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Deaths in Laois – Saturday, September 24, 2022

Below are the recent local deaths.

May they rest in peace.

Ian Murphy
Sue Ryder House, Ballyroan, Laois/Ballinakill, Laois

Ian was formerly of Ballinakill Co Laois, Shropshire and St Helen’s Lancashire, England.

Sadly missed by his loving wife Frances, daughters Lyndsey and Donna,brother Gerald, sister in law Margaret,nephew Duncan,relatives and friends. Rest in Peace. Funeral Mass on Tuesday in St.Brigid’s Church Ballinakill at 12 oc followed by burial in St.Brigid’s Cemetery.

James (Seamie) Shortall
Arlington Estate, Portarlington, Laois

Died at the Regional Hospital, Portlaoise. Predeceased by his loving wife Dolores (Loney), parents Tom and Kathleen, brother Desmond, sisters Nancy, Bernadette, Christine and Kathleen. Deeply regretted by his loving sister Patricia, brother-in-law Noel, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, 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.

Family Flowers Only Please. Donations If Desired To Portarlington Meals on Wheels.

Seamie’s Requiem Mass will be streamed live on


Lillian Avril Kenny
Garryhinch, Portarlington, Offaly/Laois

Lillian Avril Kenny, Garryhinch, Portarlington, Co. Offaly, (formerly of Glastuile, Co. Dublin) died 21st September 2022 (long term resident of St. Vincent’s Community Nursing Centre, Mountmellick, Co. Laois).

Pre-deceased by her mother Anna (nee Colton) and father William, her sisters Ina (Stephenson), Jennifer (Perry) and Dorenda (Buckley), survived by her nieces Dorcas (Jacob), Miriam (Brusey) and Aileen (Cox) and their families, her nephews Robert Perry and Peter Stephenson and many friends.

Reposing Moloney’s Funeral Home, Mountmellick on Saturday from 12.30pm. Prayer Service at 1pm. Removal at 1.30pm to Cloneyhurke Church, Garryhinch Cross, Portarlington arriving for 2pm Funeral Service. Interment afterwards in the adjoining Churchyard.

Tony Dowling
Sydney Australia/Portarlington, Laois

The death has occurred of Tony Dowling Sydney, Australia and formerly of Congress Tce Portarlington County Laois. Peacefully surrounded by his loving wife Karin, daughters Eve and Jennifer. Sadly missed by his loving wife, daughters, sons-in-law Matthew and Jason, his 5 wonderful grandsons, brother Dick, sisters Angela, Sheila and Marian, his loving nieces and nephews, his many relatives and friends. Predeceased by his parents John and Bridget, brother Seamus, sisters Debbie and Evelyn.

Tony’s Funeral to take place in Sydney, Australia.

Patrick (Paddy) Fitzpatrick
Graigue, Mountmellick, Laois

Patrick (Paddy) Fitzpatrick, Graigue, Mountmellick, Co. Laois died 21st September 2022 peacefully at the Regional Hospital, Portlaoise and previously in the Care of the Staff at St. Vincents Community Hospital, Mountmellick. Beloved son of the late James and Elizabeth Fitzpatrick. Predeceased by his brothers Seamus and Thomas, and his sisters Bridie, Josephine, Lily and Maureen. Deeply regretted by his brothers Frank, Richard and Brendan, his sisters Anne and Pauline, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family, neighbours and friends.

Reposing in Moloney’s Funeral Home, Mountmellick on Thursday from 6 o’clock. Recital of the Rosary at 8 o’clock. Prayers in Moloney’s Funeral Home on Friday at 1pm. Removal at 1.45pm to St. Joseph’s Church for Requiem Mass at 2pm. Burial after in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Friday, September 23, 2022