Below are the recent local deaths.
May they rest in peace.
James (Jim) Heffernan
Paddock, Mountrath, Laois
The death has occurred of James Heffernan, Paddock House, Paddock, Mountrath, Co. Laois. Died 30th October 2022 (peacefully) at the Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise, surrounded by his loving family. Jim was also known for his DJ days at L.C.R. Radio for his show “Jim’s Country and Western Show”. He will be sadly missed by his wife Ellie, sons Michael and Jason, daughters Mary and Karen, son-in-law Bob, sisters Mary, Lilly, Anne and Margaret, brother s Paddy, Joe, Anthony, Lazzie and Thomas, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, extended family, relatives and a large circle of friends.
Reposing at Burke’s Funeral Home, Mountrath, on Monday evening from 6pm with Rosary at 8pm. Removal on Tuesday morning to St. Edmund’s Church Castletown (eircode R32KT22), for Requiem Mass at 11am, followed by burial in St. Fintan’s Cemetery Mountrath.
Ann Fitzpatrick (née Morrin)
Shannon Street, Mountrath, Laois
Ann Fitzpatrick (née Morrin), New York and late of Shannon Street, Mountrath, Co. Laois. Died on the 22nd October 2022 in New York. Predeceased by her husband Pat Fitzpatrick, her parents Michael and Elizabeth Morrin, sisters Lily, Mai and Frances, brothers Larry, Joe and Paddy.
Sadly missed by her sons, grandchildren, sisters Phyllis and Kathleen, nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives and friends.
Ann’s funeral has taken place in New York.
John (Séan) Collins
Beechlawn, Portlaoise, Laois/Clane, Kildare
Collins. John Beechlawn. Portlaoise. And formerly Rehins Ballina, and Loughbollard Clane, 27th October 2022 .
Peacefully surrounded by his family. Beloved husband to Carmel. Dearly loved father to Dee, John, Derek, David, James, and Paul. Cherished grandfather to Aaron, Jordan, Jamie, Madison, Callum, Kayden, Clodagh, Brandon, Dylan and Eire.
Deeply regretted by his loving family. Brothers Kevin and Alfie and Pat (RIP) .Sisters Dilly, and Rita. Brothers in law, sisters in law. Sons in law. Daughters in law.
Nephews, Nieces, Relatives and friends. May he rest in peace. Reposing at Keegans Funeral home on Sunday from 5 .30 pm With rosary at 7 pm. Removal on Monday to arrive at SS Peter and Pauls Church Portlaoise for 12 noon requiem Mass. https://www.portlaoiseparish.ie/webcam/.
Cremation will follow in Newlands Cross crematorium. Please observe covid precautions. Family flowers only donations if desired to https://www.cancer.ie/ways-to-help/donate.
SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Sunday, October 30, 2022