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Deaths in Laois – Sunday, September 25, 2022

Deaths in Laois

Below are the recent local deaths.

May they rest in peace.

Kieran Francis Begadon
Aughmacart, Cullohill, Laois

Kieran Francis Begadon, Ancaster, Ontario, Canada and formerly Aughmacart, Cullohill, Co. Laois. September 23rd 2022 in his 80th year. Predeceased by his parents Mary (Clancy) and Martin, his baby brother Francis, brother Marty, sister Stella Grogan and his former wife Cathy (Douglas).

Sadly mourned by his wife Joanna (Turchin), his son Stephen, daughter Roxanne Dunmore,daughter-in-law Mary, son-in-law John, grandchildren, brother Paugie,sisters Maura, Lil McEvoy,Sadie O’Grady,Teresa Dunphy,Patricia Holland, Pauline Richardson, Kathleen Mooney, Geraldine Phelan,nieces, nephews, grandnephews, grandnieces, great-grandnephews, great-grandnieces, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, relatives and friends.

Cremation ceremony celebrated in Canada and Memorial Mass will be celebrated in St. Tighernach’s Church Cullohill at a later time. We the siblings of the late Kieran would like to express our deep gratitude to Mary McEvoy (niece) in Canada who visited and helped frequently throughout Kieran’s illness and gave her kind support to Joanna and the extended family in our absence.

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.

SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Saturday, September 24, 2022

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