Deaths in Laois - March 15, 2021

Express Reporter


Express Reporter


Deaths in Laois - March 15, 2021

Joe Whelan - Monasterevin and Timahoe

The death took place on Monday, March 15 of Joe Whelan of Main Street, Monasterevin and formerly of Garryglass, Timahoe.

Predeceased by his mother Catherine, father Neddi, step sister Leisha, step brothers Paddy, Mick, Johnny, Jimmy and Andy. Beloved husband of Nuala. Deeply regretted by his loving family, sister Mary, step sister Catherine, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, cousins, extended family, relavtives and friends.

Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 2pm in St Peter & Paul's Church, Monasterevin. Interment afterwards in Raheen Cemetery, Geashill, Co. Offaly. Mass can be viewed on

Mary McEvoy - Portlaoise

The death took place on Sunday, March 14 of Mary McEvoy (née Houlihan) of St. Martin, Ridge Rd., Portlaoise. 

Predeceased by her daughter Cecilia. Beloved wife of Joe and much loved mother of Mary, Patricia and Greg. Deeply regretted by her loving family, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brother, sister, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives and friends.

Cremation to take place on a later date. 

Ned Fitzpatrick - Clonaslee

The death took place on Saturday, March 13 of Ned Fitzpatrick of Coolagh, Clonaslee. 

Peacefully at his residence. Ned will be deeply regretted by his loving brother Paddy, relatives, neighbours and friends.

His remains will arrive to St. Manman's Church, Clonaslee on  Sunday evening at 7pm. Funeral Mass on Monday in St. Manman's Church, Clonaslee, at 11am, followed by burial afterwards in St. Manman's Cemetery, Clonaslee.

In accordance with Covid-19 government guidelines and restrictions regarding public gatherings both Sunday and Monday are limited to 10 people in the church. Ned’s Funeral Mass can be viewed on under Clonaslee Parish.

Brendan Finlay - Portarlington

The death took place on Saturday, March 13 of Brendan Finlay of Devon Arms, Tenerife and formerly Patrick St., Portarlington; Rathfarnham, and Drumree, Co. Meath.

Sadly missed by his loving wife Annette, sisters Emer and Mary, mother-in-law Betty, aunt Theresa, brothers- and sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Predeceased by his parents, Jack and Eileen.

Funeral Mass in Tenerife on Wednesday. A memorial will be held in Ireland at a later stage.

Nora Carroll - Abbeyleix and Camross

The death took place on Friday, March 12 of Nora Carroll (née Dooley) of Finnard,Tunduff, Abbeyleix and formerly of Ballina , Camross.

Predeceased by her husband James. Loved, adored and sadly missed by her sons, Joe, Oliver, Dan,John and Michael, daughters Carmel, Noreen and Mary, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, daughters in law, son in law, nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbours, friends and carers. 

Funeral arriving to The Church Of The Most Holy Rosary, Abbeyleix on Wednesday via upper Main Street for 12.30 pm. Requiem Mass (Family Only) and will be live streamed on

Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Due to current restrictions sympathisers may line the route and attend the Churchyard while observing social distancing.