Local Deaths and Funerals - Laois

Local Deaths and Funerals - Laois
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Eric George newman - Roscrea and ERRILL

The death occurred on Tuesday, September 13 of Eric George Newman of 2 Abbey Street, Roscrea and late of Errill.

Mr Newman died at his home in Roscrea, following a short illness.

He is sadly missed by his wife Mary Ellen, son David, daughters Jackie and Eriika, sons-in-law Kieran and Chris, grandchildren Conall, Muireann, Diarmuid, Luke and Katy, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, nephews, nieces, friends and neighbours.

Reposing in Maher's Funeral Home, Roscrea this Friday evening from 6pm with prayers at 8pm.

Removal will take place on Saturday afternoon at 2.30pm arriving in St. Cronan's Church of Ireland, Roscrea for Funeral Service at 3pm.

Burial afterwards in Rathsaran cemetery, Rathdowney.

Patrick Stapleton - Timahoe

The death took place on Wednesday, September 14 of Patrick (Paddy) of Timaohe and formerly of Clopook.

Predeceased by his wife Mary Jo.

He is deeply regretted by his loving family Elizabeth, Teresa, Seamus, Padraig (Matt), sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, extended family and friends.

Reposing was at his residence on Wednesday with Rosary at 8pm.

Removal takes place this Thursday evening at 7.15pm to arrive at St. Michael's Church, Timahoe for 7.30pm.

Requiem Mass on Friday morning at 11am with burial afterwards in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Ballyadams.

Bridget Deevy

The death took place on Monday, September 12 of Bridget Deevy (nee Kerry) of Lakeglen, Portlaoise.

Peacefully surrounded by her loving family.

Wife of the late Joe, she is deeply regretted by her daughter Marie, grandchildren Blaine, Evan, Aoife and Clodagh and great-grandchildren to Ellie-Mae, Heidi Marie and Leah, son-in-law Seamus O'Connor, sisters Mary, and Babs, brothers Paddy and Bill, Blaine's partner Nicole and Aoife's partner Gordon, especially missed by Julia and all her work colleagues in Egans.

Reposing at Keegan's Funeral Home from 6pm on Wednesday evening with Rosary at 9pm.

Removal on Thursday morning to SS Peter and Paul’s Church for 10am Requiem Mass. Interment afterwards in SS Peter and Paul’s Cemetery.

Daniel Brennan

The death occurred on Monday, September 12 of Daniel (Danny) Brennan of Arles, via Carlow, Ballickmoyler.

Suddenly, after a long illness bravely borne.

Deeply regretted by his wife Claire, daughters Audrey and Yvonne, sons Billy and Daniel, sisters and brothers, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, grandchildren, relatives and a large circle of friends.

Reposing at his residence with rosary on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at 8pm.

Removal on Thursday morning to the Sacred Heart Church, Arles, arriving for 11am Mass.

Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. House private on Thursday morning please.

Kevin Phelan

The death occurred on Sunday, September 11 of Kevin Phelan of 3 Davitt Road, Mountmellick.

Peacefully at The Regional Hospital, Portlaoise. Brother of the late Joe and Maria Murphy (New Ross) Deeply regretted by his sister June Smith (Poulaphouca) and brother Michael (Waterford), nephews and nieces,sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, cousins, relatives, neighbours and many friends.

Reposing in Moloney's Funeral Home, Mountmellick this Tuesday from 5pm.

Removal at 6.50pm to St. Josephs Church arriving at 7pm.

Requiem Mass takes place on Wednesday at 10am. Burial afterwards in St. Josephs Cemetery.

Family flowers only please.

Donations if desired to Regional Hospital Portlaoise. A donation box will be in place in St. Josephs Church during the services.


The death occurred on Sunday, September 11 of William (Billy) White of Rapla, Rathdowney.

Peacefully at Portlaoise hospital in his 88th year.

Mr White is deeply regretted by his wife Peg and his family, Catherine, Julie-Anne, Mary, Mairead and Thomas, sons-in-law Sean, Patrick, Michael and Ian, his beloved grandchildren, and his brothers Joe and Tommy, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Reposing at his home (Rapla) on Monday evening from 7pm with rosary at 9pm. Funeral prayers on Tuesday evening at 6.30pm followed by removal at 7pm to St. Tigearnach's Church, Cullohill arriving at 7.30pm. Funeral Mass on Wednesday at 11am followed by burial in Durrow Cemetery.