Deaths in Laois - October 20, 2017

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Deaths in Laois - October 20, 2017

Patricia Dempsey - Portarlington and Mountmellick

The death took place on Friday, October 20 of Patricia Dempsey (née Dowling) of Garryhinch, Portarlington, and formerly of O'Moore's Forest, Mountmellick.

Peacefully at St Vincent's Hospital Mountmellick. Loving wife of the late Patsy and dear brother of the late Michael. Deeply regretted by her loving daughter Mary and her partner Paddy, son Joe and his wife Tracey, son Aidan,grandchildren, Kealynn, Paddy (Jun) and Brooklyn, sisters Margaret, Bernie, Mary and Dolores, brother John, extended family, relatives and friends.

Reposing at her residence on Saturday from 5pm with Rosary at 9pm. Removal on Sunday at 11. 30am arriving St Michael's Church, Portarlington for Requiem Mass at 12.15pm. Funeral afterwards to St Michael's Cemetery, Portarlington.

Michael McDonald - Ballickmoyler

The death took place on Friday, October 20 of Michael McDonald of Arles, Ballickmoyler. 

Peacefully, at Signature Nursing Home, Killerig, Co.Carlow. Beloved husband of the late Kathleen, much loved father of Paddy, Christine and the late Rosemary, adored grandfather of Darragh, Ciaran, Padraig, Michael and Sophie, great-grandfather of Aliyah and cherished brother of Joan, Liam and Steven.

He will be sadly missed by his loving son, daughter, grandchildren, great-grandchild, son-in-law Francis, daughter-in-law Colette, brothers, sister, sister-in-law Elizabeth, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Reposing at Carpenter Bros. Funeral Home, Graiguecullen, Carlow from 2pm on Saturday with removal at 7pm to The Sacred Heart Church, Arles arriving at 7.30pm. Funeral Mass at 10am on Sunday followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Mary O'Donnell - Borris-in-Ossory

The death took place on Thursday, October 19 of Mary O'Donnell (née Conroy) of Derrin, Borris-in-Ossory. 

Peacefully at the Midlands Regional Hospital, Portlaoise. Predeceased by her husband Martin (Murt). Deeply regretted and will be sadly missed by her loving family, son Cathal, daughter Fiona, sister Bridget, daughter-in-law Teresa, son-in-law Craig, grandsons Cillian, Oisin, Cormac and Martin, nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives, neighbours and her many friends.

Reposing at Guilfoyle's Funeral Home, Castletown, Mountrath this Friday evening from 4pm with rosary in the funeral home at 9pm and on Saturday evening from 3pm with removal at 6.20pm to St. Canice's Church, Borris-in-Ossory arriving at 7pm. Funeral Mass on Sunday at 11am with burial immediately afterwards in Derrinsallagh Cemetery, Borris-in-Ossory. 

Elizabeth Dobson - Stradbally

The death took place on Wednesday, October 18 of Elizabeth (Bessie) Dobson (née Haslam) of Ballycarroll, Stradbally. 

Passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family, in the care of the staff at Droimnin Nursing Home, Stradbally. Deeply regretted by her loving family.

Removal from Droimnin Nursing Home at 6.30pm on Friday to arrive at The Holy Trinity Church, The Rock for 7pm. Funeral Service at 3pm Saturday followed by burial in the adjoining Churchyard

Mary Wall - Errill

The death took place on Tuesday, October 17 of Mary (May) Wall of Rossmore, Errill, and formerly the Pass Gates, Coolowley.

Peacefully, in the wonderful care of the nurses and staff of Pattersons Nursing Home, Roscrea. Mary (May), deeply regretted by her nieces Ann and Elizabeth and her nephew Gerald, grand-nieces, grand-nephews, great-grand-niece, great-grand-nephew, neighbours, relatives and friends.

Reposing at her home on Thursday evening from 4pm with rosary at 8pm. Funeral Mass on Friday in Killasmeestia Church at 11am followed by cremation at Newlands Crematorium, Dublin, arriving at 2.30pm.