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Deaths in Laois – Sunday, August 7, 2022

Deaths in Laois

Below are the recent local deaths.

May they rest in peace.

Richard (Dickie) Dempsey
Swan Road, Durrow, Laois

Predeceased by by his beloved wife Joan, father Richard, mother Sarah and brother Joe. Survived and dearly missed by his sister Monica, sons Ken, Kieran, Patrick and Finian. daughters Muriel and Sarah, grandchildren Lina, Shane, Grace, Caitriona, Conal, Jack, Joe, Orlaith, Oisín, Eoghan and Finian, great grandchildren Josh and Leah, sister in law Muriel, brother in law Pat, daughters in law Simone, Rosarii, Jinnie and Niamh, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Reposing at the family home (eircode above) from 4.00pm to 8.00pm on Tuesday evening with Rosary at 8.00pm. Removal to Holy Trinity Church, Durrow on Wednesday morning for Requiem Mass at 11am.

Burial immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. House private on Wednesday morning please. The Funeral Mass will be streamed live on the following link: https://www.youtube.com/c/AllisonRitchieChurchSinger.

Maura Lawlor (née Nolan)
Ballycarroll, Portarlington, Laois

Peacefully at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Loving wife of the late Pat. Deeply regretted by her loving son Jim, daughters Liz and Mai, sisters Margaret, Rose, Breda and Anne, brother Eugene, sons-in-law Jerome and Ken, sister-in-law Nancy, grandchildren Diarmuid, Lucy, Elise and Joe, nephews, nieces, extended family, neighbours and friends.

Reposing at her residence (eircode R32 YW77) on Sunday afternoon from 3pm with Rosary at 8pm. Removal on Monday morning at 11:20am arriving St John’s Church, Killenard for Requiem Mass at 12 noon. Interment afterwards in the adjoining Cemetery.

Maura’s Requiem Mass will be streamed live on this link.

Family Flowers Only, Please. Donations If Desired To Laois Palliative Care. House Private on Monday Morning Please.

Josephine Brennan (née Cantwell)
Killeshin, Carlow/Killeshin, Laois/Kilkenny City, Kilkenny

Josephine Brennan (née Cantwell) of Coolane, Killeshin, Carlow, Co. Laois and formerly of Leggettsrath, Co. Kilkenny.

Predeceased by her sisters Mary and Aileen, brothers Seamus, Seán, Paddy and Michael.

Josephine died peacefully on Thursday, August 4th, 2022 surrounded by her family and in the wonderful care of Nass General Hospital.

Beloved wife of Pat and much loved mother of Declan, Sinéad, Pauric and Oliver. Sadly missed by her husband and family, brothers Oliver and Canice, son-in-law Declan, daughters-in-law Karen, Amanda and Carol, her eight grandchildren Ruairí, Aisling, Óran, Seán, Rían, Oisín, Conor and Dáire, and her brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces nephews, neighbours and friends.

Reposing at her home, Coolane, Killeshin, (R93 DT26) from 5p.m on Friday, concluding with Prayers at 9p.m. that evening. Reposing on Saturday from 11am with removal on at 1.30p.m to The Holy Cross Church, Killeshin, arriving for Funeral Mass at 2p.m.

Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Josephine’s Funeral Mass can be viewed by using the following link.

https://www.graiguecullenkilleshin.com/. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to The Friends of Bethany House

June Barton
Cooloultha, Galmoy, Kilkenny/Tipperary/Laois

June Barton, Cooloultha, Galmoy, Co. Kilkenny, August 3rd 2022. Predeceased by her mother Sheila and father William. Peacefully, at home. Sadly mourned by her partner Joe and her family Charlie and Michael, sister-in-law Margaret, nieces Rachel, Jessica and Charlotte, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Funeral Mass on Saturday at 2pm in The Church of The Immaculate Conception, Galmoy, followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery. House private, please. No flowers, by request. Donations to Palliative Care Team Co. Kilkenny.

Michael Grant
Gracefield, Portarlington, Offaly/Abbeyleix, Laois

Formerly of Ballinakill Road, Abbeyleix, County Laois. Peacefully, at the Regional Hospital, Portlaoise. Predeceased by his parents Michael and Ellen, sister Maria and baby sister Catherine and brother-in-law Noel Coughlan.

Deeply regretted by his loving brother David, nephews Noel, Evan and Padraig, extended family, neighbours and friends.

Reposing at Maher’s Chapel of Rest, Portarlington, on Friday evening from 7pm with Rosary at 8pm. Removal on Saturday morning at 9:20am arriving St Michael’s Church, Portarlington, for Requiem Mass at 10am. Funeral afterwards to Abbeyleix Cemetery, adjoining The Church of The Most Holy Rosary, arriving at 12:15pm.

Michael’s Requiem Mass will be streamed live on:


Margaret Maher
6. Borris Court, Portlaoise, Laois/Timahoe, Laois

The death has occurred of Margaret Maher, late of 6 Borris Court, Portlaoise, Devonish Road, Kimmage, Dublin and the UK.

Margaret died peacefully in the loving care of the staff at Ballard Nursing Home on August 4th.

She is deeply regretted by her loving daughter Susan (O’Callaghan) and son in law Eddie. Her daughters Julie, Vanessa, Gayna. Sons Gerry & Martin (RIP), grandchildren and great-grandchildren, sisters and brothers, extended family and friends and all who knew and loved her.

Reposing at the home of her daughter Susan and son in law Eddie in Garryglass, Timahoe, from 3pm on Saturday 6th of August Rosary at 9pm. Removal on Sunday 7th August to arrive at St. Michael’s Church, Timahoe, for Mass at 10.30am burial afterwards in Ss Peter & Paul cemetery Portlaoise.

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