Below are the recent local deaths.
May they rest in peace.
Moate, Ballinakill, Laois
Ger died, suddenly, at his residence. Predeceased by his sister. Deeply regretted by his heartbroken wife Mary Ann, daughter Aileen, son Kieran and their partners Aidan and Caoimhe, mother in law Nancy Gorman, brothers, sister, brothers in law, sisters in law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and wide circle of friends.
Funeral Mass on Saturday at 12 oc in St.Brigid’s Church, Ballinakill. Mass can be viewed on the link ballinakillknockparish.com. Burial afterwards in St.Brigid’s Cemetery.
Please adhere to Government guidelines. It would be appreciated: To wear masks and no handshaking.The Family Thank you for your support and understanding at this time.
Joseph (Joe) Connolly
Pine Villa, Portarlington, Laois/Dublin
Formerly of Dublin. Unexpectedly at his home, after a long illness bravely borne. To the unexpressible grief of his heartbroken fiancée, Ann Marie.
Will be forever and sadly missed by his sisters-in-law Patricia, Caroline, Catherine, Betty, Winnie and Adele, brothers-in-law Eddie, David, Eugene and Gerry, nieces, nephews, Laura and Gillian. Will also be very fondly remembered by his large circle of friends especially John Keenan a life long companion. Predeceased by his dad Joe and mam Pauline.
Reposing at his home in Portarlington on Wednesday and Thursday. (House Private on Friday morning Please). Removal from his residence on Friday at 12:50pm arriving Newlands Cross Crematorium for cremation service at 2:20pm.
Everyone is asked to adhere to current Covid 19 guidelines while attending the residence and Crematorium.
“Mo Anam Cara”. My Soul Mate Family Flowers Only Please. Donations, if desired, To The Irish Cancer Society.
https://www.cancer.ie/. Joseph’s Cremation Service will be streamed live.
Peter (Peadar) O’Brien
St Johns Sq, Portlaoise, Laois
O`Brien. St John’s Sq, Portlaoise and formerly Millview. February 9th 2022 In the tender care of the staff of Suncroft Nursing Home, Kildare. Deeply regretted by his loving sister Rita. Loving brothers Noel, Tony, Gerry, Pacal and Thomas and Brian O’`Neill. Bros in law, sisters in law, nephews, nieces. Relatives and former colleagues in Irish Rail.
Reposing at Keegan’s Funeral Home on Thursday from 7pm until 8pm. Funeral arriving at SS Peter and Paul’s Church for 12 noon Mass on Friday. Interment will follow in SS Peter and Paul’s Cemetery, Portlaoise. Mass May be viewed on https://www.portlaoiseparish.ie/webcam/. House private, please.
The family thank you for your understanding at this difficult time. Government Covid guidelines still to be observed. Those attending funeral are requested to wear masks and refrain from handshaking.
Albert (Bertie) Rothwell
Green Road, Abbeyleix, Laois
After an illness, at home surrounded by his loving family. Deeply regretted by his much loved wife Violet, son Howard, grandchildren Sarah and Shane, brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends. Leaving many happy memories behind.
Removal from his residence on Friday to Ballyroan Church, Main St., Ballyroan, Co. Laois. (R32WP80) for 2pm. Service. Burial afterwards in the adjoining Churchyard.
The Rothwell family would like to thank you for your help, support and understanding at this sad and difficult time. The family kindly request the house remain private
Reenie (Catherine) England
Ballaghmore, Borris-in-Ossory, Laois/Roscrea, Tipperary
In the care of the Matron and staff of The Dean Maxwell Home Roscrea.
Pre-deceased by her parents Kitty and Joe.
Deeply regretted by her sisters Esther, Noreen and Celine, brothers Joseph, TF and Gerard, sisters-in-law Carole, Margaret and Marianne, brother-in-law Leo, nieces, nephews, relatives good neighbours and many many friends.
Reposing at her residence on Thursday afternoon from 5pm to 7pm for close friends and family. Private removal from her residence on Friday morning at 10.30 arriving St. Molua’s Church, Ballaghmore for Funeral Mass at 11am. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.
Face Masks to be worn at all times at the residence and church please.
Ballaghmore, Stradbally, Laois
Sherry passed away peacefully in the company of her family and friends. Sadly missed by her loving family husband Paul, sons Ryan and Tom, relatives and friends.
May Sherry Rest In Peace. Funeral arrangements will be announced in full on Wednesday, 16th of February.
Ballyruin, Ballyroan, Laois
Liam Devoy, Ballyruin, Ballyroan, Co. Laois. Died peacefully at home on the 8th of February. Predeceased by his parents William and Mary, his sister Sheila, brothers Fintan, Dan and James. Liam will be sadly missed by his siblings Michael, Martin, Kitty and Seamus, his brothers in law Michael Cushen and Pat McAndrew, his sister in law Kathleen, his nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, extended family, neighbours and friends.
Liam will be reposing from 5pm Friday evening in St. Patrick’s Church, Ballyroan with Rosary at 7pm. Funeral Mass at 12noon on Saturday in St. Patrick’s Church, Ballyroan followed by interment in the Old Cemetery behind the Church of the Holy Rosary, Abbeyleix.
Sir Erik Bennett
Bennett, Air Vice Marshal (RAF) Sir Erik (Sultanate of Oman, late of Glebe House, Donaghmore, Co. Laois) – January 28th 2022, in Oman. Predeceased by his brother Bob, sisters Betty (Lalor) and Rita (Hearnden). Deeply regretted by his sister June (Powell), his nieces and nephews and their families and his many friends.
Funeral service Thursday 10th February at 2.30pm in St. Canice’s Church, Aghaboe, Co. Laois, followed by interment in the adjoining churchyard. Family flowers only. Donations if desired to the homeless charity St. Mungo’s: https://www.mungos.org The funeral service will be livestreamed on https://youtube.com/c/AllisonRitchieChurchSinger
Davitt Road, Mountmellick, Laois/Ballyfin, Laois
John Dunne, Davitt Road, Mountmellick and formerly of Deerpark, Ballyfin, Co. Laois. Died 5th of February. Predeceased by his father Jim. Deeply regretted by his loving partner Fiona, his daughters Megan and Linda, grand daughter Croia, his mother Maura, his brothers Pat and Seamus, his sisters Breda and Majella, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and a large circle of friends.
Reposing in his home on Tuesday from 5pm. Recital of The Rosary at 7.00pm. Removal on Wednesday at 10.30am to St. Joseph’s Church, Mountmellick, arriving for 11am Requiem Mass. Burial afterwards in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Mass can be live streamed on https://www.mountmellickparish.ie/