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Deaths in Laois – Monday, October 4, 2021

Death notices in Laois

Below are the recent local deaths.

May they rest in peace.

Joan Bland (née Foran)
New Park, Portlaoise, Laois / Mountmellick, Laois

Joan formerly 5, Emmett Tce, Mountmellick, predeceased by her loving parents John and Kathleen and her recently deceased brother John, Sonny and her brother-in-law Sean Dowling. Deeply regretted by her husband Seamus, daughter Sarah, son James and his partner Sylvia, granddaughter Lana, mother-in-law Maura, brother Anthony, sisters Mary Conroy, Kay Deegan, Ann Melia, Ber Lee, Patricia Dowling, Caroline McDermott, Christina Orlandi, Gabriel Brennan, and Madeline Arstall, aunt Crissie Lalor Cloncosney, nieces, nephews, cousins, sister-in-law, brothers-in-law, neighbours, relatives and her many friends.

Funeral Arrangements Later

Billy Marum
St Brigid’s Place, Portlaoise, Laois

Marum, St Brigid’s Place. Portlaoise, October 3rd 2021. Peacefully, at home, surrounded by his loving family. Billy (William), beloved husband of Phyllis and dearly loved father to Susan, Samantha, Sawnya, William and Sabrina. Deeply regretted by his loving family, brothers Richard and Danny, sisters Catherine, Breda, Tina and Mary, grandchildren, brothers in law, sisters in law, sons in law, daughters in law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Reposing at his family home with rosary at 8 pm on Monday evening. Removal on Tuesday to arrive at SS Peter and Paul’s Church for 12 noon requiem Mass. Streamed on http://www.portlaoiseparish.ie/web-cam/ Interment will follow in SS Peter and Paul’s Cemetery, Portlaoise.

Richard (Frank) Archbold
Lucan, Dublin/Portlaoise, Laois

Archbold Richard (Frank), (Lucan, Co. Dublin and formerly of Portlaoise) October 1st. 2021. (peacefully), in the loving care of the staff at Marymount Care Centre, Lucan. Beloved husband of Geraldine (née Territt) and dear father of Richard, Johanna and Louise and brother of the late Tom.

Sadly missed by his loving wife, son, daughters, his beloved grandchildren Sarah, Leah and Dylan, sister Ann, brothers Fr. John Archbold O.M.I. (Freemantle) and Noel, daughter-in-law Frances, sons-in-law Robert and Daniel, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, cousins, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Reposing at Marymount Care Centre, Westmanstown on Sunday evening (3rd. October) from 5pm until 7pm for family and close friends. Removal to St. Mary’s Church, Lucan on Monday morning (4th. October 2021) arriving for Requiem Mass at 11.00am. The capacity of the Church is limited to 50% but the Mass may be viewed by following the link below;


Funeral afterwards to Glasnevin Crematorium. The Crematorium is limited to 60 persons but the committal Service may be viewed by following the link below;

Chapel Webstream – Dublin Cemeteries Trust (dctrust.ie)
Please continue to wear face masks and adhere to social distancing guidelines at all times.

Those who would have liked to attend the funeral; but due to current restrictions cannot, please leave your personal message by selecting “Condolences” below or alternatively leaving a message at www.cunninghamsfunerals.com.

Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to St. Vincent de Paul.

Danny Brophy
2 Red Brick, The Swan, Laois/Roscrea, Tipperary

2 Red Brick, The Swan, Co. Laois & formerly of Manchester and Roscrea, Co. Tipperary.

Sadly missed by his loving wife Nancy, children Gerald, Margaret, Angie, Raymond and Joanna, son-in-law Ray, daughters-in-law Karen and Sian, much loved ‘Gandy’ to his grandchildren Daniel, Laura, Christian, Joseph, Stefanie, Robbie, Dylan, Louis, Lydia (Pip), Nancy and George, great-grandchildren Amy, Olly, Bonnie, Fiadh and Mack, wider family and many friends, not forgetting the late Fila, a faithful friend. House Private Please.

Funeral details later.

Theresa Delahunty (née Phelan)
Newtown, Durrow, Laois

Peacefully at her residence. Wife of the late Dick and mother of the late Tommy, Richard and Dan. Sadly missed by her loving children, Catherine, Julie, Michael, Teresa, Martin, Noel & John, sister Vera, sister-in-law Julia, sons-in-law, Brian, Tom & John, daughters-in-law, Anne, Claire, Mary & Eithne, Michael G, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Removal to St Tighernach’s Church, Cullohill on Monday morning for Requiem Mass at 12.00 noon. Burial immediately afterwards in Durrow Cemetery. Those wishing to offer their condolences may do so below. The Funeral Mass will be streamed live on the following link: https://www.youtube.com/c/AllisonRitchieChurchSinger

Edward Fitzgerald
Rath, Ballybrittas, Laois

Retired Postman. Peacefully at the Regional Hospital Tullamore surrounded by his loving family. Loving Husband of the late Brigid and dear father of the late baby Mary, Mary and Noel.

Deeply regretted by his heartbroken children Martha, Lily, Edward, Breda, Olivia, Martin, Patricia, Margaret, Philomena, Bernie, P.J.,Gerard, Carmel, Gabriel and John Paul, sister Mary Dempsey, his loving grandchildren and adoring great-grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Reposing at Mahers Chapel of Rest, Portarlington on Sunday from 4pm with Rosary at 8pm. Removal on Monday at 11am (travelling via Jamestown Cross and his residence) arriving The Sacred Heart Church, Rath for Requiem Mass at 12 noon. Funeral afterwards to Ballyadden Cemetery.

People are asked to ensure that Social Distancing and public health advice regarding funerals is adhered to.

Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to The Friends of Tullamore Hospital.


The family would like to thank you for your help and understanding at this sad and difficult time. Edward’s Requiem Mass will be streamed live on


Maureen Tully (née Cunningham)
Middlemount, Rathdowney, Laois

Maureen Tully (Neé Cunningham), Middlemount, Rathdowney, Co. Laois. October 2nd 2021. Peacefully in the tender care of Brookhaven Nursing Home, Ballyragget. Predeceased by her husband Joe and her infant son Kevin. Deeply regretted by her daughters Della, Deirdre and Teresa, sons-in-law, Eamonn Keane and Philip McTigue, grandchildren Serena, Shanet, Kirsty, Joseph, Caoive, John, Megan, Chloe and Emma, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, neighbours, relatives and friends.

Due to the COVID-19 directive, you are asked to adhere to government advise regarding public gatherings. Funeral Mass on Monday at 11:oc in St. Canice’s Church Clough followed by burial in Bordwell Cemetery. The funeral cortege will proceed to the church on Monday at 10:30 from Rathdowney via Bawnogue, Middlemount, Bordwell and Rahandrick providing an opportunity to pay your respects en route. House Private.

May Her Gentle Soul Rest In Peace

Sr. Fergal (Mary) Kenna
Medical Missionaries of Mary, Drogheda, Louth/Portarlington, Laois

The death has occurred peacefully in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital of Sr. Fergal (Mary) Kenna, Medical Missionaries of Mary, Drogheda and formerly from Portarlington, Co. Laois, Kenya and Uganda. Predeceased by her parents Michael and Vera, her sister Annie Flanagan. Sadly missed by her brother Jack and his wife Mary, her nieces and nephews, their families, relatives, many friends and her MMM Community.

A private Funeral Mass, strictly for family members only, will take place on Monday, 4th October, at 11am in MMM Convent, Drogheda, followed by burial in St. Peter’s Cemetery.

Gwen (Gwendoline) Keyes
Dundrum, Dublin / Abbeyleix, Laois

KEYES, Gwen (Gwendoline) – (Dundrum and formerly of New York and Abbeyleix) 1st October 2021 (peacefully) in her 96th year in the exceptional care of the staff at Orwell Private N.H., Rathgar surrounded by her loving nieces Orla, Ros, Gill and nephew-in-law Emmet. Beloved sister of Olive, Stanley, Fergus, Gilbert and the late Joyce. She will be deeply missed and remembered with much love and affection by all her nieces and nephews around the world, sisters-in-law Maureen and Riitta, grand nieces, grand nephews, extended family, friends and neighbours.

Reposing at Fanagans Funeral Home on Saturday (2nd October) from 2 pm to 5 pm. Funeral Mass on Monday (4th October) at 11.15 am followed by burial at Deans Grange Cemetery.

The capacity of the church is restricted to 150 people; however the Funeral Mass may also be viewed through the parish web camera at the following link: https://www.dundrumparish.com/webcam/

Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu to Focus Ireland. Those attending the Funeral Mass are requested to enter the church before the funeral cortège arrives.

Robert Dewane
Portlaoise, Laois

Robert will be sadly missed by his daughters Catriona, Julie and Sinitta his sons Robert and Finn, brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews.

Viewing to pay respects etc. on Friday, the 8th of October, from 1pm to 5pm and 2pm to 4pm on Sunday, the 10th of October, at North Kensington Funeral Home, W104RG. On the 11th of October at 10am Mass will be said at East Chapel, West London Crematorium Harrow Road, on the grounds of Kensal Green Cemetery, NW10 5NU. As per his wishes after Mass he will be cremated.

SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Sunday, October 3, 2021

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