Below are the recent local deaths.
May they rest in peace.
Joseph (Joe) Connolly
Esker (R32VH26), Ballyfin, Laois
Joseph (Joe) Connolly, Esker, Ballyfin, Portlaoise, Co. Laois R32VH26 died Friday 3rd of March peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family.
Predeceased by his parents John & Mary & his brothers Seán & Myles and his sister Mary.
Dearly loved husband of Marie & loving father to Aisling, Barry, David, Colin & Nicola. Cherished grandfather to Thomas, Eoin, Glen, Caoímhe, Conor, Fionnán, Sophie, Muireann, Laura, Bláthnaid, Méadhbh, Pádraig & Seán. Deeply regretted by his daughter-in-laws Stacey, Eithne & Maria & son-in-law Nigel, brother Donal, sister Eileen, relatives, neighbours & friends.
Funeral Arrangements Later
Brigid (Birdie) Brennan
Chapel Lane, Barrowhouse, Athy, Kildare, R14 VY29 / Laois
Deeply regretted by her loving brothers and sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Reposing at her residence on Sunday morning (March 5th) from 11am until the conclusion of the Rosary at 5pm. Removal on Sunday evening to arrive in St. Mary’s Church, Barrowhouse for prayers at 7.30pm. Requiem Mass at 12 noon on Monday followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Derrough, Mountrath, Laois, R32 DN79
Adam Kirwan, Derrough, Mountrath, Co. Laois. On the 2nd of March 2023, unexpectedly following an accident.
Loving son of Lourda and Paul, and beloved brother to Marie. Predeceased by his aunt Brenda, sadly missed by his heartbroken parents and sister, grandparents Timmy and Mary Kirwan, Pat and Breda Hosey, aunts and uncles Colm, Bernie, Barbara, Peter, Emer, Stephen, Tadhg, Elaine, Diarmuid, Karen, Tom, Brian, Ann Marie, Barbara, Eamon, Donna, Gary, cousins Mark, Mikey, Eimee, Oisin, Jack, Ben, Lily, Fiadh, Willow, Craig, Cora, Patrick, Kate, Ava, Michael, Eóghan, Páidí and Saoirse, extended family, neighbours and a large circle of friends.
Reposing at his home (eircode R32DN79) on Saturday evening from 3.0’clock, concluding with Rosary at 9.0’clock. Removal on Sunday afternoon to St. Fintan’s Church Mountrath (eircode R32X338), for Requiem Mass at 2.0’clock, followed by Burial in St. Fintan’s Cemetery Mountrath.
Adam’s Requiem Mass will be live streamed on www.mountrathparish.ie
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/
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 – Thursday, March 2, 2023