Below are the recent local deaths.
May they rest in peace.
Marion Meagher (née Mahon)
Ballybuggy, Rathdowney, Laois
Meagher (nee Mahon) Marion, Ballybuggy, Rathdowney, Co. Laois. April 30th 2023. Peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving and devoted family. Predeceased by her daughter Anne and her brother John. Deeply regretted by her loving husband Nicholas and her children Nick, Felicity, Graham, Douglas, Greg and Jane. Also by her daughters-in-law Sue, Angela, Margaret and Fiona, sons-in-law Jim, Chris and Neil, her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers and sisters-in-law and her many neighbours and friends.
Reposing at her home on Monday evening (1st May) from 6pm with prayers at 8pm. Funeral Mass on Tuesday at 12pm in The Church of The Holy Trinity, Rathdowney, Co. Laois (www.parishwebsites.ie/rathdowney) followed by interment in Bealady Cemetery. House Private on Tuesday morning.
No flowers by request, family flowers only, donations can be made to Cuisle Centre, Portlaoise.
There will be no 10 o’clock mass on Tuesday morning.
Old Forge Crescent, Mountrath, Laois
Mary Hill, 30 Old Forge Crescent, Mountrath, Co. Laois. Died 27th April 2023, suddenly at her home. Predeceased by her daughter Majella, and her parents Tommy and Annie.
Sadly missed by her children Aaron, Lydia and Ryan, her grandchildren Llyana and Harriet, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces, friends, neighbours and her beloved pet friend Freddie.
Reposing at Burke’s Funeral Home Mountrath on Sunday evening (30th April) from 7 o’clock, concluding with a celebration of Mary’s life at 8 o’clock. Removal on Monday morning from the funeral home at 11 o’clock, for a private cremation.
Seán (John) Fallon
Lea Road, Portarlington, Laois/Athlone, Roscommon
Formerly of Cornafulla, Athlone County Roscommon. Peacefully at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Predeceased by his parents John and Mary, brother Pat and nephew Damian.
Deeply regretted by his loving wife Mary, daughter Éilis, sons Ciarán and Cathal, daughter-in-law Kayleigh, adoring grandchildren Teagan, Senach and Liadán, brother Tommy, sisters Sr Joseph, Josephine, Rose, Brigid and Teresa, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and a large circle of friends.
Reposing at Maher’s Chapel of Rest Portarlington (eircode R32 X5XV) on Sunday evening from 3pm with Removal at 6:15pm arriving St John’s Church Killenard Portarlington (eircode R32 VW77) at 7pm. Requiem Mass on Monday afternoon at 2pm. Interment afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.
Family flowers only, please. Donations, if desired, to The Irish Cancer Society.
Mary Langford (née Travers)
Emo, Laois/Dromahair, Leitrim
Mary Langford (nee Travers) Emo Village, Portlaoise and formerly of Dromahair, Co. Leitrim. Predeceased by her loving husband Frank and dear son Francis and dear grandson Darren and loving daughter-in-law Betty.
Sadly missed by her loving sons and daughters Michael, Margaret, Bernie, John, Brian, Colette, Patrick and her sons-in-law Johnny, Jimmy and Rod, daughters-in-law Marie, Margaret, Carmella, Treasa, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchild, neighbours, relatives and many friends.
Public Repose in her home on Saturday from 8pm until 10pm. Public Repose on Sunday from 5pm. Recital of The Rosary at 8pm. Removal from her home on Monday morning arriving to St. Paul’s Church, Emo for Requiem Mass at 12 noon. Burial after in the New Cemetery Emo.
House Private on Monday morning.
Margaret Boland (née Connell)
Cork Road, Stradbally, Laois/Kildare
The death has occurred of Margaret Boland (née Connell), Cork Road, Stradbally, Laois formerly Harristown, Nurney, Co. Kildare. Margaret passed away peacefully at the Midlands Regional Hospital, Portlaoise in the presence of her family.
Pre-deceased by her husband Peter (P), grandson David, siblings Anne, Kathleen, Agnes, James and son-in-law Gus. Much loved mother of Mary, Thomas, Anne, Terry, Peter, Pat, Eugene and her sisters Mary and Lizzy. Sadly, missed by her loving in-laws, Peter, Peggy, Michael, Lily, Anne and Mag, 15 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, extended family, wonderful neighbours and many friends.
Margaret will be reposing at the Buggie/Scotland family home, Corrig (eircode R32H295) on Friday at 2pm with Rosary at 8pm. Removal on Saturday morning to the Church of the Sacred Heart, Stradbally, for 11am Funeral Mass, followed by interment in St. Brigid’s Cemetery, Nurney, Co. Kildare.
Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society.
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Bowe
Daly Terrace, Rathdowney, Laois
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Bowe, 30 Daly Terrace, Rathdowney, Co. Laois, 26th April 2023. Predeceased by her parents, brothers and sisters. Peacefully at her home, surrounded by her sister Nancy, her brothers Peter and Paddy, sisters Katsy, Teresa and Maggie. Sadly missed by her brothers, sisters, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Reposing at her residence tomorrow, Thursday evening, from 6pm to 9pm, with rosary at 8pm. Funeral will leave the house at 10.30am Friday morning for Requiem Mass at 11am in The Church of The Holy Trinity, Rathdowney and burial in Rathdowney local cemetery.
Tony (Anthony) Whelan
Baldoyle, Dublin/Clonaslee, Laois
WHELAN,Tony (Anthony) (late of Baldoyle, Dublin 13 and Clonaslee, Co. Laois) – 25th April 2023 (peacefully) in the wonderful care of the staff at Highfield Nursing Home surrounded by his family. Predeceased by his parents Henry and Christina, brothers Henry and PJ and his son-in-law Ger. Loving husband of Mary and much-loved dad of Anne, Susan, Brian and Carmel; will be very sadly missed by his wife and children, sons-in-law Damian and Níall, daughters-in-law Melissa and Beatrice, grandchildren Emer, Ciara, Daniel and Fiach, sister Catherine, nieces, nephews, all in-laws, extended family, friends and neighbours.
Reposing at his home on Friday afternoon, 28th April, from 4pm to 8pm. Removal on Saturday morning to St. Peter and Paul’s Church, Baldoyle for Funeral Mass at 11am followed by burial in St. Fintan’s Cemetery, Sutton.
For those who are unable to attend the Funeral Mass it will be streamed live via the following link: https://churchmedia.tv/camera/st-peter-st-paul
Tony’s family would like to give a special thanks to The Alzheimer Society of Ireland for all of their support.
SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Sunday, April 30, 2023