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Deaths in Laois – Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Death notices in Laois

Below are the recent local deaths.

May they rest in peace.

Bernadette Hughes
Formerly Clonbrock, Crettyard, Laois

Bernadette (Ber) Hughes, Pinner, Middlesex and formerly Clonbrock, Crettyard, Co. Laois. Peacefully in Northwick Park Hospital on 22nd September 2022, surrounded by her loving family. Predeceased by her mother Annie, father Jim, brother Michael and sister-in-law Anne. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her sisters Anna, Margaret, Mary, Kathleen and Liz, her brother Martin, aunt Elizabeth, uncle Paddy, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Funeral Mass on Friday, 7th October in St. Abban’s Church, Doonane, Crettyard, Co. Laois, R93 AT86 at 12 noon, see livestream link https://laoisfuneralslive.com/8XHxXW. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to The Irish Heart Foundation (Irishheart.ie).

Br. David O’Riordan
Miguel House, Castletown, Laois / Feohanagh, Limerick / Belfast, Down

Br. David O’Riordan, De La Salle Brothers, Miguel House, Castletown, Portlaoise, Co. Laois and late of Glen Road, Belfast and Appletown, Feohanagh, Co. Limerick. October 2nd. 2022.

Predeceased by his parents David and Catherine, sisters Eileen and Chris, brothers Paddy, Garry, Timmy, Sean and Moss. Deeply regretted by his nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, relations, friends, kind neighbours, especially his confreres in religion and staff in Miguel House.

Reposing in Miguel House (EirCode R32 FK02) from 11 am on Tuesday, October 4th, with Evening Prayer and Rosary at 7.30 pm. Funeral Mass on Wednesday (Oct. 5th.) at 2 pm in the Monasterey Chapel with burial immediately afterwards in the Monasterey Cemetery.

Carmel Somers (née O’Brien)
15 Ashley Court, Tullamore, Offaly / Skryne, Meath / Mountmellick, Laois

Peacefully, at The Regional Hospital, Tullamore, surrounded by her loving family. Pre deceased by her husband Richard. Carmel will be sadly missed by her loving family Paul, Anne, Ben, Emmet and Helena, sons in law Tom and Tomás, daughters in law Ann, Dorothy and Yvonne, grandchildren, great-grandchild Evie, brothers Donal and Colum, sisters in law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Reposing at her home in Ashley Court on Tuesday from 5pm until Rosary at 8pm. Removal on Wednesday at 12 noon to the Church of the Assumption, Tullamore, arriving for Funeral Mass at 12.30pm. Burial after Mass in Clonminch Cemetery, Tullamore.

House Private On Wednesday, Please. Funeral Mass can be viewed on the following link:


Imelia Geraghty (née Bernes)
The Glebe, Rathdowney, Laois

Imelia Geraghty (Bernes) No. 3 The Glebe, Rathdowney, Co. Laois. September 29th 2022. In the loving care of the nurses and staff of St. Vincent’s Care Unit, Mountmellick. Sadly missed by her husband Denis and family Deborah and Declan, her brothers and sisters, grandchildren Morgan, Mia, Luca, Keira, Ryan and Aiden.

Funeral mass on Friday, October 7th, at 2pm in The Church of The Holy Trinity, Rathdowney followed by interment in Bealady Cemetery, Rathdowney.

Joe Hargrove
Shandra, Portarlington, Offaly/Portarlington, Laois

Peacefully at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Loving husband of the late Carol.

Deeply regretted by his loving daughter Ruth, sons Simon and Patrick, sisters Mary and Ann, brothers Martin and Tom, son-in-law Nick, grandchildren Adah, Charlie and Tom, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, dear cousin, relatives, neighbours and his many friends in Portarlington and Dungarvan.

Reposing at Maher’s Chapel of Rest Portarlington (eircode R32 X5XV) on Monday evening from 6pm until 8pm. Removal on Tuesday morning at 9:20am arriving St Michael’s Church Portarlington for Requiem Mass at 10am. Funeral afterwards to St John’s Cemetery, Killenard travelling via Bracklone Street

Joe’s Requiem Mass will be streamed live on


Family Flowers Only Please.

Elizabeth Mary Martin (née Carthy)
Coolock, Dublin/Rathdowney, Laois

MARTIN, Mary Elizabeth (Elma) (née Carthy) (Coolock, Dublin and formerly of Rathdowney, Co Laois). Passed away peacefully, at home, on October 1st 2022 surrounded by her devoted family.

Pre-deceased by her beloved husband, Tom; very sadly missed by her loving children Pat, Geraldine, Anne, Lorraine, Adrienne (Ayo), sons-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sisters Maura and May, nieces, nephews, relatives, friends and neighbours.

Reposing at the family home on Tuesday October 4th 2022. Removal on Wednesday morning, October 5th 2022, to the Church of St. Luke the Evangelist Kilmore West, arriving for Funeral Mass at 10am, followed by burial in Dardistown Cemetery. No flowers please.

Elma’s funeral mass can be viewed live by clicking on the link below:


Patricia Quearney (née Madden)
New Line Road, Mountrath, Laois

Patricia Quearney (née Madden), New Line Road, Mountrath, Co.Laois. Died 1st October 2022 (peacefully) at St. James’s Hospital Dublin, in the presence of family members, predeceased by her beloved husband Martin.

Sadly missed by her children Martin, Christina, Anthony, Brendan, Anne, and Carmel, grandchildren Simon, Leanne, Jade, Jordan, Kyle, and Amber, great-grandchildren, sister Mary (England), son-in-law Danny, daughter-in-law Alison, extended family, neighbours, friends and members of St. Joseph’s Accordion Band Portlaoise.

Reposing at Burkes Funeral Home Mountrath this Tuesday evening from 6 o’clock, with Rosary at 8 o’clock. Removal on Wednesday morning to St. Fintan’s Church Mountrath for Requiem Mass at 10 o’clock, followed by burial in St. Fintan’s Cemetery Mountrath.

Patricia’s Requiem Mass will be live streamed on www.mountrathparish.ie

SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Monday, October 3, 2022

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