Deaths in Laois - February 5, 2021

Express Reporter


Express Reporter


Deaths in Laois - February 5, 2021

William Mervyn Harvey - Mountrath

The death took place on Friday, February 5 of William Mervyn Harvey of Cromogue, Mountrath.

Peacefully, at the Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise. Predeceased by his brothers Joe, Arthur and Robert, sadly missed by his loving wife Betty, sister Louisa, brother-in-law Frank, sisters-in-law Betty and Lily, nieces, nephews, best friend Patsy, neighbours and friends.

A private Funeral Service on Sunday at 2pm in Roskelton Church, followed by Burial in the adjoining Churchyard. Neighbours and friends are welcome to stand along the route to the church and churchyard with strict Social Distancing being observed. 

Larry Mahony - Durrow

The death took place on Thursday, February 4 of Larry Mahony of Chapel St, Durrow.

Peacefully at Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise. Beloved husband of Nancy. Predeceased by his daughter Eilish, brother Jim and sister Joan; sadly missed by his loving wife, daughter Fiona, son Lorcan, brother Martin, sister Maura, daughter-in-law Jackie, son-in-law Martin, brother-in-law Nicky, grandchildren Anna, Maria, Orla, Tony and Aishling, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and many friends.

In accordance with the HSE guidelines a private Funeral Mass will take place in Holy Trinity Church, Durrow on Sunday at 11.00 am. This Mass will be streamed live.

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. 

Sr. Regina Ramsbottom - Mountrath

The death took place on Thursday, February 4 of Sr. Regina Ramsbottom of the Presentation Sisters, Kilcock, and formerly of Killaney, Mountrath.

Peacefully in the tender care of the Sisters and staff, Shalom Nursing Home, Kilcock, Co. Klidare. Predeceased by her parents Henry and Elizabeth, her brother John, her sisters Margret, Mary, Nora (Sr. Paul) Josephine (Sr. Laurence) and Frances. Deeply regretted by her nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, Presentation Community, extended family and friends.

In line with Government and HSE advice regarding public gatherings, a small private funeral will be held. The Funeral Mass may be followed on at 12 noon on Saturday.

Joe Donoghue - Ballinakill

The death took place on Wednesday, February 3 of Tourtane, Clogh, Castlecomer and formerly of Knockbawn, Spink, Abbeyleix.

At St. Vincent's Hospital, Dublin surrounded by his loving family. Joe will be sadly missed by his partner Catherine, daughters Sharon, Philomena, Ann-Marie, Sarah, Emma, Megan, sons Patrick, David, and Joseph, and the Mother of his children Ann, brothers and sisters, grandchildren, great grand-daughter, nieces and nephews, extended family, and friends.

In accordance with current Government/HSE guidelines and in the interest of public health and the safety of our most vulnerable, a private family funeral will take place for Joe, with Requiem Mass on Saturday at 2.30pm in Saint Patrick's Church, Clogh (max. 10 people in Church). Requiem Mass can be viewed on the parish webcam

There will be an opportunity for the community to remember Joe by being present, socially distanced, on Saturday afternoon en route from Chatsworth to the church.

Sinéad Ní Nualláin - Graiguecullen

The death took place on Sunday, January 31 of Sinéad Ní Nualláin of The Vale, Graiguecullen. 

Beloved daughter of Séamus and Jane Nolan, adored sister of James (Danny, Belle, Bob, Maggie, Dotty, Wisp, Katie and Seve), cherished sister-in-law of Magdalena and much loved aunt of Emily, Peter, Kate, Danny, Páraic and Eliza. She will be sadly missed by grand aunt, many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Sinead was blessed with a wide circle of friends, especially “cuz” Sharon, “her two blisters”, her ladies, school friends, college crew, Gaeilgeoirí and her many wonderful work colleagues, most recently those from Gaelscoil Átha Í and Gaelscoil Phortlaoise.

Funeral Arrangements later.