Below are the recent local deaths.
May they rest in peace.
Mount Verdent, Luggacurren, Portlaoise, Laois
Suddenly. Dearly loved and loving husband of Esther and loving father of Graeme and Keith. He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife, his sons, his daughters-in-law Zara and Cliodhna,his grandchildren Jesse, Kara and Isabelle, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, extended family, friends especially David and neighbours.
FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS LATER
Ann Lawlor (née Jordan)
Derryguile, Mountmellick, Laois / Emo, Laois
The death has occurred of Ann Lawlor (née Jordan) Derryguile, Mountmellick, Co. Laois and formerly of Coolbanagher, Emo.
Died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family, after a long illness courageously borne. Predeceased by her parents Mary and James Jordan, her sisters Breda and Phil, brother Pat and her son baby Fintan.
Deeply regretted by her husband Fintan, sons Michael and Ronan, sisters May (Lynam), Rose (O’Shea), Imelda (Franklin) and Angela (McEvoy), daughter-in-law Laura, adored granddaughters Eve and Tess, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family wish to thank most sincerely everyone who cared for Ann so well throughout her illness.
Reposing Moloney’s Funeral Home, Mountmellick Thursday from 6pm. Recital of The Rosary at 8pm. Prayers in The Funeral Home Friday at 10am. Removal at 10.20 to Church of The Assumption The Heath for Requiem Mass at 11am.Burial after in the adjoining cemetery.
Rosaleen Mc Guinness (née Power)
Acergrove, Crannagh, Stradbally, Laois
Mc Guinness (née Power) December 20, 2022 peacefully at Beaumont Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Wife of Jim and dearly beloved mother of Damien, Sharon, Deirdre, and Aiden. Devoted grandmother of Shannen, Christopher, Emily, Sarah, Laura, Grace, Lilly, Rebecca, Mathew, Adam, Hannah, Erica, Leah, Lucy, Fionn, James, Erin and Lauren. Deeply regretted by her sister Anna and family, niece, Aishling and family, daughters and sons in law Bridget, Nuala, Pat and Declan
Reposing at her home from Thursday 22 from 3pm, with recital of the rosary on Friday, 23 at 8pm. Requiem Mass in St. Joseph Church, Ballyadams at 11am on Saturday, 24th December. Funeral Mass will be streamed on (link to follow). Burial afterwards in St Joseph’s Cemetery, Raheenbarnagh, Co. Laois.
Jim (James) Brennan
Chapel Lane, Callan, Kilkenny / Portarlington, Laois
Jim (James) Brennan, Chapel Lane, Callan, Co. Kilkenny and formerly of Portarlington, Co.Laois.
Tuesday, 21st December 2022, peacefully in the loving care of the staff at Tinnypark Nursing Home, Kilkenny.
Beloved husband of Joan and much loved father of Stephen, predeceased son John and daughter Carmel who died in infancy. Sadly missed by his brothers Michael and Billy, sisters May, Carmel and Margaret, daughter-in-law Oonagh, grandchildren Laura, Róisín, and Jack, great-grandchildren Charlie and Paddy, nephews and nieces, extended family, neighbours and friends.
Reposing at Molloy’s Funeral Home, Callan (Eircode R95 Y443) on Friday, 23rd December, from 5.30pm concluding with Rosary and Vigil Prayers at 7pm. Funeral Prayers on Saturday morning at 10.15am followed by removal to The Church of the Assumption, Callan for Requiem Mass at 11am. Burial afterwards in Kilbride Cemetery, Callan.
Family Flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to the Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland.
Donations can be made via the following link: Click Here
The Requiem Mass can be viewed live on the following link; churchmedia.ie (Callan Parish)
Grattan St, Portlaoise, Laois
Walsh John. Grattan St Portlaoise. 20th December 2022, Suddenly at his residence. Predeceased by his parents Jack and Ann and brother in law Donal.
Dearly loved brother to Pat, Mary and Matt. Deeply regretted by his loving family. Sisters in law, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, cousins, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.
Reposing at Keegans funeral home on Thursday evening from 7 pm with rosary at 8.30pm. Removal on Friday to SS Peter and Pauls church for 12 noon requiem mass. https://www.portlaoiseparish.ie/webcam/.
Interment immediately afterwards in SS Peter and Pauls cemetery Portlaoise. Please observe covid precautions.
Church View, Portarlington, Offaly/Portarlington, Laois
Tragically, following a drowning accident, in Gran Canaria. Sadly missed by his loving wife Martina, family Jack, Cian and Eimhin, father Hugh, mother Trudy, sister Eimear, brother Darragh, parents-in-law Charlie and Louise, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, extended family, neighbours and friends.
Reposing at his residence (eircode R32 AV90) on Thursday evening 22nd December from 3pm until 8pm. Removal on Friday arriving St Michael’s Church Portarlington for Funeral Service at 12 noon. A family Cremation Service to take place later.
House Private on Friday morning, please.
Shane’s Funeral Service will be streamed live on https://www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/st-michaels-church-portarlington
Family flowers only, please. Donations, if desired, to The Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust https://kevinbellrepatriationtrust.com/ or Portarlington Lions Club.
William (Liam) Maycock
Trumera, Mountrath, Laois
William Maycock (known as Liam), Trumera, Mountrath, Co Laois. Died at rest on the 17th December 2022. Sadly missed by his loving wife Joan, and children Craig, Shane, Troy, Rachael and Daniel, his siblings Michael, Rosaleen pre deceased, Sadie, Ann, Martin, Terry and Rita, and his large extended family, grandchildren and friends.
No more pain, no more suffering he’s walking the streets of gold right now in the presence of Our Lord Jesus.
Reposing at Burke’s Funeral Home Mountrath (R32Y661) Thursday evening from 6.0’clock to 9.0’clock. Removal on Friday morning to The Life Church Portlaoise, Unit A11 National Enterprise Park, Portlaoise (R32HA21), for Funeral Service at 11.0’clock, followed by Burial in St. Fintan’s Cemetery Mountrath.
No Flowers Please.
“Walking in the streets of gold”
Sheila Dempsey (née Murphy)
Killeshin, Carlow/Castlecomer, Kilkenny/Killeshin, Laois
Sheila Dempsey (née Murphy) of Killeshin, Co. Carlow, and formerly of Donaguile, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on December 20th, 2022, at her home.
Beloved wife of the late Dinny, much loved mother of Liamy, Mary, Bridgie, Denis, John, Rita, Kathleen, Maurice, Michael, Séamus and the late Chrissie, Josie and Bernie and cherished sister of Jimmy, Nora, Maisie and the late John, Mary Anne and Jodie.
She will be sadly missed by her sons, daughters, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sons-in-law Michael, Ken, Willie, Seamus and Stephen, daughters-in-law Mag, Patrice, Maeve, Bernie, Sammy and Karen, brother, sisters, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Reposing at her home (Eircode R93 E6P8) from 3pm – 8pm on Thursday, with Prayers at 6.30pm that evening. Removal on Friday at 11.30am to The Holy Cross Church, Killeshin, arriving for Funeral Mass at 12 noon.
Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery
Fr Denis Murphy
Carlow/Crettyard, Laois/Goresbridge, Kilkenny
Doonane, Crettyard, Co Laois and formerly Upper Grange, Goresbridge, Co Kilkenny.
Died peacefully surrounded by his loving family.
Pre-deceased by his parents John and Margaret, brother Eamonn and sisters Rita, Betty Morrissey, Sister Anna (Cross and Passion), Sister Breda (Cross and Passion).
He will be sadly missed by Bishop Denis Nulty, fellow Clergymen and colleagues, his nephew, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, relatives, neighbours, parishioners and many friends.
Rosary on Tuesday at 7pm in The Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mayo, Co Laois. Arrival in St Abban’s Church, Doonane, (Eircode R93 AT86) on Wednesday at 4pm with prayers that evening at 7pm.
Funeral Mass on Thursday in St Abban’s Church, Doonane, at 11am followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Patrick Mulhall jnr
Kilminchy, Portlaoise and formerly Parnell Street, Thurles, Tipperary/Portlaoise, Laois
Peacefully, after a long illness bravely borne, surrounded by his loving family. In the wonderful care of the staff of St. Francis Hospice Blanchardstown, Dublin. Predeceased by his mother Maureen.
Sadly missed by his heartbroken family, devoted husband Zeljko, father Pat, sisters Clodagh, Caroline and Angela, brother Brendan, nephews Brian, Eoin, Odhran, Aodhan and Paddy, nieces Grace and Anna, brothers-in-law Paul, Ian and Colin, sister-in-law Alva, step-mother Mary, uncles, aunts, cousins, many friends (especially Elaine and Chanelle) and former colleagues in C&F Quadrant.
Reposing in Hugh Ryan’s Funeral Home, Slievenamon Road, Thurles, on Wednesday 21st Dec. from 5pm to 7pm. Arriving at the Cathedral of the Assumption, Thurles, on Thursday 22nd Dec. at 10.30am for Requiem Mass at 11am.
Burial afterwards in St Patrick’s Cemetery, Thurles. The Mass can be viewed at www.thurlesparish.ie.
Donations, if desired, to St. Francis Hospice, Blanchardstown.
Ballard Lodge Nursing Home, Portlaoise, Laois/Rahan, Offaly
Ballard Lodge Nursing Home, Portlaoise, Laois. Late of Ferthaun, Screggan, Mucklagh, Co Offaly.
Died 19th December 2022. Peacefully, in the dedicated care of the nurses and staff of Ballard Lodge. Deeply regretted by her brothers Alo (Killeigh) and Carthage (Rahan), sister-in-law Breda Condron and brother-in-law Jimmy Curley, nieces, nephews, community and extended family and friends.
Funeral Mass will take place on Wednesday, 21st December 2022, at 12 noon in St. Colman’s Church, Mucklagh. Burial afterwards in the Old Cemetery, Mucklagh.
The family ask for your understanding with regards to the current Covid situation and vulnerability of family members not to handshake at funeral, please.
Messages of condolence can be left for the family on the Lawless Funerals Website https://tullamorefunerals.ie/notices/obituaries/ or below. Mass Can be viewed live on St. Colman’s Church Webcam https://www.mcnmedia.tv/Camera/st-colmans,-mucklagh-tullamore