Below are the recent local deaths.
May they rest in peace.
Farren Cross, Ballacolla, Laois
Tragically in Taumarunui, New Zealand. Predeceased by his beloved Nanny Ev and Granddad Tommy. Sorely missed by his heartbroken family, parents Tom and Julie and sister Ella, Granny Mary, Granddad Jerry, Godparents Ger and Claire, Godson Charlie, aunts Donna, Elaine, Nicola, Emma, Liz, Stephanie and Natascha, uncles Paul, James, Martin, Glynn, Eddie and Barry, cousins Jack, Chloe, Lorna, Oran, Chloe, Kizzie, Cian, Rachel, Caleb, Laoise, Arran. Roisin, Aoibhinn, Eabha, Saoirse, Frankie, Charlie, Anna, Culainn, Kayla and Taylor and a wide circle of relatives and friends.
Provisional arrangements are that he will repose at his residence on Thursday and Friday evening with Funeral Mass on Saturday. This will be confirmed on Wednesday with the appropriate times. Seán’s family have requested that the house remain private from Monday to Wednesday please. Thank you for your understanding at this time.
Colette Delaney (née Metcalfe)
Abbeyleix Road, Portlaoise, Laois
Colette Delaney (née Metcalfe) Abbeyleix Road, Portlaoise passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at the Beacon Hospital, Dublin. Predeceased by her mother Josephine and her father John Metcalfe. Loving wife to Denis. Cherished mother to Joanne, John, Tony, Brian and Caroline. Sister to William.
Deeply regretted by her loving family and her adored grandchildren David, Daniel, Shane, Alex, Emma and Rebecca, her daughters-in-law Andrea, Siobhan and Liz and her sons-in-law Shane and Hugh. Sadly missed by her relatives and friends.
Removal from her residence on Tuesday morning to arrive at St Peter & Paul’s Church, Portlaoise for 12noon Requiem Mass.
A private cremation will take place on a later date. House strictly private please.
Cluain Orga and formerly of Main Street, Cashel, Tipperary/Clonaslee, Laois
Flynn, Cluain Orga and formerly of Main Street, Cashel, Co. Tipperary and Clonaslee, Co. Laois. February 26th 2023, peacefully at St. Teresa’s Nursing home, Cashel.
Pat, beloved brother of the late Bill and Tom. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Carmel (nee Burke), son Tommy, daughter Caitriona Creed, son-in-law Joe, daughter-in-law Stephanie, grandchildren Sarah, Darragh, Cillian, Lucy and Emily, sisters Ann Flynn, Esther Conway, Kit Flynn and Sarah Ellis, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Reposing at Devitt’s Funeral Home this Tuesday evening from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. Requiem Mass on Wednesday in St. John the Baptist Church, Cashel at 2.30pm and can be viewed on https://churchcamlive.ie/cashel-parish-stream/ followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Mary Meredith Bayley (née Townsend)
Forest View, Southfield, Ballintubbert, Athy, Kildare, R14 WP64/Laois
Mary Meredith Bayley (nee Townsend) passed, peacefully, on Friday, 24th February, surrounded by her family. Predeceased by her loving husbands Joseph Meredith and Griffith Bayley, deeply missed by her children Derek, Kenneth, Lorraine, Jackie and Alan, sons-in-law Garvan and Kieran, partners Mary and Dency, grandchildren, great -grandchildren, the Bayley family, her sisters, brother, extended family, neighbours and friends.
Reposing at her home R14 WP64 on Monday 27th from 3pm, concluding with prayers at 7pm. Funeral Mass on Tuesday 28th at 11am in St. Michael’s Parish Church, Athy. Burial afterwards in Ballintubbert Cemetery R14 H027.The Funeral Mass will be live streamed and can be viewed by clicking on the following link Athy Parish Webcam.
Tony (Soupy) Farrell
3 Oakley Park, Graiguecullen, Carlow/Graiguecullen, Laois
The death has taken place of Tony (Soupy) Farrell, 3 Oakley Park, Graiguecullen, Co Laois, on February 25th, peacefully in the presence of his devoted daughters Karen and Ashleigh.
Predeceased by his grandson Craig Kehoe, his parents John and Sarah, his brother Paddy and his nephew John Farrell.
Sadly missed by his heartbroken daughters, grandchildren Ricky, Elly, Mikey, Cody and Tamzynn and their granny Liz.
Sisters Mary-Jo and Betty, brothers Maurice and John-Joe, son-in-law Ivan and Karen’s partner John, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, his nieces, nephews, his many good friends and his kind neighbours in Oakley Park.
Reposing at his home, 3 Oakley Park, Graiguecullen (Eircode R93 H9R6) on Sunday, February 26th, from 2pm, with Prayers at 7pm.
Removal on Monday at 1.15pm to St Clare’s Church, Graiguecullen, (via Chapel St.) arriving for Funeral Mass at 2pm. Funeral afterwards to St Mary’s Cemetery for burial.
Tony’s Funeral Mass can be viewed on St Clare’s Church, Graiguecullen, online streaming service
Laurel Court, Dublin Rd, Portlaoise, Laois
Tom Walshe . Laurel Court, Dublin Rd Portlaoise February 24th 2023 Peacefully surrounded by his loving family at the Beacon Hospital . Predeceased by his loving wife Moira and infant son John. Dearly loved father to Shane, Caroline and Aoife. Cherished grandfather to Quiva Sarah, Cillian, Ella-Rose, Daniel, Sophie, Danielle, Cathal and Archie. Deeply regretted by his daughter in law Niamh and son in law Donal. Sister Maureen. Brothers John, Jim, Dinny and Pat. Brother in law, sisters in law. Nephews, nieces. Great neighbours and many friends.
Reposing at Keegan’s Funeral home on Sunday from 6.30 pm, with rosary at 8 pm Funeral arriving at SS Peter and Pauls Church on Monday for 2 pm requiem mass. https://www.portlaoiseparish.ie/webcam/ Funeral will follow afterwards to Knockaroo Cemetery Borris in Ossory. Please observe Covid precautions.
Rathevan Heights, Portlaoise, Laois
Natalia Pilch. Rathevan Heights. Portlaoise. Co. Laois. Feb 23rd 2023 after an illness borne with dignity and courage. Dearly loved and cherished mother to Michal Marczeski. Loving daughter to Ewa and Ryszard Pilch. Sister to Karolina. And aunt to Kacper. Natalia will be sadly missed by her best friend Anna.
Reposing at Keegans Funeral Home on Sunday from 4 pm till 5 pm. Removal on Monday to arrive at SS Peter and Paul’s Church for 12 noon requiem mass. https://www.portlaoiseparish.ie/webcam/.
SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Monday, February 27, 2023