Below are the recent local deaths.
May they rest in peace.
Thomas (Tom) Hopkins
Late of Ruane, Knock, Mayo / Laois
Thomas (Tom) Hopkins; Littleover Derby, England and late of Knock, Co.Mayo. Wednesday 15th September 2021, after a short illness borne with courage and dignity.
Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife Lily, his children Orla, Nuala and John, his grandchildren Niamh, Jack, Joseph and Nora, his sons-in-law James and Dan, his seven sisters and brother Bride, Theresa, Nancy, Vera, Sean (deceased), Bernie, Florrie, and Carmel; the extended Hopkins and Dwyer families, colleagues from McLoughlin Pipelines, neighbours and many friends.
Funeral Mass on Thursday 7th October at 1pm at St Mary’s Catholic Church,Darley Lane, Derby, followed by interment in Borrowash Cemetry, Derby.
Dolores Grennan (née Reilly)
Woodgrove, Portlaoise, Laois / Blackrock, Dublin
Dolores Grennan (nee Reilly), Woodgrove, Portlaoise and formerly of Blackrock, Dublin. Died 2nd October 2021, peacefully, at home surrounded by her loving family. Deeply regretted by her loving daughter Aisling, son Tony, sisters Anita and Trixie, son-in-law John, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, grandchildren Liam, Jason and Clodagh, great grandchildren Tommy and Jay, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Funeral arriving to St. Peter and Paul’s Church, Portlaoise, on Tuesday for 2pm requiem Mass. Interment in Deansgrange Cemetery, Dublin, on Wednesday at 11.30am.
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.
Reposing Moloney’s Funeral Home, Mountmellick on Tuesday from 6.30pm Recital of The Rosary at 8.30pm. Removal from Moloney’s Funeral Home on Wednesday morning at 10.45am to St Joseph’s Church, Mountmellick for Requiem Mass at 11am. Burial after in St.Joseph’s Cemetery.
Joan’s Funeral Mass can be lived streamed on: www.Mountmellickparish.ie
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.
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.
Reposing at his residence from 4pm on Monday (4th October) concluding with Rosary at 8pm. Danny’s funeral cortege will arrive at St. Mary’s Church, Wolfhill on Tuesday morning for Requiem Mass at 10am, followed by removal to Newlands Cross Crematorium for Funeral Service at 1pm.
SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Monday, October 4, 2021