Death Notices

Mary Scott (nee Byrne)

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Mary Scott (nee Byrne), Coolkerry, Rathdowney, Co. Laois. July 29th 2020 peacefully at the Beacon Hospital, Dublin. Predeceased by her brothers Jimmy and Micheál. Loving wife and best friend of Frank and loving mother to Enda, Aidan and Lourda, sadly mourned by her family, son-in-law Michael, daughters in law Catt and Day, loving grandmother to Dylan, Roslie, Summer, Camilla and…

Kathleen Henderson

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Kathleen Henderson (nee Costigan), Coolkerry, Rathdowney, Co. Laois. July 15th 2020. In the wonderful care of the nurses and staff of Brookhaven Nursing Home, Ballyragget, Co. Kilkenny. Predeceased by her husband Pat and her son Pat and her brother John. Sadly mourned by her family Philip, Michael, John, Andrew, daughters in law Ann, Breda, Martina, Agnes, grandchildren John-Paul, Gillian, Brian,…

Philip Mockler

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Philip (Phil) Mockler, Johnstown Road, Rathdowney, Co. Laois. July 13th 2020. Peacefully in the wonderful care of the nurses and staff of Abbeyleix District Hospital. Predeceased by his son Stephen and daughter Susan. Sadly missed by his wife Gwen and his family Frances, Julie, Philip and Tracey, sons-in-law Jeremy and Fred, daughters-in-law Tracey and Bernie, grandchildren, Tommy, Charley, John, Lewis,…

Christina Madden

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The death has occurred of Christina (Chrissy) Madden (née Keyes) Turfarney, Rathdowney, Laois Madden (nee Keyes), Turfarney, Rathdowney, Co. Laois. June 24th 2020. Peacefully at Portlaoise Regional Hospital. Christina (Chrissy) predeceased by her husband Paddy and grandson Kieran. Sadly mourned by her family Larry, Mary, Paddy, Anne, Michael, Margaret, Christopher, Sheila and Dermot, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brother…

Sean (Sonny) Bowe

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The death has occurred of Seán (Sonny) Bowe Moore Street, Rathdowney, Laois Seán (Sonny) Bowe, Moore Street, Rathdowney, Co. Laois. June 17th 2020. Sadly mourned by his brother Joe, sisters Biddy, Teresa, Mary and Nancy, nephews, nieces, neighbours, relatives and friends. Rest In Peace    

2020 Archive

July 2020

Mary Scott (nee Byrne)

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Mary Scott (nee Byrne), Coolkerry, Rathdowney, Co. Laois. July 29th 2020 peacefully at the Beacon Hospital, Dublin. Predeceased by her brothers Jimmy and Micheál. Loving wife and best friend of Frank and loving mother to Enda, Aidan and Lourda, sadly mourned by her family, son-in-law Michael, daughters in law Catt and Day, loving grandmother to Dylan, Roslie, Summer, Camilla and…

Kathleen Henderson

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Kathleen Henderson (nee Costigan), Coolkerry, Rathdowney, Co. Laois. July 15th 2020. In the wonderful care of the nurses and staff of Brookhaven Nursing Home, Ballyragget, Co. Kilkenny. Predeceased by her husband Pat and her son Pat and her brother John. Sadly mourned by her family Philip, Michael, John, Andrew, daughters in law Ann, Breda, Martina, Agnes, grandchildren John-Paul, Gillian, Brian,…

Philip Mockler

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Philip (Phil) Mockler, Johnstown Road, Rathdowney, Co. Laois. July 13th 2020. Peacefully in the wonderful care of the nurses and staff of Abbeyleix District Hospital. Predeceased by his son Stephen and daughter Susan. Sadly missed by his wife Gwen and his family Frances, Julie, Philip and Tracey, sons-in-law Jeremy and Fred, daughters-in-law Tracey and Bernie, grandchildren, Tommy, Charley, John, Lewis,…

June 2020

Christina Madden

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The death has occurred of Christina (Chrissy) Madden (née Keyes) Turfarney, Rathdowney, Laois Madden (nee Keyes), Turfarney, Rathdowney, Co. Laois. June 24th 2020. Peacefully at Portlaoise Regional Hospital. Christina (Chrissy) predeceased by her husband Paddy and grandson Kieran. Sadly mourned by her family Larry, Mary, Paddy, Anne, Michael, Margaret, Christopher, Sheila and Dermot, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brother…

Sean (Sonny) Bowe

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The death has occurred of Seán (Sonny) Bowe Moore Street, Rathdowney, Laois Seán (Sonny) Bowe, Moore Street, Rathdowney, Co. Laois. June 17th 2020. Sadly mourned by his brother Joe, sisters Biddy, Teresa, Mary and Nancy, nephews, nieces, neighbours, relatives and friends. Rest In Peace    

Tom Fogarty

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Tom Fogarty, Dublin and formerly Errill, Co. Laois. June 5th 2020. Peacefully at St. James's Hospital, Dublin. Deeply regretted by his sister Mary, cousins, neighbours, relatives and friends. May he rest in Peace

Mary Ryan

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Mary Ryan, Clonmeen, Errill, Co. Laois, formerly of Corlican, Killurin, Co. Wexford. June 5th 2020. Peacefully in the wonderful care of the nurses and staff at Patterson's Nursing Home, Roscrea. Predeceased by her husband Paddy, her brother Tom and her sisters Eileen and Totty. Deeply regretted by her sisters Ciss and Bridie, her nieces Anne, Margaret, Alison and Angela, neighbours,…

Doreen Carroll

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The death has occurred of Doreen Carroll (née Barry) Coolkerry, Rathdowney, Laois Doreen Carroll (Nee Barry), Coolkerry, Rathdowney, Co. Laois. June 4th 2020. Peacefully in the wonderful care of the nurses and staff of the Sacred Heart Nursing Home, Crosspatrick, Co. Kilkenny. Predeceased by her husband Michael and her daughter Joan. Deeply regretted by her family, Mary, Tom, Josephine and…

May 2020

Anne Marie Grogan

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The death has occurred of Anne Marie Grogan (née Coy) Woodlawn Park, Ballysimon, Limerick / Errill, Laois / Templemore, Tipperary Anne Marie Grogan, Woodlawn Park, Ballysimon, Co. Limerick and formerly Templemore, Co. Tipperary. May 27th 2020. Sadly mourned by her husband Charlie and her family Deirdre, Elaine, Catriona, Martina and Ciara. Sons-in-law, grandchildren, relatives, neighbours and friends. Due to the…

Áine Hetherington-Hegarty

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The death has occurred of Áine Hetherington-Hegarty Clonkeen, Portlaoise, Laois / Rathdowney, Laois Áine Hetherington-Hegarty, Clonkeen, Portlaoise and formerly Harristown, Rathdowney, Co. Laois. May 12th 2020. Unexpectedly, deeply regretted by her mother Josie and Paddy and family, Fiona, Sharon and Ger, her brother Patrick, sister-in-law Catherine, aunts, uncles, cousins and a wide circle of friends. Rest in Peace As per…

Liam (Billy) Lupton

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The death has occurred of Liam (Billy) Lupton Coolkerry, Rathdowney, Laois / Crosspatrick, Kilkenny Liam (Billy) Lupton Liam Lupton, Coolkerry, Rathdowney, Co. Laois and formerly Crosspatrick, Co. Kilkenny. May 12th 2020. Peacefully at home, predeceased by his wife Kathleen and his brother Peter. Sadly missed by his daughter Julianne, his brother Joe, sister Joan, sister-in-law Mary, nephews, neighbours, realtives and…

Patrick (Paddy) Gaffney

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The death has occurred of Patrick (Paddy) Gaffney Ballagh, Errill, Laois Patrick (Paddy) Gaffney, Ballagh, Errill, Co. Laois. May 8th 2020, peacefully in the care of Ealga Lodge Nursing Home, Shinrone. Predeceased by his brothers Jack, Billy, Tommy and Joe and his sisters Daize, Poll and Nelly. Sadly missed by his nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A rosary for Paddy…

Eileen Abbott

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The death has occurred of Eileen Abbott (née Hogan) Main Street, Borris-in-Ossory, Laois / Coolderry, Offaly Eileen Abbott (née Hogan) Main Street, Borris-in Ossary, Co Laois and formerly The Heath, Coolderry, Co.Offaly, died May 4th in the care of the Staff at The Regional Hospital, Portlaois. Eileen, beloved wife of the late William (Bill). Deeply regretted by her daughters Helen,…

Dave Morrissey

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The death has occurred of Dave Morrissey Cuan Bhríde, Rathdowney, Laois Dave Morrissey, Cuan Bhríde, Rathdowney, Co. Laois. May 2nd 2020 at his home. Cherished father of Paul and Sinead. Dave will be sadly missed by his children Paul and Sinead, daugher-in-law Lorna, son-in-law Terrence, grandchildren Cian, Rua, Ava, Daniel and George, relatives, neighbours and friends. We kindly request donations…

April 2020

Betty Keane

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The death has occurred of Betty Keane (née Nash) Monamondra, Errill, Laois Betty Keane (née Nash, Monamondra, Errill, Co. Laois, April 18th 2020. Peacefully, at home, in the presence of her loving family in her 103rd year. Predeceased by her husband Tim. Sadly mourned by her loving family Margaret (Gibbons), Tadhg, Breda (Doyle), sons-law Bill and Joe, daughter-in-law Ina, grandchildren…

March 2020

Darragh Fennell

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The death has occurred of Darragh Fennell Glenbrook, Ballyroan, Laois / Portlaoise, Laois Darragh Fennell, Glenbrook, Ballyroan and late of Coote Terrace, Portlaoise. Died on the 30th March 2020. Predeceased by her father Jimmie Fennell. Deeply regretted by her heartbroken partner Pat (Whelan) her two adored sons Patrick and Ted, her loving mother Regina Fennell, sisters Eva, Kizzy (Lewis), Jac…

Sr Catherine O'Brien

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The death has occurred of Sr. Catherine O'Brien St. John of God Convent, Sallyville House, Newtown Road, Wexford Town, Wexford / Ballysimon, Limerick O'Brien (Wexford and formerly of Toureen Castle, Ballysimon, Limerick). March 30th 2020, Sr. Catherine at St. John of God Convent, Sallyville House, Newtown Road, in her 93rd year; sadly missed by her St. John of God Community,…

Sean Hogan

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The death has taken place of Sean Hogan, Luton, England and late of Borrisokane. Brother to Sally Kennedy, Conoboro. RIP

Mary Whelan

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The death has occurred of Mary Whelan (née Browne) Ballyedmond, Rathdowney, Laois Whelan (nee Browne), Ballyedmond, Rathdowney, Co. Laois, March 25th 2020. Peacefully, Mary, predeceased by her husband Jack and her sons Peter and Martin and her infant daughter Mary. Deeply regretted by her daughter Catherine and her sons Pat, Seán and Andrew, daughters-in-law, son-in-law, her beloved 13 grandchildren and…

Rita O'Malley

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The death has occurred of Rita O'Malley (née Long) Mulranny, Westport, Mayo Formerly of Killeeneen Craughwell Co. Galway. Peacefully at her daughters residence surrounded by her loving family. Sadly missed by her loving husband Willie, predeceased by her loving son Michael, her daughters Bridie and Mary, sons, Tom, Martin, Frank, Denis, John, and Damien. Son-in-law, Daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews,…

Sheila Gannon

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The death has occurred of Sheila Gannon (née Quinn) Bealady, Rathdowney, Laois Gannon (nee Quinn), Bealady, Rathdowney, Co. Laois, 17th March 2020. Peacefully, at Patterson's Nursing Home, Roscrea. Sheila, predeceased by her husband Fonsy and her son Peter. Sadly mourned by her family James, Tom, Alfi, his partner Claire and Linda, daughter-in-law Trish, son-in-law Tom, grandchildren Dan, Anna, Leah, Conor,…

Mary and Margaret Bannon

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The death has occurred of Mary and Margaret Bannon Oldtown, Errill, Laois Mary and Margaret Bannon, Errill, Co. Laois, 16th March 2020. It is with great sadness that Donal and Nellie announce the unexpected passing of Mary and Margaret. A private funeral mass for family and close relatives has been arranged and we ask for your understanding at this profoundly…

Pat O'Regan

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The death has occurred of Pat O'Regan Corner House, Errill, Laois / Clonakilty, Cork Pat O' Regan, Corner House, Errill, Co. Laois and formerly 12 Ashe Sreeet, Clonakilty, Co. Cork. Peacefully at his home in Errill. Sadly mourned by his loving wife Mary and his sister Eileen, sister-in-law Nellie, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, neighbours and friends. Pat's funeral has taken…

Ann Marie Bowden

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The death has occurred of Ann Marie Bowden (née Moyles) Village View, Errill, Laois, R32 F2C7 Ann Marie Bowden (nee Moyles), Village View, Errill, Co. Laois, March 15th 2020. Peacefully, at St. James's Hospital, Dublin. Predeceased by her son Jason and daughter Adeline. Loving wife of Nicholas, beloved mother of Geraldine, son-in-law Mark, Sinead and Ann. Loving grandmother of Rebecca,…

Jim Rafter

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The death has occurred of Jim Rafter Clonmeen, Errill, Laois Jim Rafter, Clonmeen, Errill, Co. Laois. March 14th 2020. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Joan and his family P.J., Rory and Margaret, Daughters-in-law Catherine and Joanne, grandchildren Padraig and Ciarán, Sinead and Saoirse, Kustine, Christopher, Kiera, his sister Irene, nephews, neighbours, relatives and friends. Funeral Mass will be streamed…

Anthony McKelvey

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The death has occurred of Anthony McKelvey Village View, Errill, Laois, R32 X3T5 McKelvey, Village View, Errill, Co. Laois, March 13th 2020. Peacefully, at home. Anthony, sadly mourned by his loving wife Mary and his family Noel and Margaret, daughter-in-law Michelle, son-in-law Michael, grandchildren Anthony and Michealla, his brothers Pat, Bobby and Louis, his sisters Margaret and Trish, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law,…

Harry Wynne

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The death has occurred of Harry Wynne Kyleahaw, Errill, Laois Wynne, Kyleahaw, Errill, Co. Laois. March 10th 2020, Peacefully at his home. Harry, sadly mourned by his loving wife Teresa and his family, Liam and Claire, daughter-in-law Orla, son-in-law Leonard, grandchildren, Harry, Anna, Tomás and Oisín, his brother Jimmy, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, neighbours, relatives and friends. Rest in Peace

February 2020

Bernadette Maher (nee Bergin)

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The death has occurred of Bernadette Maher (née Bergin) Derrymore Upper, Roscrea, Tipperary Pre-deceased by her husband Patrick and daughter Frances Helena. Lovingly remembered by her daughter Josephine, son Jim, sister Áine, brothers Tony and Danny, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. RIP  

Matthew Kelly

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The death has occurred of Matthew (Matt) Kelly Ashbourne, Meath / Ratoath, Meath / Dublin 15, Dublin / Errill, Laois Kelly Matthew (Matt), (Ashbourne, Co. Meath and formerly of Glenville Drive, Dublin 15 and Errill, Co. Laois) February 29th. 2020, (peacefully), at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, after a short illness. Husband of Eileen and the late Theresa and…

Sean Bergin

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The death has occurred of Seán Bergin Killasmeestia, Ballybrophy, Laois Bergin, Killasmeestia, Ballybrophy, Co. Laois, February 21st 2020. Unexpectedly at the Midlands Regional Hospital, Portlaoise. Seán, predeceased by his son Brian; sadly mourned by his loving wife Betty and his family, John, Robbie, Pat, Bernadette, David and Marie, daughters-in-law, Michelle, Avril, Anna, Angela, sons-in-law Michael and Trevor, grandchildren, Clodagh, Ronan,…

Teresa Holland

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The death has occurred in England of Teresa Holland, nee Dacres.

Joe Bolger

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The death has occurred of Joe Bolger Sliabh Bloom Heights, Rathdowney, Laois, R32 Y440 / Ballacolla, Laois Bolger, Sliabh Bloom Heights, Rathdowney and formerly Cuffsboro, Ballacolla, Co. Laois. February 14th 2020, following a brief illness. Joe, sadly mourned by his loving wife, Joyce and his brothers Seán and Michael, his sisters Maura (Fitzpatrick) and Christina Bolger, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces,…

John Scully

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The death has occurred of John Scully Derragooney, Knock, Roscrea, Tipperary and formerly of Ballinrally, Camross, Co. Laois. Pre-deceased by his parents Jim and Josie. Deeply regretted by his sisters Mary (O Dea), Francis (McDermott) and Josie (Morrissey), brothers Ted and Paddy, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews, relatives, good neighbours and friends. RIP. Reposing at his sister Francis McDermott…

Anne Stapleton (née Meagher)

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Stapleton (nee Meagher) (Kill and formerly of Rathdowney, Co. Laois) – Feb. 5, 2020, (peacefully), in the wonderful care of the staff, at St. Brigid’s Hospice, The Curragh, Anne, beloved wife of Jim and dear mother of Alan and Matt; Sadly missed by her loving husband, sons, father Nick, mother Marion, brothers Nick, Doug, Graham and Greg, sisters Felicity and…

January 2020

Christina Bannon (nee Kennedy)

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The death has occurred of Christina Bannon (née Kennedy) Castlefleming, Errill, Laois / Tipperary Bannon, nee Kennedy, Castlefleming, Errill, Co. Laois. January 30th 2020. Christina, predeceased by her husband Joe. Sadly mourned by her loving family John and Breda (O'Brien, Ballycrinode), daughter-in-law Frances, son-in-law Michael, grandchildren Cora, Oisín, Aoife, Mary, Niamh, David, Patrick and Colm, sister-in-law Mary, nephew, nieces, relatives…

Paul Creagh

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The death has occurred of Paul Creagh Rosenallis, Laois and formerly of Ballybuggy, Rathdowney Paul Creagh, Rosenallis, Co. Laois. Died January 28th 2020 peacefully in the loving care of the staff at Drormnin Nursing Home, Stradbally. Predeceased by his father Billy, mother Pearl and son Dillon. Survived by his wife Mary, his children Shannen, Devin and Mason and brother David.…

Michael (Mickey) Whelan

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The death has occurred of Michael (Mickey) Whelan, Ballyhegadon, Donaghmore, Laois Ex Donaghmore Creamery. Peacefully at Portlaoise Regional Hospital. Predeceased by his sister Noreen. Deeply regretted by his sisters Mary and Patricia, his brother Joe, nephews, nieces and a wide circle of friends. Reposing at O'Sullivan's Funeral Home, Rathdowney on Friday evening from 3pm with rosary at 8pm. Funeral Mass…

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