Below are the recent local deaths.
May they rest in peace.
James (Jimmy) Lewis
New Inn Cross, Emo, Laois
Died peacefully on 22nd October 2021. Predeceased by His wife Bridget, sister Margaret, brothers Michael, Tommy, Paddy and John. Deeply regretted by his loving daughters, Elizabeth, Catherine Kearns (Mountrath), Pauline, sons, Liam and John, brothers Bertie, Phil, Joe and Wally, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephew and nieces, cousins, relatives and friends.
Reposing Moloney’s Funeral Home, Mountmellick, in Saturday from 5pm. Removal at 6.50pm to St. Paul’s Church, Emo, arriving at 7.25pm. Requiem Mass on Sunday at 2pm. Burial after in St. Paul’s (New) Cemetery.
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St Brigids Place, Portlaoise, Laois
Lynch, St Brigid’s Place, Portlaoise, October 22nd 2021, peacefully, at home, surrounded by his loving family. Willie (Jnr), beloved husband of Kathleen and dearly loved father to Tara, Katie, Nicole, Shannon, Dylan, Aaron and Shane. Loving son to Betty. Deeply regretted by his loving family, brothers, sisters, grandchildren, brothers-in-law, sisters in law, nephews, nieces, relatives and a large circle of friends.
Reposing at his home. Rosary at 8pm on Sunday evening. Removal on Monday, to arrive at SS Peter and Paul’s Church for 2 pm requiem Mass. Interment afterwards in SS Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. Mass will be streamed live on http://www.portlaoiseparish.ie/web-cam/.
Anthony (Ronnie) O’Reilly
Mullaghanard, Rosenallis, Laois / Mountmellick, Laois
Ronnie died peacefully at the Regional Hospital Tullamore. Retired Staff Irish Prison Service. Predeceased by his wife Moira and brothers Andrew and Eugene. Deeply regretted by his wife Nancy and his sons and daughters Anthony, Sean Michael, Orla, Nora, Ray, Ursula and Fergus, brothers John Joe and Willie, sisters Mary and Ann, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, brothers and sisters in-law, neighbours, relatives and his many friends and former work colleagues.
Reposing in Moloney’s Funeral Home on Sunday from 4pm, recital of the Rosary at 6pm. Removal on Monday morning at 10:45am to St.Joseph’s Church for Requiem Mass at 11am. Burial afterwards in St.Joseph’s Cemetery. Due to government guidelines please wear face coverings and please adhere to social distance.
Eileen (B.B) Cummins (née Clarke)
14 Marian Hill, Portarlington, Laois
Peacefully at the Regional Hospital Tullamore. Loving wife of the late John Joe. Deeply regretted by her loving brothers Freddie and Eddie, sister Margaret, sisters-in-law Claire and Patricia, nieces, nephews, relatives, her carers, neighbours and friends.
Reposing at Mahers Chapel of Rest, Portarlington on Friday from 7pm with Rosary at 8pm. Removal on Saturday at 10:20am arriving St Michael’s Church, Portarlington for Requiem Mass at 11am. Funeral afterwards to St Michael’s Cemetery, Portarlington.
Eileen’s Requiem Mass will be streamed live on: https://www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/st-michaels-church-portarlington
Patrick Joseph (PJ, Paddy) Gleeson
Raheny, Dublin / Camross, Laois
Gleeson, Patrick Joseph (PJ, Paddy) Raheny, Dublin & formerly of Camross, Co. Laois peacefully at home, (19th October 2021) Greatly loved and loving husband of Monica; devoted and cherished father of Niamh, Joe & Padraig, adored grandad of Setanta, Solomon, Julien, Senan. Deeply regretted by his loving wife, daughter, sons, daughter in-law Paula, son in-law Pascal, grandsons, his sisters Kay (Hickey) Maggie (Copas), Sheila (Mullins), brother Gerry, his brothers & sisters in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends. Predeceased by his sisters Eileen (Scully) Mona (Curry) and brothers Matt and Denis.
Reposing at Jennings Funeral Home, Springdale Road, Raheny for family and close friends only on Friday, 22nd October, from 2pm to 4pm. Removal on Saturday, 23rd October, to St. Benedict’s Church, Grange Park for Funeral Mass at 10am followed by burial in Balgriffin Extension Cemetery. The capacity of the church is limited to 50%, but the Funeral Mass can be viewed by clicking on the following link: stbenedicts-stmonicas.ie/live-stb/.
Abbey Court, Portlaoise, Laois
Rochford (nee Bilakowska) Abbey Court, Abbeyleix Road, Portlaoise, October 15th 2021. Peacefully, at home, surrounded by her loving family. Magdalena, dearly loved wife of Bernard and adoring mother to Ellen. Deeply regretted by her loving family, parents Jolanta and Grzgorz, brother Bart, sister Justyna and her husband Daniel, granny Urszula, father in law Michael, sisters in law Deirdre and Sandra, brother in law Michael, cousins, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.
Reposing at Keegan’s funeral home on Sunday evening from 6pm until 7.30pm. Removal on Monday to SS Peter and Paul’s Church for 12 noon requiem Mass. Cremation will follow on Tuesday in Newlands Crematorium. Mass will be streamed on http://www.portlaoiseparish.ie/web-cam/.
SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Friday, October 22, 2021