There is sadness in Portlaoise and surrounding areas following the death of Noel Ryan, a man well known in business, community, charity and sporting circles.
A former owner of Condell and Ryan Motor Factors in Portlaoise, he was heavily involved in a number of local groups, including Laois Vintage and Portlaoise Rugby Club.
Aged in his late 80s, he served as president of Laois Vintage Club for 15 years – from 2003 to 2018.
He was also president of Portlaoise Rugby Club in the 1980s during a fine era for the club and was a Trustee at the time of his death.
Though he passed away in Portlaoise Hospital, he had only been sick for a couple of weeks – and attended the launch of this year’s Laois Vintage Run at the end of June.
This year’s Laois Vintage Run, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary, is set to pass the €1million mark in terms of funds raised for Laois Hospice.
Noel is 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.
He is 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, Market Sq. Portlaoise. (R32TY29). His funeral mass can be viewed on https://youtu.be/uCBRw1G72_I
Cremation will follow.
Family flowers only, donations, if desired, to http://laoishospice.ie/support.