Below are the recent local deaths.
May they rest in peace.
Patrick (Pat) Dowling
Ballycarroll, Portlaoise, Laois / Athy, Kildare
Formerly of Levitstown, Maganey and Athy. Retired farmer, has been living in the loving care of St. Vincent’s Hospital, Athy, Co. Kildare, where he died peacefully. Predeceased by all his known blood relatives including his father (John Dowling 1889 to 1962, Hallohoise, Castledermot) and his mother (Mary Ann Byrne, born 1893 in Mountbrook, Barrowhouse, died 1973 in Ballycarroll). Mourned and sadly missed by the members of the extended Dunne and Doyle families and all his friends and caring neighbours.
Reposing at Rigney’s funeral home, Athy from 6pm to 8pm on Wednesday, 6th October, with Rosary at 7pm. Please wear face coverings and adhere to social distancing. Removal at 11am on Thursday morning to arrive at The Church of the Assumption, The Heath, Portlaoise for Requiem Mass at 12 noon (church is limited to 50% capacity).The mass will be livestreamed, see link, https://www.portlaoiseparish.
Burial afterwards in Barrowhouse Cemetery, Athy. Family wreaths only, please.
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
SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Tuesday, October 5, 2021