Deaths in Laois - January 13, 2021

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Deaths in Laois - January 13, 2020

Joe Phelan - Borris-in-Ossory

The death took place on Wednesday, January 13 of Joe Phelan of Derrin, Borris-in-Ossory.

Peacefully, in the loving care of the nurses and staff of Droimnin Nursing Home, Stradbally. Beloved husband of Kathleen and loving father to Agnes, Catherine, Marie, Joceline and Eoin. Deeply regretted by his loving family, brother Dick, sons in law Matt, Conall and Andrew, daughter in law, Gemma, sisters in law, brother in law, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.

In accordance with government guidelines, a private Funeral Mass (max 10 people) will take place in St Canice's Church, Borris in Ossory, at 12 noon on Thursday. Burial afterwards in Derrinsallagh Cemetery. This Mass will be streamed live. See borrisinossoryparishonline facebook page.

Due to the increased risk of infection, you are asked not to congregate in the churchyard or at the cemetery, in the interest of public safety and in compliance with the current guidelines. The family thank you for your understanding at this difficult time. you can express your condolences on the condolence page below

Christina Costello - Borris-in-Ossory

The death took place on Tuesday, January 12 of Christina (Nuala) Costello (née O'Loughlin) of Main Street, Borris-in-Ossory, and formerly of Pike of Rushall.

Peacefully in the loving care of the staff and nurses of The Evergreen Unit, Belmont Nursing Home, Stillorgan Road, Co. Dublin.

Predeceased by her husband, Eddie, sisters, Eileen, Maureen and Anne, brother, Cyril and beloved grand-daughter, Grace.

Nuala will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her daughters, Celine and Deirdre, her sons, Adrian and Declan, her sons and daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and a large circle of friends.

In line with government / HSE advice and to ensure the safety of all, Nuala's funeral will take place with family only, please. We would ask that, over the coming days, everyone who knew Nuala would take some time to light a candle or say a prayer in her memory. 

To view Nuala's Funeral Mass on Friday at 11am please click on the following link;

https://www.facebook.com/Borrisinossorypastoralonline/ 
 

Eva Finnamore - Rathdowney

The death took place on Tuesday, January 12 of Eva Finnamore (née Swanton) of Beechmount, Rathdowney.
 
Peacefully at her home. Sadly mourned by her husband Victor and her family, Hilda, Sylvia, Jean, Victor and Robert, sons-in-law, grandchildren, Karl, Linda, Rebecca, Sarah, Victoria, Naomi, William, Andrea, Zac and Ellenore, her sister Rebecca (Cruise), nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions a private family funeral has been arranged. Funeral service in St. Andrew's Church, Rathdowney on Friday at 1pm followed by burial in Annatrim, Coolraine. Due to the increased risk of infection you are asked not to congregate in the Churchyard or at the Cemetery in the interest of public safety and in compliance with current guidelines. The family thank you for your understanding at this difficult time. You can express your condolences on the condolences page below.

Tony Keyes - Portlaoise

The death took place on Tuesday, January 12 of Tony Keyes of Lalors Mills, Portlaoise. 

Due to current government advice regarding public gatherings, a private family funeral will take place, for family only, in St Peter and Paul's Church on Wednesday at 12 noon. The Mass can be viewed on the parish webcam: https://www.portlaoiseparish.ie/webcam/. Interment afterwards in St Peter and Paul's Cemetery.

Friends and neighbours are very welcome to line the route to the cemetery in a safe and socially-distanced manner, as a mark of respect.

Kathleen Conroy - Portlaoise and Ballinakill 

The death took place on Tuesday, January 12 of Kathleen Conroy (née O'Neill) of St. Brigid's Place, Portlaoise and Ballinakill.

In the loving care of Droimnin Nursing Home, Stradbally. Deeply regretted by her daughter Mary, sons Noel, Ger and Seanie, sister Elizabeth, brother-in-law, son-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Funeral Mass will be streamed live on ballinakillknockparish.com at 12 noon on Wednesday from St.Brigid's Church, Ballinakill. Burial afterwards in St. Brigid's Cemetery. Due to Covid 19 regulations a private family funeral will take place.

Dean O'Farrell - Portlaoise

The death took place on Monday, January 11 of Dean O'Farrell of Dunmasc, Portlaoise and Athlone.

Peacefully at Portincula Hospital Ballinasloe. Dean. Dearly loved son to Derek and Fiona. Deeply regretted by his loving partner Anita, sisters Shauna and Katie, grandmother Nanny Mary, grandfather Eamon and Clioda, aunties, uncles, niece Hollie, nephew Jamie, colleagues in the Defence Forces, relatives and friends.

Due to current government advice regarding public gatherings, a private family funeral will take place, for family only, in St Peter and Paul's Church, Portlaoise on Friday at 12 noon. The Mass can be viewed on the parish webcam: https://www.portlaoiseparish.ie/webcam/. Cremation will follow afterwards in Newlands Cross Crematorium.

John Connor - Mountrath

The death took place on Monday, January 11 of John Connor of Cappagh South, Mountrath.

Peacefully. Sadly missed by his brother Charley, sisters Mary (Kenna), Queenie (Daly), Sadie (Hughes) and especially by his heart broken niece and best friend Mairead, brothers-in-law Paddy Hughes, Jack Kenna, and sister-in-law Hilda, devoted and adoring nieces and nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews, loyal neighbours and friends

A private family Funeral Mass will take place on Wednesday morning at 10am in St. Fintan’s Church Mountrath, followed by burial in St. Fintan’s Cemetery Mountrath, John's Funeral Mass can be viewed on the link https://www.watchmcnmedia.tv/camera/stfintans

Due to Government advice regarding public gatherings and In compliance with the current HSE guidelines, the funeral will be limited to 10 people.

Mary O'Leary - Ballybrittas

The death took place on Monday, January 11 of Mary O'Leary (née Barnes) of Killenure, Ballybrittas.

Peacefully, in the loving care of the staff of the Regional Hospital Portaoise. Beloved wife of Hugh and Devoted mother of Bernadette (McDermott), Marie (O 'Connor), Anne (McGlynn) and Hugh (jnr). Sadly missed by her loving husband, family, sisters Sheila (Fitzpatrick) and Alice (Holohan), sons-in-law Michael, Seamus and John, daughter-in-law Carol, grandchildren Eoin and his wife Aoife, Kevin, Lorna, Ciara, Sean, Áine and Órla, and dear cousin Maureen Flanagan, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends. Predeceased by her brother Tom and sister Eileen.

Due to the Covid 19 restrictions A Private Family Funeral will take place.

Ann Dempsey - Durrow

The death took place on Monday, January 11 of Ann Dempsey (née Maher) of Ballyhagen, Carbury, Kildare and Durrow.

Mother of the late Derrick. Deeply regretted by her loving husband Paul, sadly missed by her sons Ray, Paul and Robert, daughter Bridget, brothers Dan, Bill and Mike, daughters-in-law Caroline, Tina and Caroline, grandchildren Damien, Jack, Molly, Owen, Aidan, Finn, Noah and Callie, great grandchild Arlo, sisters in law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak there will be a family funeral on Wednesday in The Holy Trinity Church, Derrinturn, at 1.30pm, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. You can take part in Ann's Funeral Mass on the Church Webcam via the following link: https://www.carburyparish.ie/our-parish/webcam-derrinturn/