Below are the recent local deaths.
May they rest in peace.
Grace O’Brien (née O’Toole)
Glasthule Road, Glasthule, Dublin / Cross, Mayo / Emo, Laois
O’BRIEN Grace (née O’Toole) (Glasthule Road, Co. Dublin formerly Cross, Co. Mayo and Emo Co. Laois), September 17, 2021 (peacefully) at her home. Grace, beloved wife of the late Michael (Glasthule Dairy), much loved mother of Peter, Terence, Michael and Grainne and loving sister of Muriel. Predeceased by her brothers Martin, Willie, Terence and her sister Delores.
Grace will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all her family, daughters-in-law, son-in-law, partners, her adored grandchildren, great grandchild, sister-in-law Nuala, brothers-in-law Luke and John, nieces, nephews, extended family, kind neighbours and friends.
Grace’s Funeral will take place, under current Government guidelines on Monday 20th September at 11am in St Joseph’s Church, Glasthule, and can be viewed online at www.churchservices.tv/glasthule followed by burial in Deans Grange Cemetery.
Irene Delaney (née Rafter)
Skeirke, Borris-in-Ossory, Laois
Irene Delaney (nee Rafter), Skeirke, Borris-in-Ossory, Co. Laois. September 17th 2021. Peacefully at St. James’s Hospital, Dublin. Predeceased by her husband Michael. Deeply regretted by her sons Padraig, Joseph and Micheál and Lisa, grandchildren Josh and Amelia, extended family and friends. Funeral Mass on Monday at 11 o’clock in St. Canice’s Church, Borris-in-Ossory (live streamed on Borris-in-Ossory Facebook page) followed by burial in Derrinsallagh Cemetery Borris-in-Ossory. Please adhere to the COVID-19 Directive. You can express your condolences on the condolence page below. House Strictly Private.
No flowers please. Donations to Embrace Farm Accident Support Network, c/o Annegrove House, Mountrath, Co. Laois. (https://embracefarm.com>donate).
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.