Below are the recent local deaths.
May they rest in peace.
Christina (Chrissie) Hyland (née Digan)
Birchwood, Rosenallis, Laois/Mountbolus, Offaly
Christina (Chrissie) Hyland (nee Digan), Birchwood, Rosenallis, Co. Laois and formerly of Clonshanna, Mountbolus, Co. Offaly. Died September 1st 2022 peacefully at The Regional Hospital Portlaoise.
Predeceased by her dear sons Thomas and Mark, her brothers Jimmy and Paddy. Deeply regretted by her loving husband Tom and her sons Eamonn and Aidan, grandson Rory and his mother Geraldine, sisters Annie, Phil, Mary, Brid and Nuala, nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters in-law, cousins, neighbours, relatives and her many friends.
Reposing in Moloneys Funeral Home on Saturday from 6pm, Recital of the Rosary at 7.30pm.
Funeral arriving to St. Brigid’s Church, Rosenallis on Sunday for Requiem Mass at 11am. Burial after in St. Brigids Cemetery, Rosenallis.
Elsie O’Reilly (née Dowling)
Elsie (Elizabeth) O’Reilly (née Dowling), 6 Radharc Alainn, Arles, Co. Laois and formerly of Cooper Hill, Ballickmoyler, Carlow, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on September 1st, 2022, at St Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny.
Beloved wife of the late Bill, much loved Mother of Michael, Liam, Joe, Tom and Anna and cherished sister of Tom Dowling and the late Jimmy Doyle.
She will be sadly missed by her loving sons, daughter, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, son-in-law Chris, daughters-in-law Marion, Ber and Mary, Michael’s partner Rose, brother, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.
Reposing at her daughters Anna’s home, 6 Radharc Alainn. Arles, (Eircode R93 A4X9) from 2p.m on Friday, concluding with Prayers at 8p.m. that evening. Removal on Saturday at 1.15p.m to The Church of the Sacred Heart, Arles, arriving for Funeral Mass at 1.30p.m.
Burial afterwards in Killeshin Cemetery, Killeshin, Carlow.
Elsie’s Funeral Mass will be live streamed on the Arles Parish website https://arlesparish.ie/webcam/
Gerald (Gerry) Brennan
The Swan, Wolfhill, Laois
Gerry (Gerald Patrick Joseph) – latterly of Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, England but formerly of The Swan, Wolfhill, Co. Laois. It is with great sadness we announce the death of Gerry much loved husband to Maria, and father to Patricia, Jacqueline & Desmond and a devoted grandfather to his 5 grandchildren. He died peacefully after a short illness on August 26th aged 86 years.
Gerry moved to London in 1956 where he met Maria and established a wonderful life and home for them and their growing family. They lived and worked in West London in Acton until 2002 when himself and Maria moved out to Stoke Poges to enjoy their retirement.
However, his ties to Ireland remained strong maintained by his membership of the GAA playing for the Garryowen in London and many of the Irish communities that Maria and him were part of through church, sport and schools over the years. An incredible Christian who gave so much all his life to others and will be forever known as a humble gentleman.
We are hugely supported by the Brennan family (The Swan, Wolfhill) and O’Brien family (Maria’s family of Ballyhahill, Limerick) and many friends and relations at this very difficult time We offer our heartfelt thanks to our family, friends and neighbours who have passed on their condolences and shared so many memories with us.
Funeral Details: Wednesday, 21st September, 11am at St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Chalfont St Peters SL9 8RY, Bucks, U.K.
Family flowers only donations to Meadow House Hospice Ealing Hospital, London or a Hospice of your choice. http://lnwhcharity.org.uk/Donate
Skerry, Rosenallis, Laois
Maureen Clear Skerry, Rosenallis, Co. Laois. Died August 30th peacefully at Regional Hospital Tullamore. Predeceased by her Dear brother Oliver. Deeply regretted by her loving husband Michael, sons Michael, Padraig and Noel, sisters Pauline, Kathleen and Rosie, daughter-in-law Michelle, grandchildren Michael and Katie, sister-in-law Mary Anne Lynch, brother-in-law John Joe Dunne, extended family, neighbours, relatives and friends.
Reposing in Moloneys Funeral Home this evening from 4 o’clock, Recital of the Rosary at 6 o’clock. Removal from Moloneys Funeral Home on Thursday at 11 o’clock to St. Brigid’s Church, Rosenallis for Requiem Mass at 12 o’clock (Via her home in Skerry). Burial afterwards in St. Brigid’s Cemetery, Rosenallis.
Coolbanagher, Emo, Laois
Michael Gilligan, Coolbanagher, Emo, Co.Laois. Died 29th August 2022 (unexpectedly). Predeceased by his father Jim and recently his mother Ann. Sadly missed by his brothers Martin and Desmond, sister Shirley, nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Removal on Saturday morning to St. Fintan’s Church Ballyfin (eircode R32TD61), for Requiem Mass at 11.0’clock, followed by Burial in St. Fintan’s Cemetery Ballyfin.
Michael’s Requiem Mass will be live streamed on www.ballyfinparish.ie
John (Johnny) Kealy
6F The Swan, Wolfhill, Laois, R14 HY30
The death has occurred of John (Johnny) Kealy, 6F The Swan, Wolfhill, Co. Laois, peacefully on 30th August 2022 at Portlaoise General Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Predeceased by his wife Maggie, he is sadly missed by his daughter Catherine, son Michael, grandchildren Andrew, Ciara, Siobhán, Conor, Aoife and Seán, great- grandchildren Bobby and Ben, son-in-law Patsy, daughter-in-law Antoinette, sisters Nora Dowling and Maggie Scully, nephews,nieces, extended family, friends, and great neighbours and is also predeceased by his parents Michael and Kate and his sister Kitty Kelly.
Reposing at his home (6F The Swan, Wolfhill, Co. Laois, Eircode R14 HY30) from 2pm on Thursday, 1st September, until the conclusion of the Rosary at 8pm. Funeral Mass on Friday, 2nd September, at 12 noon in St. Mary’s Church, Wolfhill, Co. Laois, see link – ballyadamsparish followed by burial at St. Abbans Church, Doonane, Co. Laois.
Boleybeg, Abbeyleix, Laois, R32 HO18
John died peacefully,following a short illness bravely borne, surrounded by his loving family. Predeceased by his adored wife Maisie, father Tom, mother Mary, brothers Pat and Bobby, sisters Agnes and Julia. Deeply regretted by his children Tom,Joe, Sean,Seamus, Robert, Mairead and Mary, daughters in law Grainne, Julie, Helen, Alison and Amanda, sons in law Mick and Ronan, brothers Chris, Jim,Tom and Dick, sisters Mary and Margaret, brother in law, sisters in law, nieces, nephews and his very much adored 20 grandchildren, relatives and friends.
Reposing at his residence from 6 oc until 9 oc on Wednesday evening and from 12 oc on Thursday. Rosary at 7 oc on Thursday evening with Removal at 7.30 to St.Lazarian’s Church, Knock arriving at 8 oc. Funeral Mass on Friday at 12 oc followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery.
SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Friday, September 2, 2022