Deaths in Laois - May 8, 2017

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Deaths in Laois - May 7, 2017

Elizabeth Byrne - Portlaoise

The death took place on Monday, May 8 of Elizabeth (Betty) Byrne (née Dooley) of Rathleague, Portlaoise. 

In the devoted care of the staff of Droimnin Nursing Home. Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family. Elizabeth (Betty), beloved wife of the late John and mother of the late Dominic. Dearly loved mother to Mary, Catherine, Patricia, Tina, Andrew, Brendan and John. Deeply regretted by her loving family, sister Nora Carroll, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephew, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Reposing at Keegan's funeral home, Portlaoise, from 5pm on Wednesday evening with removal at 6.45pm to SS Peter and Paul’s Church. Requiem Mass at 10am on Thursday, followed by cremation in Newlands Cross.

Archbishop Thomas A. White - Durrow

The death took place on Sunday, May 7 of Archbishop Thomas A. White of St. Kieran's College, Kilkenny City, Kilkenny and formerly of Durrow.

At Gowran Abbey Nursing Home, former Apostolic Nuncio, Priest of the Diocese of Ossory, Titular Archbishop of Sabiona. He is survived by his sister Alice, his brother Liam, his brother-in-law Edward and his nephews, nieces, grand-nephews and grand-nieces. He is predeceased by his brother Seán J. White and his sister May McKenna.

Reposing at St. Kieran’s College Chapel from 4pm on Tuesday with Funeral Prayers at 7pm followed by removal to St. Mary’s Cathedral, Kilkenny. Concelebrated Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 12 noon. Interment afterwards in the Cathedral Grounds. Family flowers only please.

Joanna Chaari Quinlan - Portarlington

The death took place on Thursday, May 4 of Joanna Chaari Quinlan of Portarlington.

Also known as Rani Arnold. Unexpectedly in her 39th year. Sadly missed by her husband Mohamed, son Sami, daughter Sonia, her father Arthur, sister Lucy, grandmother Maya, aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and friends.

Reposing at Carnegies Funeral Home, The Crescent, Monkstown on Wednesday afternoon from 3pm until 5pm. Removal on Thursday morning to Christ Church, Delgany to arrive for Funeral Service at 11.30am and then to Kilquade Cemetery.
 Julia Ann Bergin - Portlaoise

The death took place on Saturday, May 6 of Julia Ann (Shiela) Bergin of Ballyfin Rd, Portlaoise, and formerly Corbally, Abbeyleix.

Died peacefully in the loving care of the staff of Ballard Nursing Home, Portlaoise.

Retired nursing staff Regional Hospital, Portlaoise. Mourned by her sister Lil Foyle (Termonfeckin), nieces, nephews and extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Reposing in The Chapel of Rest at The Regional Hospital Portlaoise from 7pm on Sunday. Recital of the rosary at 8.30pm. Removal on Monday at 9.20am to SS Peter and Paul's Church, Portlaoise for 10am Requiem Mass. Burial after in Church of The Most Holy Rosary graveyard, Abbeyleix.

Michael Fitzpatrick- Durrow

The death took place on Saturday, May 6 of Michael Fitzpatrick of Tubberboe Upper, Durrow.

Peacefully at the Midland Regional Hospital, Portlaoise. Husband of the late Peg. Deeply regretted by his loving children, Mary, Larry, Sr Lilly, Sheila, Kay, Tim, Michael, and Margaret, sister Julia, sister in law Kitty, sons in law, daughters in law, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Reposing at his residence from 3pm on Sunday afternoon with Rosary at 9pm. Funeral prayers at 7pm on Monday evening, followed by removal to Holy Trinity Church, Durrow. Requiem Mass on Tuesday at 11am followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Richard Malone - Abbeyleix

The death took place on Thursday, May 4 of Richard (Dick) Malone of Carlow Road, Abbeyleix.

Peacefully in the care of his family, beloved husband of the late Anne and loving father of Ronan, Declan, Damien and Marion. Deeply regretted by his loving family, his brothers, sister, daughter -in-law Caroline and partners of his children Shannon, Emma and Graham, grandchildren Oisin ,Ben and Eoghan, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Reposing at his residence from 4pm on Friday with Rosary at 9pm. Removal to The Church of The Most Holy Rosary, Abbeyleix on Saturday for 11am Requiem Mass. Burial afterwards in St. Patrick's Cemetery.

Geraldine Killeen - Dublin and Coolrain

The death took place on Tuesday, May 2 of Geraldine Killeen (née Sheeran) of Drumcondra, Dublin and formerly of Coolrain.

Peacefully, at home after a short illness surrounded by her children David, Sinead, Grainne, Deirdre and Catherine. Sadly missed by her loving family, grandchildren Aoibhe, Lia Rose and Amber, siblings; twin brother Gerard, Ray, Jacqueline, Frances, Therese, John and Mark, sons-in-law and extended family.

Reposing at her home on Thursday from 4pm until 6pm for family and close friends. A Celebration of Geraldine’s Life will take place on Friday in the Glasnevin Crematorium Chapel at 2.30pm.