Below are the recent local deaths.
May they rest in peace.
Patrick (Pad) Deffew
13 Twoomey Park, Mountmellick, Laois
Patrick (Pad) Deffew, 13 Twoomey Park, Mountmellick died 30th November 2022. (Retired Staff of St. Brigids Hospital Shaen, Portlaoise) Predeceased by his parents PJ and Nan, son Vincent, brother Leo and sister Mary. Sadly missed by his wife Lucy, sons Philip and Joe, daughters Lorraine and Patrice, his sisters Nora Brennan and Rita Lewis, sons in law, daughters in law, grandchildren, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Reposing in his home on Thursday from 6 o’clock, Recital of the Rosary at 9 o’clock. Removal from his home on Friday morning at 10.15 to St. Joseph’s Church, Mountmellick for Requiem Mass at 11 o’clock. Burial after in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Mountmellick.
Family time in his home on Friday morning.
Blackhill, Oldtown, Abbeyleix, Laois
After a short illness. Predeceased by his wife Kitty. Deeply regretted by his daughter Elizabeth, sons Tom, John and Dehon, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, relatives and friends.
Reposing in the Church of The Most Holy Rosary on Thursday from 5pm. with prayers at 6pm. Requiem Mass on Friday at 11am.in The Church of the Most Holy Rosary, Abbeyleix. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.
Mary McElwee (née Daly, Tyrrellspass)
Carezza, No 2 Mount Henry Close, The Heritage at Killenard, Laois
Peacefully in the wonderful care of the staff of St Vincent’s Private and University Hospitals Dublin, surrounded by her loving husband Jim, children Peter, Maria, James, Richard and Rozamond, sister Ursula, brothers Terry and Oliver. Hugely missed also by grandchildren Reuben, Juliette, Samuel and Jeremy, daughters and sons in law, Ian, Shumon, Dorothy, Dermot and Fiona, niece Carolineand nephew William, sisters in law, brothers in law, and extended family and amazingly close friends.
Mary will repose in Rozamond and Dermot’shome, No 1 Mount Henry Drive, Killenard, Co.Laois from 6pm Thursday, 1st of December 2022.Removal (house private) on Friday 2nd November 2022, to arrive at St. Joseph’sRoman Catholic Church, Mountmellick for 6pm.Requiem Mass on Saturday, 3rd of December 2022, at 11am, before Mary is brought to herresting place in Killenard, Co. Laois.
Old Borris, Castletown, Laois/Doolin, Clare
John Scales, Old Borris, Castletown, Portlaoise, Co. Laois and formerly of Doolin, Co. Clare. November 27th. 2022 (Suddenly) at his home. Predeceased by his brother Thomas and sister Cathleen.
Deeply regretted and will be sadly missed by his loving wife Joan, sons Michael, John, Anthony and Patrick, daughters Joanna, Mary, Jacqueline and Claire, sisters Mary, Helen and Jane, sister in law Margaret, grandaughter Caitlin, nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives, neighbours and a large circle of friends.
Reposing in Guilfoyle’s Funeral Home, Castletown, Eircode R32 TN84 this Wednesday evening (Nov. 30th.) from 6 o’c with rosary in the funeral home at 8 o’c. Funeral Mass this Thursday (Dec. 1st.) at 12 noon in St. Edmund’s Church, Castletown followed by interment in St. Fintan’s Cemetery, Mountrath.
House Private Please. John’s funeral Mass can be viewed using the following link: https://m.facebook.com/100070379212113/
Family flowers only please.