Below are the recent local deaths.
May they rest in peace.
Phil Davy (née Clooney)
The Fairways, Abbeyleix, Laois
In the loving care of the matron and staff of St. Brigid’s Hospital, Shane. Predeceased by her mother and father, brothers and sisters. Deeply regretted by her loving husband Paddy, daughters Breed and Catherine, son Ger, son-in-law Tom, Breed’s partner Eoin, daughter-in-law Caroline, grandchildren Emma and her husband Hugh, Laura, Mark, Evan, Katie, Megan, Rose and Caoimhe, great-grandson Alfie, brothers Paddy, Martin and Joe, sisters in law Lil & Josie, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.
Due to Covid-19 directives, a private family funeral will take place.
Recital of the Rosary on Monday evening at 7pm in The Church of The Most Holy Rosary, Abbeyleix. Requiem Mass on Tuesday at 12 noon with interment afterwards in St. Patrick’s Cemetery. The Mass will be live streamed on https://abbeyleixparish.ie/webcam/
Those who would like to attend but cannot are welcome to attend the church yard, line the route to the Graveyard or attend the graveyard, while maintaining social distancing at all times.
House strictly private. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society.
Rita Keenan (née Nolan)
Clonminan, Portlaoise, Laois
Keenan (nee Nolan) Rita, Clonminan Rd., Portlaoise. 23rd May 2021 . Peacefully at Portlaoise Regional Hosp. Surrounded by her family. Predeceased by her husband Tom and daughters Geraldine and Sarah. Loving mother to Teresa, Mary, Bernadette, Rita , Pat, Tom and Phillip. Deeply regretted by her loving family. Brother Michael, sons in law, daughters in law, brothers in law, sisters in law, cherished grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.
Given the current exceptional circumstances, and to protect the welfare of everyone who knew her, a funeral with family and close friends will take place at 12 noon on Tuesday, 25th May, in SS. Peter and Paul’s Church, Portlaoise and will be streamed on the webcam http://www.portlaoiseparish.ie/web-cam/. Burial will follow in SS. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery, Portlaoise immediately thereafter. The family thank you for your cooperation, understanding and support during this sensitive time.
Mountmellick, Laois/Blanchardstown, Dublin
Brian Santry, Regional Manager Probation Service, Mountmellick, Co.Laois and Blanchardstown, Dublin. Died peacefully, May 21st 2021. Beloved son of the late Joe and Mary.
Predeceased by his dear brother Jerome and sister-in-law Maureen. Deeply regretted by his brother Joe, nephews and nieces, uncles and aunts, relatives and his many friends.
Giving the exceptional circumstances and to protect the welfare of everyone who knew Brian, a private family funeral Mass will take place on Monday at 11am in St. Joseph’s Church, Mountmellick. Burial afterwards in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. 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. Family flowers only. Donations if desired to St. Francis Hospice Blanchardstown.
Church St, Ballinakill, Laois
Christy passed away peacefully on Saturday 22nd May, at the Regional Hospital, Portlaoise. Pre-deceased by his loving wife Elsie, and deeply regretted by son’s Billy, Kevin and Paul, daughters Anne and Susan, son’s-in-law Gerard and Eric, daughter’s-in-law Sheila and Carina, grandchildren Roisin, Padraig, Eimear, Robyn, Emma, William, Chris, Ciara, Sam, and Lauren and by all his neighbours and friends.
Arriving at St. Brigid’s Church, Ballinakill at 8pm on Monday May 24th for Rosary.
In compliance with Government and HSE Guidelines a family Funeral Mass for Christy take place on Tuesday 25th May at 12pm followed by Interment afterward in St. Brigid’s Cemetery, with adherence to social distancing. Those who are unable to attend the Mass can take part in the ceremony on the church live stream service which can be viewed on this link … www.ballinakillknockparish.com
Died unexpectedly at home. Pre-deceased by his parents Paddy and Freddie, Clonduff, Rosenallis.
Deeply regretted by his wife Maria, Pamela and Niall, son-in-law David, grandchildren Scott, Aaron, Lee and Saoirse. Brothers Joe and Pauric, sisters Freda and Noelle, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Godsons Oisin and Derek, Aunts, uncles, neighbours and many friends.
Giving the exceptional circumstances and to protect the welfare of everyone who knew Sean, a private family Funeral Mass will take place on Sunday at 3 o’clock in St. Fergal’s Church, Camross. Burial afterwards in St. Fergal’s Cemetery. Sean’s Requiem Mass will be live streamed. The Funeral cortége will travel from Sean’s home, friends and neighbours are welcomed along the route. House strictly private.
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