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Deaths in Laois – Sunday, March 6, 2022

Deaths in Laois

Below are the recent local deaths.

May they rest in peace.

Rachel Frances Gee (née Kenny)
Patrick Street, Portarlington, Offaly/Portarlington, Laois

Rachel died surrounded by her loving family while in the wonderful care of the staff of the Regional Hospital Tullamore. Predeceased by her brother Robert. Sadly missed by her loving husband Sam, beloved daughter Sarah, sister May, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family, friends and neighbours.

Reposing at her residence on Sunday afternoon from 3pm until 6pm. Removal on Monday afternoon at 2:30pm (travelling via Foxcroft Street and Main Street) arriving St Paul’s Church for Service at 3pm. Burial afterwards in the adjoining churchyard.

No flowers, please. Donations, if desired, to The Irish Cancer Society https://www.cancer.ie/

Sr. M. Dorothy Kealy
Sisters of Mercy, Eblana Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin/Crettyard, Laois

KEALY, Sr. M. Dorothy (March 4, 2022) (formerly of Kilgorey, Crettyard, Co. Laois, and Sisters of Mercy, Eblana Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin). Predeceased by her parents John & Anne, brothers Patrick, Thomas, Jim and Michael, her sisters, Sr. M. Brigid (St. Leo’s, Carlow), Margaret, Kathleen and Bridie. Deeply regretted by her dear sister Sr. Hilda, her many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, extended family, her Mercy Community and a large circle of friends.

Sr. Dorothy’s Funeral Mass will take place on Monday (7th March) in St. Joseph’s Parish Church, Glasthule at 11.30am and can be viewed online at www.churchservices.tv/glasthule followed by burial in the Community Cemetery, Inchicore.

Alice Lalor
Boley, Abbeyleix, Laois

Peacefully at home in the presence of her loving family. Cherished mother of Francis (Boley) and Christina (Lally) UK. Predeceased by her parents Daniel and Alice, sisters Kathleen Wall (Boley), Teresa Cleere (Garryduff Clough), Brigid Dunne (Woodbrook Mountrath), and brother Paddy (Boley). Deeply regretted by her son Francis, daughter Christina, daughter-in-law Martha, sisters Anne Kirwan, (Boley) and Mary Bergin (Rathmakelly Ballacolla), brothers Tom, (Portlaoise Rd. Mountrath) and Donal, (Boley),grandchildren Francis Jnr. Matthew and James, sister-in-law Peg, nephews, nieces, extended family, relatives and friends.

Public reposal on Sunday in St. Brigid’s Church, Shanahoe from 6pm. with Prayers at 7pm. Funeral arriving to St. Brigid’s Church, Shanahoe on Monday for 12 noon Requiem Mass. Interment afterwards in Shanahoe Cemetery.

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.

SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Saturday, March 5, 2022

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