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Deaths in Laois – Saturday, November 6, 2021

Below are the recent local deaths.

May they rest in peace.

Michael Rice
Derrymore, Portarlington, Laois / Abbeyleix, Laois

Formerly of Tonduff, Abbeyleix. Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family at the Regional Hospital Tullamore. Sadly missed by his wife Angela, son Nigel, daughters Mairead, Gemma, Catriona, Patrice, Sinead and Sarah, brothers, sisters, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family, neighbours and friends.

Reposing at his residence on Saturday from 6pm with Rosary at 8pm. Reposing on Sunday from 2pm with Rosary at 8pm (please wear face coverings and adhere to social distancing guidelines). Removal on Monday at 9.15am, arriving to St Michael’s Church, Portarlington, for Requiem Mass at 10am. Funeral afterwards to St Patrick’s Cemetery, Abbeyleix, arriving at 12.15pm.

Michael’s Requiem Mass will be streamed live on:


The family would like to thank you for your help and understanding at this sad and difficult time.

Family flowers only, please. Donations, if desired, to The Friends of Tullamore Hospital: https://www.friendsofregionalhospitaltullamore.com/

Celsus Fennell
Navan Road, Dublin / Castleknock, Dublin / Portlaoise, Laois

Fennell, Celsus (Castleknock, Dublin 15, and Navan Road, Dublin 7 and formerly of Portlaoise, Co. Laois) November 5th., 2021 (peacefully) after a short illness and in the loving care of the staff at The Bons Secour Hospital, Glasnevin. Beloved husband of Valerie (Val) and much loved father of David and Anne; sadly missed by his loving wife, son, daughter, grandchildren Connor, Darragh, Laoise, Eoin, John, Ciaran, Ruari and Aoibhinn, son-in-law Dermot, daughter-in-law Rachel, brother Gay, sisters Pam, Joan, Katherine and Dolores, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Reposing at Cunninghams Funeral Home, Blanchardstown on Monday evening (November 8th) between 6 pm and 8 pm. Removal on Tuesday morning (November 9th) to the Church of Our Lady Help of Christian, Navan Road arriving for Funeral Mass at 11 am followed by burial in St. Fintan’s Cemetery, Sutton.

Celsus’ funeral may be viewed on line by following this LINK.

Family flowers only, please, donations if desired to Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross.

Patricia Territt (née Brady)
Cherrygarth, Portlaoise, Laois

Predeceased by her loving husband Thomas, Patricia deeply loved Mother of Rosemary, Paula, June, Noel & Michael. Cherished Mother in Law to Vince, Michael, Mary, and Janeen. Sadly missed grandmother to Lisa, Paul, Cliona, Donagh, Thomas, Eoin, Emma, Darren, Dean, Mike, Cian, and Eddie and great-grandmother to Amie, Aela, Culann, and Amelia.

Funeral arriving Saturday SS Peter & Paul’s Church, Portlaoise for 12 noon Requiem Mass. Burial afterwards in SS Peter & Paul’s Cemetery. House strictly private please, people are welcome to the church and graveyard. Please adhere to all COVID19 Restrictions regarding face masks, handshaking, and social distancing while attending the funeral.

The family is very appreciative of your sympathy, support, and understanding at this difficult time.

The Mass can be viewed on the following link: https://www.portlaoiseparish.ie

Annie Holohan (née Gorman)
Thornberry, Abbeyleix, Laois

And St. Vincent’s Hospital Mountmellick. Annie died peacefully at the Regional Hospital Tullamore. Deeply regretted by her loving husband George, daughter Ann-Marie, sons Edward, George-Francis, Gerard and his partner Ann-Marie, brother Billy, sister Nonie, grandchildren, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Reposing in The Church of The Most Holy Rosary, Abbeyleix on Friday from 6 pm. with recital of the Rosary at 7pm. Requiem Mass on Saturday at 10.30 am. in The Church of The Most Holy Rosary. Burial afterwards in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.

Funeral mass can be viewed on https://abbeyleixparish.ie/webcam/

Michael Costello
Banagher, Offaly/Portarlington, Laois

Late of Bracklone Street, Portarlington, County Laois and ex Irish Army Q.M.S. Peacefully, at St James’s Hospital, Dublin. Deeply regretted by his loving partner Kathleen, son Nigel and his wife Nichola, daughter Michelle and her partner Eddie, grandchildren Michaela, Devan, William and Conor, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Reposing at Maher’s Chapel of Rest, Portarlington, on Sunday (7th November) from 4pm with rosary at 6pm (please wear face coverings and adhere to Social Distancing guidelines).

Removal on Monday (8th November, travelling via Bracklone Street) at 11:20am arriving at St John’s Church, Killenard, Portarlington, for Requiem Mass at 12 noon. Interment afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. No flowers, please.

The family would like to thank you for your help and understanding at this sad and difficult time.

SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Thursday, November 4, 2021

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