Deaths in Laois - March 4, 2021

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Deaths in Laois - March 4, 2021

Tom Finn - Errill

The death took place on Wednesday, March 3 of Tom Finn of Blackrock, Dublin and formerly Errill  and An Garda Síochana.

Peacefully, at St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin, following a short illness, fought with great dignity and courage. Beloved husband of Maura, most cherished father of John, Jimmy, Denise and Patricia, adored Popa Tom of Ella and Matthew, dearly loved by his son-in-law Philip, Jimmy’s partner Vera, dear family friend Gillian, sister-in-law Ann, nephews Michael, Matty and John, nieces Mary and Eileen, special godson Peadar and his brother-in-law Robert together with his family. Predeceased by his loving brother Larry. He will be sadly missed by his family, relatives, neighbours and a wide circle of friends.

The family wish to offer a special word of thanks to the wonderful doctors, nurses and staff at St. Vincent’s University Hospital and his fond friend and GP Dr. Clem McCrory for the exceptional care given to Tom.

Due to current restrictions, a private family Funeral Mass will take place on Saturday at 10am. This may be viewed online on churchservices.tv/foxrock. Donations, in lieu of flowers may be made to the Irish Lung Fibrosis Association. 

William Dignam - Portarlington

The death took place on Wednesday, March 3 of William (Billy) Dignam of Deerpark, Portarlington. 

Peacefully in the loving care of the staff of Ashley Lodge Nursing Home Kildare. Loving brother of the late Kathleen (Bagnall) and Fred. Sadly missed by his loving grandniece Gillian, niece Joyce, the family circle, neighbours and friends.

Due to the Covid 19 restrictions a Private Family Funeral will take place. Removal from Mahers Chapel of Rest Portarlington on Friday at 1.50pm travelling via the Portlaoise Road, his residence and Corrig arriving Lea Church Rathmiles Portarlington for Service at 2:30pm. Burial afterwards in the adjoining Churchyard. People are welcome to stand along the route to the Church and in the Churchyard with Strict Social Distancing being observed at all times.

Liam Bennett - Portarlington

The death took place on Tuesday, March 2 of Liam Bennett of Kilbride, Portarlington.

Peacefully at Naas Hospital. Previously in the loving care of the staff of Oghill Nursing Home, Monasterevin. Loving husband of the late Lucy. Deeply regretted by his loving 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 Friday at 9.20am arriving St Michael's Church, Portarlington for Requiem Mass at 10am. Funeral afterwards to St John's Cemetery Killenard travelling via his residence. People are welcome to stand along the route to the Church, in the Churchyard and in the Cemetery with Strict Social Distancing being observed at all times.