Deaths in Laois - March 26, 2019

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Deaths in Laois - March 26, 2019

Leslie Cooper - Pike-of-Rushall

The death took place on Tuesday, March 26 of Leslie Cooper of Blackrock, Co. Dublin, formerly Templeogue and late of The Pike of Rushall.

At home, in his 84th year. Beloved husband of Blanche, much loved and devoted father of Twila, Daryl, Bill and Colleen and loving father-in-law. Adored Grandad of Murray, Simon, Katie, Rebecca, Daniel, Ben, Robyn, Emily, Adam and Shona and great-grandfather of Louie. Brother of Floss and the late Vere and Gladys. He will be fondly remembered by family, friends and colleagues.

Reposing at home on Wednesday from 5pm to 7pm. Thanksgiving Service on Thursday at 3.30pm in Mount Jerome Crematorium Chapel, Harold’s Cross.

Nora Phelan - Tullacommon

The death took place on Sunday, March 24 of Nora Phelan (née Holohan) of Fairview, Dublin and late of Tullacommon.

Suddenly, but peacefully at home. Nora, beloved wife of the late Tom and treasured mother of Gerard, Mary, Fiona, James, John and Frank. Very sadly missed by her family, daughters-in-law June, Linda and Alison, grandchildren Thomas, Katie, Conall, Laura and Ella, sisters-in-law Maureen and Mary, cousins, extended family and wonderful friends.

Removal on Thursday evening from the Kirwan Funeral Home, Fairview Strand to Church of the Visitation, Fairview arriving at 5.30pm. Funeral on Friday morning after 11am Mass to Killasmeestia Church, Borris in Ossory arriving for prayers at 3pm approximately followed by burial in adjoining churchyard. 

James Beere - Portlaoise

The death took place on Sunday, March 24 of James (Jim) Beere of Abbeyville, Arklow and Portlaoise. 

Former Christian Brother. Suddenly. Deeply regretted by his sorrowing partner Kathleen, her sons Martin, Kieran and Dermot, their partners Áine, Letitia and Bene, his brothers Paddy and Fr. Joe, his sister Kathleen and his twin sister Eileen, his adored grandchildren Áine, Shane, Sarah, Oscar, Rónan and Eimear, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Reposing at his residence from 2pm until 8pm on Tuesday. Removal on Wednesday morning at 9.30pm to St.’s Mary & Peter’s Church, arriving for Mass at 10am. Funeral afterwards to St. Gabriel’s Cemetery.

Stephen O'Neill - Dublin and Laois 

The death took place on Sunday, March 24 of Stephen O'Neill of Old Bawn, Tallaght and Laois.

Suddenly. Beloved son of Anne and Seán and dear brother of Yvonne, Áine and the late Sinead. He will be sadly missed by his family, his father’s wife Dawn and her daughter Marie, nieces Gabrielle, Isabelle and Kayla, nephew Cruze, extended family and friends.

Reposing at Fanagans Funeral Home, Tallaght Village on Wednesday from 5pm until 7pm. Removal on Thursday to the Church of St. Martin de Porres, Old Bawn arriving for 10am Funeral Mass and afterwards to Newlands Cross Cemetery. 

Fintan Kealy - Borris-in-Ossory 

The death took place on Saturday, March 23 of Fintan (Finty) Kealy of Main Street, Borris-in-Ossory. 

Unexpectedly, at the Midlands Regonal Hospital Portlaoise. Beloved husband of Stella, and father of Brendan, Noeleen, Anne Marie, Brian and Catherine, sadly missed by his loving family, much loved grandchidren, Tom, Laura, Iarla, Ruairi, Jack, Maeve, and Fionn, daughter-in-law, sons-in-law, sister Maura, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

Reposing at his home on Tuesday afternoon from 2pm, with Rosary at 8pm. Removal on Wednesday morning to St.Canice's Church, Borris-in-Ossory, for Requiem Mass at 12 noon, followed by burial in Derrinsallagh Cemetery, Borris-in-Ossory.