Deaths in Laois - January 4, 2020

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Deaths in Laois - January 4, 2020

Brigid Buggie - Stradbally

The death took place on Monday, January 4 of Brigid Buggie (née Mullaly), formerly of 8 Court Square, Stradbally. 

Peacefully in Droimnin Nursing Home, Stradbally in the care of Matron Deirdre and staff. Predeceased by her husband Sean and son Michael (Rosie) Buggie. Sadly missed by her daughter Ann, son-in-law Martin, grandchildren Michael, Catherine, Martine and Eoin, great-grandchildren Jamie, Erin, Sadie, Isabella and Vada. Deeply regretted by her brother Tommy, sisters Frankie, Edie and Kathleen, nephews, nieces, neighbours and friends.

Due to Covid restrictions there will be a private family funeral. Removal from the Presentation Chapel, Stradbally on Wednesday to the Sacred Heart Church, Stradbally for 2pm Requiem Mass. Interment to follow to Oakvale Cemetery. Brigid Requiem Mass will be live streamed on. 

Sarah Claxton - Pike of Rushall

The death took place on Monday, January 4 of Sarah Claxton (née Bergin) of Ballytarsna, Pike of Rushall. 

Peacefully, at the Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise. Predeceased by her husband Willie, brothers Tom, Pad, Joe, Richard and Noel, sisters, Nan, Kathleen, Sheila, Mary, Margaret and Lil. Deeply regretted and will be sadly missed by her loving son Willie, daughter-in-law Sharon, sister-in-law Teresa, nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Due to Covid 19 directive a private family funeral will take place (limited to 10 people). Due to increased risk of infection you are asked not to congregate in the church yard or at the cemetery in the interest of public safety and current public health guidelines.

Sarah's Funeral Mass will be live streamed on the Pike of Rushall Church facebook page on Wednesday at 12 noon.

John Dalton - Timahoe

The death took place on Sunday, January 3 of John Dalton of Cremorgan, Timahoe.

Predeceased by his son John and daughter Martina. Beloved husband of Catherine and loving father to Michael, Pat, Raymond and David, Ann-Marie,Teresa, Amanda, Imelda and Nicola. Deeply regretted by his brothers George and Michael, and sister Mary, brothers in law, sisters in law, sons in law, daughters in law, grandchildren, extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Funeral Arrangements later.

Clare Dunne - Ballybrittas and Portlaoise

The death took place on Sunday, January 3 of Clare Dunne (née Fennell) of Belgrove, Ballybrittas and formerly of Grattan Street, Portlaoise.

Peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family. Loving wife of the late Patrick (Paddy). Deeply regretted by her loving family Enda, Helen and Pauric, son-in-law Will, daughters-in-law Mairead and Noelle, grandchildren Paddy, Rose, Ellie, Louise, Amy and Billy, brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family, neighbours and friends.

Due to the Covid 19 restrictions, a private family funeral will take place. Removal from her residence on Wednesday at 11.20am, arriving at The Sacred Heart Church, Rath, for Requiem Mass at 12 noon. Funeral afterwards to Moyanna Cemetery. 

George Kerr - Portlaoise

The death took place on Sunday, January 3 of George Kerr of Ross, Portlaoise. 

Passed away in The Regional Hospital Portlaoise. Loving husband of the late Olive. Sadly missed by David and Andrew. Aphra, and Yvonne, daughter in law Yvonne, sons in law John and Anthony, grandchildren, Aimee, Dylan, Elva, Luke, Zoe, Gabriel and Harvey. Family only funeral due to government guidelines. 

Funeral Arrangements later. 

Dolores O'Donovan - Portlaoise

The death took place on Saturday, January 2 of Dolores O'Donovan of Higgins Park, Portlaoise and formerly of Ballinacurra Gardens, Limerick.

Peacefully surrounded by her loving family. In the tender care of the staff of Tullamore Regional Hospital. Retired civil servant. Sadly missed by her heartbroken children Éanna, Orlaith and Brian, partners Claire and Shaen, Brian's father Brian, siblings Marianne, Sean, Sheila, brother in law Del, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Given the current exceptional circumstances and to protect the welfare of everyone who knew her, a private funeral, with immediate family only, will take place at 12 noon on Monday in St. Peter and Paul's Church, Portlaoise and will be streamed on the webcam http://www.portlaoiseparish.ie/web-cam/. Burial will follow in SS Peter and Paul's Cemetery. 

Jeremiah Dowling - Errill

The death took place on Friday, January 1 of Jeremiah (Jerry) Dowling of Knockardgannon, Errill. 

Predeceased by his wife Teresa and his granddaughter Jade. Sadly mourned by his sons Tom, Dinny and Diarmuid, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, Paul, Jennifer, Aoife, Jaque, Luke, Katie, Hayley, Tommy and Taylor, nephews, nieces, neighbours, relatives and friends.

As per the COVID-19 directive a private family funeral has been arranged. Due to the increased risk of infection you are asked not to congregate in the church yard or at the cemetery in the interest of public safety and in compliance with the current guidelines.

Kay Gibbs - Portarlington

The death took place on Thursday, December 31 of Kay Gibbs (née Hyland) of Bracklone Street, Portarlington. 

Suddenly at her residence. Deeply regretted by her loving son Jamie, brothers Fr. Sean and P.J.,sister May, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, nieces, grandnieces, grandnephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Due to the Covid 19 restrictions a private family funeral will take place. Removal from Mahers Chapel of Rest Portarlington on Tuesday at 10.50am arriving St Michael's Church, Portarlington, for Requiem Mass at 11.30am. A private family cremation Service will take place afterwards. 

Kay's Requiem Mass will be streamed live on

https://www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/st-michaels-church-portarlington