Below are the recent local deaths.
May they rest in peace.
Denis Patrick Connolly
Vesey Close, Abbeyleix, Laois / Dundalk, Louth
Formerly of Dundalk. Peacefully in the tender care of the staff of Portlaoise General Hospital. Beloved husband of Anne, and cherished father of Barry, Siobhain and Denis. Sadly missed and remembered with love by his wife, children, daughters-in-law, son-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and all of the extended Connolly family.
Removal to the Church of The Most Holy Rosary, Abbeyleix on Monday the 8th of May for 11am. Requiem Mass. Cremation will take place afterwards in Glasnevin Crematorium at 1.30pm. Flowers only. Contributions in lieu to charity.
The Mass can be viewed on https://abbeyleixparish.ie/webcam/
John Cormac Lally
Abbeyleix, Laois / Cabinteely, Dublin
The death has occurred of John Cormac Lally, Abbeyleix and formerly Cabinteely, on 4th May 2023, passed away peacefully, in the care of his loving family. Predeceased by his brother Patrick, Cormac will be sadly missed by his beloved wife Patricia, his daughters Geraldine, Anne, (McKenna), Catherine (McGowan), his sons Cormac & Richard, sons-in-law David, Anselm & Vince, daughters-in-law Eileen & Collette, his brother Dermot (Naas), sisters Kay Merry (Rathfarnham), Moira Sweeney (Bray), his grandchildren Cormac, Caitríona, Diarmuid, Fintan, Ross, Orla, Clíodhna, Eábha, Aidan, Tomás, Sadhbh, Amelia, Conor & Caoimhe and his wide circle of extended family and friends.
Reposing at his daughter’s house Ballyroan (R32 W3Y9) Friday, 5th May, 3-8pm & Saturday, 6th May, 2-5pm. Reception of remains to the Church of the Most Holy Rosary, Abbeyleix, at 6pm Saturday, 6th May, with Requiem Mass at 2pm on Sunday, 7th May, followed by burial at St. Patrick Cemetery, Abbeyleix. Family flowers only, donations received with thanks to Alzheimer’s Society and Threshold.
Kathleen (Kit) Brown (née Fitzgerald)
Garryheather, Clonaslee, Laois
Kathleen (Kit) Brown nee Fitzgerald, Kilburn London and formerly of Garryheather, Clonaslee, Co. Laois. Died on the 14th of April 2023, peacefully, surrounded by her loving family.
Predeceased by her parents James and Anne Fitzgerald, and her husband Gordon.
Kathleen will be sadly missed by her daughter Cynthia, her son Mark, son-in-law Alex, brothers Jimmy (Coventry) and Joe (Garryheather), sisters-in-law Bridie and Josie, nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.
Kathleen’s Funeral will take place on the 10th of May at 14:30pm in Golders Green Crematorium. The funeral can be viewed at https://watch.obitus.com/
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Kathleen’s family would like to thank everyone for their kindness and support at this difficult time.
Noreen Linehan (née Phelan)
Spa Hill, Mountrath, Laois, R32 R9P3/Raheen, Laois
The death has occurred of Noreen Linehan (née Phelan), Spa Hill, Mountrath, Co. Laois, on May 3rd 2023 at the Midlands Regional Hospital Tullamore, after a long illness bravely borne and surrounded by her loving family. Predeceased by her parents James and Anne, brother Séan and Donie.
Deeply regretted by her loving children Ann-Marie, Colm and Aidan, brother Jim, sisters Mary (Joyce) and Monica (O’Neill), daughter-in-law Laura, sister-in-law Catherine, brother-in-law Colm, her adoring grandchildren Jason, Robbie and Mollie, relatives, neighbours and many friends.
Reposing at her home in Spa Hill, Mountrath, on Thursday afternoon from 3pm, concluding with Rosary at 8pm.
Removal from her home on Friday morning to arrive at St. Fintan’s Church, Raheen, for Requiem Mass at 12 noon, followed by Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Sacred Heart Nursing Home, Crosspatrick, Kilkenny/Cullohill, Laois
Barry Dunton, Sacred Heart Nursing Home, Crosspatrick, Co. Kilkenny and formerly West Drayton, Middlesex, U.K. peacefully at Sacred Heart Nursing Home, Crosspatrick, April 29th. 2023. Predeceased by his loving wife Alice.
Deeply regretted by his sister-in-law Helen Muldowney, nieces and nephews Tara, Andrew, Michael and Lisa, their spouses Kevin, Brenda, Rachel and David, grandnieces, grandnephews, relatives, extended family and friends in Ireland and the United Kingdom.
In keeping with Barry’s wishes a private funeral and cremation will take place in the coming days.
Rathcoole, Dublin/Abbeyleix, Laois
THOMPSON, Joseph – 28th April 2023 – Rathcoole, Co. Dublin & formerly of Ballacolla, Abbeyleix, Co Laois. Suddenly at home. Beloved husband of Susan, and much loved father to Lorraine and Sean. Joe will be sadly missed and forever remembered by his wife, daughter, son, grandchildren Freya and Rosa, brothers Sam, Robert and William, sisters Muriel, Florence and Dorothy , son in law Jonathan, daughter in law Elizabeth, nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.
Joe’s service will take place on Saturday at 1pm in Newlands crematorium Temple followed by cremation. To view the service live at 1pm, please click here.
SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Friday, May 5, 2023