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Deaths in Laois – Friday, October 14, 2022

Below are the recent local deaths.

May they rest in peace.

Phyllis Mulholland (née Caffrey)
Ballybeg House, Barrowhouse, Athy, Kildare / Laois

Peacefully, in The Midlands Regional Hospital, Portlaoise. Predeceased by her beloved husband Gerard. Deeply regretted by her daughter Aisling, son-in-law David, grandson Gerard, family, relatives and friends.

Reposing at Rigney’s Funeral Home, Athy from 6pm to 8pm on Sunday (October 16th). Requiem Mass on Monday (October 17th) in St. Mary’s Church, Barrowhouse at 11am. A private cremation will take place afterwards. Family flowers only please.

Liam Delaney
Swords, Dublin/Ballaghmore, Laois

Delaney Liam, Swords and formerly of Ballaghmore, Co. Laois and late of the Silver Lining, Dublin Airport and Malahide Castle. Passed away on the 12th October 2022 after a brave fight in the wonderful care of Beneavin Lodge Nursing Home. Beloved husband of Yvonne and predeceased by his son-in-law David.

Very sadly missed by his loving wife, loving daughters Karen and Deirdre, his adored grandsons Tristin and Brandon, brother Joe, sister Mary, also remembering his late brother John, he will be sadly missed by his sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family, friends and neighbours.

Reposing at his home on Thursday, 13th October, from 6pm to 8pm. Removal to St. Finian’s Church, Rivervalley, Swords on Friday morning for 10am Funeral Mass followed by cremation in Dardistown Crematorium.

A live stream of Liam’s Funeral Mass can be viewed on the following link:


Carmel Keogh (née Shortall)
Kilbarrack, Dublin/Portarlington, Laois

KEOGH, Carmel (neé Shortall) – Kilbarrack, Dublin and previously of Portarlington, Co. Laois.

Died after a short illness at Beaumont Hospital on 12th October 2022. Predeceased by her son Michael. Dearly beloved wife of Michael and dear mother of Deirdre, Bernadette, Brian, Declan, Clare and Paschal.

Cherished grandmother of Leanne, Jennifer, Keith, Emmet, Tom, Seán, Lucy and Martha. Carmel will be forever missed by her husband, children, grandchildren, sons-in-law John and Paul, daughter-in-law Rhona, sisters Marie, Jean and Bernie, brother-in-law Martin, sister-in-law Sissy, her many nieces and nephews, relatives and friends.

Reposing in Jennings Funeral Home, Oscar Traynor Road, Coolock on Friday (Oct. 14th) from 2pm to 4pm. Removal on Saturday morning to Holy Trinity Church, Donaghmede arriving for 10am Funeral Mass followed by burial in Fingal Cemetery.

A live stream of Carmel’s funeral mass can be found on the following link


John O’Connell
Boleybeg (Spink), Abbeyleix, Laois

John passed unexpectedly. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Mary, son Matthew, daughter Claire, daughter-in-law Ann-Marie, granddaughters Ava and Katie, sisters Sadie (Walsh), Maureen O’ Connell and Kathleen (Goucher), nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Reposing at his son Matthew’s residence eircode R32 P895 on Friday from 2pm. Removal to St.Lazerian’s Church, Knock for Requiem Mass on Saturday at 12 noon. Interment afterwards in Ballinakill Cemetery.

House Private on Saturday morning by request.

Denis Reid
Belfast, Down/Belfast, Antrim/Dublin 1, Dublin/Laois

The death has occurred of Denis Reid, Belfast, Co. Down and formerly of Ballymena, Co. Antrim, 2nd October 2022, peacefully, in the care of the staff at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, Scotland and surrounded by his loving family.

Cherished husband of Anne (nee Boyd). A devoted dad to Karen (Hayward, Edinburgh), Denise (Sweeney, Dublin) and Angela (Costello, Boyle) and a much-loved father-in-law to Larry, Paul and Brian. A loving brother to Vincent, Monica and Francis and the late Mary, Pat, Joe, Teresa, Rosaleen and Chris RIP. A proud Granda to Beth, Malachy, Joe, Owen, Paul, Roisin, Larry and Sarah.

Denis’ remains will leave his late home on Friday, 14th October, at 5.15pm to arrive St Colmcille’s Church, Holywood, for 6.00pm. Funeral on Saturday, 15th October, after Requiem Mass at 11.00am, interment afterwards in Redburn Cemetery. Mass can be viewed live via www.stcolmcillesholywood.org/

Deeply regretted by his wife, daughters, sons-in-law, brothers, sister, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and close circle of family friends.

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