Deaths in Laois - March 4, 2019

Express Reporter


Express Reporter


Deaths in Laois - March 4, 2019

Fiona O'Neill - Rosenallis and Portlaoise

The death took place on Sunday, March 3 of Fiona O'Neill of Teach Halla, Clonaheen, Rosenallis and late of the Green Rd., Portlaoise.

Peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family. Fiona, beloved wife of Pat McEvoy. And dearly loved daughter to Phil and the late Frank O'Neill. Dearly loved sister to Shane, Rebecca, Rachel and Niamh. Deeply regretted by her brothers in law Joe, Mick and James, sister in law Mary, nephews Flynn, Paddy, Dylan, Shay and Harry, colleagues at Midland Regional Hospital Portlaose, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Reposing at her home from 4pm on Monday with rosary at 8pm. Removal on Tuesday morning to arrive at Ss Peter and Paul’s Church, Portlaoise for 12 noon requiem Mass. Interment will follow in St Brigid's Cemetery, Rosenallis. 

John Purcell - Abbeyleix

The death took place on Monday, February 25 of John Purcell of Tunduff, Abbeyleix. 

Predeceased by his wife Kathleen (nee Breen). Deeply regretted by his sons John and Tom, daughter Kathi, brothers, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Reposing in the Adoration Chapel adjoining the Church Of The Most Holy Rosary, Abbeyleix from 7pm to 9pm on Tuesday. Removal on Wednesday to the Church Of The Most Holy Rosary for 11.30am Requiem Mass. Burial afterwards in St. Patrick's Cemetery. 

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.

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.