There was deep sadness in Portlaoise over the February Bank Holiday weekend as a young mother was laid to rest.
Amy Dunphy, from Marian Ave in Portlaoise, died unexpectantly at home on Thursday February 2.
She was predeceased by her infant child Jamie and partner TJ.
Amy is deeply regretted by her son Brody, her heartbroken parents Anthony and Sharon, her sister Gemma, brother in law Gary, niece Ava, nephew Noah, grandmother Teresa, aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and wide circle of friends.
Amy was a member of Portlaoise Musical Society, appearing in various shows over the years.
Her mam Sharon was their chairperson for many years and the group formed a guard of honour at Amy’s funeral.
They also paid a heartfelt tribute to Amy on their Facebook page.
They said: “Portlaoise Musical Society is heartbroken to have learned of the unexpected death of Amy Dunphy.
“Amy has been onstage with the society for numerous shows, beginning at a young age with ‘Oliver’ and ‘Fiddler on the Roof’.
“Her most recent and final show with us was ‘Titanic’ in 2018.
“Her Mam Sharon, who was our Chairperson for many years, Sister Gemma and Aunt Zeta have been stalwarts of the society since its outset.
“We send our deepest condolences to Sharon, Anthony, Gemma, Amy’s Son Brody and all the Dunphy and O’Reilly families.”
Amy was laid to rest on Monday in St Peter and Paul’s Cemetery in Portlaoise.
May she Rest in Peace.