Below are the recent local deaths.
May they rest in peace.
Thomas (Bonzo) Walsh
Knightstown, Mountmellick, Laois
Died peacefully in the company of his loving and devoted family at home. Predeceased by his loving wife Christina and daughter Julann.
Deeply regretted by his loving and heartbroken family, daughters Lorraine and son-in-law Peter O’Connor, Siobhan and son-in-law Kevin Clinton, Collette and son-in-law Tom Deegan, son’s Martin and daughter-in-law Pauline, Paul and daughter-in-law Dolores, Aidan and partner Jenny, grandchildren and great grandchildren, brother Jim (Ridge Road, Portlaoise), nieces, nephews, relatives and large circle of friends.
Removal from his home on Tuesday at 1.20pm arriving to St Paul’s Church, Emo for 2pm Requiem Mass. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Those who wish to come out to pay their respects can do so along the route, maintaining a safe social distance.
House private please.
Parknahown, Cullohill, Laois
Martin Gibbons, Parknahown, Cullohill, Co. Laois, May 8th 2021. Peacefully, in the wonderful care of the nurses and staff of St. Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny. Sadly missed by his loving wife Marie and his family Diarmuid (Jim), Maeve, Brendan, Sheila and Martin, sons-in-law Guy and Lorcan, daughter-in-law Bríd and loving grandad to Tom, James, Rory, Julia, Immy, Olivia and Vanessa, sisters-in-law Breeda (Lowry), Stella (Lalor) and Dolie (Lalor), Carmella and her husband Sean O’Loughlin and Alice Gibbons, nieces, nephews, neighbours, relatives and a wide circle of friends.
In compliance with current COVID-19 guidelines, a private funeral has been arranged. Funeral Mass on Monday (May 10th) at 1pm in St. Tighearnach’s Church, Cullohill, (https://youtube.com/c/AllisonRitchieChurchSinger) followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery. You can express your condolences on the condolence page below. No flowers by request, donations in lieu to the friends of St. Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny (https://www.friendsofstlukes.ie/). House Private
Emmet Tce, Mountmellick, Laois
Fintan O’Neill Emmett Tce, Mountmellick, Co. Laois, died Saturday, the 8th of May, peacefully, in the loving care of the staff of St. Vincent’s Hospital, Mountmellick. Predeceased by his loving wife Hannah Theresa (better known as Siobhan). Dear father of Catherine, Fintan and Sean, father-in-law to Ivan, Ciara and Rachel, and the late Claire, and grandfather to Donovan, Katie, Naomhan, Dylan, and James. Deeply missed by his sisters Joan Gorman, Esther Powell, Stella O’Neill, brother Joe, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, great-grandnieces great-grandnephews, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, relatives and many friends.
Given the current exceptional circumstances and to protect the welfare of everyone who knew Fintan, a private family Funeral Service, will take place at 11am on Tuesday, 11th of May, in St Joseph’s Church, Mountmellick, at 11am. Burial will follow in St Joseph’s Cemetery, Mountmellick.
The funeral cortège will travel from Moloney’s Funeral Home at 10.45am to St Joseph’s Church. Those who wish to come out to pay their respects can do so along the route, maintaining a safe social distance.
Teresa Lalor (née O’Brien)
18 Woodview, Stradbally, Laois
Teresa Lalor (née O’Brien), 18 Woodview, Stradbally Co Laois. Peacefully in the company of her loving and devoted family on the 8th of May 2021. Predeceased by her parents John & Annie O’ Brien, her sisters, brothers, and her darling grandchild, Martin. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her daughters Caroline, Annette and Emma, sons, Patrick, Laurence and Brian, her 16 adored grandchildren, sisters, Bernie, Una, Eileen and Bridie, brothers, James and Liam, nieces, nephews, sons-in-law, Sheamus and Kenneth, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, extended family, her very kind neighbours, her friends and especially her excellent carers.
Reposing at her home from 6pm tomorrow, Sunday (9th May) with recital of the rosary at 7pm. House Private For Family Only. Removal to the Sacred Heart Church, Stradbally on Monday (10th May) for Requiem Mass at 2pm. Teresa will then be laid to Rest in Oakvale Cemetery.
Sean Gorman (Senior)
Knocknabraher, Stradbally, Laois
Peacefully at Tallaght Hospital, Dublin. Loving husband of the late Margaret. Deeply regretted by his loving son Sean, daughter-in-law Martina, grandson Sean, brother P.J.,sister-in-law Kathleen, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends and his good friend Buddy.
A private family funeral will take place. Removal from the Presentation Chapel Stradbally on Monday arriving The Sacred Heart Church Stradbally for Requiem Mass at 12 noon. Funeral afterwards to Oakvale Cemetery, Stradbally. People are welcome to stand in the church grounds, on the route to the cemetery 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.
Sean’s Requiem Mass and Interment will be streamed live on: https://laoisfuneralslive.com/johnmaherfuneraldirector
Peggy (Margaret) Grant (née Doyle)
Tunduff, Abbeyleix, Laois
Formerly of Chatsworth, Clogh. Predeceased by her loving husband Dick, parents, brothers and sister. Peacefully, at home, in the presence of her loving family. Deeply regretted by her loving daughters Olive, Catherine, Ann and Pauline, granddaughters Caoimhe, Chloe, Sinead, Bahria, Naomi and Saoirse, brothers, sister, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Due to current restrictions a private family funeral will take place . The funeral will arrive at The Church Of The Most Holy Rosary, Abbeyleix, via the Mountrath road, for 12 noon Requiem Mass on Monday. The Mass will be livestreamed on https://abbeyleixparish.ie/webcam/ Interment afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.
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.
Due to Covid 19 directives, a private family funeral will take place. The funeral will arrive at The Church of The Most Holy Rosary, Abbeyleix, for 1pm Requiem Mass on Sunday, via the Ballinakill Road. Interment afterwards in St. Patrick’s Cemetery. Paddy’s Requiem Mass will be livestreamed on: https://abbeyleixparish.ie/webcam/
Those who would like to attend but cannot are welcome to line the route to the church, in the churchyard, or en route to the cemetery, in the cemetery while observing social distancing at all times.
SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Sunday, May 9, 2021