Below are the recent local deaths.
May they rest in peace.
Maureen Templey (née Byrne)
Killimy, Emo, Laois
Maureen Templey, Killimy, Emo, County Laois, died at St James’ Hospital, Dublin.
The family would like to thank you for your help and understanding at this sad and difficult time.
Funeral Arrangements Later
Teresa Sharkey (née Nicholas)
Pound Street, Newport, Tipperary / Cappamore, Limerick / Mountrath, Laois
Sharkey, (Nee Nicholas), Teresa, formerly of Pound Street, Newport, Co. Tipperary, Cappanuke, Cappamore, Co. Limerick and Mountrath, Co. Laois. November 30th 2022 peacefully at St. Vincent’s Community Nursing Unit, Mountmellick, Co. Laois. Beloved wife of the late Peter and loving grandmother of the late Sean. Sadly missed by her loving daughter Caroline and son Stephen, son in law David, daughter in law Maria, grandchildren Aisling, Grace, Cormac and Daniel, brothers Jimmy and Pat, sisters Irene, Bridie, Bernadette and Angela, nephews, nieces, extended family, relatives and friends.
Reposing at Meehan’s Funeral Home Newport, Co. Tipperary on Monday, 5th December, from 5.30 p.m. to 7 p.m. followed by removal to the Church of the Most Holy Redeemer, Newport. Requiem Mass on Tuesday 6th at 11.30 a.m. which can be viewed on www.churchcamlive.ie/newport. Burial afterwards in Rockvale Cemetery, Newport.
Michael Anthony (Tony) Kelly
Carriglea Killenard, Portarlington, Laois / Lucan, Dublin
Formerly of Lucan County Dublin. Suddenly at his residence. Predeceased by his darling son Michael, parents Michael and Mollie Kelly Beaumont, Dublin. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Margaret, family Catharina, Helena, Sinead and Brian, grandchildren Daniel, Matthew, Aoibhe, Eoin and Michael, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Reposing at Maher’s Chapel of Rest Portarlington (eircode R32 X5XV) on Sunday evening from 4pm until 6pm. Removal on Monday morning at 11:30am (travelling via Killenard) arriving Newlands Cross Crematorium for Cremation Service at 1pm.
Tony’s Cremation Service will be streamed live on:
Margaret Bergin (née Fitzpatrick)
Mill House Boley, Abbeyleix, Laois
Peacefully surrounded by her loving family. Predeceased by her father Johnny and brother James. Beloved wife of Jimmy and much loved mother of James, John and Owen. Deeply regretted by her mother Breda, grandchildren J.J.,Chelsea, Kayla and Casey, daughters-in-law Maria and Courtney, sisters Mary Claire and Breda Anne, brothers John, Enda, Bernie and Noel, mother-in-law Kathleen, father -in-law Johnny, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family, neighbours and friends.
Reposing at her home from 6pm this Friday and Saturday concluding with prayers at 8 pm.House private at all other times please. Removal on Sunday to St. Brigid’s Church, Shanahoe for 12 noon Requiem Mass. Burial afterwards in St. Brigid’s Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to the Cuisle Cancer Support Centre, Portlaiose.
2 Mill Lane, Mountrath, Laois, R32 Y3C1
Jack Cuddy, 2 Mill Lane, Mountrath, Co.Laois and formerly of Killanure and Oxford. Died 30th November 2022, (unexpectedly) at the Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise. Predeceased by his parents Sarah and Jack and his brother Tim. Sadly and deeply missed by his daughter Kathleen, sons Declan and Peter and their mother Sheila, his siblings Lar, Ollie, Maureen (Moore), Brendan, Martin, Alice (Dowling), Breda (Doran) and Micheal, grandchildren Sarah, William, Katie, Ollie, Jessica and Conor, daughter-in-law Michelle, nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives, neighbours and many friends.
Reposing at his residence (eircode R32Y3C1) from 4.0’clock on Friday (2nd December) with Rosary at 8.0’clock. Removal on Saturday morning (3rd December) to St. Fergal’s Church, Camross, for Requiem Mass at 12 noon, followed by Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Jack’s Requiem Mass can be viewed on
Scotland, Luggacurren, Portlaoise, Laois
Peacefully at Midlands Hospital, Portlaoise, in his 94th year. Pre-deceased by his wife Annie (Taylor) and his brother Desmond. Much loved father of Geraldine (Persse), John and Rachel (Harding). He will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his son, daughters, his 12 grandchildren, especially Gemma, her partner Evan, Jessica and Ben, his 6 great-grandchildren, his brother Bertie, daughter-in-law, sons-in-law,nephews, nieces, sisters-in-law, family circle, friends, neighbours and carers.
Reposing at his home on Friday, ( Eircode; R32R2R2). Funeral Service on Saturday at his home at 1pm followed by burial in Cross Hill Cemetery, Castlecomer.
Mountrath Road, Abbeyleix, Laois
Peacefully, at home in the presence of his family. Predeceased by his wife Ann, sons Thomas and Paul. Deeply regretted by his son Stephen, brother John, sisters Maureen and Vangeline, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.
Reposing in The Church Of The Most Holy Rosary, Abbeyleix, on Friday evening from 5.30 pm. with prayers at 6.30 pm. Requiem Mass on Saturday, at 11am in The Church of The Most Holy Rosary, Abbeyleix.Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.
Moneymore, Borris-in-Ossory, Laois
Micheal Delaney, Moneymore, Borris in Ossory, Co. Laois, November 30th, 2022. Predeceased by his brother P.J., sisters Maureen (Moore), Violet (Carroll), Rose McAvon), Essie (Costigan) and Rena (Dobbyn. Deeply regretted and will be sadly missed by his loving wife Mary, sons Mike and Joe, grandaughters Jennifer and Molly, nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Reposing in Guilfoyle’s Funeral Home, Castletown, this Friday evening (Dec. 2nd.) from 7 o’c with rosary in the funeral home at 8 o’c. Funeral Mass on Saturday (Dec. 3rd) in St. Patrick’s Church, Knock, Roscrea (Eircode E53 XF63) at 12 noon, followed by interment 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.
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.