Below are the recent local deaths.
May they rest in peace.
Margaret Houlihan (née Lawless)
11 Mountain View, Ballyfin Road, Portlaoise
Beloved wife of the late Eugene and much loved mother of Joseph, Andrew, Paul and Lorraine. Deeply regretted by her loving family, son in law, daughter in law, grandchildren, brothers, sister, sisters in law, nieces and nephews, extended family, relatives and friends.
Reposing at her home on Monday & Tuesday from 5 to 8pm with rosary recital on both evenings at 8 o’clock.
Removal on Wednesday at 11am to arrive at St Peter & Paul’s Church for 12 noon Requiem Mass. Interment afterwards in St Peter & Paul’s Cemetery.
Sheena Knepper (née Mahon)
Carlow/Inniscarra, Cork/Killeshin, Laois
Sheena Knepper (née Mahon), 15 Whithorn Drive, Inniscara, View, Ballincollig, Cork and formerly Derrymoyle, Portlaoise Road, Co. Laois, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on July 8th, 2022, at Marymount Hospice, Cork. Funeral details to follow.
Bridie O’Neill (née Murphy)
Whitestown, Baltinglass, Wicklow/Emo, Laois
Bridie O’Neill nee Murphy, Whitestown, Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow – 8th July 2022 peacefully at Tallaght Hospital surrounded by her loving family and friends; beloved wife of the late Pat (Parnell). Sadly missed by her loving family, sons Liam and PJ., daughters Jacinta and Anne, son-in-law Tony, daughter-in-law Bridget, brother John, sister Lil, sister-in-law Dympna, grandchildren Mark, Darren, Jason, Tony and Kate, extended family, neighbours, relatives and friends.
Reposing in Halligan’s Funeral Home, Station Road, Rathvilly (Eircode R93 C560) on Sunday from 4 o’c concluding with prayers at 8 o’c. Funeral arriving to The Church of Our Lady of Dolours and St. Patrick, Davidstown (Eircode W91 K228) on Monday for 11 o’c Requiem Mass after which she will be laid to rest with her parents in Emo Cemetery, Co Laois (via Ballymany Cross) The Curragh.
Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, can be made directly to The Irish Kidney Association.
Funeral arrangements will be carried out strictly in accordance with current HSE guidelines.
Bridget (Bridgie) Hill (née Conroy)
Riverview, Ballyfarrell, Clonaslee, Laois
Bridget (Bridgie) Hill, nee Conroy, Riverview, Ballyfarrell, Clonaslee, Co Laois and formerly of Cush, Clonaslee, London, Geashill, Co Offaly and Manchester.
Passed away on the 7th of July 2022, peacefully at her residence, in her 94th year, surrounded by her loving family. Predeceased by her husband Bernard and grandson Brendan.
She will be sadly missed by her sorrowing family, Vivian (UK), John (Wales), Brian (UK), Una (Clonaslee), Michael (UK) and Yvonne (Shanahoe). Fondly remembered by her grandchildren Lyndsey, Karen, Hayley, Karl and Jessica, great-grandchildren Lucy, Sophie and Thomas.
Deeply regretted by her sisters Eileen (Clonaslee), Mae (USA) and Nora (USA), brothers Tom (Clonaslee), Tim (Killoughey), Bill (UK) and Jim (UK), sons-in-law, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and large circle of friends.
Funeral Mass on Sunday at 11.30am in St. Manman’s Church, Clonaslee, with burial afterwards in St. Manman’s Cemetery, Clonaslee. Bridget’s Funeral Mass can be viewed on www.churchmedia.tv by selecting county Laois.
Bridget’s family would like to thank everyone for their kindness and support at this difficult time.
Family flowers only, donations if desired to the Alzheimer’s Society, donation boxes will be available in the church.
John (Jack) Quinn
Dublin 11, Dublin/Castletown, Laois
Quinn, John (Jack) – late of Dalcassin Downs, Dublin 11 and formerly Old Borris, Castletown, Co. Laois – 7th July 2022 – In his 92nd year. Peacefully, after a short illness, surrounded by his family and in the loving care of the staff of the Fairview Community Unit, Griffith Court, Marino, Dublin.
Predeceased by his parents, Joseph & Bridie and his brothers, Tom & Joe. Deeply regretted by his brothers, Andy & Leo, his sisters, Maura, Mena, Esther & Anne, his sister- in- law Ann, his nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Reposing in Massey Bros. Funeral Home, 88 A New Cabra Road, Dublin 7 on Monday 11th July from 6pm to 8pm concluding with the rosary. Removal on Tuesday morning, 12th July, to St Columba’s Church, Iona Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9 for Requiem Mass at 10.30am and onwards to Glasnevin Crematorium.
Family Flowers Only – donations in lieu, can be made to the Mater Foundation, in John’s name.
William (Bill) Rigney
Dunleer, Louth/Borris-in-Ossory, Laois
The death has occurred, in his 86th year, of William (Bill) Rigney, 62 Beechwood Drive and late of Mountain View, Dunleer and Lacha, Borris-in-Ossary, Co. Laois, peacefully at home, surrounded by his family. Predeceased by his wife Joan (née Delaney) and their infant son Paul.
Sadly missed by his partner Margaret, children John, Elizabeth, Liam, Martina, Declan, Caroline, Lorraine, Bernadette, Martin, Aidan, Celina and Mary, his 25 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, sister Josie, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, cousins, all the Cassidy family, neighbours and friends.
Reposing at 62 Beechwood Drive (Eircode A92 TR80) on Saturday from 4pm until 8pm and on Sunday from 2pm until 4pm.
Removal on Sunday evening at 7pm walking to Saint Brigid’s Church, Dunleer arriving for Evening Prayers at 7.30pm. Funeral Mass on Monday morning at 11am. Burial afterwards in Dromin Cemetery.
Evening Prayers and Funeral Mass can be viewed live at https://www.dunleerparish.ie.
Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, in lieu to the Irish Kidney Association at https://ika.ie/make-a-contribution/.
Ann Stanley (née McLoughlin)
Derry, Rosenallis, Laois
Derry Rosenallis, Co. Laois and formerly O’Moore Street, Mountmellick. Died July 1st at home in the loving care of her devoted family and friends after an illness borne with great patience and dignity. Beloved wife of the late Patrick. Deeply regretted by her daughters Patricia and her partner Neil, Caroline and her partner Thomas, Siobhann and her partner Eldy and her son Robert and his partner Suzanne, her six grandchildren and great-grandchild, nieces, nephews, relatives and many friends.
Ann will repose in Moloney’s Funeral Home, Mountmellick on Sunday, July 10th, from 2.30pm until 5pm Cremation Service on Monday, July 11th, at 12.40pm in Newlands Crematorium.
For people who will be attending please wear something purple in memory of Anne’s cheerful disposition.
Elizabeth Duffy (née Brophy)
Ballyadden, Ballybrittas, Laois
Elizabeth passed away peacefully in the company of her loving family. Sadly missed by her beloved husband Frank, by her sons and daughters, Pat, James, Christine, Mary Frances and Francis John, daughter in law Mary, son in law Paul, partner Eoin, grandchildren Oisín, Aoibhinn, Síomha, Grace, Aoife and Alice, brothers and sisters, brothers in law, sisters in law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Reposing at her daughter Christine’s residence R32AW71, Courtwood, from 4pm on Friday evening until 8pm and on Saturday from 4pm with recital of the rosary at 8pm. House private on Sunday morning, please. Removal on Sunday morning to arrive at The Sacred Heart Church, Rath, for 2pm Requiem Mass. Interment to follow in the new cemetery Emo. Elizabeth’s Requiem Mass will be live streamed on (link to follow). The Duffy family would like to thank you for your cooperation, understanding and support during this sensitive and difficult time.
Oldtown House, Abbeyleix, Laois
Peacefully. Husband of the late Georgina (nee Bennett). He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his family, Victor, Shirley, Telly and Ruby, his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, extended family, friends and neighbours.
Funeral Service on Saturday in St. Michael and All Angels Church, Abbeyleix, at 2.30 pm followed by burial in adjoining churchyard.
Nancy (Anne) Whelan (née Rowan)
Kilkenny Road, Ballylinan, Laois/Athy, Kildare
Nancy (Anne) Whelan (nee Rowan) late of Kilkenny Road, Ballylinan, Co Laois, passed peacefully away in the wonderful care of the staff of St. Vincent’s Hospital, Athy on 5th July, 2022. Predeceased by her husband Joseph and her brothers Paddy and Bill. Much-loved mother of Mary, Anne, Dermot and Joseph, grandchildren Colin, Carol, Mark, Hayley and Bradley, great grandchildren Katie, Bailey, Beau, Stanley, Jude, Shelby, Kemi and Lola, son-in-law Peter, daughter-in-law Tina, brothers John and Jimmy. She will be sadly missed by her loving sons, daughters, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, brothers, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, extended family neighbours and friends.
Nancy will repose at Thompson’s Funeral Home, Chapel Hill, Mount Hawkins, Athy, Eircode: R14 NX80 on Thursday, 7th July, from 5pm concluding with Rosary at 7pm. Removal by Thompson’s Funeral Directors on Friday morning, 8th July, to arrive at St. Mary’s Church, Wolfhill, Co Laois, for Requiem Mass at 11am. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.
Dublin Rd, Portlaoise, Laois/Roscommon
Egan. John (Sonny) Dublin Rd., Portlaoise and late of Rhode and Clonark, Co. Roscommon. July 6th 2022 Peacefully at Kilminchy Lodge Nursing Home. Surrounded by his loving family. Dearly loved husband to Anne and cherished father to Karen and Adrian. Grandfather to Adam, Chloe and Caleb. Deeply regretted by his loving family, sisters Breda, Kathleen, and Hilda, brother Padraig, brothers in law, sisters in law, nephews, nieces, relatives, former Colleagues in An Garda Síochána.
Reposing at Keegans Funeral Home, Portlaoise on Thursday from 6.30 pm until 8 pm Removal on Friday to Newlands Cross Crematorium for service at 1 pm. Service may be viewed on https://www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/newslands-cross-cemetery-crematorium
Rita Culliton (née Peake)
No.1 Grange Hall and Castlebrack, Killeigh, Mountmellick, Laois
Rita died peacefully after a short illness, surrounded by her loving family. Predeceased by her devoted husband Joe. Sadly missed by her children Patrick, Cecelia, Liam, Barbara, Donal, Una, Adrian, Noeleen and Mary, her grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, brothers Billy, Dominic and Brendan, sisters Claire and Celia, nieces and nephews, brothers and sisters-in-law, cousins, neighbours, relatives and many friends.
Reposing in her daughter Cecelia’s home in Castlebrack (Eircode R35AR29) from 5pm on Friday. Recital of the Rosary on Friday evening at 9pm. Family flowers only, please. Donations, if desired, to Eamonn Culliton’s “Camino for Cancer Research”, fundraising for Irish Cancer Society.
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