Below are the recent local deaths.
May they rest in peace.
Urcher, Stranooden, Monaghan / Laois
formerly The Swan, Wolfhill, Co. Laois. Sadly missed by his wife Margaret, sons Anthony and Timothy, daughters Bonnie and Tessa, grandchild Ollie, brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces, extended family, relatives and friends.
Reposing at his residence. House strictly private please, at the family’s request. Removal on Friday at 10 a.m., arriving at St. Macartan’s Cathedral, Monaghan for Funeral Mass at 11 a.m., followed by private cremation at Lakelands Crematorium, Cavan.
Funeral Mass available via live webcam at: www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/st-macartans-cathedral-monaghan
Dr. Oonagh McKeagney
Portarlington, Laois / Galway
Formerly of Galway. Peacefully surrounded by her loving family, while in the wonderful care of the staff of Oakdale Nursing Home, Portarlington. Beloved wife of the late Dr. Charles. Sadly missed by her loving family Fergus, Francis, Fiona, Niall, Eoin, Garrett and Morgan and their partners Liz, Roisin, Conor, Joyce, Deirdre, Helen and Anna and her adoring 28 grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by her extended family and many friends.
Reposing at Mahers Chapel of Rest, Portarlington on Thursday from 4:30pm with Removal at 6:50pm arriving St Michael’s Church, Portarlington at 7:30pm. Requiem Mass on Friday at 12 noon. Funeral afterwards to St Michael’s Cemetery, Portarlington.
(People are asked to wear face masks and adhere to Social Distancing guidelines at all times).
Dr Oonagh’s evening reception prayers and Requiem Mass to be streamed live on: https://www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/st-michaels-church-portarlington
Br. Martin (Walter) Kearns
De La Salle Brothers, Castletown, Laois/Belfast, Antrim
Br Martin (Walter) Kearns, De La Salle Brothers, Castletown,Portlaoise, Co. Laois and late of Glanaulin, 141 Glen Road, Belfast. Predeceased by his parents, brother, sisters. Sadly missed by his brother in law, nieces,nephew, grand nephews, grand nieces, past pupils, staff and confreres in religion, relatives and friends.
Reposing in the Brother’s residence, Glanaulin this Wednesday evening (Oct. 27th.) from 5 o’c until 8 o’c. Mass this Thursday morning (Oct. 28th.) at 11 o’c in St. Teresa’s Parish Church with burial immediately afterwards in Milltown Cemetery.
Lucan, Dublin/Mountmellick, Laois
Metcalfe, (Lucan Co Dublin and Mountmellick Co Laois) October 22nd, 2021 (unexpectedly) in the excellent care of the Staff of The Beacon Hospital, Ivan loving husband and best friend of Carmel (nee O’Keeffe) and devoted Dad of Evan.
Deeply and deservingly regretted by his wife, son, brothers Ken (Mountmellick) and Sandy (Dublin), nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, neighbours, former work colleagues and a wide circle of friends.
Reposing in Cunninghams Funeral Home, Lucan on Wednesday evening (27th October) from 3pm to 6pm. Removal on Friday Morning (29th October) to St. Andrew’s Church, Lucan for Service at 10am followed by cremation in Newlands Cross Crematorium at 12 noon. The service may be view by following this LINK. No flowers, please, donation, if desired, to Cancer Research, St. James’ Hospital.
3 Clodiagh Way, Chapel St. Clonaslee
Passed away on the 22nd of October 2021, peacefully at the Regional Hospital Tullamore.
Predeceased by his mother Evelyn.
Deeply regretted by his father John, sisters Mary, Triona and Aideen, brothers Shane and Cathal, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and his many friends.
Pat will repose at the home of his brother Cathal, No 1 Clodiagh Way, Chapel St., Clonaslee, from 6.30pm this Tuesday evening with rosary at 9pm. Funeral Mass on Wednesday at 11am in St. Manman’s Church, Clonaslee, with burial afterwards in St. Manman’s Cemetery, Clonaslee.
SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Tuesday, October 26, 2021