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Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Deaths in Laois

Below are the recent local deaths.

May they rest in peace.

Sr Kieran (Anne) Delahunty
Raheenleigh, Cullohill, Laois

Died peacefully in her 98th year at Villa Assumpta, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. Predeceased by her sisters, May, Julie, Sadie, and brothers Jim, Mick, Martin, Peadar, Watt and Fr Tom.

Deeply regretted by her nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.

All services will take place in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.

Funeral mass will take place at 9:30am Irish time, at Villa Assumpta on Sat 16th Oct. This mass will be streamed live.

Patrick (Paddy) Dowling
Ballymaddock, Stradbally, Laois

Paddy passed away peacefully at his residence in his 96th year in the presence of his loving family and carers. Predeceased by his loving wife Kathleen, his grandson Christopher and his sister Eileen Walshe (Kilbride). Deeply regretted by his loving family Marguerite (Gibson), Berni, Lilly (Ross), John, Tricia (Swayne), Eileen (Channing), Maureen (Downes), Paddy, Angela (Mangan), Ursula (Lenschow) and Fiona (Gaughan), grandchildren, great-grandchildren, his sister Maureen Nerney, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Removal from his residence on Thursday evening, 14th of October, to arrive at the Church of the Assumption, The Heath for 7.30pm prayers. Requiem Mass on Friday at 12 noon followed by Interment in adjoining Cemetery. Paddy’s Requiem can be viewed on https://www.portlaoiseparish.ie/the-heath-webcam/

Church is limited in line with current government guidelines 50% capacity. House strictly private at all times please.

Sympathisers are welcome to stand along the route to the church and in the precincts of the cemetery grounds. The Dowling family would like to thank you for your co-operation, understanding and support during this sad, sensitive and difficult time. Family flowers only please.

Michael Smyth
Palmerstown, Dublin / Portarlington, Laois

Formerly of Palmerstown, Dublin and Droughill, Portarlington, County Laois and late of Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies. Michael passed away peacefully at St Vincent’s Private Hospital, Dublin, on Saturday, 9th of October, following a long battle with cancer. Loving son of Patrick and the late Maura Smyth. Sadly missed by his loving father Patrick, sisters, brothers, his sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.

Requiem Mass in St Philomena’s Church, Palmerstown, Dublin 20, on Wednesday, 13th October, at 11.30am, for family and friends (church limited to 50% capacity). A family cremation service to take place afterwards. Michael’s Requiem Mass will be streamed live on: https://www.churchservices.tv/palmerstown

No flowers, please. Donations, if desired, to The Irish Cancer Society https://www.cancer.ie/

Niall Walsh
Stradbally Rd., Portlaoise, Laois

Walsh, Stradbrook Apartments and late of Dysart, Portlaoise. (Suddenly) October 11th 2021, at Portlaoise Regional Hospital. Niall, beloved son of Pat and Tess. Loving brother to Fiona and Colum. Deeply regretted by his loving family, brother in law Neil, sister in law Maria, his nieces and nephews Alex, Fynn, Ashling, Erika and Freya, uncles, aunts, cousins, relatives and friends.

Reposing at Keegan’s Funeral Home on this Tuesday evening from 7 pm with rosary at 8 pm. Removal on Wednesday to arrive at SS Peter and Paul’s Church for 12 noon requiem Mass. Government Covid rules still apply.

Mairead Phelan
Spollenstown, Tullamore, Offaly / Ballybrophy, Laois

Mairead Phelan, Spollenstown, Tullamore, Co. Offaly and formerly Garron Castle, Ballybrophy, Co. Laois. October 10th 2021. Peacefully at Tullamore Regional Hospital. Predeceased by her parents William and Mary and her sister Marian. Sadly mourned by her brothers and sisters Liam, John, Con, Ann and Bernie, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Reposing at Lawless’s Funeral Home, Mucklagh, Tullamore R35 C5P6 on Tuesday evening from 4pm with removal at 6pm to The Church of The Assumption, Tullamore arriving at 6.30. Please take note that Mairead’s funeral mass will take place in St. Canice’s Church, Borris-in-Ossory on Wednesday at 11 am followed by interment in Derrinsallagh cemetery Borris-in-Ossory.

SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Tuesday, October 12, 2021

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.