Below are the recent local deaths.
May they rest in peace.
Spahill, Mountrath, Laois
Peter Breen, Spahill, Mountrath, Co. Laois. Oct 13th 2021. Peacefully at the Midlands Regional Hospital, Portlaoise. Pre-deceased by his father Peter. Deeply regretted and will be sadly missed by his loving wife Michelle, daughters Ava and Saoirse. His mother Kathleen, Brothers Eamonn, Sean, Lynus, Glenn and Nigel, sisters Andrea (Burke), Annemarie (O’Brien), Madeline (Cuddy), Olivia (Delaney) and Fidelma (Cuddy). Aunts, uncles, sisters in law, brothers in law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and a large circle of friends.
Reposing at his home in Spahill this Thursday evening from 6 o’c with rosary at 8 o’c. (please respect social distancing guilelines at all times). Removal from his home on Friday morning (October 15th) to St.Edmund’s Church, Castletown (R32 KT22) for Requiem Mass at 12 noon. Followed by burial in St.Fintan’s Cemetery, Mountrath. Peter’s Requiem Mass will be live streamed on the St.Edmunds Church, Castletown Facebook page. (Under new Government guidelines the capacity of the Church is limited to 50%).
Those who would have liked to have attended but cannot, may leave a personal message in the Condolence section below. Peter’s family would like to thank you for your co-operation and understanding at this sad and difficult time. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu, if desired, to the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA). (Donation box at the Church.) House private on Friday morning please.
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.