Below are the recent local deaths.
May they rest in peace.
Francis (Jack) Mullen
Ballymaddock, Stradbally, Laois, R32 N281
Francis passed away unexpectedly but peacefully at his residence in Glongowen, Co. Kilkenny. Sadly missed by his heart broken parents Karl and Fiona. Dearly missed by his loving brothers and sisters, Shaun, Rebecca, Abigail, Robyn, Jorja, Tadgh, Poppy, Fíonn and Reaghen, his much loved partner Jessica and her daughter Holly, his nieces and nephews Aida, Cuan, Amara and Tobias, extended family, neighbours and friends.
Reposing at his home in Ballymaddock R32N281 from 3pm on Thursday with recital of the Rosary at 8pm Thursday evening. Removal on Friday by Whelehan Funeral Director’s at 11.15am to arrive at the Sacred Heart Church Stradbally for 12 noon Requiem mass. Interment to follow in Oakvale cemetery. House private on Friday morning please.
Margaret ( Peggy) Brennan (née Ives)
7 Church Avenue, Stradbally, Laois
Peggy passed away peacefully in her 93rd year in the Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise.
Predeceased by her husband Micky and her daughter Rose Mary. Sadly missed by her sons and daughters, Michael, Elizabeth, Martin, Tommy, Marie and Patrick, daughters in law, sons in law, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, neighbours and a large circle of friends.
Reposing at her son Martin and daughter in law Mary’s residence R32H2X9 Ashtrees, Stradbally, from 4pm on Tuesday with recital of the Rosary at 8pm on Tuesday and Wednesday evening. Removal by Whelehan Funeral Directors on Thursday morning at 10.30am to arrive at the Sacred Heart Church Stradbally for 11am Requiem Mass. Interment will follow in Oakvale Cemetery. House private on Thursday morning, please. The Brennan family would like to thank you for your support during this sensitive and difficult time.
Peamount and formerly Lea, Portarlington, Laois
Peacefully. Predeceased by his parents Patrick and Teresa and brother Kevin. Beloved brother of Hugh, Noel, Michael, Mary, Bernadette and Teresa and loving uncle of Fiona, Nicola and Brian and dear brother-in-law of Mae. Sadly missed by his loving family, relatives, staff and fellow residents of Peamount.
Reposing at Peamount Hospital Chapel on Monday evening from 6pm until 8pm and on Tuesday morning from 9am until 2pm. Reposing at his brother Michael’s residence Lea, Portarlington (eircode R32 Y2H9) on Tuesday evening from 5pm with Rosary at 8pm. Removal on Wednesday morning at 11:15am arriving St Michael’s Church Portarlington for Requiem Mass at 12 noon. Funeral afterwards to St Michael’s Cemetery Portarlington.
Patrick’s Requiem Mass will be streamed live on: https://www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/st-michaels-church-portarlington
New Road, Portlaoise, Laois
Peacefully, at her home, in the presence of her loving family. Pre-deceased by her parents Edward and Anne, her brother Johnny and her sister Mary Whyte. Sadly missed by her sisters Bernie Cahill, Bridie Maher, Josie Walsh, Eily Ardren, brothers in law, sister in law, nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives and friends.
Funeral procession will be leaving her home on the New Road, Portlaoise, at 6pm on Tuesday to arrive at St. Peter & Paul’s Church for 6.30pm. Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 12 noon in St. Peter & Paul’s Church, Portlaoise, followed by interment in St.Peter & Paul’s Cemetery.
Funeral mass may be viewed on https://www.portlaoiseparish.ie/webcam/
Mark Anthony Whelan
Pound Street, Rathdowney, Laois
Mark Anthony Whelan, Pound Street, Rathdowney, Co. Laois, January 15th 2023. Peacefully, in the tender care of the nurses and staff of Villa Marie Nursing Home, Roscrea. Predeceased by his mother Hanora and his father Daniel, brothers Dan and Bill, sisters Mary, Kitty and Anna.
Reposing at O’Sullivan’s Funeral Home, Rathdowney R32 NY24, on Wednesday evening from 6 o’clock with prayers at 7 o’clock. Funeral Mass on Thursday in The Church of The Holy Trinity, Rathdowney (https://parishwebsites.ie/rathdowney/) at 11am followed by interment in Bealady Cemetery.
Clare Broe (née Scully)
Naas, Kildare / Portlaoise, Laois
Broe (nee Scully) (Naas and formerly of Portlaoise) – Jan 14, 2023, (peacefully), at Parke House Nursing Home, Kilcock, Clare, beloved wife of the late Eddie and dear mother of Teresa, Barry, Ciara and Rita; Sadly missed by her loving son, daughters, brothers Louis and Joe, sisters Agnes, Bernie and Gabrielle, sons-in-law Jim, Magnus and John, daughter-in-law Olga, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, grandchildren Patrick, David, Christopher and Andy, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.
Reposing on Tuesday from 5pm to 7pm with Prayers at 6pm at Murphy Brothers Funeral Home, Church Lane, Naas. Removal on Wednesday to the Church of Our Lady and St. David, Naas arriving for 10am Mass. Funeral immediately afterwards to St. Corban’s Cemetery. Enquiries to Murphy Brothers Funeral Directors, Church Lane, Naas Ph: 045 897397.
The Funeral Mass can be viewed by clicking on the following link: https://www.naasparish.ie/our-parish/naas-webcam/
Joseph Vincent (Joe) Foley
Rock Road, Mallow, Cork / Portlaoise, Laois
The death has taken place of Joseph Vincent (Joe) Foley, Rock Road, Mallow and formerly of Portlaoise, who passed away peacefully on January 15th 2023, in the presence of his family at Mallow General Hospital. Predeceased by his brothers Fr. Frank O.S.B. and David, sisters Kathleen (Solon), Alice (Holt) and Peggy (Brennan). Deeply mourned and sadly missed by his loving family, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Lying in repose at O’Connell’s Funeral Home, St. James’ Avenue, Mallow on Monday (January 16th) from 7pm to 8pm followed by Removal to St. Mary’s Church.
Requiem Mass on Tuesday (January 17th) at 2pm which may be viewed on www.churchservices.tv/mallow .
Funeral afterwards to St. Gobnait’s Cemetery, Mallow.
Joe’s family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the Doctors, Nurses and Staff of Mallow General Hospital for the wonderful care he received: www.oconnellfuneralsmallow.ie
Kirwan Park, Mountmellick, Laois
Peacefully at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Predeceased by his stepson Barry Kelly. Deeply regretted by his loving partner Nuala, son Kevin, daughter Shannon, stepchildren Dawn, Jason and David, son-in-law Joe, daughter-in-law Peggy, Gina, Helena and Garry, grandchildren Evan, Kayleigh, Lola, Madison, Rhys, Hayley, Myles, Dom and Maya, brothers, sisters, extended family, neighbours and friends.
Reposing at his residence (eircode R32 XF84) on Sunday and Monday evening from 4pm with Rosary on both evenings at 8pm. Removal on Tuesday morning at 10:20am arriving St Joseph’s Church Mountmellick for Requiem Mass at 11am. Funeral afterwards to St Joseph’s Cemetery.
Kevin’s Requiem Mass will be streamed live on: http://www.mountmellickparish.ie/
Family Flowers Only Please. Donations If Desired To Laois /Offaly Palliative Care Services. Donation Box at his residence and in the Church.
Tinnahinch, Clonaslee, Laois
Martin Dunne Tinnahinch, Clonaslee, Co. Laois, died 14th of January 2023, peacefully, in his home surrounded by his loving family. Past employee of Standex, Mountmellick.
Predeceased by his parents John and Mary Dunne Augha, Tinnahinch, Clonaslee. Sadly missed by his loving partner Marian Murphy, his brother Ger, sisters Mary, Alice, Brighid (Bridgie), Angela (Angie), nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, relatives and many friends.
Reposing in Moloney’s Funeral Home Mountmellick on Monday from 5pm with recital of the Rosary at 7.30pm.
Removal on Tuesday morning from his home to St Manman’s Church, Clonaslee, arriving for 12 noon Requiem Mass. Burial afterwards in St Manman’s Cemetery.
House private please.
SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Monday, January 16, 2023