Below are the recent local deaths.
May they rest in peace.
Joan Young (née Phelan)
Ballycleary, Castletown, Laois
Joan Young (nee Phelan), Ballycleary, Castletown, Portlaoise, Co. Laois (peacefully at her home. January 9th. 2023.
Predeceased by her husband Thomas (Tommy), sons Seamus and T.J.. Deeply regretted by her loving family, daughters Breada and Josie, sons Con, Gerard and Liam, sisters Phil and Patricia, brothers Oliver and Martin, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Joan’s Funeral Mass will take place this Saturday morning (Jan. 14th.) at 11 o’c in St. Edmund’s Church Castletown, with burial immediately afterwards in Aghaboe cemetery. House Private please at all times.
Joan’s Funeral Mass may be viewed (Live) by following this link: https://www.facebook.com/stedmundschurchcastletown/
Mai O’Rourke (née Conroy)
Springfield, Ballyfin, Laois
O’Rourke Mai (nee Conroy) Springfield, Ballyfin, 10th January 2023. Peacefully, in the loving care of the matron and staff of Lourdesville Nursing Home, Co. Kildare, in her 103rd year. Predeceased by her husband Liam. Deeply regretted by her nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, relatives, dear neighbours and friends.
Reposing at Keegan’s funeral home on Friday from 6pm with rosary at 7pm. Removal on Saturday to St. Fintan’s Church, Ballyfin, for 11am requiem Mass. Interment afterwards in St. Fintan’s Cemetery, Ballyfin.
Agnes Hyland (née Deegan)
Currawn, Aghaboe, Ballacolla, Laois
Agnes Hyland (nee Deegan), Currawn, Aghaboe, Ballacolla, Co. Laois. January 10th 2023. Peacefully at Portlaoise Regional Hospital in the presence of her loving family. Following a long illness, predeceased by her infant sister Mary. Sadly missed by her loving husband Joe and her beloved son Ben, her godchild Maebh, her parents Donal and Margaret Deegan, her brothers Dan, Joe, Martin, Liam, Fintan and John Paul, her twin sister Breda and her sister Annmarie, father-in-law Mikie Hyland and mother-in-law Laura, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, neighbours, relatives and a wide circle of friends.
Reposing at her home (Currawn) R32 NH05, on Thursday and Friday evening from 4pm with prayers at 8pm on both evenings. Funeral Mass on Saturday at 12 noon in St. Canice’s Church, Clough followed by interment in Aghaboe. Family flowers only, donations can be made to The Cuisle Centre.
Margaret (Peig) Bergin (née Fitzpatrick)
Frankford, Kilcormac, Offaly / Ballyroan, Laois
Margaret ( Peig ) Bergin, ( née Fitzpatrick ), Frankford, Kilcormac, Co. Offaly and formerly of Ballyroan, Co. Laois, died January 11th, peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family. Predeceased by her husband William, baby daughter Geraldine, daughter-in-law Geraldine and recently deceased sister Betty. She will be sadly missed by her sons and daughters; Cathleen, Jacinta, Garrett, Mairéad, Ciara, Liam, Tony and Clare, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, her brothers Séan and Paddy and her sister Nan, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Reposing at Boyd’s Funeral Home Birr ( R42 YF75 ), on Friday, January 13th, from 5pm – 7pm. Funeral Mass on Saturday, January 14th, at 11am. in the Church of The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Kilcormac, followed by burial in St. James Cemetery, Eglish, Birr.
Family flowers only, please. Donations, if desired, to the Offaly Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals https://offalyspca.com/
6 Lord Edward Street, Mountmellick, Laois
The death has occurred of Mary Lavin 6 Lord Edward Street, Mountmellick, Co. Laois. Peacefully at Suncroft Lodge Nursing Home, Suncroft, Co. Kildare.
Pre-deceased by her parents Laurence and Mary. Deeply regretted by her cousins, relatives, good neighbours and many friends.
Reposing at Moloneys Funeral Home, Mountmellick(R32 PC95) on Thursday evening from 6.00pm with Recital of the Rosary at 7.30pm. Removal on Friday morning at 10.50 arriving at St. Joseph’s Church Mountmellick for Funeral Requiem Mass at 11.00am. Burial afterwards in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.
House strictly private please.
The Mass will be live streamed on www.mountmellickparish.ie
William (Bill) Cobbe
Tramore Heights, Tramore, Waterford / Portarlington, Laois
William Henry (Bill) Cobbe, late of Tramore Heights, Tramore, formerly of Portarlington, Co. Laois, passed peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family, on Tuesday the 10th of January 2023.
Predeceased by his loving wife Helen and his sisters Maureen and Sheila.
He will be sadly missed by his son Billy; his daughters Elaine and Annie; his daughter-in-law Kerry-Anne; his son-in-law John; his grandchildren Liam and Saoirse; his nephews Edward and David, and his niece Emer. He will be sadly missed by all his extended family, wonderful neighbours and many friends.
Bill’s remains will be reposing at Falconer’s Funeral Home, Riverstown, Tramore, on Thursday, the 12th of January, from 5pm to 7 pm.
Bill’s Requiem Mass will take place on Friday the 13th of January, at 10 am at the Holy Cross Church, Tramore, with burial immediately afterwards in St. Declan’s Cemetery. For those who wish to participate remotely at Bill’s Requiem Mass, please follow the link: Bill’s Requiem Mass
Bill’s funeral cortège will walk from Tramore Credit Union at approximately 09:45 to the Holy Cross Church, Tramore, for his Requiem Mass at 10 am.
Family flowers only. If you wish to leave a message of support for Bill’s family, we suggest using the online condolences page below to offer your sympathies. Donations, if desired, are welcomed to Waterford Hospice Support Centre by following the link: Waterford Hospice Support Centre Link
The Cobbe family appreciates your sympathy, support and understanding at this difficult time. Mass cards can be posted to Falconers Funeral Directors, Riverstown, Tramore Co. Waterford.
Frances Coyne (née Egan)
Shanbo, Borris-in-Ossory, Laois, R32 A4C1
Frances Coyne (nee Egan), Shanbo, Borris-in-Ossory, Co. Laois, January 9th, 2023, (peacefully). Beloved wife of Michael and much- loved mother of Patrick, Kathryn and Vincent. Predeceased by her brothers, Fr. Denis and Sean and sister Marie (Sr. Gerard). Sadly missed by her devoted husband, sister and dearest friend Ursula (Mulhall), sons, daughter, grandchildren Ava, Sean, Grace, Conor, Emma and Eli, son in law John, daughters in law Fiona and Una, sisters in law Elizabeth, Imelda and Kathleen and brother in law Seamus, nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives and a wide circle of friends.
Reposing at her home this Thursday evening (Jan. 12th) from 5 o’c with prayers at 8 o’c (EirCode R32 A4C1). Removal from her home on Friday morning (Jan. 13th) (house private Friday morning, please) to St. Canice’s Church, Borris-in-Ossory, for Funeral Mass at 11 o’c followed by burial in Derrinsallagh Cemetery, Borris-in-Ossory. Frances’ funeral Mass may be viewed (Live) by following this link: https://m.facebook.com/golivestreamceremony/
Br. Timothy (Jackie) McLaughlin
De La Salle Brothers, Miguel House, Castletown, Laois / Carndonagh, Donegal
Br. Timothy (Jackie) McLaughlin, De La Salle Brothers, Miguel House, Castletown, Portlaoise, Co. Laois and late of Church Road, Carndonagh, Co. Donegal, Predeceased by his parents Celia and Joe, brothers Martin and Joseph. Greatly missed by his sisters Maura, Rosarie, Veronica, Ann and his brother Brian, sisters in law, brothers in law, nieces,nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, relatives, friends and especially by his confreres in religion and the staff of Miguel House.
Reposing in Miguel House from 11.00 am this Thursday (Jan. 12th.) with Evening Prayer and Rosary at 7.00pm. Funeral Mass on Friday (Jan. 13th.) at 2.00 pm, with burial immediately afterwards in the Monastery cemetery Castletown.
Winifred (Winnie) Kennedy
Boley, Ballylinan, Laois/Athy, Kildare
Predeceased by her sisters Peggy and Mary and brother James. Deeply regretted by her loving brother Peter, brother-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Reposing at Rigney’s funeral home, Athy on Thursday evening (January 12th) from 6pm to 8pm. Removal form her residence on Friday morning to arrive at The Church of the Holy Rosary, Luggacurren for Requiem Mass at 11am. Burial afterwards in Rathaspick Cemetery.
Mary Maher (née Allen)
Borris Road, Portlaoise, Laois
Mary Maher (nee Allen) 42, Borris Road, Portlaoise, formally of Eyne, Portlaoise. Mary died peacefully, in her own home, today, Sunday 8th January. Mary is predeceased by her father Peter Allen, brother Gerry Allen, uncle Johnny Allen, nephew Peter Tobin and sister in law Patricia Allen and her Mother in law Ellen Maher, brother in law John and sisters in law Eileen, Mary Anne and Peggy. Mary is survived by her loving husband Gerry, daughters Geraldine and Caitriona, son in law John, her 4 grandchildren and Caitriona’s partner Padraig. Mary is also survived by her mother, Bridie, sisters Breda and Barbara and brothers Harry, Dan and John Allen, sisters and brother in laws, nieces and nephews.
Family flowers only, donations, if desired, to the MS Society of Ireland.
Reposing in her daughter Geraldine’s home in Eyne (R32W70A) on Wednesday from 12 noon. Recital of the Rosary at 8pm. Removal on Thursday at 10.30am to The Church of The Assumption, The Heath, for Requiem Mass at 11am. Burial after in St Paul’s Church adjoining cemetery Emo.
Stradbally Rd, Portlaoise, Laois
The death has occurred of Declan Bracken, , London, late of Portlaoise, Sydney, San Francisco, Fair Isle and Overton. Declan passed away unexpectedly on 5th January, 2023. He is profoundly missed by his children Oisín, Orla and Jess and his wife Lisa, along with his daughter Niamh. His passing is deeply regretted by his parents Tom and Nancy Bracken, Block Road, Portlaoise and his sisters Phil and Ann, brothers Enda, Sean, Kevin, Michael and Feargal, predeceased by his infant brother Vincent, along with his sisters in law, brothers in law, nieces, nephews and by his extended family across the globe.
Declan will be missed by his soul mates and dear friends from Portlaoise, the UK and beyond. Declan is also in the thoughts and prayers of his colleagues from the National Health Service, where he had dedicated so much of his energies to the health care and service of others, especially during the Covid pandemic.
Funeral Arrangements to follow.
Hillview Drive, Portlaoise, Laois
Conroy Christine. Hillview Drive, Portlaoise. 8th January 2023. Peacefully at Portlaoise hosp. Surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of the late John. Dearly loved mother to Fiona, John, Christy, Mary, Paul, Siobhan. Cherished grandmother to her 18 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Deeply regretted by her loving family, brother Brian, sister in law Julie, sons in law Dave, Martin, and Niall, daughters in law Sinead, Nicola and Avril, nephew, nieces, relatives and a large number of friends.
Reposing at her residence from 2 pm on Wednesday with rosary at 8 pm. On Thursday funeral arriving at SS Peter and Pauls church Portlaoise for 12 noon requiem mass. https://www.portlaoiseparish.ie/webcam/ Interment afterwards in SS Peter and Pauls cemetery Portlaoise.
John (Jack) McDonald
Killabban, Maganey, Kildare, R93 X295/Maganey, Laois
Died peacefully surrounded by his loving family. Predeceased by his loving wife Ann, brother Addie, sisters Noeleen and Mary Claire. Deeply regretted by his son John, daughters Ann, Rosemary, Angela and Emer, daughter-in-law Gràinne, sons-in-law Dermot and Greg, grandchildren Patrick, Ann, Greg, Tommy, Jack, Aoife, Mark and John, brothers Tom, Martin, Jim, sisters Bridie and Nancy, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Reposing at his home Killabban, Maganey, Co. Laois R93X295 on Wednesday at 12 noon concluding with Rosary at 8pm. Funeral mass on Thursday at 12 noon in St. Abban’s Church, Killeen R93HK58. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Michael F. Condren
Slatt Lawn, The Swan, Via Athy, Laois/Athy, Kildare
Beloved husband of Marian and devoted father of Bernard, John, and Katie. He will be sorely missed by his wife, his children, his son-in law Philip and daughter-in-law Philippa, his grandchildren Harry and Abigail, cousins and extended family, friends and neighbours.
Reposing at his home on Wednesday. House strictly private please. Removal to St Mary’s Church, Wolfhill, arriving at 7.30pm on Wednesday 11th. Funeral Mass at 11am on Thursday 12th; burial afterwards in the family plot at Clogh Cemetery, Co. Kilkenny. Family flowers only; donations if desired to the Irish Heart Foundation: https://irishheart.ie/ways-to-give/
James (Jimmy) Kenny
Stillorgan, Dublin/Portarlington, Laois
KENNY James (Jimmy)(Stillorgan, Co. Dublin and formerly Portarlington, Co. Laois) January 9, 2023. Peacefully, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Beloved husband of Marion and loving father of Philip, Julie (Neale) and Lynn (Meagher). Sadly missed by his wife, son, daughters, sons-in-law Paul and Oisín, daughter-in-law Carolanne, his beloved grandchildren Andrew, Isabel, Rachel, Reuben, Joshua and Oscar, extended family, relatives and friends.
Funeral Service at 12.00 noon on Thursday, January 12th in St. Brigid’s Church, Stillorgan followed by cremation in Mount Jerome, Harold’s Cross, Dublin 6W. Family flowers only please. Donations online to the Irish Cancer Society at www.cancer.ie