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Deaths in Laois – Sunday, September 18, 2022

Deaths in Laois

Below are the recent local deaths.

May they rest in peace.

Mary Dunne
Coole, Kilbricken, Mountrath, Laois/Castletown, Laois

Mary Dunne, Coole, Kilbricken, Mountrath, Co. Laois. September 16th. 2022 (peacefully) in the loving care of the Matron and Staff at the Brookhaven Nursing Home Ballyragget, Co. kilkenny.

Predeceased by daughter Maureen, sisters Elizabeth and Bridie, brothers John and Patrick. Deeply regretted by her loving sister Betty (Slyman), brother Seamus, brothers in law, nephews, grand-nephews, grand-nieces, extended family, relatives, neighbours and a large circle of friends.

Reposing in Guilfoyle’s Funeral Home, Castletown (EirCode) R32 TN84) this Sunday evening (Sept. 18th.) from 6 o’c with rosary in the funeral home at 8 o’c. Removal this Monday morning (Sept. 19th.) at 9.50 o.c to St. Edmund’s Church, Castletown for Funeral Mass at 10 o.c with burial immediately afterwards in Churchtown, Cemetery Castletown.

Margaret Sullivan
Newtown, Errill, Laois

Peacefully in the care of the Matron and staff of Limerick Regional Hospital, Limerick.

Predeceased by her parents Paddy and Mary.

Deeply regretted by her extended loving family, good neighbours and many friends.

Reposing in Tierney’s Funeral Home, Roscrea on Saturday evening from 6.00pm with removal at 8.00pm arriving in St. Patrick’s Church, Knock, Roscrea at 8.30pm. Funeral Mass on Sunday at 1.00pm followed by burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

(Due to building works there will be limited parking at Tierney’s Funeral Home, Roscrea).

Betty Byrne (née McCowen)
Rathfarnham, Dublin/Portarlington, Laois

BYRNE (née McCowen) Betty (Rathfarnham and late of Portarlington, Co. Laois ) – September 16, 2022, peacefully at Orwell Private, Rathgar. Adored mother of Alan, Peter and Lorna. Sadly missed by her children, grandchildren Daragh, Mia, Evan, Laura and Alex, great grandchild Ollie, daughter-in-law Nicola, son-in-law Terry, nieces, nephews, relatives and a wide circle of friends.

Funeral Mass on Tuesday (Sept. 20) at 10am in the Church of the Annunciation, Rathfarnham, followed by cremation at Mount Jerome Crematorium. For those of you who are unable to attend the Mass, you may view it live on the following link https://rathfarnhamparish.ie/webcam/

Joe Shortall
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.

Requiem Mass in St Edward’s Church Selly Oak Birmingham on Monday morning 3rd October at 10am. Funeral afterwards to Selly Oak Cemetery Birmingham.

Joe’s Requiem Mass will be streamed live on


Michael Brophy
Kylebrook, Portlaoise, Laois

Brophy, Michael, Kylebrook, Portlaoise, 15th September 2022. Peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family. Predeceased by his father John. Dearly loved husband to Nuala. Loving father to Finn, Owen and Sarah. Deeply regretted by his mother Rita, brothers Ger and Edward, sisters Catherine, Lorraine, and Philomena, loving parents in law John and Agnes, dear sisters in law Breda, Sheila, Rhona and Martha, brother in law Joe, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Reposing at his residence on Friday evening from 5 pm with rosary at 8 pm. Removal on Saturday to arrive at SS Peter and Paul’s Church for 12 noon mass. https://www.portlaoiseparish.ie/webcam/.

John Marum
Borris Court, Portlaoise, Laois

Marum, John, Borris Court, Portlaoise, 15th September 2022. Peacefully at Portlaoise Regional Hospital. Former member of the Defence forces. Dearly loved husband to Cora. Loving father to Kevin, Johnny and Marci. Deeply regretted by his loving family, brother Martin, sisters Philomena and Christine, daughter in law, son in law, nephews, nieces, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, relatives and friends.

Reposing at Keegans Funeral Home on Friday evening from 6.30 pm with rosary at 8 pm. Removal on Saturday to arrive at SS Peter and Paul’s Church for 2 pm Mass.. Interment afterwards in SS Peter and Paul’s Cemetery, Portlaoise. Please observe Covid precautions.

Leo Brennan
17 Yellowmeadows Park, Clondalkin, Dublin / Wolfhill, Laois

Retired member of An Garda Siochana. 7 Yellowmeadows Park, Clondalkin, Dublin 22. Formerly of The Laurels, The Swan, Wolfhill, Co. Laois. Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family under the kind care of the wonderful staff at Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross. Predeceased by his beloved wife Ann Marie (nee Brennan), parents Gerald and Kathleen, sisters Josie and Margaret and brother Gerry (recently deceased in England). Sadly missed by his loving sons Aidan and Gearóid, his brothers Cyril, Eddie, Paddy, Kieran, Dessie and Derek, his sisters Anne, Rose, Celia and Pauline, his grandchildren Conlan, Anne-Marie, Evan and Odhran, daughters-in-law Laura and Ciara, nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, neighbours and friends.

Reposing at his residence on Friday,, the 16th of September, from 4pm to 8pm. Removal to the Church of the Presentation, Knockmitten, Clondalkin, Dublin 22, for Requiem Mass at 11am on Saturday, the 17th of September. Burial afterwards in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Ballyadams, Co. Laois. Those who wish to do so may view the Mass on the following link https://mcnmedia.tv/camera/church-of-the-presentation.

Tom O’Shea
Arlington Estate, Portarlington, Laois

Late of E.S.B. Peacefully surrounded by his loving wife and family while in the loving and wonderful care of the staff of Oakdale Nursing Home Portarlington. Deeply regretted by his devoted wife Dolores, family Eileen, Thomas, Joseph and Dolores son-in-law JohnJoe, daughters-in-law Joanne and Claire, grandchildren Ciara, Amy, Ava, Ellie, Hannah, Finn, Freya, Molly, Ruairí and Eryn, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Reposing at Maher’s Chapel of Rest, Portarlington on Friday evening from 6pm with Rosary at 8pm. Removal on Saturday morning at 10:20am arriving St Michael’s Church, Portarlington for Requiem Mass at 11am. Funeral afterwards to St Michael’s Cemetery, Portarlington.

Tom Requiem Mass will be streamed live on: https://www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/st-michaels-church-portarlington

Family Flowers Only Please. Donations, If Desired, To The Children Health Foundation, Crumlin Hospital: https://www.childrenshealth.ie/

SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Saturday, September 17, 2022