Below are the recent local deaths.
May they rest in peace.
Ballycorman, Ballylinan, Laois/Athy, Kildare
Peacefully, in the loving care of the nurses and staff of The Midlands Regional Hospital, Portlaoise. Predeceased by his sister Eileen. Deeply regretted by his loving brothers Martin and Seán, sisters Peggy and Marie, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Reposing at Rigney’s Funeral Home, Athy on Saturday evening (February 11th) from 6pm until 8pm. Removal at 11am on Sunday morning to arrive at St. Anne’s Church, Ballylinan for Requiem Mass at 11.30am. Burial afterwards in St. Anne’s Cemetery, Ballylinan.
Killone, The Heath, Stradbally, Laois, R32 E5N8
The death has taken place of Seamús Holland, Killone, The Heath, Stradbally, Co. Laois. (R32E5N8). Peacefully on the 8th February, surrounded by his loving family.
Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his loving wife, Siobhan, daughter, Gillian, sons, Kevin and Leon, granddaughter Heidi, grandson Reuben, daughter-in-law Laura, son-in-law Tom, sisters, brothers sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Seamús will repose at his original home on Friday 10th February from 3pm to 6pm. Recital of the Rosary at 8pm for family and close friends. Removal on Saturday 11th February to the Church of the Assumption, The Heath for 12 noon, Requiem Mass and afterwards Seamus will be laid to Rest in the adjoining cemetery.
Wolfe Tone Street, Mountmellick, Laois
Died, peacefully, in the care of St Vincent’s Community Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Past employee of Bord na Móna. Predeceased by his daughter-in-law Michelle (Nee Deegan), his granddaughter Sarah and son-in law Anthony Foran. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Josie (Nee Batley), his sons Tim, Paul, Michael and Laurence, his daughters Mary, Geraldine, Liz and Caroline, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, sister-in-law, brothers-in-law, relatives and many friends.
Reposing in his home on Friday from 5pm with recital of the rosary at 7pm. Removal on Saturday at 12.20pm to St Joseph’s Church, Mountmellick arriving for 1pm Requiem Mass. Burial afterwards in St Joseph’s Cemetery. House private on Saturday please.
The Mass will be live streamed on www.mountmellickparish.ie
Denis (Hector) Phelan
St. Brigids Place, Portlaoise, Laois
Denis (Hector) Phelan,St. Brigids Place, Portlaoise, Co. Laois. February 7th. 2023 (suddenly) at his home.
Predeceased by his father Thomas (Tom) and brother Oliver. Deeply regretted and will be sadly missed by his heartbroken mother Kit (nee Guilfoyle), sister Hilda (Kavanagh) his brother in law and dear friend Richard, nephews Liam, Kurt and Luke, nieces Megan, Bonnie, Laoise, Annie, Scarlett and Holly, aunts, uncles, cousin and best friend Ollie Phelan and girlfriend Caroline, extended family, relatives, neighbours and his wide circle of friends.
Reposing at Keegans Funeral Home, Portlaoise this Friday evening (Feb. 10th.) from 6.30 o’c with rosary at 8 o’c. Removal on Saturday morning arriving at SS Peter & Paul’s Church, Portlaoise for Funeral Mass at 12 noon. with interment afterwards in SS Peter & Paul’s Cemetery, Portlaoise.
Denis’s Funeral Mass will be live streamed on this link: https://www.portlaoiseparish.ie/webcam/
Family Flowers only. Donations, if desired, to: https://irishheart.ie/ways-to-give/
Evelyn Martin (née Mortimer)
St. Fergal’s Park, Ballacolla, Laois
Peacefully at her residence surrounded by her loving family after an illness bravely borne. Predeceased by her parents Bridget & Festy and her brother Michael. Deeply regretted by her loving husband and best friend Jerry, daughters Julie, Claire, Donna & Elaine, her son Paul, daughter in law Stephanie, sons in law Martin & Glyn, grandchildren Chloe, Jack, Seán, Ella, Caleb, Laoise, Saoirse, Éabha, Charlie and Anna, great-grandchildren Frankie & Culainn, Sisters Ann & Bridget, brothers Feichin, Johnny, George, Martin & Philip, brothers in law, sisters in law, nieces, nephews, relatives and a huge circle of friends.
Reposing at her residence in St. Fergal’s Park, Ballacolla (R32 RX80) on Thursday evening from 4.00pm with Rosary at 8.00pm. Removal from her residence on Friday morning for Requiem mass at 12.00noon in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Ballacolla, followed by burial in St. Fergal’s Cemetery. House private on Friday morning, family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to Laois Hospice. The Funeral mass will be streamed live on the following link https://www.youtube.com/c/AllisonRitchieChurchSinger.
Vanda Rafter (née Szwaglis)
Glenside, Portlaoise, Laois
Rafter Vanda. “Ardville” Glenside. Abbeyleix rd. Portlaoise. February 7th 2023 Unexpectedly at the Midlands Regional Hosp. Portlaoise. Predeceased by her darling husband David. Also her mother Esther and father in law Martin.
Deeply regretted by her adoring children Stefan and Amy. Stefan’s partner Jennifer. Her loving father Les. Sisters Philomena, and Rita. Her brothers Les(Jnr), and Clive. Her much loved nieces and nephews, Grandnieces and Grandnephews, Cousins and her aunts Vanda and Christine. And her dear sister in law and friend Martina. Vanda will be dearly missed by her heartbroken mother in law Betty Rafter.
Her sisters in law and brothers in law. Her neighbours, work colleagues and a large circle of friends. May she rest in peace. Reposing at Keegans funeral home on Thursday from 6.30 pm with rosary at 8 pm. Removal on Friday to SS Peter and Pauls church for 12 noon Requiem mass. Interment afterwards in SS Peter and Pauls cemetery Portlaoise
Mary McCarthy (née Comerford)
Ballsbridge, Dublin/Portlaoise, Laois
McCarthy, Mary (née Comerford) (Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 and formerly of Portlaoise), February 6th, 2023, peacefully in the wonderful care of the Mater Private Hospital and Professor Denise Sadlier, beloved wife of the late Dr. Donal and loving mother of Geraldine, Donal and Elaine. Deeply regretted by her loving family, sons-in-law Dermot and David, daughter-in-law Barbara, her treasured grandchildren, Maeve, Grace, Dermot, Maya, Donal and Patrick, great-grandchildren, Finn and Zoe and their father James, Grace’s fiancé Philip and extended family and friends.
Reposing at Fanagans Funeral Home, Dundrum on Thursday (9th February) from 5pm to 7pm. Requiem Mass on Friday (February 10th) at 11am in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Donnybrook which may be viewed on the following link, https://donnybrookparish.ie/webcam/, followed by cremation at Mount Jerome Crematorium, Harold’s Cross.