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.
Due to the Covid 19 restrictions, a private family funeral will take place. Removal from her daughter Eileen’s residence, Lea Road, Portarlington, on Sunday at 1pm (travelling via her residence) arriving St Paul’s Church, Emo, for Requiem Mass at 2pm. Funeral afterwards to the New Cemetery, Emo. People are welcome to stand along the route to the Church, in the Churchyard and in the Cemetery with Strict Social Distancing being observed at all times.
Esther’s Requiem Mass will be streamed live on: https://laoisfuneralslive.com/johnmaherfuneraldirector
Margaret Behan Murphy (née Scully)
Clonbrown, Clonbullogue, Offaly / Emo, Laois
ormerly of Coolaghy, Emo, County Laois. Peacefully in the loving care of the staff of Oakdale Nursing Home Portarlington. Wife of the late John Behan and the late Christopher Murphy. Deeply regretted by her loving sons William and Thomas, brothers Pat, Tom and Peter, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Due to the Covid 19 restrictions A Private Family Funeral will take place. Removal from Mahers Chapel of Rest, Portarlington on Sunday at 1:10pm (travelling via her residence) arriving The Church of The Sacred Heart, Clonbullogue for Requiem Mass at 2pm. Funeral afterwards to Cloncrane Cemetery, Clonbullogue. People are welcome to stand along the route to the Church, in the Churchyard 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.
Margaret’s Requiem Mass will be streamed live on https://www.facebook.com/Clonbullogue-Parish-101840708161778/
Sandymount, Dublin / Finglas, Dublin / Donaghmore, Laois
Fogarty, Paul (Sandymount, and late of Finglas, Dublin and Donaghmore, Co. Laois); 23rd July 2021 aged 103, (peacefully) at Mount Tabor Nursing Home. Beloved husband of the late Mary and much loved father of Fr. John CSSp, Kathleen, Joe and the late Paul. He will be sadly missed by his family, daughter-in-law Yvonne, son-in-law Derek, grandchildren Paula, Emily, Keith and John, great- granddaughter Chole, nephews George and James, extended family and friends.
Due to government guidelines on public gatherings a private family Funeral Mass will take place on Monday (26th July) at 11.00 am in the Church of St. Mary’s, Star of the Sea, Sandymount which may be viewed on this link https://www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/st-marys-star-of-the-sea-sandymount/
Margaret Malone (née Lewis)
9 Cluain Bui, Enniscorthy, Wexford / Emo, Laois
Beloved wife of the late Alphonsos, much loved mother of Michael, John, Philip, Elizabeth, Patrick, Paul, Mary, Teresa and Anne and loving sister of Bertie, Jimmy, Philly, Joe, Wally and the late Michael, Tommy, Paddy and John. Sadly missed by her loving sons, daughters, brothers, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.
A family Funeral Mass for Margaret will take place on Monday.
Those who would have to attend the Mass but cannot due to government restrictions may view the Mass live on the link which will be attached later.
David (Dave) Newman
Rathsaran, Rathdowney, Laois
David (Dave) Newman, Rathsaran, Rathdowney, Co. Laois. July 22nd 2021 following a brief illness. Deeply regretted by his brother Edward and his sisters Rosemary and Rachel, brother-in-law Pat, nephews, nieces, relatives and a wide circle of friends.
Due to the COVID-19 directive a private funeral has been arranged. Funeral service in Rathsaran Church on Sunday at 2:30 followed by interment in the adjoining churchyard. The funeral service will be recorded and the video link will be uploaded here post funeral service on Sunday evening. No flowers by request, donations if desired to the Stroke Unit, Tallaght Hospital (Tallaght University Hospital Foundation / donate). House Private.
SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Saturday, July 24, 2021