Below are the recent local deaths.
May they rest in peace.
Elizabeth (Lil) Brawders Murphy (née Bergin)
12 St Michael’s Park, Portarlington, Laois
Peacefully at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Predeceased by her loving husbands Tom and Ned. Deeply regretted by her loving daughter Dina, son Tom, grandchildren Caitriona, David and Andy, great-grandchildren Claire, Cliodhna, Darragh and Orlaith, sister, brothers, nieces, nephews, extended family, neighbours and friends.
Due to the Covid 19 restrictions A Family Funeral will take place. Reposing in Mahers Chapel of Rest, Portarlington on Sunday from 6:30pm with Rosary at 8pm (HSE guidelines in place). Removal on Monday at 11:10am (travelling via her residence) arriving St Michael’s Church Portarlington for Requiem Mass at 12 noon. 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.
The family would like to thank you for your help and understanding at this sad and difficult time.
Lil’s Requiem Mass will be streamed live on https://www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/st-michaels-church-portarlington
Bristol, England and formerly Ballyknocken, Portlaoise, Laois
In loving memory of Patrick Joseph Burke, Bristol, England and formerly Ballyknocken, Portlaoise, who passed away on July 22nd 2021, peacefully, following a short illness in his 92nd year.
Sadly missed and fondly remembered by his sister Eileen (Burke) Lucas, USA and his brother John Burke Snr. and sister in law Brigid, nieces and nephews, great-grandnieces, great-grandnephews, relatives and friends worldwide.
Patrick is predeceased by his loving partner Annette, his adored parents, Johanna and Patrick, caring step-mother Mary, darling sister Bridie (Burke) Lambe, Liverpool, treasured brother Michael Burke, Ballyknocken, brothers in law Gene Lucas, USA and Arthur Lambe, Liverpool.
Remembered and highly respected by his engineering colleagues at Rolls-Royce, Bristol, the Irish Aircorp and Aer Lingus, Dublin.
In keeping with current government guidelines, a private burial will take place in Portlaoise on Saturday. House strictly private please.
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