Below are the recent local deaths.
May they rest in peace.
Mary Catherine (Maura) Connell (née Duffy)
Ballycullane, Portarlington, Laois
Peacefully at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Predeceased by her parents Joe and Peg, brothers Michael and Joe. Deeply regretted by her loving husband Tony (ex Garda Síochána), sons Paul (Australia), Brian(Dublin) and Alan (Brussels), daughters Jean (Ballycullane Portarlington) and Louise (Maynooth), sons-in-law John and Dermot, daughters-in-law Paula, Reg and Aida, her beloved grandchildren, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Removal on Saturday evening, 3rd June, arriving St Paul’s Church, Emo (eircode R32 RY16) at 7pm. Requiem Mass on Sunday morning, 4th June, at 11am. Interment afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.
Maura’s Requiem Mass will be streamed live on: https://laoisfuneralslive.com/johnmaherfuneraldirector
Frank (Frankie) Kealey
Sheffield, Portlaoise, Laois, R32 YR6T
Who passed peacefully, after a long illness bravely borne, surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of the late Carmel. Sadly missed by his loving family Pauline (Aughavas, Leitrim), Carmel, Fran and Breda (Tinnakill, Portarlington), sons in law Sean, Stephen, Tommy, grandchildren Colin, Ciara, Katie, Roisin, Orla, Niamh, Edel, Clodagh, Tomas, Aoife and Lucy. Pre deceased by sisters Esther, Elizabeth, Mary and brother Ned. Deeply missed by his loving sister Bridie, brother Paddy, brother in law, sisters in law, relatives, neighbours and many friends.
Reposing at home on Saturday with rosary recital at 8pm. Removal on Sunday at 5.45pm to arrive at SS Peter and Paul’s Church for 6.30pm. Requiem Mass on Monday at 12 noon. Interment afterwards in St Peter & Paul’s Cemetery, Portlaoise.
James Kevin O’Connor
The Swan, Wolfhill, Laois / Banteer, Cork
The Swan, Wolfhill, Laois and Dromagh, Banteer, Cork. Peacefully. Predeceased by his beloved wife Mary and son-in-law Hugh Mc Bride. Deeply regretted by his loving family Kathleen, Pauline, Tom, Eamonn and Maria, daughters-in-law Louise and Gill, cherished grandchildren Aodhín, Séamus, Tomás,Ben and Zack, grandson-in-law Matt and great-grandchildren Fiadh and Aoife, much loved nieces, nephews relatives, neighbours and friends.
Reposing at his daughter’s residence, Vesey Close, Abbeyleix, from 3pm on Saturday with prayers at 8.30pm. Removal to St. Mary’s Church Wolfhill, for 2pm Requiem Mass on Sunday, via the Swan. Interment afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.
The Mass can be can be viewed on see link https://www.facebook.com/ballyadamsparish
Mary O’Mahoney (née Keyes)
Ballycarnan, Portlaoise, Laois
O’Mahoney, Mary, Ballycarnan, Portlaoise. June 1st 2023. Peacefully in Droimnin Nursing Home, Stradbally. Beloved wife of the late Séan. Deeply regretted by her loving family. Kieran, Pat Johnny Siobhan Lennon and Brian, daughters in law, Celine, Aine and Karen, son in law Ned. Deeply regretted by her loving family, brother Paddy, sister Elsie, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Reposing at her daughter Siobhans residence at Cullenagh ( R32E8PO ) from 4 pm on Friday evening with rosary at 8 pm. Removal on Saturday morning to arrive at SS Peter and Paul’s Church for 11 am requiem mass. Interment will follow in SS Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. Please observe Covid precautions.
Kathleen Lee (née Conroy)
Main Street, Rathdowney, Laois
Kathleen Lee (nee Conroy), Main Street, Rathdowney, Co. Laois. 30th May 2023 following a long illness. Predeceased by her husband Seamus and sister Eileen. Sadly missed by her family; daughter Marguerite, grandchildren Dylan, Briony, Siobeal, Mike, Beth, Sam and Jim, son-in-law Ken, her cousin Eileen and her family, her godson Pat, extended family members and her many good friends.
Reposing at O’Sullivan’s Funeral Home from 6pm with rosary at 8pm on Friday 2nd June. Funeral Mass on Saturday at 12 noon in The Church of Our Lady Queen of The Universe, Errill (www.facebook.com/rathdowney-parish .ie) followed by burial in Bealady cemetery. House strictly private on Saturday morning. Family flowers only by request.
SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Friday, June 2, 2023