Deaths in Laois - June 23, 2017

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Deaths in Laois - June 23, 2017

Julia Nash - Wolfhill

The death took place on Friday, June 23 of Julia Nash of 13F Slatt Lower, The Swan, Wolfhill.

Pre-deceased by her husband John and daughter Sheila. Deeply regretted by her daughters Mary and Margaret, sisters Bridgie and Peggy, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, son-in-law Peadar, adored grandchildren Darren, Alison, Eve and Faye, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Reposing at her residence from 2pm on Saturday, with Rosary at 9pm. Arriving at St. Abban's Church, Doonane for Requiem Mass on Sunday at 1pm. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Raymond Fitzpatrick - Castletown

The death took place on Thursday, June 22 of Raymond (Ray) Fitzpatrick of Aughafan, Castletown. 

Peacefully) at St. James' Hospital, Dublin. Predeceased by his parents Thomas (Giggi) and Winnie. Deeply regretted by his loving son Adam, sister Mairead, brothers Kevin, Ger, Cyril and Ken, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Reposing at Guilfoyle's Funeral Home, Castletown on Saturday from 4pm with rosary in the Funeral Home at 9pm. Removal on Sunday morning at 10.15am to St. Edmund's Church, Castletown for Funeral Mass at 10.30am with burial immediately afterwards in St. Fintan's Cemetery, Mountrath.

Br. Amedy Hayes - Castletown

The death took place on Thursday, June 22 of Br. Amedy Hayes of Miguel House, Castletown, and formerly of Rearcross and Kilconane, Norwood, Nenagh.

Passed away peacefully in Miguel House. Brother of the late Michael Hayes. Deeply regretted by his brother Martin (USA), nephews Seamus, John and Jim (USA), nieces Maura, Breda, Kay, Patsy, Madeline and Caroline (USA), grandnieces, grandnephews, sister-in-law, relatives, friends and confrere and staff of Miguel House.

Reposing in Miguel House on Saturday, from 4pm to 8pm. Funeral Liturgy and Mass on Sunday at 2pm in Castletown. Burial immediately afterwards in the Community Cemetery, Castletown.

Gemma Bergin - Ballybrophy

The death took place on Tuesday, June 20 of Gemma Bergin (née Bergin) of Scarbhóg, Garron, Ballybrophy.

Peacefully at her home. Dearly loved wife will be sadly missed by her husband Dan, her sons John and Joe, daughters Mary, Edel and Julie, deeply regretted by her daughters-in-law Linda and Kate, sons-in-law Paul, Ciarán and Padraic, grandchildren Caoilinn, Tara, Adam and Sylvie. Fondly remembered and dearly missed by her brothers Fintan and Canice, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and her many friends.

Reposing at her home on Friday from 3pm with rosary at 9pm. Funeral Mass on Saturday at 11am in Killasmeestia Church followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Gerry Conroy - Ballyfin

The death took place on Wednesday, June 21 of Gerry (Kevin) Conroy of Cappinush, Ballyfin. 

Peacefully, in the care of Portlaoise Hospital staff, surrounded by his family. Sadly missed by his loving wife Mai, his children Tim, John, Mary, Catherine and Kevin, daughters-in-law Lucy, Dolores, Karen, sons-in-law James and Noel, his 14 granndchildren, four great-grandchildren and his many good friends.

Reposing at his residence in Cappinrush, Ballyfin from 6pm on Wednesday with rosary at 9pm. Removal on Thursday evening to arrive at St. Fintan’s Church, Ballyfin at 7.30pm. Requiem Mass in St. Fintan's Church, Ballyfin at 11am on Friday with interment afterwards in St. Fintan's Cemetery, Ballyfin.

Paddy Hyland - Dublin and Portlaoise

The death took place on Tuesday, June 20 of Paddy Hyland of Lucan and formerly of Portlaoise and Ballynacargy, Co. Westmeath.

Peacefully in the care of the staff at the Hermitage Clinic. Beloved husband of Mary and loving father of Niall and Nick and a grandfather of Leon, Max, Olivia, Daniel, Áine, Ross and the late baby Nicholas. Sadly missed by his loving family, daughters-in-law Marie-Therese and Kym, brother, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Reposing at his family home on Tuesday evening from 6pm. Removal to St. Patrick’s Church, Esker on Thursday morning arriving for Requiem Mass at 11am followed by burial in Esker Cemetery.