Deaths in Laois - March 3, 2019

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Deaths in Laois - March 3, 2019

Matthew Bergin - Rathdowney

The death took place on Thursday, February 28 of Matthew (Matt) Bergin of Chicago, and formerly Kilbreedy, Rathdowney.

Peacefully at his home (Chicago), in the presence of his family. Matthew (Matt), U.S. Army Veteran. Predeceased by his brothers Tommy, Billy and Paddy and his sister Theresa (Phelan), also remembering his parents at this time Matthew and Bridget. Sadly mourned by his loving wife Anne (Nancy) and his son Matthew, daughter-in-law Miranda and his beloved grandchildren, Andrew, Jennifer and Melissa, his brothers Joe and Peter, his sisters Mary and Anna, sisters-in-law Nancy, Mena, Peggy, Maureen, Anna, Dolores (Coss), Kathleen (Delaney) and Bridie (Grennan), brother-in-law Sean Slevin, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Funeral Mass on Monday in The Church Of St, Catherine Of Alexandria (Chicago) followed by burial in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery Alsip, Illinois.

Betty Copley - Portlaoise

The death took place on Friday, March 1 of Betty Copley (nee Phelan) of Green Rd., Portlaoise. 

Peacefully in the care of the staff of Kilminchy Lodge Nursing Home. Betty, beloved wife of the late Jack. Dearly loved mother to Ann, Helen, Deirdre, and Séan. Cherished grandmother to Aoife, Niamh, Ciarán, Stehphen, Christian, Ciara, Brian, Eoin, Lauren, and Danielle, great-grandmother to Fiadh. Deepy regretted by her loving family, sons-in-law, Philip and Gerry and daughter-in-law Lillian, brothers John and Donal, sister-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Reposing at Keegan's Funeral home on Saturday from 6pm, with rosary at 8pm. Removal on Sunday to SS Peter and Paul's Church to arrive for 12.30pm Mass. Interment will follow in SS Peter and Paul's Cemetery, Portlaoise.

Eamonn Gallagher - Portarlington 

The death took place on Friday, March 1 of Eamonn Gallagher of 55 St Brigid's Square, Portarlington. 

Peacefully at St Vincent's Hospital, Mountmellick. Loving husband of the late Catherine. Deeply regretted by his loving family Barry, Mark and Carol son-in-law Paul, daughter-in-law Tracey, grandchildren Ellenanna, Killian, Ruan, Abbey and Erin, brothers, sisters, mother-in-law, brothers- in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Reposing at Maher's Chapel of Rest on Friday and Saturday from 7.30pm with Rosary at 9pm on both evenings. 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.
 
Rosemary O'Brennan - Clonaslee 

The death took place on Thursday, February 28 of Rosemary O'Brennan of 248 Arden View, Tullamore and late of Clonaslee. 

Peacefully at home. Rosemary will be sadly missed by her loving daughter Rosealie and her friend Susan.

Reposing at 248 Arden View, Tullamore on Sunday from 5pm until Rosary at 7pm. Removal on Monday morning to St. Colman's Church, Mucklagh, arriving for Funeral Mass at 11am. Burial after Mass in the adjoining Old Cemetery.