Below are the recent local deaths.
May they rest in peace.
Sr. Bridget Guidera
Ursulines of Jesus, Stella Maris Convent, Swansea, Wales. Formerly Kildellig, Clough, Laois
Predeceased by her brothers Dan, Bro. Tim (Edwin), Paddy and Bro. Joseph, her sisters Mary and Johanna.
Deeply regretted by her sister congregation of The Ursulines of Jesus, her sister Peg (Margaret) Hughes (Johnstown), nieces Siobhan Bourke (Clonboo) & Helen Cullinane (Johnstown), nephews Dan & John Guidera (Kildellig), Jim & Dan Meehan (Dromard) & Donal Hughes (Johnstown), grand nephews, grand nieces, relatives and friends.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Stella Maris Convent, Swansea on Tuesday 10th August, followed by interment in Morriston Cemetery, Swansea.
A memorial Mass will be held in Clough at a later date.
The death has occurred of Vincent Moore, formerly Capard, Rosenallis, Co Laois. Died, suddenly, in Manchester on the 4th August 2021. Sadly missed by his brothers, John and Joe, sisters Mary Kennedy, Pauline Culleton, Anne Farrell, and Brigid Gorman, brother in law, sisters in law, nieces and nephews, cousins and his many friends in Ireland and Manchester.
A memorial Mass will take place at a later date.
Linda Menzies (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 in Mount Jerome Crematorium at 3:15pm.
Linda’s Cremation Service will be streamed live on https://vimeo.com/event/153499
The Grove, Weir View, Kilkenny City, Kilkenny / Crettyard, Laois
Maurice Hennessy (The Grove, Weir View, Kilkenny and late of Crettyard, Co. Laois) August 5th 2021. Beloved husband of the late Margaret and uncle of Larry (Hennessy), grand uncle of Lizzie and Katie (Hennessy). Predeceased by his siblings Thomas, Margaret, Elizabeth, Mary and John. He will be sadly missed by his nephews and nieces, Mary, Patrick, Ita, Larry and Anne, grand nieces and grand nephews Molly, Caitlin, Annemajella, Lizzie, Katie, Peig, Ruaidhri, Tomas and John, his neighbours and friends.
Due to current government guidelines a private Requiem Mass for Maurice will be celebrated Saturday (August 7th) at 11a.m. in the Church of the most Holy Trinity, Dunmore (max. 50 people in the Church) followed by private cremation in Mount Jerome Crematorium, Dublin.
The family would like to thank the public health care nurse and all the wonderful carers who have been so kind to Maurice, especially Agnes with whom he shared many a laugh over the last twelve months.
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.
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.
Due to the Covid 19 restrictions A Family Funeral will take place. Removal from his residence on Saturday at 1pm arriving St Michael’s Church, Portarlington for Requiem Mass at 2pm. Funeral afterwards to St Michael’s Cemetery, Portarlington. 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.
Seamus’s Requiem Mass will be streamed live on: https://www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/st-michaels-church-portarlington
Family flowers only, please. Donations, if desired, to Cystic Fibrosis Ireland https://www.cfireland.ie/
SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Friday, August 6, 2021