Below are the recent local deaths.
May they rest in peace.
Shankill, Dublin / Mountrath, Laois
Tom Donlan of Shankill, Co. Dublin, formerly of Mountrath, Co. Laois and the ESB, died on Sunday, 13th November, 2022 at the Beacon Hospital, Dublin. Loving husband of Pam and father of Peter and the late Jude. He will be sadly missed by his wife, son, sister Mary Daly, brother Noel and by his extended family and friends. Reposing at Colliers Funeral Home, Old Connaught Avenue, Bray on Thursday (Nov.17) from 5.00pm to 7.00pm, with Prayers at 6.30pm. Requiem Mass on Friday (Nov.18) at 11.00am in St. Anne’s Church, Shankill, followed by burial in Shanganagh Cemetery. The mass may also be viewed live online at www.churchservices.tv/shankill .
Theresa O’Connell (née Scully)
Kilminchy Close, Portlaoise, Laois
O’CONNELL (nee Scully) Theresa, Kilminchy Close, Portlaoise. November 14th 2022. Peacefully at Kilminchy Lodge Nursing Home. Beloved wife of Larry. Dearly loved mother to Brian. Cherished grandmother to Autumn. Deeply regretted by her loving family, brothers Louis and Joe, sisters Clare, Agnes and Bernie, Brian’s partner Linda, Autumn’s mam Siobhan, brothers in law, sisters in law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.
Reposing at Keegans Funeral Home on Tuesday evening from 6.30 pm. with rosary at 8 pm. Removal on Wednesday to SS Peter and Paul’s Church to arrive for 12 noon requiem mass. portlaoiseparish.ie/webcam Private cremation will follow.
John (Jack) Dunphy
Oldtown, Cullohill, Laois
John (Jack) Dunphy, Oldtown, Cullohill, Portlaoise, Co. Laois. At his home in the presence of his loving family. Predeceased by his beloved Ann and son-in-law Paul. Deeply regretted by his devoted family; daughters Breda, Kathleen and Agnes, sons Larry and Sean also daughters-in-law Ann and Maggie, sons-in-law Michael and Andrew, grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, neighbours and a wide circle of friends.
Reposing at his residence on Tuesday from 2pm with rosary at 8pm. Removal to St. Tighearnach’s Church, Cullohill for 11am requiem mass on Wednesday followed by interment in Durrow Cemetery. House Private on Wednesday morning please.
St Brigids Place, Portlaoise, Laois
Skelly, Tommy, St Brigid’s Place, Portlaoise. and formerly Templeogue Dublin. 12th Nov 2022. Peacefully at home with his family. Dearly beloved husband to Laura. Loving father to Anita, Thomas and Jason.
Cherished grandfather to Grainne, Niamh and Ciárán. Deeply regretted his loving family. Sons in law Joe and daughter in law Helen. Sisters Margaret and Anne. Nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.
Funeral arriving at SS Peter Pauls church for 12 noon mass on Tuesday. https://www.portlaoiseparish.ie/webcam/ followed by interment in SS Peter and Pauls cemetery, Portlaoise. Funeral will be private. With house strictly private.
The family wish to thank you for your understanding at this difficult time.
Carolyn Samaka (née Cuffe)
Hillsbrook Avenue, Perrystown, Dublin/Portarlington, Laois
Samaka (née Cuffe) Carolyn (Turkey and late of Hillsbrook Avenue, Perrystown and Portarlington) November 8th 2022 (suddenly) in Turkey. Beloved mother of Zeki and Ayse, loving daughter of Patty and the late Val and loving sister of Irene, Valerie, Patricia and Bernard.
Sadly missed by her loving children, mother, Ahmet, sisters, brother, sister-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephew, aunts, uncle, relatives and friends especially Rita and family.
Reposing at the Brian McElroy Funeral Home, Crumlin Village on Monday from 5pm to 7pm.
Attendance at the Funeral Mass will be private however, should you wish to view Carolyn’s Funeral Mass on Tuesday at 11am, please click on the following link church-of-the-presentation – MCN (mcnmedia.tv)
Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired to the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust please see link: Donations | KBRT (kevinbellrepatriationtrust.com)
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