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Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Below are the recent local deaths.

May they rest in peace.

Thomas Joseph (Tom) Mulhall
Cappakeel, Emo, Laois

Thomas Joseph (Tom) Mulhall Cappakeel, Emo County Laois and former Laois County Councillor. Peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family after a life well lived. Predeceased by his parents Úna and Joe and brother-in-law Jim. Deeply loved and cared for by his loving wife Bridget.

Beloved father of Úna and Niall, father-in-law of Gavin, grandfather of Alison and Daniel. Sadly missed by his loving sister Ann, brother Eamon and his wife Breda, nieces Maria and Catherine, nephews James, Eoin and John, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, cousins, neighbours, colleagues and his many loyal friends.

Reposing at Maher’s Chapel of Rest, Portarlington (eircode R32 X5XV) on Wednesday evening from 5pm with Rosary at 8pm. Removal from his residence on Thursday morning at 11:10am arriving St Paul’s Church, Emo (eircode R32 RY16) for Requiem Mass at 12 noon. Funeral afterwards to the New Cemetery, Emo.

Tom’s Requiem Mass will be streamed live on this link. House Private to Family and Close Friends, Please.

Family Flowers Only Please. Donations, if desired, to The Irish Daffodil Day. (Donation Box in Chapel Of Rest and at the Church.)

Anne Camon (née Fox)
Belmont, Offaly/Portlaoise, Laois

Late of Cois na hAbhainn, Portlaoise, Co. Laois, formerly of Belmont, Offaly.

Anne died on March 18th 2024, peacefully with her family, at her brother John’s home, Cuba Avenue, Banagher.

She was predeceased by her beloved parents, Jim and Ellen Fox, sisters Eunice and Baby Avril and nephew Raymond.

Anne will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by her loving daughters, Lorraine, Jackie and Meria, grandchildren, brothers, Frank, Ollie, Gaybo and John, sisters Siobhán and Michelle, uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, extended family and friends.

Anne will repose at her brother John’s home (Cuba Avenue, Banagher) on Wednesday evening (March 20th) from 3pm to 8pm.

Removal on Thursday morning (March 21st) to Ss. Patrick and Saran’s Church, High Street where her Requiem Mass will be celebrated at 11am.

Interment afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Mary Brigid (Affectionately known as Bish) Casey (née Dunne)
Cush, Clonaslee, Laois

Mary Brigid (Affectionately known as Bish) Casey (née Dunne) Cush, Clonaslee, Co. Laois.

Beloved wife of the late Tommy and loving aunt of the late Nickey and Damien.

Deeply regretted by her sons James and Thomas and daughters-in-law Michelle and Catherina, grandchildren Oisin, Thomas, Sarah, and Tommy, sisters Lizzie Lawlor (UK), Eileen Hibbitts (Mountmellick), Annamay Crossan (Mountmellick), brothers Nickey and Peter, sister-in-law Clare, brothers-in-law Alo and Billy, nieces, nephews, neighbours and her many friends.

Reposing in Moloney’s Funeral Home, Mountmellick on Tuesday from 5pm. Recital of The Rosary at 7.30pm. Removal from her home on Wednesday morning at 11.30am to St.Manman’s Church, Clonaslee for Requiem Mass at 12 noon. Burial after in St. Manman’s Cemetery.

The funeral mass can be viewed on the following link: https://churchmedia.tv/st-manmans-church

Josephine (Mary Jo) Grehan (née Higginbotham)
Derrylusk, Mountrath, Laois/Wexford

Josephine (Mary Jo) Grehan, (née Higginbotham), Derrylusk, Mountrath, Co, Laois, formerly of Lambstown, Glynn, Co.Wexford. Died 17th March 2024, peacefully, after a sudden illness, surrounded by her loving family. Predeceased by her husband Daniel, sons Danny and Gerry, grandchildren Siobhan, Michael, Michelle and Daniel, her father James, mother Catherine, brothers Paddy, Liam and Michael, and sister Dolly.

Deeply regretted by her loving sons Patrick, Michael, Martin, Noel, Jimmy and Tony, daughters Margaret, Mary, Lisa and Tina, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Reposing at Burke’s Funeral Home on Wednesday evening (March 20th) from 5.0’clock, concluding with Rosary at 8.0’clock. Removal on Thursday morning (March 21st) from her home at Derrylusk to St. Fintan’s Church Mountrath, for Requiem Mass at 10.0’clock, followed by Burial in St. Fintan’s Cemetery Mountrath.

Mary Jo’s Requiem Mass will be live streamed on www.mountrathparish.ie

Family Flowers only please, donations if desired to the C.C.U. Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise.

Alan Langton
Barrowhouse, Athy, Kildare/Laois

Unexpectedly. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Linda, sons Fergus, Cillian and Hugh, parents Christy and Marie, brothers Gary, Adrian, Paul and Leon, sister Catherine, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Reposing at Rigney’s Funeral Home, Athy (R14 TX26) on Wednesday evening (March 20th) from 6pm until the conclusion of the Rosary at 8pm.

Removal at 10.15am on Thursday morning to arrive at St. Mary’s Church, Barrowhouse for Requiem Mass at 11am. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Gerry Sheedy
Green Roads Ballybrophy, Borris-in-Ossory, Laois/Roscrea, Tipperary

And also Leeds, England. Gerry passed away suddenly in Midlands Hospital, Portlaoise aged 65.

Pre-deceased by his parents John (Jack) and Mary, sisters Margaret and Elizabeth and brothers Tony, John and Mickey.

Survived by his loving wife Bernie, daughters Margaret and Siobhan, son-in-law Darren and cherished granddaughter Croíadh.Gerry will be sadly missed by his brothers Martin and Liam, sisters Mary and Kathleen, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, his many nieces and nephews whom he had great time for, his extended relatives, neighbours and wide circle of friends.

Reposing in Tierney’s Funeral Home, Roscrea (E53NY70) on Thursday evening from 5.00pm to 7.00pm. Private removal from his residence on Friday morning at 12.30 arriving in St. Canice’s Church, Borris-in-Ossory for Funeral Mass at 1.00pm. Burial afterwards in the adjoining Derrinsallagh Cemetery.

Family flowers only please, donations, if desired, to Enable Ireland (Nenagh).

Patricia (Pat) Sweeney (née Grattan)
Arlington Estate, Portarlington, Laois

Peacefully surrounded by her loving family at the Regional Hospital Tullamore. Loving mother of the late Declan and dear sister of the late Thomas and Christina.

Deeply regretted by her loving husband Joey, daughter Denise, sons David and Joe, brother Christy, sisters Marie, Pauline, Margaret and Catherine, grandchildren Cian, Megan, Rachel, John, Adam and Conor, son-in-law Darren, daughters-in-law Maura and Roisin, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Reposing at Maher’s Chapel of Rest Portarlington (eircode R32 X5XV) on Monday evening from 6pm with Rosary at 8pm. Removal on Tuesday morning at 9:20am arriving St Michael’s Church Portarlington for Requiem Mass at 10am. Funeral afterwards to St Michael’s Cemetery Portarlington.

Pat’s Requiem Mass will be streamed live on.


Family flowers only, please. Donations, if desired, to Friends of the Midlands Regional Hospital, Tullamore.

Anne Teresa Sharples
Rathmakelly Cross, Ballacolla, Laois

Anne Teresa Sharples, Rathmakelly Cross, Ballacolla. Peacefully at St. Vincent’s Private Hospital, Dublin. Deeply regretted by her brothers Richard and Daniel, sister in law Sue, nieces Zoe and Emma, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Anne’s funeral Mass will take place on Thursday 21st of March at 3pm in Holy Trinity Church Durrow.(R32CK11). Family flowers only please, donations in memory of Anne can be made to the Irish Cancer Society. Donations can be made at www.cancer.ie

Christina (Chris) Drennan (née Seale)
Cashel Downs, Kilkenny City, Kilkenny, R95C8YK/Borris-in-Ossory, Laois

Chris passed away on 17th March 2024, peacefully at her home after a short illness, surrounded by her loving family.

Predeceased by her husband Michael. Chris will be dearly missed by her loving children Anne, Mary and Billy, daughter-in-law Orla, sons-in-law Ed and Barry, her beloved grandchildren Edward, Christine, Mike, Cian, Conor, Oisín, Finn, Darragh and Adam, sister-in-law Celia, nephews, nieces, extended family, neighbours and friends.

Reposing at her home (R95C8YK) on Monday (18th March) from 4pm with Rosary and Vigil Prayers at 6pm. Requiem Mass on Tuesday at 12 noon in St. Joseph’s Church, Foulkstown, Kilkenny (R95A891).

A private cremation will take place on Wednesday.

John Molloy
14 Whitehall, Tullamore, Offaly/Portlaoise, Laois

14 Whitehall, Tullamore and formerly of Summerhill, Portlaoise.

Unexpectedly on the 16th of March. Pre deceased by his wife Joan, grandson Jordan (Murphy), brothers Joe and Oliver and his parents Denis and Annie.

John will be sadly missed by his loving daughters Maria (Dunican) and Siobhaín (Arnold), son David, sons in law Peter and John, daughter in law Marie, his adored grandchildren Paul, Patrick, Ian, Joanne, Jonathan and Rebecca, great grandchildren Cillian, Ciarán and Tommy, brothers Peter, Michael, Tommy and Chris, sister Mary, brothers in law, sisters in law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Reposing at O’Reilly’s Funeral Home, Harbour Street, Tullamore (R35 FC84) on Thursday from 5pm until Rosary at 8pm. Removal from the home of his daughter Sionhaín in Killurin on Friday morning, arriving to the Church of the Assumption, Tullamore, for 10am Funeral Mass. Burial after Mass in Clonminch Cemetery, Tullamore.

Funeral Mass can be viewed on this link. 

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