Below are the recent local deaths.
May they rest in peace.
Philomena O’Neill (née Farrell)
Claregate Street, Kildare Town, Kildare/Mountrath, Laois
Formerly of Mountrath, Co. Laois. Peacefully in the wonderful care of the staff at Naas Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Wife of the late Michael and mother of the late Phil O’Connell, mother-in-law of the late Bob Cole and Sue Cosgrave. Sadly missed by her loving daughter Colette, sons Michael and Brian, daughter-in-law Katie, son in law Michael O’Connell, grandchildren Robbie, Ricky, Damien, David, Stephen, Evelyn, Edele, Michael, Ciarán, Ed, Michelle, Mikey, Áine, Rachel and Emma,great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Mary O’Brien (née Kealey)
Knocknabraher, Stradbally, Laois/Portlaoise, Laois
Mary O’Brien (née Kealey) Knocknabraher, Stradbally, Co Laois and formerly Sheffield, Portlaoise, passed away peacefully in the company of her caring and devoted family on the 11th September 2022.
Predeceased by her beloved husband Tom, brother Ned, sisters, Esther and Elizabeth. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her family, daughters, Cora, Esther, Dolores and Karen, sons, John and Tom, grandchildren, great-grandchild, sister Bridie, brothers Paddy and Frankie, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, daughter-in-law, sons-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family, neighbours and her many friends.
May Mary’s Soul Rest in Eternal Peace. Mary will repose at her home on Monday 12th September from 2pm with Recital of the Rosary at 8pm. Requiem Mass will take place at 12 noon in the Sacred Heart Church, Stradbally on Tuesday, 13th September and afterwards Mary will be laid to Rest in Oakvale Cemetery. House Private on Tuesday Morning, please.
Mary’s Funeral Mass & Interment will be live streamed on https://www.comerfordlynchfunerals.com/maryobrien
Kate Stapleton (née Maher)
Dunmore, Durrow, Laois, R32 D7D4
Peacefully at her residence, surrounded by her family, wife of the late John (Son). Predeceased by her sister Mary, brothers Bill, Jimmy and John.
Deeply regretted by her loving daughters Mary, Sally and Catherine, sister Nancy, sister in law Kathleen, grandchildren Rosemary, Finnuala, Damien, Adrian, Glen, Jan and Simone, her 13 great grandchildren, sons in law PJ and Paddy, cousin Áine, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Reposing at her residence from 3.00pm on Sunday with Rosary at 6.00pm. Removal to Holy Trinity Church, Durrow, on Monday morning for Requiem Mass at 11.00am. Burial immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations, if desired, to the Palliative Care Unit Laois Hospice.
The Funeral Mass will be streamed live on the following link: https://www.youtube.com/c/AllisonRitchieChurchSinger.
Birmingham England/Portarlington, Laois
Formerly of 23 St Michael’s Park, Portarlington County Laois. Peacefully surrounded by his loving wife and family at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.
Loving son of the late Edward (Ned) and Maisie and dear brother of the late Dessie, Eamonn and Phyllis. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Sis, son Eamonn, daughters Jacqueline and Hayley, sisters Bernie, Marie, Carmel and Jean, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sons-in-law Gez and Joey, daughter-in-law Lynn, nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives and friends.
Funeral Arrangements Later
Mary Ellen (Ina) Wisely (née Hanlon)
Nutgrove, Rosenallis, Laois / Portarlington, Laois
Mary Ellen (Better known as Ina) Wisely (nee Hanlon) Nutgrove, Rosenallis, Co. Laois and formerly Gracefield, Portarlington died September 8th peacefully at The Regional Hospital Tullamore.
Deeply regretted by her husband Sean, son John, grandchildren, Sinead, Aoife & Sean, her brother Donald, daughter – in – law Mary, nieces, nephews, sisters in law, neighbours, relatives & friends.
Ina will repose in her home (R32EV88) Sunday and Monday from 4pm. Recital of The Rosary on both evenings at 8pm. Removal on Tuesday at 6.20pm to St. Brigid’s Church, Rosenallis, arriving at 7pm. Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 11am. Burial after in St. Brigid’s Cemetery. Family flowers only, please.
SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Sunday, September 11, 2022