Below are the recent local deaths.
May they rest in peace.
Kilminchy, Portlaoise, Laois/Lullymore, Kildare
Cummins, Paraic, Limetree Ave., Kilminchy, Portlaoise. 20th May 2023. Peacefully at St James Hospital. After a short illness. Son of the recently deceased Margaret Cummins. Predeceased by his sister Maddie. Dearly loved husband to Linda. Cherished father to Sarah and Conor. Deeply regretted by his father John, brother Sean, brothers in law, sisters in law, nephews, nieces, cousins and a large circle of friends and neighbours.
Family flowers only, donations, if desired, to St James Hospital Foundation for the End of Life Initiative.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
Rathleague, Portlaoise, Laois
Byrne, Richard (Dickie), Rathleague, Portlaoise. May 22nd 2023 Peacefully surrounded by his loving family. Predeceased by his sister Ellie. Beloved husband of Jane and cherished father to Irene. Loving grandfather to Caoimhe and Thomas. Deeply regretted by his loving family, son in law Tommy, sister in law Mary, nieces, relatives and extended family.
Reposing at his residence from 2 pm on Wednesday, until removal at 6.30 pm to arrive at St Peter’s Church at 7 pm. Funeral service will take place at 3 pm on Thursday with burial in adjoining churchyard.
Ballybrittas, Laois / Nenagh, Tipperary
Formerly of Nenagh, County Tipperary. Cherished husband of Storm, wonderful father of Bobby, Barbara, Andrew, Anna and Simon. Reunited with beloved son Stephen. Adoring Pa to Ellie and Polly, Jemima and Willa, Stevie and Holly. Greatly missed by his brothers Robert and David, sisters Mary and Carol, son-in-law MacDara, daughters-in-law Juliet and Renata, extended family and friends.
Funeral Mass in St John’s Church, Killenard, County Laois (eircode R32 VW77) at 12 noon on Thursday 25th followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.
William (Will) Sherlock
Eyne, Portlaoise, Laois
The death has occurred of William (Will) Sherlock, Eyne, Portlaoise, Laois (R32WNR1). Will Sherlock, Eyne, Portlaoise, Co. Laois, died peacefully on 22nd May 2023, in the loving care of the staff at St Brigid’s Hospice The Curragh surrounded by his loving family. Predeceased by his father Mick, Uncle Billy and sister-in-law Brenda.
Beloved husband of Helen and devoted father of Ella, Billy, and Leah. Much loved son of Ann, Brother of John, Patrick, Michael, Roseann and Mark. He will be sadly missed by his Aunt Bridie, sisters-in-law Louise, Miriam, Roisin & Una, brothers-in-law Gearóid, Des & Seamus, father and mother in law, Michael and Teresa, nieces & nephews, relatives, neighbours and many friends including those in Portlaoise Rugby Club & The Irish Prison Service.
Reposing in his home on Wednesday from 5pm. Recital of the Rosary at 7.30pm. Funeral arriving to Church of The Assumption, The Heath, on Thursday for Requiem Mass at 12 noon. Burial after in the adjoining cemetery. House private on Thursday morning pleases.
Rachel (Frances) Hayes
Larchvale, Moneygall, Offaly / Portlaoise, Laois
Rachel (Frances) late of Larchvale, Moneygall,Dublin and Portlaoise Passed away peacefully, on Sunday, May 21st, in the care of Droimnin Nursing Home, Stradbally, Co. Laois. Deeply regretted by her sisters Iris Ruddock (Carlow) Hilda Colbourne (Birr) and Carmel Birney (Mountrath), sons Peter and Duncan and family, brother in law Raymond, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.
Reposing in Donovan’s Funeral Home, Moneygall (E53XR29) on Tuesday evening from 7oc to 8 oc followed by removal to Templeharry Church arriving at 8 30 oc. Funeral service on Wednesday at 2 oc, burial afterwards in the adjoining graveyard.
Newtown Bog, Crettyard, Laois
Passed away peacefully at home in the company of his loving family.
Father of the late James. Michael will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his beloved wife Patricia, daughters Bernadette, Karen, Ann and Deirdre, sisters Helena and Julia, sons-in-law Peter, James, Eamonn and Frank, brother-in-law Sammy, his adored grandchildren Mike, Callum, Matthew, Evana, Noel, Jim, Luke and Ava, Mike’s wife Kat and Callum’s wife Georgia, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Reposing at his home (Eircode R93 XP48) on Tuesday (23rd May) from 4pm with Vigil Prayers and Rosary at 8pm. Funeral cortege arriving at St. Abban’s Church, Doonane, on Wednesday for Requiem Mass at 12 noon followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. House private on Wednesday morning, please.
Please use the online condolence link to offer the family your sympathies and share memories of Michael.
SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Tuesday, May 23, 2023