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Deaths in Laois – Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Deaths in Laois

Below are the recent local deaths.

May they rest in peace.

Joe (Joseph) Brennan
Ballylehane, Wolfhill, Laois

Peacefully in the care of the staff at Fern Gardens Care Home , London. Predeceased by his parents Joe and Kathleen, brother Willie and his sister Alice.Joe will be deeply missed by his sister Brigid (Conroy),(Abbeyleix) sister in law Phil, nieces and nephews family and friends.

Reposing in the Chapel of Rest adjoining the Church Of The Most Holy Rosary Abbeyleix on Thursday from 5 pm.with Rosary at 6pm.

Removal to the Sacred Hearth Church, Arles for 11am. Requiem Mass on Friday. Burial afterwards in the adjoining Cemetery, where Joe will be laid to rest with his parents Joe and Kathleen.

Edward (Eddie) Culbert
Belview House, Athy, Kildare/Portlaoise, Laois

Formerly of Knockmay House, Portlaoise. Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family in the loving care of the nurses and staff of The Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore. Sadly missed by his loving wife Rhoda, sons John, Leslie and Ashley, daughters Margaret, Lynn, and Hazel, brother Reggie, sister Joan, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, eleven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Reposing at his residence (R14 KD99) on Tuesday evening (December 27th) from 6pm until 8pm. Removal on Wednesday morning to arrive at St. Michael’s Church, Carlow Road, Athy for Funeral service at 11am. The service will be livestreamed, link to follow. Burial afterwards in St. Michael’s Old Cemetery, Athy.

In lieu of flowers, donations, if desired, to Temple Street Children’s Hospital and Debra Ireland.

At the family’s request please wear face coverings to both the repose and funeral service. House private on Wednesday, please.

Imelda Madigan (née Horan)
54 Ardan Glas, Portlaoise, Laois, R32 NPD6

Formerly of London and Kerry.

Beloved wife of Dan and much loved mother of Daniel, Michael and Gerard.

Deeply regretted by her loving family, daughter in law, brother, sisters, brothers in law, sister in law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. May She Rest In Peace.

Reposing at her home on Wednesday from 5 tp 7pm. Removal on Thursday to St Peter & Paul’s Church for 12 noon Requiem Mass and there after to Mount Jerome Crematorium.

Family flowers only please. https://www.portlaoiseparish.ie/webcam/

Richard (Rich) O’Connor
Courtwood Bridge, Ballybrittas, Laois

Peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family. Sadly missed by his loving wife Ellen, daughter Jackie, son-in-law Noel, grandsons Leon and Connor, great-granddaughter Amber, nieces, nephews, relatives and many friends.

Reposing at his residence (eircode R32 K6N2) on Tuesday evening from 3pm with prayers at 7pm. Removal on Wednesday at 11:30am arriving The Sacred Heart Church, Rath, for Requiem Mass at 12 noon. Funeral afterwards to St John’s Cemetery, Killenard. House Private on Wednesday morning, please.

Rich’s Requiem Mass will be streamed live on https://laoisfuneralslive.com/johnmaherfuneraldirector

Family flowers only, please. Donations, if desired, to The Irish Cancer Society https://www.cancer.ie/

Raymond Veale
Aughafan, Castletown, Laois

Raymond Veale, Aughafan, Castletown, Co Laois. Dec 24th 2022. Peacefully in the loving care of the matron and staff in Ballard Lodge Nursing Home Portlaoise.

Predeceased by his sisters Laurina and Marcelline, his brother Eddie. He will be sadly missed by his sisters olive and Angla, his brothers John, Aubrey and Pat, nieces, nephews, brothers in law, sisters in law, relatives and friends.

Arriving for Requiem Mass this Tuesday morning 27th Dec at 12 noon in St Edmunds Church Castletown, with burial immediately afterwards in St Fintans Cemetery Mountrath.

Raymond’s Funeral Mass can be viewed using the following link: https://www.facebook.com/stedmundschurchcastletown/

Noel Cooney
Erkindale Drive, Durrow, Laois/Kilkenny

Peacefully, in the loving care of the nurses and staff of Brookhaven nursing home, Ballyragget. Predeceased by his wife Jill. Deeply regretted by his loving sons Darren, Colin & Brendan and their partners, brothers Joe & John, sisters Margaret & Breda, brothers in law, sisters in law, grandchildren Aoife, Aisling, Clodagh & Jack, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours & friends.

Reposing at Phelan’s Funeral home, Durrow, from 5.00pm on Monday (St Stephen’s day) with Rosary at 7.00pm. Removal to Holy Trinity Church on Tuesday morning for Requiem Mass at 11.00am. Burial immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Statia Dunne
Ballybooden, Ballacolla, Laois

Statia Dunne, Ballybooden, Ballacolla, Co. Laois, December 23rd 2022. Peacefully, in the loving care of the staff at Sacred Heart Nursing Home, Crosspatrick.

Predeceased by her sisters Ann (Nan) and Kitty. Sadly mourned by her niece Kathleen Gilman, Elizabeth Kilmartin, Brigid Quinlan and her nephews Jim Quinlan and Tom Quinlan, grand nieces Anne Cannon, Mary Bennett and Breda Whelan, nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews, relatives and friends.

Reposing at O’Sullivan’s Funeral Home, Rathdowney, on Saturday evening (December 24th) between 5.30pm and 6.30pm.

Removal on Monday morning (December 26th) to St. Tighearnach Church, Cullohill, arriving for funeral Mass at 12 noon, followed by burial in Bealady Cemetery, Rathdowney.

Theresa Kinsella (née Keogh)
Tankardstown, Athy, Kildare/Stradbally, Laois

Born in 1950 and formerly of Stradbally, Co. Laois.

Deeply regretted by her loving husband Martin, son Andrew, daughters Caroline and Edel, brothers Pat, Joe and Michael, sisters Esther and Cathy, sons-in-law Tom and David, daughter-in-law Elvira, grandchildren Grace, Harry, Jane, Sheila, Alejandro, Andrew, Martin, Isabella and Lourdes, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Reposing at Rigney’s Funeral Home, Athy, on Monday evening (December 26th) from 6pm until 8pm. Removal at 11.30am on Tuesday morning (December 27th) to arrive at St. Michael’s Parish Church, Athy, for Requiem Mass at 12 noon, see livestream link http://www.parishofathy.ie/.

Burial afterwards in St. Michael’s New Cemetery, Athy.

House strictly private, please.

Louisa Powders (née Dunne)
Grattan St, Portlaoise, Laois

Powders (nee Dunne) Louisa, Grattan St., Portlaoise, 24th, peacefully, surrounded by her loving family.

Beloved wife of Martin. Dearly loved mother to William, Martin, Maria, David and Raymond. Cherished grandmother and great-grandmother. Deeply regretted by her loving family; sisters Mamie, Betty, Dinah, Carmel, Breda, brothers Ber and Pat, daughters in law Elizabeth, Olive, Louise and Ciara, brothers in law, sisters in law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Reposing at Keegan’s Funeral Home on St. Stephen’s Day, from 6.30pm with rosary at 8pm. Removal on Tuesday to SS Peter and Paul’s Church, to arrive for 12 noon requiem Mass. https://www.portlaoiseparish.ie/webcam/ Interment will follow in SS Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. Please observe Covid precautions.

Iris (Rebecca) Williams (née Wilkinson)
Clonmore, Errill, Laois/Tipperary

Iris (Rebecca) Williams (nee Wilkinson), Clonmore, Errill, Co. Laois. Passed away peacefully on the evening of December 23rd 2022.

Survived by her loving husband George, her brothers Albert and Warren, her children Norman, Adrian, Miriam, Brian, Cynthia, Lorraine, Niall, Rebecca, David, Iris and Jason, her daughters and sons in law and many adoring grandchildren.

Private family wake on the 26th December. Funeral service in Castlefleming Church (R32 XK57) at 11 am on Tuesday 27th December, followed by burial in the adjoining graveyard.

Family flowers only. Donations in lieu of flowers, if desired, to Rathdowney Union Church Fund c/o O’Sullivan’s Funeral Services.

Mary McKay (née Lee)
Derrough, Mountrath, Laois, R32 WRC2

Mary McKay (née Lee), Derrough, Mountrath, Co. Laois. Died 23rd December 2022, peacefully in the loving care of the Matron and staff of Oakdale Nursing Home Portarlington, predeceased by her husband Samuel.

Loving mother to Emily, Lena, Daphne and Myra. Sadly missed by her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sons-in-law, sisters-in-law, extended family, neighbours and friends.

Reposing at her home Derrough, Mountrath (Eircode: R32WRC2) on Saturday (Christmas Eve) from 4pm until 9pm. (House private on Christmas Day only). 

Removal on Monday (St. Stephen’s Day) to St. Peter’s Church Mountrath for Funeral Service at 2.0’clock, followed by burial in the adjoining Churchyard.

Mary’s Funeral Service and Graveside Service will be streamed on the following links: Funeral Service Link: https://youtu.be/m9l3L20MvyE

Graveside Service Link (will be available on after 7pm on Monday): https://www.youtube.com/@s.rlivestreamingservices

Mary (May) Poole (née Redmond)
Rosenallis, Laois

May (Mary) Poole nee Redmond, Rosenallis, Co. Laois passed peacefully 22/12/22 surrounded by her loving family. Predeceased by her husband Tom, sister Eileen and brothers Tom and Joe.

Sadly missed and fondly remembered by her sons Aindreas, Dominic, Des and Cathal, daughters-in-law Pauline, Bernie, Patricia and Monica, grandchildren Rebecca, Cillian, Danielle and Kieran, sister Abbey, sister-in-law Rosie, nieces and nephews, neighbours, relatives and friends.

Reposing in her home on St Stephen’s Day from 5pm. Recital of The Rosary at 7pm. Removal from her home on Tuesday 27th at 11.50am for Requiem Mass at 12 noon in St. Brigid’s Church Rosenallis. Burial after in St Brigid’s Cemetery.

House private on Tuesday morning.

SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Monday, December 26, 2022