Deaths in Laois - February 1, 2018

Express Reporter


Express Reporter


Deaths in Laois - February 1, 2018

Gertrude Brennan - Timahoe

The death took place on Thursday, February 1 of Gertrude (Gertie) Brennan (née Quigley) of Wellpark, Galway City and late of Timahoe. 

Peacefully, in the care of the staff at Caiseal Geal nursing home. In her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late Bill and much loved mother of Mary Holohan (Ballinasloe), Una Lalor, P.J, Olive (Raftery), Tim and Liam. Sadly missed by her daughters and sons, sisters Alice and Louise, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, her adored grandchildren and great grandchildren, extended family and many friends.

Reposing at the Church of the Holy Family funeral parlour, Mervue, Galway on Friday from 4.30pm with Removal to the Church at 6pm. Funeral after 10am Requiem Mass on Saturday to the New Cemetery, Bohermore.

Mary Maher - Cullohill

The death took place on Wednesday,  January 31 of Mary Maher of Cullohill Mountain and  Tyrrellspass, Westmeath.

Surrounded by her family in the wonderful care of the staff of Bethany House Nursing Home, Tyrellspass. Deeply regretted by her son David (Isle of Wight), sister Ann Tobin (Tullamore), brothers Michael (Cullohill) and John (London), family, relatives and friends.

Reposing at Phelan's Funeral Home, Durrow from 6pm on Friday evening with Rosary at 7pm. Funeral prayers on Saturday morning at 10.15am followed by removal to St. Tighearnach's Church, Cullohill for Requiem Mass at 11am. Cremation afterwards.

James Butler - Errill

The death took place on Tuesday, January 30 of James Butler of Graigueavallagh, Errill. 

Peacefully in the care of the doctors, nurses and staff of St. Vincent's Hospital, Mountmellick. James, deeply regretted by his brother Fr. Kieran, his sisters Margaret (Duffy), Josephine (Lawlor), nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Reposing at O'Sullivan's Funeral Home, Rathdowney, on Thursday evening from 7pm with rosary at 8pm. Funeral Mass in the Church of Our Lady Queen of The Universe, Errill, on Friday at 12.30pm followed by burial in Rathdowney local cemetery.

Mary O'Rourke - Emo 

The death took place on Tuesday, January 30 of Mary O'Rourke (née Mulhall) of Emo. 

Peacefully at The Midlands Regional Hospital, Portlaoise surrounded by her loving family. Previously in the care of the staff of Oakdale Nursing Home, Portarlington. Dearly beloved wife of the late Tom. Deeply regretted by her family Ann (Carthy) (Ballycrystal, Geashill), John Joe, Elizabeth Keane (Portlaoise), daughter-in-law Paula, sons-in-law John and Dan, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brother Jim (Dublin), nieces, nephews, neighbours, relatives and many friends.

Reposing in her home on Thursday. Removal on Thursday evening at 7pm to St. Paul's Church, Emo arriving at 7.30pm. Requiem Mass on Friday at 12 noon, burial after in the New Cemetery, Emo.

Margaret Kelly - Portlaoise

The death took place on Monday, January 29 of Margaret Kelly (née Muldowney) of New Road, Portlaoise and Paulstown, Co. Kilkenny.

Peacefully in the tender care of the staff of Abbey Nursing Home, Gowran. Margaret (Peg), beloved wife of the late Séan and dearly loved mother to Paul and Aidan. Deeply regretted by her loving family, daughter-in-law Lynnette, grandchildren Sarah, Robert, Jenny, Daniel, Lucy, Sam, and Aoife, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Reposing at Paul's residence at Kellymount Rd., Paulstown from 3pm on Tuesday with rosary at 9pm. Removal on Wednesday morning to arrive at SS Peter and Paul’s Church, Portlaoise for 12 noon Requiem Mass. Interment afterwards in SS Peter and Paul’s Cemetery, Portlaoise.