Below are the recent local deaths.
May they rest in peace.
Esther Dunne (née Greene)
Killimy, Emo, Laois
Suddenly. Loving mother of the late Michael. Deeply regretted by her loving daughter Eileen, son Paddy and their father Michael, brother, sisters, grandchildren Claire, Sharon, Denise, Eugene, Nicola, Kevin, Laura, Adrienne, Tim and Josh, great-grandchildren, daughter-in-law Kerry, Eileen’s partner Johnny, nieces, nephews, extended family, neighbours and friends.
The family would like to thank you for your help and understanding at this sad and difficult time
Funeral Arrangements Later.
Monamondra, Errill, Laois
Frank Gaffney, Monamondra, Errill, Co. Laois. July 17th 2021. Peacefully at home in the presence of his family. Predeceased by his brothers Joe, Paddy, Tommy and John and his sisters Maura, Breda and Margaret, also remembering his parents. Deeply regretted by his heartbroken wife and best friend Brenda and his loving family Mairead and Marcella, sons-in-law Emmett and Eoin, grandchildren Ciara, Emily, Seán, Luke and Caoimhe, his sister Tess and brother Liam, brothers-in-law and sister-in-law, nephews, nieces, neighbours, relatives and a wide circle of friends.
As per the COVID-19 Directive a private funeral has been arranged. Funeral mass on Monday in the Church of Our Lady, Queen of The Universe, Errill at 12 noon on Monday (https://youtube.com/c/AllisonRitchieChurchSinger) followed by interment in St. Kieran’s Cemetery Errill. Family flowers only by request. Donations if desired to the Irish Cancer Society/Laois Hospice (http://laoishospice.ie/donate). House Private.
Mosse Lane, Dublin Rd, Portlaoise, Laois / Athlone, Roscommon / Westmeath
Formerly from Drum, Athlone. Beloved husband of the late Jo and much loved father of Mary (Prendergast), Nancy, Liam, Aidan, Orla and Sinéad. Predeceased by his daughter Éilis. Deeply regretted by his loving family, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, brother Mick (Athy), sister Helen (Gannon) Drum, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives and friends.
Due to current government guidelines a private family funeral will take place. Requiem Mass on Monday at 12:00 noon in SS Peter & Paul’s Church, Portlaoise which can be viewed on the parish web cam. Interment afterwards in SS Peter & Paul’s Cemetery.
Robert (Robbie) Mitchell
Dunmore, Galway / Errill, Laois
Robert (Robbie) Mitchell, Dunmore, Co. Galway and formerly Kilmilan, Errill, Co. Laois. July 15th 2021. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Madeline and sons Gary and Thomas, his sisters Meta and Muriel, nephews, nieces, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, relatives and many friends. Predeceased by his brother Willie and sister Eileen.
Due to the COVID-19 directive a private funeral has been arranged. Funeral Service will take place at Castlefleming Church, Errill, Co. Laois (https://youtube.com/c/AllisonRitchieChurchSinger) on Monday at 3pm followed by burial in the adjoining churchyard. No flowers by request, donations if desired can be made to The Western Alzhemiers Association (https://westernalzheimers.ie >donate).
SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Sunday, July 18, 2021