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Deaths in Laois – Saturday, February 5, 2022

Below are the recent local deaths.

May they rest in peace.

PJ Butler
Rathsaran, Rathdowney, Laois

PJ Butler, Rathsaran, Rathdowney, Co. Laois. 2nd February 2022. Peacefully at the Midland Regional Hospital, Portlaoise, Co. Laois. Predeceased by his parents John and Johanna. PJ will be sadly missed by his loving wife Kathleen,his children John, Catriona, Pádraig, his grandchildren twins Séan and Conor, sisters Johanna and Brigid, his son-in-law Kenneth Lawson, his daughter-in-law Veronica, nieces, nephews, extended family and his many friends.

Reposing at O’Sullivan’s Funeral Home, Rathdowney, on Saturday and Sunday evening from 5pm to 7pm on both evenings with rosary at 7pm. Requiem Mass on Monday at 11 am followed by burial in the local cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations, if so desired, to Laois Hospice.

The funeral mass will be livestreamed on parishwebsites.ie/rathdowney. Please observe the current guidelines regarding social distancing, mask wearing and hand shaking at all times.

John Scully
The Pike, Timahoe, Laois

John passed away peacefully in the company of his loving family. John will be sadly missed by his loving wife Teresa, daughter Claire, sons Ger, Brian and Sean. Adored grandfather to his seven grandchildren. Deeply regretted by his daughters in law, son in law, brothers, sisters, brothers in law, sisters in law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.

House strictly private at all times, please.

John is reposing privately at his residence. Removal by Whelehan Funeral Directors on Saturday morning at 11.20am to arrive at Saint Michael’s Church, Timahoe, for 12 noon Requiem Mass. Interment to follow in Saint Michael’s Cemetery, Timahoe. John’s Requiem Mass will be live streamed on https://www.whelehanfunerals.com/johnscully.

Family flowers only, please. Donations, if desired, to Parkinson Association of Ireland. Donation box will be in the church. Current Covid restrictions apply, mask to be worn inside the church, please.

Sympathisers are welcome to stand along the route to the church and in the precincts of the cemetery grounds. The Scully family would like to thank you for your co-operation, understanding and support during this sensitive and difficult time.

Bridget Sheridan (née Brown)
Abbeycresent, Abbeyleix, Laois/Dublin

Formerly Dublin. Passed away peacefully in Brookhaven Nursing Home, Ballyragget, Co. Kilkenny. Deeply regretted by her loving sons Kenneth and Graham, daughters-in-law Paula and Nicky, grandsons, dear friend and cousin Viv, relatives and friends.

Requiem Mass on Saturday in the Church of The Most Holy Rosary, Abbeyleix on Saturday at 11 am. Mass can be viewed on https://abbeyleixparish.ie/webcam. Interment afterwards in St.Patrick’s Cemetery.

Margaret (Peg) Treacy (née Holland)
Rathmore, Ballybrophy, Laois

Margaret (Peg) Treacy, Rathmore, Ballybrophy, Co. Laois. February 3rd 2022. Peacefully at home in the presence of her loving family. Predeceased by her husband Jeremiah. Deeply regretted by her family, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Reposing at her home (Rathmore) on Friday. Funeral Mass on Saturday at 11am in St. Canice’s Church, Borris-In-Ossory followed by interment in Derrinsallagh Cemetery, Borris-In-Ossory.

Carmel O’Gorman (née Lynch)
Rathevan View, Portlaoise, Laois

O`Gorman Carmel. Rathevan View. February 2nd 2022. Peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family. Predeceased by her mother Kathleen and baby sister Cliona. Dearly loved wife to Pat. Deeply regretted by her husband, father Aidan, brothers Paul and Aidan, sisters Barbara Meagher, Norma O`Neill, Gwen Walsh (USA) and Geraldine Walsh, mother in law, father in law, brothers in law, sisters in law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and a large circle of friends.

Reposing at Keegans Funeral Home on Friday evening from 6.30 pm, with rosary at 8 pm. Removal on Saturday to arrive at SS Peter and Pauls Church for 12 non Requiem Mass. Cremation will follow later. Family flowers only, donations, if desired, to charity.

Mass May be viewed on https://www.portlaoiseparish.ie/webcam/

Rita Fitzpatrick
Esker, Mountmellick, Laois, R32 YK49

Rita Fitzpatrick (92), our beloved mother, passed away peacefully in her home, at Esker, Mountmellick, on 2nd February, 2022. Predeceased by her husband Sean, brothers Tom, Sean and Pat, her sister Marie and her daughter in law Sheila, she is mourned by her sister Philomena, her children John, Mary, Frances, Grace, Noel and Josephine, her daughter in law Geraldine, her sons-in-law Robert, Liam, Willie and Patrick, her brother in law P.J., her sisters in law Bernie, Ettie and Sadie, her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, wonderful neighbours and everyone in her care team.

Reposing in her home this evening from 6pm., Recital of the Rosary at 8.00pm. Reposing in her home on Thursday until removal at 7pm to arrive in St. Fintan’s Church, Ballyfin at 7:30pm. Rita’s Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, February 4th, at 11.00am followed by her burial in the new cemetery in Ballyfin. House private on Friday morning please. Family flowers only. If desired, donations can be made to Laois Hospice.

Michael O’Rourke
Clogrennane, Carlow/Laois

Michael O’Rourke of Clogrennane, Carlow, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on February 2nd, 2022, at his home.

Beloved husband of the late Annie and much loved father of Valerie, Desmond, Brian, Collette, Siobhan, Micheal, Debbie, Michelle and Declan.

He will be sadly missed by his loving sons, daughters, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sons-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, and friends.

Reposing at his home (Eircode R93 N2Y3) all day on Friday with Prayers at 8pm that evening.

Removal from there on Saturday at 10.30am, to The Holy Cross Church, Killeshin, arriving for Funeral Mass at 11am.

Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to The Poor Clare Sisters

Michael’s funeral Mass can be viewed on The Holy Cross Church, online streaming service by using the following link


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