Below are the recent local deaths.
May they rest in peace.
Kilbreedy, Rathdowney, Laois
Joseph Bergin, Chicago, USA and formerly Kilbreedy, Rathdowney, Co. Laois. February 26th 2023. Predeceased by his parents Matthew and Bridget and his brothers Paddy, Billy, Tommy, Matthew and sister Theresa. Devoted husband of Ann “Nancy” Delaney (Coolagh, Clonaslee). Loving father of Dee (Flaherty), Matthew, John, Joseph and Annie (Dwyer), sons and daughters-in-law, cherished grandfather and great-grandfather, brothers Peter, and sisters Mary and Anna, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.
Funeral Mass and burial will take place on Friday at the Visitation Church, Elmhurst, Chicago.
Memorial Mass will be held in St. Canice’s Church, Clough on Monday, 6th March, at 7.30pm.
Tollerton House, Ballickmoyler, Laois
1st March, 2023, in the tender care of the management and staff of Hillview Nursing Home, Carlow; predeceased by his wife Sheila (2014). Joseph will be sadly missed by his sons Thomas and Andrew, daughter Fionnula, son-in-law Ken, grandchildren Luke and Eve, sister Una Brennan, extended family, neighbours and friends.
Reposing at McGuill’s Funeral Home, Bennekerry (Eircode: R93 E5N7) on Thursday, 2nd March from 4.30p.m. concluding with Prayers at 8.30p.m. Funeral Mass on Saturday, 4th March at 11.00a.m. in The Church of the Sacred Heart, Arles, Co. Laois, followed by burial in adjoining cemetery.
Joseph’s Funeral Mass on Saturday at 11.00a.m. can be viewed on the following link: https://arlesparish.ie/webcam/
Knockmay Rd., Portlaoise, Laois, R32 KXH2
Regan Pat, Tea Lane, Old Knockmay Rd. (R32KXH2) Portlaoise and formerly Summerhill Lane, 28th February 2023, peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family. After a long illness, borne with dignity and patience. Dearly loved husband of Bernie and loving father to Bryan and his partner Samantha. Cherished grandfather to Charlie and Arthur. Deeply regretted by his loving uncle Peter and aunt Francis Kelly, his cousins, neighbours and friends, also his colleagues, customers and friends in Irish Dairy Services.
Reposing at his residence from 3 pm on Thursday with rosary at 8 pm. Removal on Friday morning to arrive at SS Peter and Paul’s Church for 12 noon Mass. Interment will follow in SS Peter and Paul’s Cemetery, Portlaoise.
Ballagh, Errill, Laois
Mary Flanagan, Ballagh and formerly Castlefleming, Errill, Co. Laois. Tuesday February 28th 2023. Peacefully at her home. Deeply regretted by her husband John, daughters Fiona and Catherine, sons-in-law Jason and John, nephews, nieces, sisters-in-law, neighbours, relatives and friends.
Funeral Mass on Friday at 11 o’clock in The Church of Our Lady, Queen of The Universe, Errill followed by burial in St. Kieran’s Cemetery Errill. You can express your condolences on the condolence page below.
Johnstown Glebe, Rathdowney, Laois
Gabriel Brophy, Johnstown Glebe, Rathdowney, Co. Laois. February 26th 2023. Suddenly and peacefully at home. Predeceased by his Mam and Dad and his brothers John and Anthony. Sadly missed by his fiancée Veronica and her son Johnaton, brother Ted and his partner Maise, brother Declan and his wife Mary,His sisters, Sr. Phyllis, Elsie and her husband Billy, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Reposing at O’Sullivan’s Funeral Home on Wednesday evening from 6 o’clock to 8 o’clock. Funeral Mass on Thursday at 11 o’clock in The Church of The Holy Trinity, Rathdowney (www.parishwebsites.ie/rathdowney) followed by burial in Rathdowney local cemetery.
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.
Reposing at his residence from 4.00pm to 8.00pm on Thursday and Friday evenings with Rosary both evenings at 8.00pm. Removal from his residence on Saturday morning to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Ballacolla for Requiem Mass at 12.00 noon. Burial immediately afterwards in St Fergal’s cemetery, Ballacolla. The Funeral mass will be streamed live on the following link https://www.youtube.com/c/AllisonRitchieChurchSinger.
SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, March 1, 2023