Deaths in Laois - December 1, 2020

Express Reporter


Express Reporter


Deaths in Laois - December 1, 2020

William McEvoy - Ballybrophy

The death took place on Wednesday, November 25 of William McEvoy, “Bill” (Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éirinn), late of Kilcoke, Ballybrophy.

Peacefully at his home in Lake Grove, Long Island, New York, surrounded by his loving family. Predeceased by his wife Lily, daughter Marion, brother Seán (Durrow), and sister Julia Dowling (Dublin).

He is survived by his children Patrick, Kieran, Margaret, Billy, Lillian, Joseph and Kathleen, 25 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren; sisters Mollie Stapleton (Leeds, England), Bridie O’Kane (Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow), Margaret Duggan, cousins, nieces, nephews and his many friends in Ireland, England, U.S.A. and Canada.

Reposing at Maloneys Funeral Home, Ronkonkoma, U.S.A on Tuesday, December 1st (5-9pm U.S.A.E.T). Funeral Mass on Wednesday , December 2nd at Assumption Church, Centereach, Long Island, followed by burial at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Port Jefferson at 1pm. 

Margaret Weldon - Portarlington

The death took place on Sunday, November 29 of Margaret (Mag) Weldon of Lea, Portarlington. 

Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, at the Regional Hospital Portaoise. Predeceased by her partner Johnny. Deeply regretted by her loving daughter Mary, son Liam, daughter-in-law Linda, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family, neighbours and friends.

Due to the Covid 19 restrictions, a private family funeral will take place. Removal from her daughter Mary's residence, Lea, Portarlington, on Wednesday at 11am, arriving at St Michael's Church, Portarlington, for Requiem Mass at 12 noon. Funeral afterwards to St Michael's Cemetery, Portarlington. People are welcome to stand along the route, in the Churchyard and in the Cemetery with Social Distancing being observed.

Margaret's Requiem Mass will be streamed live on: 

Betty Mahon - Stradbally

The death took place on Sunday, November 29 of Betty Mahon of Bauteogue, Stradbally. 

Beloved sister of Patricia (McCarthy) and John. Deeply regretted by her loving family, nieces and nephews, Sandra, Peter, Olivia, David, Gertrude and Jeannette, extended family, relatives and friends.

A private family funeral will take place. Requiem Mass on Tuesday at 12 noon in the church of The Holy Cross Ratheniska, interment after in the adjoining cemetery.