20 May 2022

Death Notices for Laois - Sunday, March 27, 2022

Death Notices for Laois - Sunday, March 27, 2022

Pat Joyce - Mountmellick

The death took place on Saturday, March 26 of Pat Joyce of Birchgrove, Derrydavy, Mountmellick.

Peacefully at The Hermitage Clinic in the company of his loving family. Beloved husband of Margaret (nee Mc Loughlin), Monasterevin.

Deeply regretted by his loving wife and daughters Heather and Laura and her fiancee Tom, his father Patrick Snr, brothers Brian, John and Kevin, sisters Mary O'Sullivan, Theresa Dunne, Kathleen Guinan, and Coleen McCann, uncles, nephews, nieces, brothers-in law, sisters-in-law, neighbours, relatives, friends and ESB work colleagues Portlaoise.

Reposing Moloneys Funeral Home on Sunday from 4pm until 7pm. Removal on Monday from Moloney's Funeral Home at 10.45am to St. Joseph's Church Mountmellick for Requiem Mass at 11am. The funeral can be lived streamed on

A private cremation service for Pat will take place at a later date.

Ann O'Connor - Portlaoise

The death took place on Saturday, March 26 of Ann O'Connor (née Moss) of Beechlawn, Portlaoise, formerly of Woodpark, Ballinteer Dublin 16 and previously Derrycloney, Mountmellick.

Peacefully, in the care of the staff of Elmgreen Nursing Home, Dublin 15. Predeceased by her husband Billy, her sister Moyra and her brother Ger. She will be very sadly missed and remembered with much love by her daughters Deirdre (O’Connor), Helen (Williams), Adrienne (O’Rourke) and Eimer (Doherty), her grandchildren Amy, Niamh, Daniel, Clíodhna, Conor, Oisín and Aoife, her sisters Eileen and Frances and her brother Jim, brother in law, sisters in law, sons in law, nieces and nephews, neighbours and friends.

Funeral Arrangements later.

William Kelly - Donaghmore

The death took place on Friday, March 25 of William (Billy) Kelly of Raheen, Donaghmore.

Peacefully at Tullamore Regional Hospital in the presence of his beloved granddaughter Samantha. Sadly mourned by his daughter Mary and her fiancé Declan, grandchildren Brendan and Samantha and her finacé Stephen, great-grandchild Thomas, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Reposing at O'Sullivan's Funeral Home, Rathdowney on Monday evening from 7 to 8pm. Funeral Mass on Tuesday at 11am in The Church of The Holy Trinity, Rathdowney ( followed by interment in Bealady cemetery.

Joseph Campion - Rathdowney

The death took place on Thursday, March 24 of Joseph Campion of Ballybuggy, Rathdowney. 

Peacefully in the tender care of the Community Nursing Unit, Abbeyleix. Predeceased by his wife Ellen. Deeply regretted by his daughter Margaret and his son William, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, cousins, relatives, neighbours and friends and also his vintage clubs friends.

Reposing at O'Sullivan's Funeral Home on Sunday evening from 5pm to 8pm. Funeral Mass on Monday at 11am in The Church of The Holy Trinity, Rathdowney ( followed by interment in Bealady Cemetery. 

Patrick Beere - Portlaoise

The death took place on Thursday, March 24 of Patrick Beere of Summehill Lane, Portlaoise, and late of Clonkeen, Portlaoise, Dublin Bus and Bus Eireann, Dublin.

Peacefully at his residence surrounded by his loving family after a long illness bravely born. Predeceased by his parents Kathleen & Patrick (Patsy). Deeply missed by his devoted and loving wife Margaret (nee Moloney), his adoring daughters Karen & Gillian, son-in-law Eoin and Gillian's partner Peter and his cherished grandson Donnacha. Sadly missed by his brothers George, Jimmy, Peter, Fergus & Hughie, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews, extended family, great neighbours and a wide circle of friends wonderful friends.

Reposing at his residence on Sunday (27th March) at 2pm with Rosary at 8pm. Removal on Monday (28th March) at 11.45am arriving at St. Peter & St. Pauls Church, Portlaoise for Requiem Mass at 12 noon followed by cremation at Newlands Cross, Dublin. 

James Maher - Abbeyleix and Ballinakill

The death took place on Thursday, March 24 of James (Jim) Maher of Thornberry, Abbeyleix and formerly Lisbigney Ballinakill.

Peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family. Predeceased by his parents, sister Nelly, brothers Oliver,Joe, Jerry, John and Martin,

Deeply regretted by his beloved wife Breda, sons James and Michael, daughter Shelaine, grandchildren, greatgrandchild, brothers Michael, Paddy, Noel and Ned, sisters Peggy, Kathleen, Mary, Bridie, Esther,and Sheila, extended family neighbours and friends.

Reposing at his home with removal on Sunday at 1.30 the Church Of The Most Holy Rosary Abbeyleix for 2pm. Requiem Mass which can be viewed on Interment afterwards in St. Patricks Cemetery.

Florence Pearson - Errill

The death occurred on Wednesday, February 10 of Florence (Florrie) Pearson (née Holmes) of Oldtown, Errill. 

In her 95th year. Predeceased by her husband Harry. Peacefully in the wonderful care of the nurses and staff of St. Vincent's Community Nursing Unit, Mountmellick. Sadly mourned by her son Ken and her grandson Charlie, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Due to government restrictions, a private cremation took place.

A memorial service has been arranged in St. Columba's Church, Rathsaran, on Wednesday, March 30th, at 2.30pm, followed by interment of Florrie's ashes in the adjoining churchyard.

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