Below are the recent local deaths.
May they rest in peace.
Pamela (Pam) O’Byrne (née Fennell)
Greystones, Wicklow/Newbridge, Kildare/Portlaoise, Laois
Pamela (Pam) O’Byrne née Fennell of Newbridge, Co. Kildare and formerly of 6 Grattan Street, Portlaoise who passed away on Monday, 1st August 2022, peacefully at Greystones Nursing Home.
Dearly loved wife and best friend of Richard for 59 years and much-loved mother of Antoinette, Richelle, Siobhan and the late Peter, mother-in-law of Andy, Barry and Kieron and adored granny of Molly, Bonnie, Harvey, Kitty, Grace and Kelsie. Sadly missed by her siblings Gay, Katherine, Joan and Dolores, sister in law, brother in law, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Pam will repose at the William Doyle Funeral Home, Kilcoole from 5pm until 6pm on Thursday. Funeral Mass on Friday morning at 10am in the Holy Rosary Church, Greystones followed by committal at the Garden Chapel at Mount Jerome Crematorium at 12.45pm.
The Funeral Mass can be viewed on https://gkpastoralarea.ie/online/
St Brigids Place, Portlaoise, Laois
O’Loughlin. Daniel (Danny) St Brigids Place Portlaoise August 2nd 2022. Died peacefully surrounded by his loving family. Sadly missed by his devoted wife Margaret. Much loved father to Patrick, Michael, Mary, Danny, Brendan, Paul, David, Mairead, Evelyn, Adrian, Raymond, Louise, and Declan.
Sadly missed by his sons in law, daughters in law, brothers in law, sisters in law, and partners. His cherished 29 grandchildren. Brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces. Neighbours and a wide circle of friends.
Reposing at Keegans funeral home on Thursday from 6.30 pm, with rosary at 8 pm. Removal from his residence on Friday to arrive at SS Peter and Pauls church for 12 noon requiem mass. https://www.portlaoiseparish.ie/webcam/ Interment will follow in SS Peter and Pauls cemetery.
Glenfield House, Portlaoise, Laois
Ryan, Noel. Glenfield House, Portlaoise. August 2nd 2022. Peacefully surrounded by his family. At the Regional Hospital Portlaoise. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Olive. Beloved father of Adrian, Jane, Sara and Sheila. Grandfather to Isobel, Juliet, Liam, Ollie, Roan, Séamus and Susanna. Deeply regretted by his devoted family, sister Poppy, brothers-in-law Dick and Wally, sisters-in-law Daisy and Daphne, sons-in-law Marc and Robert, daughter-in-law Jean, nephews, nieces, his dear friends and neighbours.
Reposing at Keegan’s Funeral Home on Wednesday evening from 6.30 pm till 8 pm. Funeral service will take place at 3 pm on Thursday in St Peter’s Church, Portlaoise. Cremation will follow. Family flowers only, donations, if desired, to http://laoishospice.ie/support.
Redcastle, Mountrath, Laois, R32 3C4
Billy Bergin, Redcastle, Mountrath, Co. Laois (ex Bord na Mona). Our beloved husband and father, died on 2nd August 2022, (peacefully) at St. Brigid’s Hospital Shaen, in his 91st year. Predeceased by his sister Peggy (Farrell). Beloved husband of Sheila, loving father to Pauline, Donal, Willie, Sheila, Fintie, Antoinette, Martina and Sinéad, grandchildren Jessica, Cian, Aisling, Darragh, Niamh, Kami, Oisin, Ellen, Stephen, Chloe, Daniel, Adam, Sophie, Alison, Doireann and Donnacha, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, nephews, nieces, extended family, neighbours and friends.
Reposing at his home (Redcastle, Mountrath) eircode (R32X3C4), from 4.0’clock on Wednesday evening, with Rosary at 8.0’clock. Removal on Thursday morning to St. Fintan’s Church, Mountrath (eircode R32 EC61), for Requiem Mass at 11.0’clock, followed by Burial in Clonenagh Cemetery.
Billy’s Requiem Mass will be live streamed on www.mountrathparish.ie
House Private on Thursday morning please.
The Bergin family would like to thank you for your support and co-operation.
Ballymoyle, Mountmellick, Laois
Nora McEvoy Ballymoyle, Rosenallis, Co. Laois, died August, 1st 2022, in the loving care of the Staff at St. Vincent’s Community Hospital, Mountmellick, in her 96th year. Deeply regretted by her loving family.
Beloved daughter of the late Patrick and Nora. Predeceased by her siblings Minnie, Ger, Nano, Art, and Sarah Frances (McCormack). Deeply regretted by her niece Ann (McCormack) and her nephew Michael McCormack and his wife Kathleen, grandniece Jennifer, cousins, neighbours, her dear friends Michael and Niamh McEvoy and their family.
Reposing Moloneys Funeral Home on Thursday from 7pm. Recital of The Rosary at 8.30pm. Prayers in Moloneys Funeral Home on Friday morning at 11am. Removal at 11.30am to St Brigid’s Church, Rosenallis for Requiem Mass at 12 noon. Burial after in St.Brigid’s Cemetery.
Palmerstown, Dublin/Portlaoise, Laois/Kildare
RYAN, Denis (Donnacha) (Ryevale Nursing Home, Leixlip and formerly of Palmerstown, Dublin 20 and Portlaoise, Co. Laois) August 1st, 2022 (peacefully) in the loving care of the staff at Ryevale Nursing Home. Beloved husband of Sheila (neé Cleare) and dear father of Catherine, Elizabeth, Denis, Michael, Carmel, Patrick, Joseph, Stephen and Carol. Pre-deceased by his son-in-law Noel, granddaughter Debbie and great-grandson Aidan.
Sadly missed by his loving wife, sons, daughters, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, relatives and friends.
Reposing at Cunningham’s Funeral Home, Chapel Hill, Lucan on Thursday evening (4th August) from 6pm to 8pm.
Removal to St. Philomena’s Church, Palmerstown on Friday morning arriving for Requiem Mass at 10am followed by cremation at Newlands Cross Crematorium.
Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to Irish Kidney Association.
James (Jim) Delaney
Derryguile, Mountmellick, Laois
James (Jim) Delaney, Derryguile, Mountmellick, Co. Laois died August 1st peacefully at The Regional Hospital Tullamore in the company of his loving family.
Predeceased by his dear wife Mary, his parents Paddy and Annie, and his brothers Denis and Eamon.
Deeply regretted by his loving family Anna Marie, James, Tom and Pat, brother Tom (Clonad), sister Mai Brophy (Mountrath) daughters-in-law, cherished grandchildren, brother -in-law sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandnephews and grandnieces,cousins, relatives, neighbours and many friends.
Reposing in the home of his daughter Anna Marie in Kyletelisha R32FY8V on Wednesday from 2pm with Removal at 6.15pm to St Joseph’s Church, Mountmellick, arriving at 7pm. Requiem Mass on Thursday at 11am. Burial after in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.
Liogard, Portlaoise, Laois
Bergin Catherine (nee Miller) of Liogard, Portlaoise, died peacefully on 30th July 2022, surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of Jimmy and dearly loved mother to Claire, Mark and Deirdre.
Cherished grandmother to Lily, Sam, Emme, Lauren and Josh. Loving sister to Yvonne, mother in law to Chris and Kerry. Brothers in law, sisters in law, nephews and nieces. She is deeply regretted by her loving family and a large number of relatives and friends.
She is reposing at Keegan’s Funeral Home on Monday, 1st of August, from 6.30pm, with rosary at 8 pm. Removal on Tuesday, 2nd of August, to arrive at St Peter and Paul’s Church, Portlaoise, for 12 noon requiem Mass. Live webcam at https://www.portlaoiseparish.ie/webcam/.
Cremation will follow in Newlands Cross Cemetery and Crematorium, Dublin 24 afterwards. Family flowers only. Donations (if desired) to Friends of Tullamore Hospital. Please observe Covid precautions.
Mary Olive Conroy (née O’Sullivan)
Mountmellick, Laois/Portarlington, Laois
The death has occurred of Mary Olive Conroy (nee O’Sullivan) peacefully in TLC Nursing Home, Maynooth, previously of Mountmellick and Killinard, Co. Laois.
Predeceased by her loving husband Gerry. Will be sadly missed by her brothers Bernard and Gerard, sisters Mona, Teresa, Carmel, Virginia, Dolores, brothers and sisters in law and many nephews, nieces and relatives and friends.
Reposing Moloneys Funeral Home Mountmellick on Wednesday from 5pm Recital of The Rosary at 6.30pm. Requiem Mass on Thursday at 12 noon in St.Johns Church Killenard. Burial after in the adjoining cemetery.
Clonkeen, Portlaoise, Laois
Tom (Thomas) Phelan, Clonkeen, Portlaoise, Co. Laois, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family, after an illness he faced with great strength, determination and courage in the Mater Hospital.
Predeceased by his parents Bridget and James, brothers John and Paul and sister Martina formally from Ballinakill.
Deeply regretted by his heartbroken children Andrea, Ruairi, Ciara and Tomas, and their mother Marie, daughter-in-law Carol, sons-in-law Brian and Paul and his adored and cherished grandchildren Alex, Emma, Oisín, Rebecca, Sarah, Tommy and Jim. Sadly missed by his uncle Kieran, brothers Paddy, Jimmy and Kevin, sisters Ann and Nora, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours, many friends and customers.
Reposing at his residence at Clonkeen on Wednesday evening from 5 pm. With rosary at 7.30 pm. Removal on Thursday morning to arrive at SS Peter and Paul’s Church for 11 am Requiem Mass. https://www.portlaoiseparish.ie/webcam/. Interment will follow in SS Peter and Paul’s Cemetery, Portlaoise. Please observe covid precautions.
Séamus (Jim) Rhatigan
Rhatigan, Séamus (Jim), Cullohill, Portlaoise, Co. Laois. Beloved husband of Nora. Dearly loved father of Pádraig, Anne, Máire, Norma and Michelle. Cherished Grandad and friend to his twelve grandchildren.
Will be greatly missed by his friends and neighbours. Family flowers only. Donations if desired to Laois Hospice.
Reception at St. Tighernach’s Church, Cullohill, R32 EV76, arriving at 6pm on Wednesday (August 3rd) followed by reposal with prayers at 9pm. Funeral Mass at 11.30am on Thursday (August 4th) with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. The funeral Mass may be viewed live on the Church webcam: (https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Religious/Cullohill-Church-105325758064063/)
Family flowers only. Donations if desired to Laois Hospice. House private
Michael Brophy PC
Blanchardstown, Dublin 15, Clonsilla, Dublin/Mountrath, Laois
Formerly of Roskelton, Raheen, Mountrath, Co Laois. Michael died peacefully in the excellent care of the management and staff of St Francis Hospice on 29th July, 2022.
Beloved husband of Anna (nee Crowe) and much loved father of Richard and James, father in law of Karen, devoted grandfather of Áine, dearly loved by his brother and sisters, John, Frances (Duff), Sinclair (Foster), Helena, Brigid (Cuffe) and the late Mary and Sr Catherine (Kit).
Will be sadly missed by his family, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours, friends, musicians and former colleagues in the insurance industry.
Reposing at Cunnigham’s Fuenral home, Blanchardstown, this Tuesday evening from 5 to 7pm. Requiem mass on Wednesday at 11am in St Brigid’s Parish church, Blanchardstown. Interment afterwards in St Fintans cemetery, Raheen, Mountrath, Co Laois, arriving at approximately 3.30pm.
Mass can be viewed on https://www.blanchardstownparish.ie/our-parish/webcam/
House strictly private.
Coote St., Portlaoise, Laois
Beloved wife of Joe (Dunne). Pre-deceased by her parents Jeff & Cathy. Much loved mother of Stacy, Steven, Kristen and Kristian.
Sadly missed by her mother in law Kay, her father in law Joe, her sister Debbie and brother in law Kes, her childrens’ partners, nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives and friends.
Funeral service will take place in Newlands Cross Crematorium on Thursday at 11.20am which can be viewed on www.mcnmedia.tv
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