exceptional circumstances and to protect the welfare of all who knew Maura her funeral will be conducted in line with government guidelines regarding COVID. Those who would like to attend but cannot are welcome to line the route from her home on Friday evening or en route to the cemetery on Saturday morning via the Dublin Rd., in a safe and socially distanced manner.
Sconce Lower, Ballyfin, Laois / Bagenalstown, Carlow
Purcell (nee O’Connell) Sconce Lower, Ballyfin, Co. Laois, May 4th 2021. Peacefully, with her family, at the Regional Hospital, Portlaoise. Áine, dearly beloved wife of Brian. Cherished and loved mother to Brian and Robbie. Daughter to Daniel and Anna. Loving sister to Maura. Deeply regretted by the Purcell family (Grattan St., Portlaoise), the O’Connell family, Bagenalstown, nieces Shauna Lee Clarke and Leona, mother in law Mary, Colette, David, Declan and Anne Purcell, many 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 Friday 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.
James (Reuben) Geoghegan
Kilminchy, Portlaoise, Laois
Formerly of Mountmellick and The Heath, Portlaoise. Died peacefully at Naas General Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Claire, son Sean, daughter Elaine, grandchildren Rachel and James, great grandchildren Grace and Everly, brothers Bosco, Andy and Tommy, son-in- law, daughter-in-law, sisters-in-law, relatives, neighbours and a large circle of friends.
Given the current exceptional circumstances and to protect the welfare of everyone who knew James, a private funeral, with immediate family only, will take place at The Heath Church at 2pm on Friday, the 7th of May. Burial will follow in the adjoining cemetery.
The funeral cortège will travel from his son Sean’s home in 44 Rossvale Court, Portlaoise, along the Heath Road, to the Heath Church. Those who wish to come out to pay their respects can do so along the route, maintaining a safe social distance.
James’ Funeral Mass can be viewed via this link
Ballymullen, Abbeyleix, Laois
Peacefully, at the Mater Hospital, Dublin. Deeply regretted by his parents Pat and Claire, his partner Pamela, children Oisin, Darcie, Tara and Patrick, brothers Raymond and Brian, sisters Claire, Sandra and Sharon, aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, cousins, relatives and friends. Funeral arrangements later.
SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Thursday, May 5, 2021