Below are the recent local deaths.
May they rest in peace.
Mountrath rd., Portlaoise, Laois
FINLAY, Vera Mary Elizabeth (Portlaoise), October 10, 2021, after a long illness. Much loved wife of the late Sydney Perry Finlay and dear mother of Hueston and Perry; beloved grandmother of Svea, Rebecca, Robert, Lars, Sarah, Karsten and Alyson and mother-in-law to Annegret and Jonathan. She will be sadly missed by her brother Victor, relatives and friends.
Funeral at St. Peter’s Church, Market Sq. Portlaoise, Tuesday, October 12, at 2.30pm. Family flowers only.
John R Stone
Blackhall, Clane, Kildare, W91 Y6Y5 / Laois
Formerly of Luggacurren, Co.Laois. Peacefully. Loving husband of Nuala and dear father of Ronald and Raymond. Pre-deceased by his dear wife Hazel (Veighey). He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife, sons ,grand-daughter Leonie, sister Edie (Trim), brothers Thomas (New Zealand) and Alex (Mountrath), daughters-in-law Elaine and Lorna , brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Reposing at his home on Tuesday at 2pm until 8pm. Funeral Service at his home on Wednesday at 12pm, followed by burial in Newcastle Cemetery arriving at 1.15pm approx. Family and friends are welcome to attend the funeral but are reminded of hand and cough etiquette and social distancing.
Margaret Cullen (née Doyle)
Harpur’s Lane, Portlaoise, Laois
Beloved wife of Frank and much loved mother of Patricia, Ger, Frank, Mary, Linda and Helen. Deeply regretted by her loving family, sons in law, daughters in law, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family relatives and friends.
Rosary for family and close friends at 8.30pm Sunday evening in Keegans funeral home. Funeral mass on Monday at 12 noon in SS Peter & Paul’s church which can be viewed on the Portlaoise parish webcam. Church capacity is limited in line with current government guidelines. Please observe social distancing. Private burial for family only afterwards in SS Peter & Paul’s Cemetery. Family flowers only, please. Donations, if desired, to Laois SPCA.
House strictly private.
Castletown, Pike of Rushall, Laois/Lispole, Kerry/Kildare
Seán O’Sullivan, Pike Of Rushall, Castletown, County Laois and formerly of Cinn Áird, Liospóil, Condae Ciarrai. October 9th 2021 (peacefully) in the excellent care of Rivervale Nursing Home, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary and surrounded by his loving family).
Pre-deceased by his wife Elizabeth (Betty) (nee Mc Namara), son Michael-Gerard, great grandson Ehsaan, brothers Patti, Micheál and Jimmy, sisters Maura and Carmel.Sadly missed by his sons Patrick, Micheál, John and Fionán, daughters Maura and Anne, daughters in law, sons in law, his sister Eileen and brother Matt, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces, relatives and a wide circle of friends.
Reposing in Guilfoyle’s Funeral Home, Castletown (Eircode R32 TN84) this Sunday evening from 2 o’c with rosary in the funeral home at 8 o’c. Removal this Monday morning (11th. Oct.) to St Edmund’s Church, Castletown (Eircode R32 KT22) for funeral Mass at 12 noon, followed by burial in Churchtown Cemetery, Castletown.
Seán’s Funeral Mass will be live streamed on the St Edmunds’ Church Castletown facebook page.
(Those attending the funeral home or at the church, please respect distancing guidelines at all time. The capacity of the church is limited to 50%).
The O’Sullivan Family thank you for your co-operation and understanding at this sad and difficult time. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu if desired to a hospice of your choice.
Beechfield, Portlaoise, Laois
Abrama, Aina, Beechfield, Portlaoise. Peacefully at Tullamore Regional Hospital. October 7th 2021 Surrounded by her loving family. Dearly loved mother to Kaspars. Cherished mother in law to Kristine. Adoring grandmother to Elizabeth, Stefanie and Emily. Deeply regretted by all her loving family in Ireland and Latvia.
Reposing at Keegans Funeral Home on Sunday evening from 5 pm till 6.30pm. Funeral prayers will be recited at 6 pm Interment will take place in Newlands on Tuesday. Covid restrictions still apply, please adhere to social distancing.
San Francisco and Borris Road Portlaoise
Eilish died peacefully on 7th October, (age 83) in San Francisco after a 55 year nursing career.
Predeceased by her parents, Joe and Frances Hughes, her sister Mary Brady and her brother John.
Fondly remembered by her sisters Frances Taaffe (Mullingar), Kathleen Feely (Skerries) and Margaret Quigley (Galway), her brother, Jim (Garrykennedy) by her brothers in law, Jack Taaffe, Kevin Feely, Alo Brady, Tom Quigley and her sister in law Mary Jo Hughes (Portlaoise). Also by her many nieces, nephews and her many cousins.
Funeral arrangement will follow when her ashes reach Ireland.
Bridget Lewis (née Ramsbottom)
New Inn Cross, Emo, Laois
Died peacefully on 7th October 2021. Deeply regretted by her loving husband James (Jimmy), daughter’s, Elizabeth, Catherine, Pauline, sons, Liam and John, brother Liam, sister Ann O’Regan, sister-in-law, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephew, and nieces, cousins, relatives and friends.
Reposing at Moloney’s Funeral Home, Mountmellick, on Sunday from 6.30pm. Recital of the Rosary at 8pm. Removal from Moloney’s Funeral Home on Monday morning, at 11.25am to St. Paul’s Church Emo for 12 noon Requiem Mass. Burial afterwards in New Cemetery. (House Private Please). Due to the current guidelines social distance must be applied at all times.
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