08 Dec 2021

Death Notices for Laois - Thursday, November 11, 2021

Death Notices for Laois - Thursday, November 11, 2021

Maureen Rochford - Mountmellick

The death took place on Tuesday, November 9 of Maureen Rochford (née Delaney) of Emmet Street, Mountmellick. 

In her 100th year (27th January 1922 - 9th November 2021). Peacefully at home in the presence of her loving family and carers. Predeceased by her beloved husband Bernard and daughter-in-law Margaret. Much loved and cherished by her sons and daughters Ray, Helen, Gerard, Catherine, Feargal, Mary and Bernardine, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, her sisters Sr Elizabeth OP and Bridie Hourigan, her daughters-in-law Ann (Lower Forest), Leisha and Ann (Killeagh), her sons-in-law Matt Merrick, Vincent Gorman and John Nallen, her sisters-in-law Lily Morgan and Eileen Prior, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Maureen’s long and blessed life will be celebrated at her funeral Mass on Friday at 11am in St. Joseph’s Parish Church (leaving her home at 10.30am) followed by burial afterwards in St Joseph’s Cemetery. Mass will be live streamed via the parish webcam ( Strict COVID-19 protocols must be adhered to. 

Gerard O'Rourke - Clonaslee

The death took place on Tuesday, November 9 of Gerard O'Rourke of 3 The Green, Clonaslee. 

Peacefully, in the care of the staff at the Midlands Regional Hospital, Tullamore, after a long illness. Predeceased by his parents Thomas and Margaret, his brothers Larry, Tommy and John Joe and his sisters Maureen, Theresa and Christina. He will be sadly missed by his brothers James and Michael, his sisters Josephine and Bernadette, sister-in-law Monica and his many nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbours and friends.

Reposing at O’Reilly’s Funeral Home, Harbour Street, Tullamore on Wednesday evening from 8.30pm until Rosary at 9.30pm for those who feel comfortable to attend. Due to Covid guidelines, mask wearing, hand sanitisation and social distancing is respectfully requested by those in attendance. Funeral Mass on Thursday at 11am in St. Manman’s Church, Clonaslee, (with 50% church capacity), with removal afterwards to Newlands Cross Crematorium. Gerard’s Funeral Mass can be viewed on by selecting county Laois. 

Patrick Coss - Mountmellick

The death took place on Friday, November 5 of Patrick (Markey) Coss of Twoomey Park, Mountmellick. 

Deeply regretted by his loving wife Mary and daughters Patricia Catterall (England), Alice Jones (England), Michelle Dunne (Ballybrittas), and Orla, brothers Brendan, Michael, Eddie, Peter (Galway), and Raymond (Portarlington), his very good friends his sons-in-law Chris, Kevin and Richard, nieces and nephews, his adored grandchildren Róisin, Cáelin, Laoisa, and Clayton brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, neighbours, relatives and his many friends.

Reposing in Moloney's Funeral Home on Tuesday evening from 7pm. Recital of the rosary at 9pm. Removal from his home on Thursday morning at 10.20am to St. Joseph’s Church, Mountmellick, for Requiem Mass at 11am. Burial afterwards in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Mountmellick. If attending, please follow all Covid19 protocols and observe social distancing.

The funeral Mass can be viewed on


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