Below are the recent local deaths.
May they rest in peace.
Aileen Hennessy (née Clarke)
Bishopswood Road, Portarlington, Offaly / Portarlington, Laois
Peacefully, at her residence, surrounded by her loving family. Loving wife of the late Noel. Deeply regretted by her loving sons Darran, Adrian, Morgan and Declan, sister Maura, brothers Paddy and John, daughters-in-law Catriona, Joan, Rachel and Teresa, grandchildren, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Reposing at her residence (eircode R32 X9H7) on Thursday and Friday from 2pm with Rosary on both evenings at 8pm. Removal on Saturday morning at 10:10am arriving St Michael’s Church Portarlington, for Requiem Mass at 11am. Funeral afterwards to St Michael’s Cemetery, Portarlington. House Private on Saturday morning, please.
Aileen’s Requiem Mass will be streamed live on https://www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/st-michaels-church-portarlington
Family flowers only, please. Donations, if desired, to Portarlington Meals on Wheels.
Margaret (Peg) Cruite (née Dunne)
The Rock, Ballyroan, Laois
Peacefully, at Midlands Regional Hospital, Portlaoise. Predeceased by her husband Mick, brother Sean, sisters Nano, Maureen and Kathleen. Deeply regretted by her sister Nuala (Beale) sister-in-law Joan Dunne, brother-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and a large circle of friends.
Reposing at the Nun’s Chapel adjacent to the Church of The Most Holy Rosary, Abbeyleix on Friday, 18th November, from 4.30pm with rosary at 6.30pm. Requiem Mass on Saturday in St. Patrick’s Church, Ballyroan at 11am. Interment afterwards in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.
Claire Geoghegan (née Maher)
Apartment 1, Bridle Walk, Kilmichy, Portlaoise, Laois
Claire Geoghegan (nee Maher), Apartment 1, Bridle Walk, Kilminchy, Portlaoise, Co. Laois (formerly The Heath, Portlaoise) Died 16th November 2022. Predeceased by her husband Reuben and her infant daughter Bronagh, her great-grandchild Reuben Joseph and her brother-in-law Andy, Deeply regretted by her daughter Elaine and her partner Nigel, her son Sean and his wife Colette, grandchildren James and Rachel, great-grandchildren Grace, Hannah and Everly, sisters, brothers, nephews, nieces, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, neighbours, relatives and her many friends.
Reposing at her son Seans home 44 Rossvale Court, Portlaoise R32R2YD on Friday from 4 o’clock, Recital of the Rosary at 6 o’clock. Funeral arriving for 11 o’clock mass on Saturday at the Church of the Assumption, The Heath, Portlaoise. Burial after in the adjoining cemetery.
Winifred Flanagan (née Goulding)
”Slieve Bloom”, Arden Heights, Tullamore, Offaly / Ballyfin, Laois
Late of Ross, Ballyfin, Co. Laois. Peacefully at the Regional Hospital, Tullamore. Pre deceased by her brother John. Winnifred will be sadly missed by her loving husband John and sons Kevin and Dermot, daughter in law Bridget, grandsons John and James, her brother Michael and sister Frances, brothers in law, sisters in law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Reposing at O’Reilly’s Funeral Home, Harbour Street, Tullamore, on Thursday from 4.30pm until 6pm. Reposing then at her home from 7pm until 9pm. Removal on Friday afternoon to the Church of the Assumption, Tullamore, arriving for Funeral Mass at 1pm. Burial after Mass in St. Manman’s Cemetery, Clonaslee.
Funeral Mass can be viewed on: https://www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/church-of-the-assumption-tullamore
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 .