Below are the recent local deaths.
May they rest in peace.
Mary Fennelly (née Deffew)
36 Harbour Street, Mountmellick, Laois
Died July 29th 2021 Peacefully at The General Hospital Portlaoise. In the company of her loving family. Predeceased by her brother Leo. Beloved wife of the late Joe. Deeply regretted by her daughters Liz (Coss), Joyce (Fenlon), and Helen Fenlon, grandchildren, Anneliese, Danielle, Joe, David, and Vivienne, great-grandchildren Tom and Rory, sisters-in-law Peg and Lucy, brother Pad and sisters Nora and Rita, sons-in-law Richie, John and Brian, nieces, nephews, neighbours, relatives and her many friends.
Reposing at Moloney’s Funeral Home on Friday from 1pm to 3pm. Removal from her home on Saturday at 1.30pm to St.Joseph’s Church for Requiem Mass at 2pm. Burial after in St.Joseph’s Cemetery. Mary’s Funeral Mass can be live streamed on www.mountmellickparish.ie.
Peggy Hogan (née McEvoy)
Coolowley, Errill, Laois
Peggy Hogan (nee McEvoy), Coolowley, Errill and formerly Kiladooley, Co. Laois. July 28th 2021. Peacefully in the presence of her loving family in her 89th year. Predeceased by her son Thomas and her sister Carmel. Deeply regretted by her loving husband Tommy of 67 years, her daughters Mary G Ryan (Bealaclave, Rearcross), Catherine Mullally (Clonakenny), sons John (Knock Hill), Paul (Ballymeelish), daughters-in-law Judith and Ann, sons-in-law Tony and John, her adored grandchildren Denise, Ciara, Brian, Vincent, Liam, Jennifer, Marie and Antoinette, her great-grandchildren Tom, Liam and Kate, her brothers Fr. Seamus and Dickie (Kilkenny) and Oliver (Skerries Dublin), her sister Helen (Kilkenny), her brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, neighbours and a wide circle of friends.
As per the COVID-19 Directive a private funeral has been arranged. Removal will take place from her home on Friday at 11.30am to The Church of The Assumption, Killasmeestia for Funeral Mass at 12 noon followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery. House private. You can express your condolences on the condolence page below.
Brigid Lewis (née Whelan)
Inch, Stradbally, Laois
Lewis (nee Whelan) Inch, Stradbally and late of Dr Murphys Place Portlaoise July 28th 2021 Passed away peacefully surrounded by her wonderful family. Beloved wife of Henry and much loved and cherished mother to Emma (Burke) , Niamh and Bridín. Beloved and adored by her grandchildren Aoibhinn, Sean, Fiadh, Layla, Bláthnaid and Bill. Brigid will be sadly and greatly missed by Henry, her daughters, her mother Esther, brothers , sisters, son in law Barry, Niamh’s partner Seán, Bridín’s partner Gary, sisters in law, brothers in law, nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles, and her wonderful friends and neighbours.
Removal on Friday to arrive at the Church of the Assumption Vicarstown for 2.30 pm Mass. Interment will follow in Moyanna Cemetery.
The family thank you for your cooperation, understanding and support during this sensitive time.
Garoon, Mountmellick, Laois
July 27th, unexpectedly at home, (retired Bord na Móna employee). Predeceased by his dear wife Ann. Deeply regretted by his loving family, Eileen and her husband Christy Dunne, Margaret and her husband John Moran, John and his wife Claire (Tullow), Annette and her husband Noel Costello (Newcastle West), Robert and Zoe (Borris-In-Ossary), grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brother Peter (Leixlip), sisters-in-law, Theresa and Dorothy, nieces, nephews, neighbours, and many friends.
Reposing at Moloney’s Funeral Home on Friday from 5pm until 8pm. Removal from his home on Saturday morning at 10.15am to St.Joseph’s Church arriving for Requiem Mass at 11am. Burial after in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.
Sèan’s mass can be lived streamed on www.mountmellickparish.ie
Sinéad Ní Nualláin
Graiguecullen, Carlow / Graiguecullen, Laois
The untimely and sudden passing of our beautiful Graiguecullen girl, Sinéad Ní Nualláin (Nolan).
5 Barrow Vale, Graiguecullen and formerly 156 Duggan Avenue, Graiguecullen, Co. Laois, passed away unexpectedly on January 31st, 2021.
Beloved daughter of Séamus and Jane Nolan, adored sister of James (Danny, Belle, Bob, Maggie, Dotty, Wisp, Katie and Seve), cherished sister-in-law of Magdalena and much loved aunt of Emily, Peter, Kate, Danny, Páraic and Eliza. She will be sadly missed by grand aunt, many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Sinead was blessed with a wide circle of friends, especially “cuz” Sharon, “her two blisters”, her ladies, school friends, college crew, Gaeilgeoirí and her many wonderful work colleagues, most recently those from Gaelscoil Átha Í and Gaelscoil Phortlaoise.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis
Due to government advice regarding public gatherings, Sinéad’s funeral Mass (50 ppl) will take place on Saturday at 11am in St Clare’s Church, Graiguecullen and will be followed by burial in Sleaty New Cemetery.
Sinéad’s Funeral cortége will leave St Clare’s Church and travel past her parent’s house (Duggan Avenue) and Graiguecullen Gaa Club on her way to Sleaty New Cemetery. Her many friends, colleagues and neighbours are very welcome to line that route in a safe and socially distanced manner as a mark of respect.
Sinéad’s Funeral Mass can be viewed on St Clare’s Church, online streaming service by using the following link: http://www.graiguecullenkilleshin.com/
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