Below are the recent local deaths.
May they rest in peace.
Bridget (Molly) Graham (née Hogan)
Turra, Ballickmoyler, Laois
Molly passed away peacefully at St Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin on Saturday 15 January.
Wife of the late Dan. Deeply regretted by her loving son William, sister Betty (Hogan), cousins, extended family and friends.
Requiem Mass at 10am on Friday morning, 21 January in The Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mayo, Crettyard, Laois. .
Removal afterwards to Newlands Cross Crematorium.
Family flowers only please. House strictly private.
Laois and Dernacart, Geashill, Offaly
John O’Reilly of Dernacart, Geashill, died unexpectedly at home on Monday 17 January.
Deeply regretted by his heartbroken parents John and Marie, his sister Cora and her husband Travis (U.S.A.), his grandfather Michael O’Reilly (Ballypickas, Abbeyleix), uncles, aunts, cousins, neighbours, relatives and many friends.
House strictly private.
Funeral arrangements later.
Martin (Murt) Kirwan
Togher Cross, Killeaney, Kilbricken, Shanahoe, Laois, R32 EWR9
Martin (Murt) Kirwan, Togher Cross, Killeaney, Kilbricken, Mountrath, Co. Laois. Died on the 17th January 2022, peacefully at home surrounded by his broken hearted family. Predeceased by his parents, son John Paul and sister Mary. Deeply regretted by his loving and heartbroken wife Ann, sons Martin, Anthony and Jimmy, daughters Mary, Martha and Nóirín, his 13 adoring grandchildren, sister Kathleen, brothers Billy, Pad, Tom, Jim and Charlie, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family, neighbours and lifelong friends.
Reposing at his home (eircode R32 EWR9) on Tuesday afternoon from 3 o’clock. Removal on Wednesday morning to St. Brigid’s Church Shanahoe, for Requiem Mass at 12 noon, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. Government Covid guidelines still to be observed. Those attending the funeral are requested to wear masks and refrain from handshaking.
The Kirwan family would like to thank you for your help, support and understanding at this sad and difficult time.
Family flowers only please, Donations in lieu of flowers to Laois Hospice.
Donation Box will be at the church.
Portlaoise, Laois / Bluebell, Dublin
Guy, Patrick – 16 January 2022 – Portlaoise & formerly of Bluebell. Peacefully after a long illness in the care of Portlaoise (Midland Regional) Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Pat will be sadly missed and forever remembered by his sister Adrienne, brothers Conrad and Audi, his nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.
Reposing at Massey Bros. Funeral Home, Clondalkin Village on Wednesday between 3.30pm and 5pm. Funeral Service on Thursday at 2.20pm in Newlands Crematorium Chapel followed by cremation. Pat’s funeral service may be viewed at 2.20pm on Thursday by clicking on the following link https://www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/newslands-cross-cemetery-crematorium. Messages of condolence may be left here https://www.masseybrosfuneralhomes.com/funeral-notices/ or alternatively on the condolence section below. No flowers please donations, if desired, to poliosurvivorsIreland@polio.ie. All enquiries to Massey Bros., Clondalkin ph 01.4574455.
Newpark, Portlaoise, Laois
White, Newpark, Portlaoise and late of Rathdowney. 16th January 2022. Peacefully surrounded by his loving family at Portlaoise Regional Hospital. Frank, beloved husband of May and dearly loved father to Tomás, Tim, Declan and Sinéad. Deeply regretted by is loving family. Daughters in law, Marie and Ester, grandchildren, Tadhg, Katy, Keelin, James and Tom, his sister Mary and brother Séan, his extended family and a wide circle of friends, neighbours and former colleagues in the ESB. Predeceased by his brother Denis.
House private please. Frank’s family thank you for your understanding and support at this difficult time. Reposing at Keegan’s Funeral Home on Tuesday from 6.30 pm with rosary at 8 pm. Funeral arrives at SS Peter and Paul’s Church, Portlaoise on Wednesday for 12 noon Requiem Mass. May be viewed on https://www.portlaoiseparish.ie/webcam/ Interment afterwards in SS Peter and Paul’s Cemetery, Portlaoise. Government Covid guidelines still to be observed.Those attending funeral are requested to wear masks and refrain from handshaking.
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