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Deaths in Laois – Saturday, March 5, 2022

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Below are the recent local deaths.

May they rest in peace.

Margaret (Rita) Whelan (née Flanagan)
Corrigeen, Stradbally, Laois

Rita Whelan (nee Flanagan) Corrigeen. Stradbally. Co. Laois. March 2nd 2022 Peacefully surrounded by her loving family. Margaret (Rita) beloved wife of the late Bill. Dearly loved mother to Anne, Seamus, and Ray. Cherished grandmother and great-grandmother. Predeceased by her brothers Eamonn, Mick, Jim, and Tom, and son in law Liam. Deeply regretted by her loving family, brother Joe, sisters Minnie, and Cathy, daughters in law, Catherine and Samantha, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Reposing at her residence from 6 pm on Thursday evening, with rosary at 8 pm. Removal on Friday evening to arrive at the Church of the Assumption, The Heath at 7.30 pm. Requiem Mass at 10 am on Saturday morning followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery. Mass may be viewed on webcam https://www.portlaoiseparish.ie/the-heath-webcam/.

Reverend Father John Delaney
Coon, Kilkenny/Rathdowney, Laois

Of Muckalee Parish, Coon, Co. Kilkenny, and formerly of Templequain, Rathdowney, Co. Laois.

Died peacefully in the wonderful care of Beechwood Nursing Home, Leighlinbridge.

Beloved son of the late Patrick and Margaret, and dear brother of Mary, Paddy, Joe, the late Bill, Breda, Margaret, Anna, and Agnes.

Sadly missed by his loving family, his nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, his great-grandnephew, his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Bishop Nulty and the clergy of the Diocese of Ossory, his friends in the Divine Mercy, his relatives and kind neighbours, and his many friends.

Reposing at Coady’s Funeral Home, Castlecomer, on Friday, March 4th, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Funeral arriving at St. Brigid’s Church, Coon on Friday at 8 p.m. with reposal in the Church from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Saturday. Requiem mass on Sunday at 3 p.m., with burial immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Family flowers only please with donations in lieu to UNICEF


Billy Gorman
Monaclear, Ballinakill, Laois/Kilkenny City, Kilkenny

Deeply regretted by his loving wife Marian, sons Shane, Eoin and Darragh, daughter Niamh, brothers and sister, son in law, daughter in law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Rosary at 8pm on Friday night at his residence. Removal on Saturday morning at 10.30am to St.Brigid’s Church, Ballinakill for Funeral Mass at 11am which can be viewed on the link ballinakillknockparish.com. House Private on Saturday morning please. Family flowers only.

Margaret (Maggie) Kealy (née Malone)
6F The Swan, Wolfhill, Laois

Margaret (Maggie) Kealy (née Malone) of 6F The Swan, Wolfhill, Co. Laois died peacefully on 1st March 2022 at Portlaoise General Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Sadly missed by her loving husband Johnny, daughter Catherine, son Michael, grandchildren Andrew, Ciara, Siobhán, Conor, Aoife and Seán, great-grandchildren Bobby and Ben, son-in-law Patsy, daughter-in-law Antoinette, nephews, nieces, extended family, friends, and great neighbours, predeceased by her parents Jim and Mary and her sisters Mary Anne Donohoe and Fred Scully.

Reposing at her home (6F The Swan, Wolfhill, Co. Laois, Eircode R14 HY30) from 4pm on Wednesday 2nd March until Rosary at 8:15pm. Funeral Mass on Thursday, 3rd March, at 12 noon in St. Mary’s Church, Wolfhill, Co. Laois, followed by burial at St. Abban’s Church, Doonane, Co. Laois.

Michael Kelly
Clonagowan, Ballyfin, Laois

Michael Kelly, Clonagowan, Ballyfin, Co. Laois died 1st March 2022 in the loving care of the staff of the ICU Unit Regional Hospital Portlaoise. Beloved son of the late William and Margaret. Predeceased by his sister Lilly (Clonagowan), brother Sean (Arklow), sister-in-law Maura Kelly (Mountrath), brother-in-law Sean Phelan (Pike-of-Rushall). Deeply regretted by his brothers Liam (Mountrath), Denis (Ballyhuppahaun) sisters Carmel Phelan (Pike-of-Rushall), Dolores O Neill (Clonagowan), sisters-in-law Mary and Bernie, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, neighbours, relatives and his many friends.

Reposing in the home of his nephew Liam Kelly, Clonagowan (Eircode R32VY61) on Thursday from 2 o’clock until 5 o’clock. Family time thereafter. Removal on Thursday at 7 o’clock to St. Fintan’s Church, Ballyfin arriving at 7.30pm. Requiem Mass on Friday at 11 o’clock, Burial immediately afterwards in St. Fintan’s Cemetery, Ballyfin.

Michael’s Mass can be viewed on: http://mountrathparish.ie/ballyfin-webcam/

Fiona Donagher (née Carroll)
Bishopswood Road, Portarlington, Laois

Peacefully surrounded by her loving family at Beaumont Hospital, Dublin. Deeply regretted by her loving husband Niall, sons Adrian and Shane and their partners Rebecca and Bruna, mammy Marie, daddy Andy, sisters Frances and Margaret, Brothers David, John and Stephen, father-in-law Georgey, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, beloved grand-nephew Fionn, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, cousins, extended family and many friends.

Reposing at her residence on Wednesday and Thursday from 2pm with Rosary on both evenings at 8pm. Removal on Friday morning at 11am arriving St Michael’s Church Portarlington for Requiem Mass at 12 noon. Funeral afterwards to St Michael’s Cemetery Portarlington: https://www.beaumontfundraising.ie/

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

SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Friday, March 4, 2022

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