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Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Deaths in Laois

Below are the recent local deaths.

May they rest in peace.

Audrey Canavan (née Morris)
Colliers Lane, Portlaoise, Laois

Canavan (nee Morris) Portlaoise. July 30th 2021 Peacefully with her family at Tallaght University Hospital. Audrey Jean beloved wife of Tony and darling mother of Karl. Cherished grandma of Eric, Ross, and Scott. Greatly loved by her daughter in law Denise, Sister in law, Brother in law. Relatives and a large circle of friends. “Audrey touched everybody who came into contact with her, she will be sorely missed” Funeral service at 11 am on Friday morning is St Peters church in the Market Sq. Portlaoise. Followed by cremation. “ Your light shone brightly Audrey, you will always be with us

Seamus John Colgan
Clondolusk, Portarlington, Offaly / Portarlington, Laois

Suddenly at his residence. Sadly missed by his heartbroken partner Ciara, parents Jim and Ann, brother Niall and his partner Becky Magee, sister Philomena and her husband Darren Whelan, his adoring nieces, Ciara’s dad and mam Martin and Marian Fagan, aunts, uncles, extended family, neighbours and his many friends in Ireland and Australia.

The family would like to thank you for your help and understanding at this sad and difficult time.

Family Flowers Only Please. Donations If Desired To Cystic Fibrosis Ireland – https://www.cfireland.ie/

Funeral Arrangements Later.

Jimmy McGrath
Temperance St. Abbeyleix / Rathmoyle, Abbeyleix, Laois

McGrath Jimmy, Temperance St. Abbeyleix and formerly Rathmoyle, Died August 3rd unexpectedly.

Predeceased by his parents Joe and Margaret, brothers Mick, Joseph & Bobby, sister Peggy Dempsey and his recently deceased sister Maura Goode.

Deeply regretted by his loving sister Cecilia Victory, brother in law Tom , Nephews, Nieces, Grandnephews, Grandnieces, extended family and friends.

Jimmy’s remains will repose at Keegan’s Funeral Home Portlaoise on Friday from 7pm to 8pm with funeral prayers at 8pm. A private family cremation will take place on Saturday.

Sympathisers are welcome to the funeral home maintaining a safe and social distance. Jimmy’s family thank you for your co operation and understanding at this time.

Linda Menizes (née Cummins)
Bracklone Street, Portarlington, Laois

Formerly of Ottessh, Surrey, England. Unexpectedly at her residence. Sadly missed by her loving husband Colm, son Adam, brother Peter, sister Jackie, the extended family and friends.

A Family Cremation Service to take place on Saturday.

The family would like to thank you for your help and understanding at this sad and difficult time.

Tom Woods
Carrigan St, Durrow, Laois

Peacefully after a short illness in St James’s Hospital. Beloved husband of Mairead and loving father of Billy, Siobhán, Padraic & Tomás. Predeceased by his sister Claire. Sadly missed by his loving family, sister Mary, brothers John, Liam, Ger & Des, daughters in law, Mags, Marlieke & Claire, son in law Enda, brother in law, sisters in law, grandchildren Niamh, Hannah, Eabha, Caoimhe, Neasa, Ellen, Kate, Finn & Hennie, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Reposing at Phelan’s Funeral Home, Durrow from 5.30pm on Wednesday evening with Rosary at 7.30pm. In accordance with HSE guidelines a private Funeral Mass for family and close friends (max 50 people) will take place on Thursday at 12.00 noon in Holy Trinity Church, Durrow followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. Those wishing to offer their condolences may do so below. House strictly private please.

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

Michael Fitzpatrick
Clonagh, Ballickmoyler, Carlow/Ballickmoyler, Laois

Michael Fitzpatrick of Clonagh, Ballickmoyler, Co Carlow, passed away unexpectedly, on July 31st, 2021, at his home.

Beloved father of Noelle, John, Louise and Sefina, adored grandfather of Myles and cherished brother of John, Mary, Margaret and Rose.

He will be sadly missed by his loving children, grandchild, son-in-law Niall, brother, sisters, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and many friends.

Removal from Carpenter Bros Funeral Home, Barrack St., Carlow, on Thursday at 10.15am, to St Abban’s Church, Killeen, Co. Laois, arriving for Funeral Mass at 11am.

Burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery.

Michael’s Funeral cortége will pass his residence, at approx 10.30am, where neighbours and friends are welcome to walk with the family to St Abban’s Church, Killeen.

Julie Dwane (née Matthews)
25 Mountain View, Ballyfin Rd, Portlaoise, Laois

Julie Dwane (née Matthews), 25 Mountain View, Ballyfin Road, Portlaoise, Co. Laois. Passed away unexpectedly at her residence on Sunday 1st August 2021. Dearly loved daughter of Mary and beloved mother of Tanya, Patrick, Robert and Dahna. Deeply regretted by her partner and best friend Martin, her daughters, sons, brothers, sisters, son-in-law Mark, grandchildren, extended family, neighbours and friends.

Reposing at her home 25 Mountain View, Ballyfin Rd., Portlaoise from 12 noon on Wednesday (4th August 2021), with recital of the rosary at 8pm on Wednesday evening. Funeral Mass will take place on Thursday at 12 noon in Ss Peter and Paul’s Church, Portlaoise and may be viewed on https://www.portlaoiseparish.ie/webcam/. interment to follow in Ss Peter and Paul’s Cemetery, Portlaoise.

Due to current COVID-19 Restrictions Mass & Funeral will be private for family members and close friends. Please adhere to Social Distancing in the Church and at the Cemetery at all times.

The family would like to thank you all for your understanding at this sad and difficult time.

Family Flowers Only.

Donations, if desired, to Sue Ryder Foundation.

Bridget (Bridie) Conroy
The Fields, Portlaoise, Laois

Died August 1st 2021 peacefully at home in the loving care of her family. Predeceased by her parents George and Mary, her brothers Jack, George and Dickie, her sisters Nora, Mary (Holland), Anne (Bennett), and Julia (Carroll). Sadly missed by her loving family, especially Ann, Mary, Richard, Christopher, Liam, and Raymond. Also deeply regretted by all her nieces and nephews (Conroy family Clonad), Bennett family, Hophall, Ratheniska, Holland family (Derrycanton Mountrath ), grand-nieces, grand-nephews, neighbours, relatives, and friends. May she Rest In Peace.

Recital of the Rosary in her home on Tuesday evening at 9 pm. Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 12 noon in St. Fintan’s Church Raheen. Burial after in Clonad Cemetery.

Due to the current Covid-19 guidelines Bridie’s Funeral Mass is for family only. Sympathisers are welcome along the route maintaining a safe and social distance

Joe Lynch
Killeen, Mountmellick, Laois

Predeceased by his sisters Kitty and Betty and his recently deceased brother Billy. Deeply regretted by his heartbroken wife Mai (nèe O’Donnell, Balingarry, Co.Tipperary), daughter Paula and son Brendan, brother Jimmy, nieces, nephews , sisters-in-law Ann, Maggie and her husband John, Esther and her husband Henry, Kay, Liz and her son Shane, brother-in-law Bill O’Donnell and his wife Mary, neighbours, relatives and his many friends.

Reposing in his home from 2pm Wednesday. Removal from his home on Thursday at 10.20am to St. Paul’s Church, Emo, arriving for Requiem Mass at 11am. Burial after in The new cemetery, Emo. Due to the current Covid-19 guidelines Joe’s funeral mass is for family members. Sympathizers are welcome along the route maintaining a safe and social distance.

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