Below are the recent local deaths.
May they rest in peace.
Ann Rochford (née Whelan)
Lower Forest, Mountmellick, Laois
The death has occurred of Ann Rochford (née Whelan), Lower Forest, Mountmellick, Co Laois.
Ann died peacefully following a sudden illness, surrounded by her loving family, in the exceptional care of the staff at Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise.
Ann will be sadly missed by her loving husband Gerard, her children Mark, Marie, Ann-Claire (AC) and Geraldine.
She is also mourned by her siblings Denis (Clonsaughey), Mary Hennessy (Abbeyleix), Breda Joyce (Rathfarnham), John Joe (Kilcloon) and Margaret Scully (Stradbally), her 11 adored grandchildren Tadhg, Feena, Lucia, Seren, Ruth, Cahir, Luke, Peter, Honor, Raonaid and Ryan, her daughter–in–law Aileen (née Kiernan), her sons–in–law Carl Byrne, Gerard Reynolds and Liam Stack, her sisters–in–law Breda Whelan, Helen, Catherine, Mary and Bernardine Rochford, her brothers-in-law (James Hennessy deceased), Pat Joyce, Seán Scully, Ray and Feargal Rochford, her nieces, nephews, extended family, former teaching colleagues at Scoil Chríost Rí, Portlaoise, neighbours and a large circle of friends.
Kathleen T. Kavanagh
Hawthorn Drive, Portlaoise, Laois/Knocktopher, Kilkenny
Kavanagh Kathleen T. Hawthorn Drive Portlaoise and formerly Ballinmona House, Knocktopher, Co Kilkenny. Dec 3rd 2022.
Peacefully in the loving care of the staff of Carthage Nursing home Mucklagh, Tullamore. In her 97th year. She will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by her loving sisters Josephine Kavanagh and Patricia Gorman.
Her sister in law Frances Kavanagh. Nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews. Relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.
Kathleen is predeceased by her sisters Maud, Teresa, Bernadette and brother Bernard. Reposing at Keegans Funeral Home Portlaoise on Monday evening from 6 pm with rosary at 7 pm. Requiem mass will take place on Tuesday in Carmelite Friary church in Knocktopher Co. Kilkenny at 12 noon, followed by interment in local cemetery. Please observe covid precautions.
William (Willie) Delaney
Valleyfield House, Ballinakill, Laois
Willie died peacefully at home in the presence of his beloved family.Deeply regretted by his loving wife Aileen, his daughters Sarah and Lynsey,sister Mary Coogan,sons in law Mike and Rory and adored grand-daughter Eva, sister in law Ann,nephews,nieces,relatives and life long neighbours and friends.Rest in Peace.Remains arriving at St Brigid’s Church Ballinakill on Sunday evening at 6oc.
Funeral Mass on Monday at 12oc which can be viewed on the link https://www.ballinakillknockparish.com/ Burial afterwards in St.Brigid’s Cemetery Ballinakill.
Those wishing to sympathise may do so in the Church on Sunday evening and Monday morning and in the Cemetery on Monday.
Mary Ellen Cahill (née Griffin)
Kylevalley, Stradbally, Laois/Schull, Cork
Mary Ellen passed away suddenly at her residence. Predeceased by her husband Martin and grandson Denis.
Sorely missed by her son Jamie, daughters Julieka, Elizabeth, Martina and Joleene, sons-in-Law, Richie, Steve, Sean and Paddy. Daughter-in-law Alice and adored grandchildren Katie, James, Lily, Evie, John, Eleana and Glenda.
Sadly missed by her brothers, her childhood friend Margaret, nieces, nephews, neighbours and friends.
Funeral arrangements will be announced after the weekend.
Jacinta (Cinta) Moore (née Booth)
(Currently of Mackey, Queensland, Australia) Ballyduff, Stradbally, Laois
Died peacefully, surrounded by her loving family at home in Mackay, Queensland, Australia. Predeceased by her parents Joe and Emma and her brother Richard. Beloved and devoted wife. Dearly loved mother of Siobhan and Aoife. Deeply regretted by her loving family, sisters Catherine Dunne, Elizabeth Ross, Anne Kavanagh and Mary Murphy, brothers Michael and Joe, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, Uncle Paddy, Aunt Ter, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours, work, colleagues and friends.
Memorial Mass will take place in The Church of the Assumption, The Health, Portlaoise on Monday, 5th December, 2022 at 12 Noon followed by interment of ashes in the adjoining cemetery.
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.
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