Below are the recent local deaths.
May they rest in peace.
Green Road, Abbeyleix, Laois
Pembroke Pines, Florida and formerly of Bronx, New York and Green Road, Abbeyleix. Peacefully, after a short illness. John is survived by his beloved wife Breda, his children and their partners, Sheila, Kevin and Margaret, Brian and Trish, John and Patricia, Eileen and Greg, Kathleen and Brian and Lisa and Damon, he will sadly missed by his 17 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews and a very large circle of family and friends in New York, Florida and Ireland.
John`s funeral service will be held on Friday July 15th at Boyd Panciera Funeral Home,Pembroke Pines. Live streaming will commence at 12.30 pm. with the service starting at 2.30pm followed by cremation. The service can be viewed on Boyd-Panciera Family FuneralCare Facebook page live on Friday.
A memorial Mass for John will be celebrated in The Church of The Most Holy Rosary, Abbeyleix, on 4th of September at 11 am. Mass can be viewed on Abbeyleixparish webcam.
Raymond Joseph (Ray) Fitzpatrick
Slieve Bloom View, Borris-in-Ossory, Laois
Raymond Joseph (Ray) Fitzpatrick, Slieve Bloom View, Borris-In-Ossory, Co. Laois, July 6th 2022. Sadly missed by his partner and soulmate Mary, his son Billy, daughter Kelly, Jason, Andrea, Jamie and Darren, his beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren, his brother Seamus, sisters Margaret and Jeanette and his dear aunty Pat, nephews, nieces, the McCaine and Kavanagh families, also Annette and Gerry his neighbours and a wide circle of friends including his work colleagues at Brand Central, Midland Service Station and Rathdowney GAA grounds team.
Reposing at O’Sullivan’s Funeral Home, Rathdowney, on Wednesday evening from 6pm with prayers at 8pm. Funeral Mass on Thursday in The Church Of The Holy Trinity, Rathdowney, at 11am (https://parishwebsites.ie/rathdowney/) followed by cremation at Shannon Crematorium at 2pm.
Arlington Estate, Portarlington, Laois
Peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Anne, son Paul, daughters Yvonne, Jennifer, Tracey and Sarah, sons-in-law, partners, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, extended family, neighbours and friends.
Reposing at his residence (eircode R32 XN44) on Monday and Tuesday evening from 4pm with Rosary on both evenings at 8pm. Removal on Wednesday morning at 9am arriving St Michael’s Church Portarlington for Requiem Mass at 10am. Funeral afterwards to St Michael’s Cemetery Portarlington.
Paulie’s Requiem Mass will be streamed live on: https://www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/st-michaels-church-portarlington
Family flowers only please. Donations if desired to Laois Hospice/Palliative Care: http://laoishospice.ie/
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.
Beloved wife of Ian, loving mother of Ada, adored daughter of Patricia and the late Arnold and cherished sister of Arnie, Jeremy and David.
She will be sadly missed by her loving husband, daughter, mother, brothers, mother-in-law Dawn, father-in-law Duke, brothers-in-law Elijah and Aidan, sisters-in-law Serena, Elaine, and Karina, aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.
Reposing at her mother’s home, Derrymoyle, Portlaoise Road, Co. Laois (Eircode R93 T3V2) from 4pm on Monday with Prayers at 8pm. Removal from there on Tuesday at 10.45am to The Holy Cross Church, Killeshin (via The Portlaoise Rd and Joe’s Road) arriving for Funeral Mass at 11.30am. Funeral afterwards to Mount Jerome Crematorium for cremation Service at 3pm.
Sheena’s Funeral Mass can be viewed using the following: https://www.facebook.com/GraiguecullenKilleshin/
Sheena’s Cremation service can be viewed using the following: https://www.mountjerome.ie/garden-chapel-service/
Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to Marymount Hospice, Cork and Irish Cancer Society
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.
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