Below are the recent local deaths.
May they rest in peace.
Loretta Moran (née O’Hara)
Ballinagar, Ballylinan, Laois, R14 K579 / Carlow / Athy, Kildare
(Formerly of 79 St. Killian’s Crescent, Carlow). Peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family. Sadly missed by her loving husband John, children Aisling, Caragh, Georgina, Robert and Marc, brothers, sisters, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, extended family and friends.
Reposing at her residence from 5pm on Friday evening (July 29th) with Rosary at 8pm. Removal at 10.30am on Saturday morning to arrive at St. Abban’s Church, Killeen for Requiem Mass at 11am. Burial afterwards in the adjoining Cemetery.
Florence (Florrie) Phelan (née Coffey)
St. Fintan’s Terrace, Mountrath, Laois
Florence (Florrie) Phelan, (née Coffey). St. Fintan’s Terrace, Mountrath, Co. Laois. Died 28th July 2022, in the loving care of the staff of St. Vincent’s Nursing Unit Mountmellick, surrounded by her loving family. Predeceased by her husband Paddy. Sadly missed by her children Josephine, Michael, Morris, Martin, Bernard, Hilary, Caroline, Paul and Gearoid, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, extended family, neighbours and friends.
Reposing at Burke’s Funeral Home Mountrath this Friday evening from 6.0’clock with Rosary at 8.0′ clock. Removal on Saturday morning to St. Fintan’s Church Mountrath for Requiem Mass at 11.0’clock, followed by Burial in St. Fintan’s Cemetery Mountrath.
Br. Michael Murphy
Miguel House, Castletown, Laois / Newmarket, Cork
Br. Michael Murphy (Aubrey), De La Salle Brothers, Castletown, Portlaoise, Co. Laois and late of Newmarket, Co. Cork. July 26th. 2022. Predeceased by his parents Patrick and Bridget and his sister Maureen. Greatly missed by his sister Gobnait, brother Declan, sister in law, brothers in law, wider family circle, friends, past pupils, by his confreres in religion and the staff of Miguel House Castletown.
Reposing in the De La Salle Monastery Castletown this Thursday (July 28th) with evening prayer at 7 pm. Funeral Mass and liturgy this Friday (July 29th) at 2.00 pm. with burial immediately afterwards in the Monastery Cemetery.
if you wish to leave a message of sympathy for the family you may do so in the Section below marked ‘condolences’. The funeral Mass will be streamed online via the following Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89792599470?pwd=bXJuR2poRUZ0Y0dPMk1QV2VUZVZxdz09
Link ID: 897 9259 9470
Fr. James (Jim) Bermingham
Kiltegan, Wicklow / Rialto, Dublin / Portarlington, Laois
Fr. James (Jim) Bermingham ( St Patrick’s Missionary Society, Kiltegan, County Wicklow and formerly Rialto, Dublin, Ogoja Diocese (Nigeria), Archdiocese of Lagos (Nigeria), Rome and “Golden Lane,” Woodbrook, Portarlington County Laois.) Died 26th July peacefully in the loving care of the staff of Ballard Lodge Nursing Home, Portlaoise. Predeceased by his parents Patrick and Maisie and brother Myles. Deeply regretted by his loving brother Patrick, sisters Lil, Bernie and Kathleen, sister-in-law Josephine, his adoring niece Deirdre and her husband Charlie and their family, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, relatives, friends and his Society family.
Reposing at Maher’s Chapel of Rest Portarlington (eircode R32 X5XV) on Thursday evening from 6:30pm with prayers at 8pm. Removal on Friday morning at 11:20am arriving St Paul’s Church, Emo (eircode R32 RYI6) for Funeral Mass at 12 noon followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Fr James’s Funeral Mass will be streamed live on: https://laoisfuneralslive.com/johnmaherfuneraldirector
Margaret Grant (née Maguire)
Ballagh, Errill, Laois
Margaret Grant (nee Maguire), of Ballagh, Errill, Co. Laois, who passed away peacefully on Sunday 24th July surrounded by her loving family. Predeceased by her cherished husband Jim, siblings Mary (Dooley), Paddy, Jack and baby Thomas. Margaret will be forever loved and sadly missed by her children Sheila (Price), Catherine (Caygill), Mairead and James. Her son-in-law Dave and late Ian, and daughter-in-law Elizabeth. Her grandchildren Tom, Sarah, Tanya and Emma. Her sister Teasy (Robinson), brothers Peter and Joe, her sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces and extended family.
Margaret was a loving wife, mother, granny, sister, aunt and sister-in-law. She will be forever remembered and greatly missed by all her family.
Reposing at her home (Ballagh) (R32 D5H9) on Thursday evening from 4pm with prayers at 8pm. Funeral Mass on Friday at 11am in The Church of Our Lady Queen of the Universe, Errill, followed by interment in Bealady Cemetery, Rathdowney.
SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, July 27, 2022