Below are the recent local deaths.
May they rest in peace.
James (Jim) Kerwin
Killeaney, Kilbricken, Mountrath, Laois
James (Jim) Kerwin, Killeaney, Kilbricken, & Caoch O’ Leary’s, Ballacolla, Co. Laois. Died 6th February 2023, (peacefully) at the Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise, surrounded by his beloved family.
He is predeceased by his parents William and Mary-Anne, sister Mary, recently deceased brother Murt and infant sister Sheila.
Sadly missed by his sister Kathleen, brothers Billy, Pad, Tom, Charlie, sisters-in-law Ann and Agnes, beloved nieces, nephews, extended family, neighbours and friends.
Reposing at his brother Tom’s house (eircode R32E2D8) on Tuesday evening from 3.0’clock, with Rosary at 7.30 p.m. Removal on Wednesday afternoon to St. Brigid’s Church Shanahoe (eircode R32AH90), for Requiem Mass at 2.0’clock, followed by Burial in the adjoining Cemetery. Jim’s Requiem Mass will be streamed live on the following link https://www.youtube.com/c/AllisonRitchieChurchSinger.
Nora Fitzpatrick (née Larkin)
Coolderry, Ballacolla, Laois
Peacefully at her residence in the care of her loving family. Predeceased by her husband Paddy, brother Sean, sisters Peg, Maureen and Olive, and good friend Sean.
Deeply regretted by her sons John, Eamonn and Padhraig, daughters Marion (Keegan) and Fiona (Deegan), grandchildren Jamie, Amy, Megan, Leah, Aisling, Cormac, Evan, Mark and Dara, daughters-in-law Irene and Roslyn, sons-in-law Matthew and Martin, sisters Shiela and Bess, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, neighbours, relatives and friends.
Reposing at her residence from 4pm. to 8pm. on Tuesday. Removal on Wednesday to The Church Of The Immaculate Conception, Ballacolla for 2pm. Requiem Mass. Interment afterwards in St. Fergal’s Cemetery, Ballacolla.
The Mass can be viewed on Go Live Stream Facebook Page.
Ringstown, Mountrath, Laois, R32 D2Y5
Died unexpectedly Feb 5th 2023. Predeceased by his adored son Anto, parents Michael and Elizabeth, brothers Mick and Jim. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Dolores, his children Elizabeth, Paul, Lourda, Kevin and Yvonne, sons-in-law, Sean, Dave and Andrew, daughter-in-law Francine.
Sadly missed by his beloved grandchildren Ben, Tara, Mia, Tom, Eve, Ronan, Ellis and Ethan. Brothers Paddy, Joe, Lazzie, and Thomas. Sisters Mary (Furey), Anne (Cuddy), Lilly (Cuddy) and Margaret (O’Brien). Brothers-in-Law, sisters-in-law, neighbours, relatives and many friends.
Reposing in his home (R32D2Y5) on Tuesday from 3pm. Recital of The Rosary at 8 pm. Removal on Wednesday morning at 10:15 to St. Fintan’s Church Mountrath for Requiem Mass at 11am. Burial after in St. Fintan’s Cemetery.
Anthony’s funeral mass can be lived streamed www.mountrathparish
Upper Newcastle, Galway City, Galway/Ballybrittas, Laois
Tom passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family in the care of Brampton Care Home, Oranmore on 4 February, 2023. Pre-deceased by his son Micheál and by his siblings Dick, Billy, Con, Tess and Breege.
Beloved husband of Mary and much-loved father of Seán, Liam, Siobhán, Padraic, Enda, Deirdre and the late Micheál. Deeply mourned and sadly missed by his wife, sons and daughters, brothers Mick, Fr Seán and Jim, sisters Mary and Rose, sons-in-law and daughters-in-law. Lovingly remembered by his fourteen adored grandchildren and great-grandchild who Tom was very proud of. He will be also missed by the extended Murphy and Earley family, kind neighbours and many friends.
Reposing at the O’Flaherty Funeral Parlour, Munster Avenue, Galway (H91V1K8) on Tuesday, 7 February, from 5.30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Arriving at Galway Cathedral on Wednesday, 8 February, in advance of Requiem Mass at 12 noon, and after Mass Tom will be laid to rest in Bohermore Cemetery.
Family flowers only. Donations, if preferred, to St Vincent de Paul.
Ballyouskill, Kilkenny/Ballyouskill, Laois
Peacefully at his residence. Husband of the late Mai. Predeceased by his sister Marie. Deeply regretted by his loving sons John & Niall, daughter in law Caroline, Niall’s partner Elaine, sisters Betty & Breda, brother Jim, brother in law, sister in law, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours & friends.
Reposing at Phelan’s Funeral Home, Durrow, from 2.00pm on Monday with Rosary at 7.00pm. Removal to the Church of the Assumption, Ballyouskill on Tuesday morning for Requiem Mass at 11.00am. Burial immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.
SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Monday, February 6, 2023