Deaths in Laois - August 13, 2020

Express Reporter


Express Reporter


Deaths in Laois - August 13, 2020

Fr. Patrick Breen - Raheen and Timahoe

The death took place on Thursday, August 13 of Fr Patrick (Pat) Breen C.C. Timahoe and formerly Derrykearn, Raheen.

Passed away peacefullyat The Ballard Lodge Nursing Home, Portlaoise. Deeply regretted by his sister Ina Reilly and his niece Heather, extended family, relatives and his many friends. He is fondly remembered in the parishes of the diocese where he served so faithfully and was deeply appreciated, Rathoe, Broadford, Clonaslee, St Mullins and Timahoe. Bishop Denis Nulty and the priests of the diocese mourn his loss

Reposing at St Michael's Church, Timahoe from 12noon until prayer service at 7.30pm on Friday. Funeral Mass will take place at 2pm on Saturday in St Fintan's Church, Raheen, Abbeyleix, interment to follow in the adjoining cemetery. Due to COVID-19 restrictions on public gatherings please adhere to current H.S.E guidelines in the church and in the cemetery.

Fr Pat's Funeral will be streamed live HERE or

Michael O'Dea - Errill

The death took place on Monday, August 10 of Michael O'Dea of Uxbridge, England and formerly Clonmeen, Errill.

Predeceased by his father John, his mother Teresa and his brother Kieran. Peacefully following a long illness. Deeply regretted by his family, Ann, Derek, Ciara and Ronan, grandchildren Dylan and Ava, brothers Sean and Patrick, sisters Maryann, Ann, Catherine, Teresa and Ellen, extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends.

 Michael's Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, August 19th, at 11:30 at The Church of Our Lady of Lourdes and St. Michael's, Uxbridge followed by cremation at Breakspear Crematorium at 12:30pm. The Funeral Mass will be live streamed on Uxbridge Parish YouTube channel at 11:20am on Wednesday, August 19th, (

Mary Brady - Stradbally

The death took place on Wednesday, August 12 of Mary Brady (née Graham) of Ash Trees, Stradbally, and formerly Ballydavis, The Heath.

Peacefully at her residence in the company of her loving and devoted family. Predeceased by her husband James (Squeak). Greatly and sadly missed by her daughters Mary and Susan, sons Seamus, Richard, Paul and Conor. Sadly missed by her daughters-in-law Ann, Marie, Denise and Catherine, sons-in-law Peter and Tom, grandchildren, brothers Peter, Jim, Donal, Johnny and Paddy, sisters Pauline, Susan, Christina, Ann and Joan, brothers in-law, sisters in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, Neighbours and friends. Predeceased by her brothers Richard and Kevin.

Private family funeral. Covid 19 protocol in place. Social distancing to be observed. Memorial Mass will be organised at a later date. Requiem Mass on Friday at 12 noon followed by interment in Oakvale Cemetery. Requiem Mass will be live streamed on Whelehan Funeral Director's Facebook page.

Kathleen Casey - Mountrath

The death took place on Monday, August 10 of Kathleen Casey (née Bentley) of Mountrath and formerly of Arklow, Co.Wicklow,

Peacefully. Dear wife of the late Joseph and mother of the late Michael. Much loved mother of Esther, Richard, Dominic, Joseph and Timothy, loving grandmother of Siobhán, Seosaimhín, Dáire, Kate, Eoin, Niamh, Shane and Calum. Sadly missed by her extended family, daughters-in-law Peigí, Siobhán, Fiona, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Given the current exceptional circumstance and to protect the welfare of everyone who knew her, a private funeral, with immediate family only, will take place at 11am on Thursday morning in St. Fintan's Church, Mountrath and can be viewed via the following link - followed by burial in St. Fintan's Cemetery Mountrath.