Below are the recent local deaths.
May they rest in peace.
Goatstown, Dublin / Abbeyleix, Laois
BUTLER, Michael (Goatstown, Dublin 14 and late of Abbeyleix, Co Laois) 10th January 2022, in his 90th year (unexpectedly) in St Vincent’s Hospital, surrounded by his family. Predeceased by his sisters Patricia and Mary. Beloved husband of 60 years of Maura (née Duffy) and loving father of Caitriona, Nuala, Eithne and Maura. He will be very sadly missed by his wife, daughters, grand daughter Caoimhe, brother Dick, Nuala’s husband Paul, Maura’s partner Guy, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces and a wide circle of friends.
Reposing at Fanagans Funeral Home, Dundrum on Thursday afternoon (13th of January) from 3 pm to 5 pm for family and close friends.
Funeral Mass on Friday (14th January) at 12.30 pm in the Church of the Holy Cross, Dundrum followed by cremation at Mount Jerome, Harold’s Cross. For those of you who are unable to attend the Mass, you may view it on this link https://www.dundrumparish.com/webcam/
No flowers – donations in lieu to St. Vincent de Paul.
Courtwood, Ballybrittas, Laois
Peacefully at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Predeceased by his parents John and Josephine and brother John. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Kathleen, family Majella, Johnny, Peter and Imelda, brother Willie, sisters Sr.Gemma, Mary and Josephine, grandchildren, daughters-in-law, son-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Reposing at his residence on Thursday from 2pm until 8pm. Removal from his residence on Friday at 11:30am arriving The Sacred Heart Church, Rath for Requiem Mass at 12 noon. Funeral afterwards to The New Cemetery Emo.
Peter’s Requiem Mass will be streamed live on: https://laoisfuneralslive.com/johnmaherfuneraldirector
Family Flowers Only Please. Donations If Desired To The Irish Alzheimer’s Society: https://alzheimer.ie/
John Patrick (Pat) Byrne
Kilminchy Lodge Nursing Home, Portlaoise, Laois / Arbour Hill, Dublin
John Patrick Byrne (Pat), Kilminchy Lodge Nursing Home, Portlaoise and formerly of Viking Road, Arbour Hill, Dublin, on Tuesday, 11th January 2022, peacefully, at Kilminchy Lodge Nursing Home. Predeceased by his parents John & Dinah, his sisters Agnes & Bernadette and his brother Tony. Deeply regretted by his sisters Muriel, June, Betty and Olive, his brothers James and Brian, nieces and nephews and extended family.
Funeral arriving to SS Peter and Paul’s Church, Portlaoise on Friday for 12 noon Requiem Mass. Burial after in SS Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. Please adhere to all Covid-19 guidelines. Sympathisers can express their sympathy on the online section below.
Mass which may be viewed online at: http://www.portlaoiseparish.ie/web-cam/
Anne (Nancy) O’Neill (née Sydes)
Huntsgrove, Ashbourne, Meath / Portlaoise, Laois
Nancy, peacefully in the wonderful care of the staff at Dunboyne Nursing Home, in her 98th year. Predeceased by her husband Patrick and her son Jimmy. Loving mother of Claire. Sadly missed by her family, grandchildren Louise, Sarah and Christopher, great grandchildren, daughter-in-law Kathy, son-in-law Sean, Louise`s partner Ashley, sister Betty, nieces, nephews, relatives and her many dear neighbours and good friends.
Funeral Mass on Friday morning in The Church Of The Immaculate Conception, Ashbourne at 11;30 am. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Strict Covid Restrictions will be adhered to at all times.
Nancy’s Funeral Mass will be streamed live on; https://www.churchservices.tv/ashbourne
Robin (Robert) Kennedy
Aylesbury, Dublin 24, Dublin / Mountrath, Laois
KENNEDY, Robin (Robert), 9th January, 2022, Aylesbury, Dublin 24, formerly of Mountrath, Co. Laois. Peacefully, at Tallaght Hospital. Beloved husband of Phil and much loved dad of Jillian and James. Robin will be forever loved and sadly missed by his loving family; son in law Aidan, daughter in law Ali, his adored grandchildren Holly, Aoife, Bobby and Róisìn, sisters Emily and Gay, brother Seamus, sisters-in- law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Removal on Friday morning to St Anne’s Church, Bohernabreena, for Requiem Mass 10am (https://www.churchservices.tv/bohernabreena) followed by cremation service at The Victorian Chapel, Mt. Jerome Crematorium.
Family flowers only, please, donations, if desired, to Parkinson’s Association Ireland (https://www.parkinsons.ie/).