Below are the recent local deaths.
May they rest in peace.
John Joe Maher
Clonad, Portlaoise, Laois / Ballyroan, Laois
Maher John Joe, February 22nd 2022 Clonad, Portlaoise and formerly of Chapel Street, Ballyroan in the care of his daughter Mary at home.John Joe, peacefully after a short illness. Dearly beloved dad to Mary son-in-law John and granddaughter Eimear. Predeceased by his wife Eileen and sister Breda, Newtown, Ballyroan .Deeply regretted by Mary, John, Eimear, niece Marie and sister-in-law Teresa.
Funeral Arrangements Later
Clonagown, Ballyfin, Laois
The death has occurred of William (Willie) Seale late of Clonagown, Ballyfin on 23rd February 2022 after a long illness borne bravely, in the tender care of the owners and staff of Ballard Lodge Nursing Home. Sadly missed by his sister Catherine, brother Peter, his aunt Chris, nephew, nieces, grand nephews and grand nieces, extended family and friends.
Reposing in Keegan’s Funeral Home, 1 Dublin Road, Portlaoise from 6pm to 7pm on Friday, 25th February. Removal on Saturday morning arriving at St. Fintan’s Church, Ballyfin for 11am Mass and burial immediately afterwards in the New Cemetery, Ballyfin. House private. Family flowers only, donations, if desired, to Irish Cancer Society.
Kilnacourt Woods, Portarlington, Laois
Suddenly. Deeply regretted by his loving partner Alison, family Fintan, Johnaton, Marian, Christopher, Casey, Jessie and Karlymae, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, extended family and friends.
Reposing at his residence on Thursday from 4pm (for family and close friends) with Rosary at 8pm. Removal on Friday at 9am arriving St Michael’s Church, Portarlington for Requiem Mass at 10am. Funeral afterwards to St Michael’s Cemetery, Portarlington.
Kevin’s Requiem Mass will be streamed live on: https://www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/st-michaels-church-portarlington
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).
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/.