Deaths in Laois - May 30, 2017

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Deaths in Laois - May 30, 2017

Wynne Brennan - Portlaoise

The death took place on Monday, May 29 of Wynne Brennan (née Phelan) of Rockview, Portlaoise. 

Late of Treasures, Portlaoise. Peacefully surrounded by her loving family. Winifred (Wynne) beloved wife of the late Seamus, and dearly loved mother to Rachel. Adoring grandmother to Seamus Jnr. Deeply regretted by her family. Partner Der, son-in-law Hugh, sisters Mai Conroy, Nora Cahill and Chris Cass. Brothers-in-law Gerry, Joe and Charlie, sisters-in-law, Treasa and Vera, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Reposing at her residence from 5pm on Wednesday with rosary at 8pm. Removal on Thursday morning to arrive at SS Peter and Paul’s Church for 11.30am Requiem Mass. Interment afterwards in SS Peter and Paul’s Cemetery, Portlaoise.

Joseph Phelan - Castletown

The death took place on Sunday, May 28 of Joseph (Joe) Phelan of Old Borris, Castletown. 

Peacefully at the Midlands Regional Hospital, Portlaoise. Son of the late Bab (nee O'Riordan) and Jack. Deeply regretted by his son John Peter, aunts Sis, Lil and Mary, extended family, cousins, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Reposing at Guilfoyle's Funeral Home, Castletown, Mountrath on Tuesday evening, from 5pm with rosary in the Funeral Home at 9pm. Removal on Wednesday morning  at 10.30am to St. Edmund's Church, Castletown for Funeral Mass at 11am, followed by burial in St. Fintan's Cemetery, Mountrath.

Kathleen McDonald - Spink

The death took place on Sunday, May 28 of Kathleen McDonald of Spink and Ballinakill.

At her residence, in the loving care of her family. Deeply regretted by her brothers Martin and Dennis, sisters Peg (Brame) and Chriss (Bennett), brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and a large circle of friends.

Reposing at her residence from 1pm on Monday and rosary at 9pm. Removal at 10.30am on Tuesday morning to St. Lazarian's Church, Knock, for Funeral Mass at 11am. Burial afterwards in St. Brigid's Cemetery, Ballinakill.

Helen Brophy-Macken - Dublin and Laois

The death tiook place on Saturday, May 27 of Helen Brophy-Mackey of Castleknock, Dublin and formerly of Stradbally  and Ex. H.S.E.

Peacefully and surrounded by her family, in the care of the staff of Highfield Healthcare, after a long illness patiently and serenely borne. Much loved wife of John Macken, sister of John (Sean) Brophy and aunt of Peter, Diarmaid, Gráinne and Deirdre. Deeply regretted by her loving husband, brother, nephews, nieces, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, relatives and many friends.

Reposing at Cunningham’s Funeral Home, Church Avenue, Blanchardstown on Monday evening from 6pm until 8pm. Removal to the Church of Our Lady Mother of the Church, Castleknock on Tuesday morning arriving for Requiem Mass at 11.30am followed by burial in Oakvale Cemetery, Stradbally, arriving at 3.30pm approx.