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Deaths in Laois – Friday, July 23, 2021

Below are the recent local deaths.

May they rest in peace.

John Collier
Prospect House, Durrow, Laois

Suddenly but peacefully in the wonderful care of the staff at the ICU unit in Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise. Deeply regretted by his wife Kathleen (Delaney), family members, great neighbours and kind friends.

Reposing at Phelan’s Funeral Home, Durrow on Saturday from 5.00pm followed by removal to St. Tighernach’s Church, Cullohill Saturday evening arriving for 8.00pm. In accordance with HSE guidelines a private Funeral Mass for family and close friends (max 50 people) will take place Sunday at 2.00pm followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.

The Funeral Mass will be streamed live on the following link: https://www.youtube.com/c/AllisonRitchieChurchSinger

Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to St. Patrick’s University Hospital Dublin.


Anna Kavanagh (née Bambrick)
Skirteen, Monasterevin, Kildare / Stradbally, Laois

Predeceased by her brother Joe. Beloved wife of Michael and much loved mother of Michael, Brian, Paul, Sandra and Elaine, Deeply regretted by her loving family, son in law Peter, daughter in law Caroline, partners, grandchildren, great grandchildren, brothers Fran, John and Tony, sister Lena, brother in law, sisters in law, nieces, nephews, extended family relatives and friends.

Due to current government guidelines, a private family funeral will take place. Removal from her home on Friday at 10.20am to arrive at SS Peter & Paul’s Church for 11am requiem Mass, which can be viewed on monasterevinparish.ie and press web cam. Interment afterwards in St Evin’s Cemetery.

Bernadette Mitchell
River Court, Portlaoise, Laois

Mitchell Bernadette, River Court, Portlaoise and late of Stradbally Rd., Portlaoise, 21st July 2021. Predeceased by her parents Tom and Winifred. Deeply regretted by her loving sisters Marian, Agnes, Theresa, and Una, brothers Kevin, Thomas, and Pat, brothers in law, sisters in law, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, relatives and friends.

Given the current exceptional circumstances and to protect the welfare of everyone who knew her, the funeral, with limited family, will take place at 3 pm on Saturday in St. 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. Friends are welcome to attend the cemetery for burial.

Noeleen Whelan (née McDonald)
Ballinree, Barrowhouse, Athy, Kildare / Laois

Peacefully, in the loving care of the staff of Droimnin Nursing Home, Stradbally. Wife of the late Michael and sister of the late Addie. Deeply regretted by her loving children Anna, Pat, John, Michael, Mary, Ned, Noelle and Lucia, brothers, sisters, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Removal from her residence at 6.30pm on Friday evening (23rd July) to arrive at St. Mary’s Church, Barrowhouse, for prayers at 7pm (limited to 50 people). Requiem Mass will take place at 11am on Saturday morning (24th July) limited to 50 people. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only please.

SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Thursday, July 22, 2021 

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