Deaths in Laois - April 21, 2017

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Deaths in Laois - April 21, 2017

Michael Buggie - Stradbally

The death took place on Friday, April 21of Michael (Rosie) Buggie of 8 Court Square, Stradbally. 

Peacefully, surrounded by his family. Dearly loved and devoted husband to Martina. Cherished son of Brigid and the late Sean and much loved brother of Ann. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his family, cousins, aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, extended family and his many friends.

Reposing at his residence from 3pm on Friday, with recital of the Rosary at 8pm on Friday for family, and again on Saturday night at 8pm for family, friends and neighbours. Removal from his residence at 11.15am on Sunday to arrive at The Sacred Heart Church for 11.30am Funeral Mass. Interment to follow in Oakvale Cemetery, Stradbally.

Louis Harkin - Waterford and Portlaoise

The death took place on Friday, April 21 of Louis Harkin of Dunmore Rd, Waterford City, and late of Portlaoise.

Retired Assistant Commissioner Gardai Siochána. Peacefully at University Hospital Waterford. Deeply regretted by his wife Mary (nee Guinane), sons Brian, Aidan and daughter Orlagh, daughter-in-law Tara, beloved grandchildren Rory and Dan, brothers Syd (Kilkenny), Eamonn (Kildare), sisters Delores (Fennell), Mabel (Quigley), aunts, uncle, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces and Colleagues in Gardai Siochána.

Reposing at Keegan's Funeral Home, Portlaoise from 11am on Sunday morning with removal to SS Peter and Paul’s Church for 12.30pm Requiem Mass also on Sunday. Interment afterwards in SS Peter and Paul's Cemetery, Portlaoise.

Margaret Mulhall - Ballbrittas

The death took place on Friday, April 21 of Margaret (Madge) Mullhall (née McLoughlin) of Beechwood, Ballintougher, Ballybrittas.

Beloved wife of the late Pat and much loved mother of Rev'd James and Clare. Deeply regretted by her loving family, daughter-in-law Susanne, grandchildren, Nicholas, Jacob and Hannah, brother Jim, sister-in-law, Olive, niece, Sharon, extended family, relatives and friends.

Reposing at her daughter Clare's house in Morette, Emo on Saturday from 5pm until 8pm and all day Sunday with rosary recital on both evenings at 8pm. Requiem Mass on Monday at 12noon in St. John's Church, Killenard. Interment afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Jack Mockler - Rathdowney

The death took place on Thursday, April 20 of Jack Mockler of Mooreville, Rathdowney. 

Peacefully at Tallaght Hospital. Jack, predeceased by his wife Madeline. Deeply regretted by his family Eileen, Madeline, Angela, Fiona, Tracey and Philip, daughter-in-law, sons-in-law, his beloved grandchildren, his brothers Mick, Phil and Jim and his sisters Eileen, Tess and Frances, nephews, nieces, neighbours, relatives and friends.

Reposing at his residence on Friday evening from 3pm with rosary at 9pm. Funeral Mass on Saturday in the Church of the Holy Trinity, Rathdowney at 12 noon followed by burial in Bealady Cemetery.

Annie Murphy - Portarlington

The death took place on Thursday, April 20 of Annie Murphy (née Dunne) of 21 Marian Hill, Portarlington. 

Peacefully at St Vincent's Hospital Mountmellick. Wife of the late Harry. Deeply regretted by her family Nancy, Tina, Joe and Seamus, sister Tessie, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, extended family and friends.  

Reposing at Maher's Chapel of Rest on Monday from 7pm with Rosary at 8pm. Removal on Tuesday at 9.20am arriving St Michael's Church, Portarlington for Requiem Mass at 10am. Funeral afterwards to St Michael's Cemetery. 

Margaret Wall - Donaghmore

The death took place on Tuesday, April 18 of Margaret (Madge) Wall (née Butler) of Tullacommon, Donaghmore and formerly Killadooley.

Peacefully, at St. Vincent's Hospital, Mountmellick. Margaret (Madge), predeceased by her son Gerard and her sister Nancy. Deeply regretted by her husband Michael and her family Frank, Ann, Michael and Mary, son-in-law Tommy, daughters-in-law Bernie and Ellen, grandchildren, her brother P.J. and her sisters Johanna and Bridget, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Reposing at her home (Tullacommon) on Wednesday evening from 2pm with rosary at 9pm. Funeral Mass on Thursday at 12 noon in Killasmeestia Church, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Claire Egan - Dublin and Mountmellick

The death took place on Sunday, April 16 of Claire Egan (née Griffen) of Castleknock, Dublin and formerly of Mountmellick.

Peacefully, surrounded by her family at Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown. Claire, beloved wife of Joe and dear mother of Keelin, Aoife and Shane. Sadly missed by her loving husband, daughters, son, son-in-law Karl, daughter-in-law Wendy, grandchildren Adam, Jack, Oisin and Joy, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, cousins, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Reposing at Cunninghams Funeral Home, Church Avenue, Blanchardstown on Wednesday evening from 6pm to 8pm. Removal to St. Brigid’s Church, Blanchardstown on Thursday morning arriving for Requiem Mass at 10am followed by burial at St. Thomas’ Churchyard, Hollystown - opposite Hollystown Golf Club.