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Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Deaths in Laois

Below are the recent local deaths.

May they rest in peace.

Michael Kerry
7 Cois Na Habhainn, Greenmill Lane, Portlaoise, Laois

Beloved husband of Tina and much loved father of Declan, Rebecca and Michael. Deeply regretted by his loving family, son in law Ciaran, daughter in law, Catriona, 11 grandchildren, his aunt Nan, extended family relatives and friends.

Reposing at his home on Thursday from 4pm to 7pm, with rosary recital at 7pm. Removal on Friday at 11.15am to arrive at SS Peter and Paul’s Church for 12 noon requiem mass. Interment afterwards is St Peter and Paul’s Cemetery, Portlaoise.

Ann Bowe (née Duggan)
Graigue, Rathdowney, Laois

Ann Bowe (nee Duggan), Graigue, Rathdowney, Co. Laois. 6th December 2022. Predeceased by her husband Paddy. Peacefully in her home following a short illness. Surrounded by her loving son and daughter Pat and Ann. Ann will be sadly missed by her family, son-in-law Eoin, daughter-in-law Iveta, grandchildren Jacob, Oscar and Chloe, nieces and nephews, relatives and friends.

Reposing at O’Sullivan’s Funeral Home on Wednesday, 7th December, from 6 o’clock with rosary at 8pm. Funeral mass on Thursday, 8th December, at 11.30 in The Church of the Holy Trinity, Rathdowney followed by interment in Rathdowney local cemetery.

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.

Reposing at her daughter Julieka’s residence (R32R2F8) from 2 pm on Wednesday with recital of the Rosary at 8 pm. House strictly private from 9 pm please. Removal by Whelehan Funeral Directors on Thursday morning at 11.30 am to arrive at The Holy Cross Church, Ratheniska for 12 noon Requiem Mass. Interment to follow in adjoining cemetery. House private on Thursday morning please.

Kathleen Delaney (née Bracken)
Castlecoole, Ballinakill, Laois, R32 PE82 / Portarlington, Laois

Kathleen is formerly of Portnahinch,Portarlington and died suddenly at The Regional Hospital Portlaois.Deeply regretted by her loving husband Joe,brothers Eamon and John,nieces,nephews,neighbours,relatives and friends.Rest in Peace.Reposing at her residence in Castlecoole.Rosary at her residence on Tuesday evening at 8oc.Removal from her residence on Wednesday morning at 11.30 to St.Brigid’s Church Ballinakill for Funeral Mass at 12oc which can be viewed on the link https://www.ballinakillknockparish.com/ Interment afterwards in St.Brigid’s Cemetery Ballinakill.

Nancy Fennelly (née Purcell)
14a Slatt, Wolfhill, Laois / Carlow

Nancy Fennelly, December 5th 2022 (unexpectedly) at home in the arms of her son Brendan. Beloved wife of the late Ned and much loved and adored mother of Thomas, Ann, Brendan, Caroline, Helena, Margaruite, James, William, Marie, Rosie, Bridget, Timmy, Kay, Majella and David. Sadly missed by her loving sons, daughters, brother Joe, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family, relatives and friends.

Reposing at her home on Wednesday from 2pm concluding with prayers at 8.30pm. Funeral Mass at 2pm on Thursday (Dec. 8th) in St. Mary’s Church, Wolfhill. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Family flowers only. Donations in lieu to COPD Support Ireland


Patrick (Paddy) Farrelly
Gravelstown, Carlanstown, Kells, Meath / Stradbally, Laois

Formerly of Stradbally, Laois. Peacefully, at home, surrounded by his loving family. Predeceased by his parents Edward and Ellen, brothers Ben, Teddy and Dick, sister Agnes. Sadly, missed by his loving wife Teresa, son Robert, sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, friends and family.

Reposing at his home (A82Y277) on Tuesday, 6th December, from 4pm to 8pm, with removal on Wednesday morning to The Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Kilbeg, for 11am Funeral Mass, followed by cremation in Lakelands Crematorium, Cavan, at 2pm.

Cremation service can be viewed live via


Luke Renehan
Ballylinan, Laois / Athy, Kildare

Luke Renehan, Carlow Road, Ballylinan, died peacefully on Sunday 4th, in the arms of his loving parents, and in the wonderful care of the staff in ICU, Temple Street Children’s Hospital. Luke is the cherished only son of David and Arlene, and adored brother of Faye. He is deeply regretted by his heartbroken parents, sister, grandparents Tom and Kathleen McEvoy, Paddy and Catherine Renehan, uncles Brian, Keith and Mike, aunts Sinéad, Bridget and Pamela, cousins Chloe, Jesse, Eoin, Katie, Lily, Lauren, Abbey and Ríona, extended family, neighbours and friends.

Removal by Thompson’s funeral directors on Wednesday, 7th December, to St. Anne’s Church, Ballylinan, for 12 noon Requiem Mass. Burial afterwards in St. Anne’s Cemetery. Requiem Mass will be live streamed

Pat Moore
Ashfield House, Calverstown, Kilcullen, Kildare / Emo, Laois

The death has occurred of Pat Moore, Ashfield House, Calverstown, Kilcullen, Co. Kildare (eir code R56TN55) formerly of Morette, Emo, Co. Laois, 3rd December 2022.
Deeply mourned and sadly missed by his beloved wife Marie, his children Claire and Rory and their mother Kathleen, his daughter-in-law Linda and Claire’s fiancé Terrell, his adored grandchildren Jack, Gracie, Cain, Maisie and Finn.
Greatly missed by his brothers Frank, Matt, and Michael and by his sisters Goretti, Oonagh and Fidelis, his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and many friends.

Reposing at his residence on Tuesday, the 6th of December, from 11.00am. Funeral Mass on Wednesday, the 7th of December, at 11.00am in St. Brigid’s Church, The Curragh Camp and burial afterwards in New Abbey Cemetery, Kilcullen. House private on Wednesday morning, please.

SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Tuesday, December 6, 2022

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