Below are the recent local deaths.
May they rest in peace.
Lawrence (Larry) Kennedy
15 The Downs, Portlaoise, Laois / Stradbally, Laois / Dublin
Lawrence (Larry) Kennedy, 15 The Downs, Portlaoise, Co Laois, formerly of Timogue, Stradbally, Co Laois and Dublin. Peacefully, on the 16th September 2021 at Maynooth Lodge Nursing Home, Co. Kildare. Predeceased by his wife Philomena, deeply regretted by his son William, sisters, Violet and Rachel, brothers John and Joe, grandchildren, Molly and Jessica, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family, wonderful neighbours and friends.
Reposing at his home, 15 The Downs, Portlaoise, from 7pm on Saturday (18th September) with reception of prayers for family and friends at 8pm. Removal on Monday (20th September) to St Peter’s Church of Ireland, Portlaoise for Funeral Service at 12 noon, interment to follow in Oakvale Churchyard, Stradbally.
Please adhere to all COVID-19 Guidelines in the Church and at the Churchyard.
Sr. Monica (Mona) Hayes
Irishtown, Mountmellick, Laois
Sr. Monica (Mona) Hayes, Irishtown, Mountmellick, Co. Laois and Newton, Massachusetts, USA, died peacefully in her 101 year on 5th September 2021.Youngest daughter of Patrick and Brigid Hayes. Predeceased by her siblings, Ita Dunphy, John and James. Mona will be sadly missed by her nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, relatives and her Franciscian Missionary Sisters.
On 10th September visitation in the Chapel of Mount Alvernia Convent was followed by a Mass of Christian Burial and interment in the Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden, Massachusetts.
Harry (Mike) Levio
Kilnacourt Woods, Portarlington, Laois
Formerly of Canada. Peacefully at St James Hospital, Dublin. Sadly missed by his loving wife Jud y(nee Ryan Ardmayle, Cashel County Tipperary), darling daughter Lucy, brother Mika, sister Lisa, niece Maria, the family circle here in Ireland, Canada, Sweden and Finland, neighbours and his many friends.
Removal from Mahers Chapel of Rest, Portarlington on Saturday at 9:50am arriving St Michael’s Church, Portarlington for Requiem Mass at 10:30am. A Private Family Cremation Service to take place later. People are asked to ensure that social distancing and public health advice regarding funerals is adhered to.
Harry’s Requiem Mass will be streamed live on: https://www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/st-michaels-church-portarlington
Laurence (Larry) McEvoy
McEvoy, Laurence (Larry) (New York, formerly of Mountmellick, Co. Laois) August 28, 2021 (Economic speech writer with the Indonesian Mission to the United Nations) peacefully surrounded by his loving wife and family. Sadly missed by his devoted wife, Judith, sons Rory, Cormac, Shane, Hugh and their wives Grainne, Stephanie, Tsedeye and Fiona, his brother Fr PJ, sisters Liz, Rovena, Jass and Grace, sister-in-law Marty, brothers-in-law David and Michael, his grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Remembering also his late parents Vena and Patrick and his sister Mary and brother John who predeceased him.
Funeral Mass for Larry will take place at 12 noon (US time) on Saturday, 18 September 2021, in the Church of Christ Our Saviour, 59 Park Ave, New York, NY 10016 United States.
SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Friday, September 17, 2021