Deaths in Laois - November 20, 2017

Express Reporter


Express Reporter


Deaths in Laois - November 18/19 2017

Irene (Rene) Newman- Rathdowney

The death has occurred of Irene Newman (née Walsh), Conoboro Road, Rathdowney, Co. Laois. November 20th 2017, peacefully at Portlaoise Regional Hospital. Irene (Rene), predeceased by her husband Dave and her daughter Zena. Sadly missed by her daughter Cleo and her son-in-law Peter, grandchildren Lynsey and Stephanie, her sister Evie and her brothers Ken and Reggie, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends and all at Kilminchy Nursing Home.

Reposing at O' Sullivan's Funeral Home, Rathdowney on Wednesday from 12 noon with prayers at 1pm followed by removal to Killermogh Church for Service of Thanksgiving at 2pm followed by interment in the adjoining Churchyard.

Josie Keenan - Ballacolla

Josie Keenan died peacefully surrounded by her loving family. In the tender care of the staff of Brookhaven Nursing Home, Ballyragget. Josie, beloved wife of the late Michael and dearly loved mother to Michael (Kilkenny) and Mary (Pallas Little Portlaoise). Deeply regretted by her loving family, sisters Sr Carmel (Derby) and Kitty Fitzsimmons (Wales), son-in-law Ger Dunne, grandchildren, great-grandchild, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Reposing at Brookhaven with rosary at 8 pm on Tuesday evening. Removal on Wednesday morning at 10.15 am to arrive at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Ballacolla for 11 am Requiem Mass. Interment afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Brigid Bergin - Ballacolla

Brigid Bergin (nee Doran), Grantstown, Ballacolla and formerly of Byrnesgrove, Ballyragget, beloved wife of the late Laurence (Lar) died 19th November 2017, in her 95th year/ peacefully in the loving care of the Staff of Ballard Nursing Home, Portlaoise. Predeceased by her husband Lar, daughters Noeleen & Margaret, her grandson Ronan. She will be sadly missed by her loving family Marian, Teresa, Breeda, Martin, Frances & Tom, brothers Tommy & Paddy, Sisters Sr Veronica, Ann, Celia & Lily, grandchildren, great-grandchilderen, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives & friends.

Reposing in her son Martin's residence, Grantstown on Tuesday 21st from 1pm with removal at 7.30pm to St. Canice's Church, Clough arriving for 8pm. Funeral Mass on Wednesday 22nd at 1pm followed by burial in Bordwell Cemetery.