Below are the recent local deaths.
May they rest in peace.
Noreen Garry (née Brophy)
Ballykeane, Geashill, Offaly / Portlaoise, Laois
Formerly of Ballyclider, Portlaoise County Laois. Peacefully at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Deeply regretted by her loving husband John, sons Niall, Paul, Garrett and William, brother Matt, sisters Ann and Marie, daughters-in-law Ellen, Jennifer, Carol and Mary, grandchildren Hannah, Eva, Jamesey, Muireann, Saoirse, Caoimhe, Seán, Meabh and Conor, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Reposing at her residence (eircode R35 V189) on Monday evening from 5pm with Rosary at 8pm. Reposing on Tuesday evening from 3pm with Rosary at 8pm. Removal on Wednesday morning at 11:15am arriving St Mary’s Church, Raheen, Geashill for Requiem Mass at 12 noon. Interment afterwards in the adjoining Cemetery.
Noreen’s Requiem Mass will be streamed live on: https://www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/st-marys-church-raheen
Family Flowers Only Please. Donations If Desired To Offaly Hospice: https://www.offalyhospice.ie/
Ellen (Nellie) Bannon (née McGrath)
Oldtown, Errill, Laois
Ellen (Nellie) Bannon (nee McGrath), Oldtown, Errill, Co. Laois. October 30th 2022. Greatly missed by her son Donal and her sisters Angela (Campion) and Nan (O’Keefe), sister-in-law Ann, brothers-in-law Joe, Michael and John, nephews, nieces, neighbours, relatives and friends.
Reposing at O’Sullivan’s Funeral Home, Rathdowney (R32 NY24) on Tuesday evening from 7pm with prayers at 8pm. Funeral Mass on Wednesday in The Church of Our Lady Queen of The Universe, Errill at 12 noon, followed by interment in St. Kieran’s Cemetery, Errill.
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.
SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Monday, October 31, 2022