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Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Deaths in Laois

Below are the recent local deaths.

May they rest in peace.

Kevin O’Neill
Kilnacourt Woods, Portarlington, Laois

Suddenly on the 21st February.

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

Funeral Arrangements Later

Phil Conroy (née Leahy)
Derrycarrow, Camross, Laois

Phil Conroy (née Leahy), Derrycarrow, Camross & formerly Roundwood, Mountrath, Co. Laois. Died 22nd February 2022, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Predeceased by her beloved husband John. Sadly missed by her loving sons, daughters, grandchildren, great grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, sisters-in-law, Anna (Matthews), Mary (Dunne) and Phil (Leahy), extended family, relatives, great neighbours and friends.

Removal on Wednesday evening to St. Fergal’s Church Camross, arriving for 7.30pm. Funeral Mass on Thursday morning at 11am followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. Phil’s Requiem Mass will be live streamed on the Camross Community Pastoral Council Facebook page.

Alice McEvoy (née Tobin)
Dysart, Stradbally, Laois

Beloved wife of the late Patrick and much loved mother of Margaret, Kathleen (Guckidvan) Caroline, Robert and Bernard. Deeply regretted by her loving family, son in law, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives and friends.

Reposing at Keegans Funeral Home tomorrow Wednesday between 5 and 6pm. Removal to St Peter & Paul’s Church on Thursday for 12 noon requiem mass followed by private interment please.

Evelyn Shore (née Cole)
Old Knockmay, Togher, Portlaoise, Laois

Evelyn Shore (nee Cole), Old Knockmay, Togher, Portlaoise, Co. Laois. February 22nd. 2022. Peacefully in the loving care of the Matron and Staff at the Droimnin Nursing Home, Stradbally, in her 104th year.

Predeceased by her husband John and son Robin.

Sadly missed by her loving son Gordon, brother Alan, daughters in law Hilary and Marguerite, 6 grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Evelyn’s Funeral Service will take place this Thursday afternoon (Feb. 24th.) in St. Peter’s Church, Portlaoise (EirCode R32 A7PK) at 3 pm, with burial immediately afterwards in the adjoining churchyard. (Current Covid 19 restrictions apply).

Lillian Cruickshank
Droimnin Nursing Home, Stradbally, Laois

Lillian passed away peacefully in the loving care of the management and staff of Droimnin Nursing Home, Stradbally. Sadly missed by her daughter Roberta ( South Africa) and her grandchildren Geraldine (Waterford), Bradley (Carlow) and James (Portlaoise).

Lillian’s cremation service will take place in Newlands Cross crematorium at 1 o clock on Thursday, 24th of February. The cremation service can be viewed on https://www.dctrust.ie/location/newlands-cross/chapel-webstream.html

Maura Loughlin (née Keenan)
St. Brigid’s Place, Portlaoise, Laois

Loughlin Maura, St Brigid’s Place, Portlaoise. Died February 21st, peacefully at St James’ Hospital, Dublin. Predeceased by her son Paul and granddaughter Ciara. Deeply regretted by her loving husband John, sons John, Ken and Alan, daughter Yvonne, grandchildren, daughters in law, son in law, nieces, nephews, extended family, neighbours and friends.

Reposing at her residence on Thursday, February 24th, from 4pm with rosary recital at 8pm. Removal on Friday at 11.30am to arrive at SS Peter and Paul’s Church for 12 noon requiem Mass. Interment afterwards in SS Peter and Paul’s Cemetary, Portlaoise. May be viewed on https://www.portlaoiseparish.ie/webcam/.

Br. Michael Mackey
De La Salle Brothers, Castletown, Laois / Freshford, Kilkenny

Br. Michael Mackey, De La Salle Brothers, Castletown, Portlaoise, Co. Laois and late of Graigueswood, Freshford, Co. Kilkenny, February 20. 2022. Predeceased by his parents William and Margaret, brothers Thomas, Nicholas Pat, John, Richie, Bill, sisters Catherine and Julia.

Greatly missed by his sister Margaret in Drakelands Nursing Home, Kilkenny, his nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, friends, past pupils and especially by his confreres in religion and the staff of Miguel House Castletown.

Funeral Mass will take place this Wednesday (Feb. 23rd.) at 2 pm in The Pastoral Centre Chapel, Castletown, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. Current Covid 19 restrictions apply.

Loretta Woodgate (née Hyland)
Headford, Galway / Clonaslee, Laois

The death has occurred of Loretta Woodgate (nee Hyland), Ballyfruit, Headford, Co. Galway (and formerly of Clonaslee, Co. Laois) peacefully at University Hospital Galway, surrounded by her loving family on 19th Feb 2022. Predeceased by her loving husband Peter, her sister Eileen and brothers Michael (Meal) and Ollie. Sadly missed by her sister Mary Jo. son Sean and daughters Fenella and Louise, her daughter in law Sharon, sons in law Martin and Jimmy, nieces, nephews and most cherished grandchildren David, Owen, Niamh, Fergal, Sinead, Stephen, Declan, Ryan, Jamie, Rachel and Suzanne, her extended family friends and neighbours.

Reposing at the home of her daughter Louise, Ballyfruit, Headford (H91A9CK) on Tuesday, 22nd Febuary, from 5pm-8pm. Requiem Mass at St Mary’s Church, Headford, at 12pm on Wednesday, 23rd Febuary, followed by cremation at Shannon Crematorium at 3pm (V14PV30). Mass will be streamed live on www.churchtv.ie/headford and the Headford Parish Facebook page.

Elizabeth (Betty) Costello (née Flood)
St Patrick’s Tce, Portarlington, Offaly / Portlaoise, Laois

Formerly of Portlaoise County Laois. Betty passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family. Predeceased by her loving husband Michael Costello, her brother Tom and sister Maureen. She is sadly missed by her loving children Conleth, Maureen, Lisa and their partners Chris, Jay and Noel, along with her dear sister Kathleen. She will live on in her grandchildren and great-grandchildren who adored her Michael and his partner Mikaela, Jeff, Mark and his partner Rachel, David and his partner Shona, Joseph, Kayden Alesha, Sophia, Kersti, Tadhg, Finley and Cillian. Betty is also fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, extended family, friends and neighbours.

Reposing at her residence on Tuesday from 4pm with Rosary at 7pm. Removal on Wednesday morning at 9:40am arriving St Michael’s Church Portarlington for Requiem Mass at 10am. Funeral afterwards to St Michael’s Cemetery Portarlington.

Betty’s Requiem Mass will be streamed live https://www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/st-michaels-church-portarlington.

Due to the Covid 19 regulations please wear facemasks and no handshaking at the funeral.

Family flowers only, please. Donations, if desired,to The Irish Heart Foundation https://irishheart.ie/

SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Tuesday, February 22, 2022

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