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Laois Death Notice – Monday, April 11, 2022

Patsy Scott – Rathdowney

The death took place on Monday April 11 of Patsy (Anastasia Patricia) Scott (née Campion) of Knockfin, Rathdowney and formerly Ballymullan House, Abbeyleix.

89 years old. Lovingly cared for by the staff at Brookhaven Lodge, Ballyragget and in the presence of his heartbroken family in his final hours. Deeply missed by his beloved and devoted son Francis, his daughter-in-law Mary, his grandchildren, Patricia Quinn (Kilcock), Tim (Knockfin), John-Paul (Ballymullan) and Helena (Abbeyleix), his brother Jim Campion (London), his sister Lilly Campion (Ballymullan and Brookhaven), adored great-grandchildren, Kate, Clodagh, Anna and Charlie, grandsons, Kieran, granddaughters Marianne and Emma, ​​Helena’s fiance Barry, nieces, nephews and a wide circle of relatives, neighbors and friends.

Resting at her home, Knockfin on Tuesday evenings from 4 p.m. with Rosary at 8 p.m. Private house on Wednesday morning, please. Funeral Mass Wednesday at 1pm at St. Canice’s Church, Clough followed by interment at the local cemetery in Rathdowney.

Michael Nicholas Boran – Ballickmoyler

The death took place on Sunday April 10 of Michael Nicholas Boran of Ballinagall, Ballickmoyler.

Unexpectedly, at home. Beloved husband of Grace, beloved father of Marie and Lorraine and beloved father-in-law of Dave, adored grandfather of Emily-Rose and Cameron-Michael and cherished brother of Eileen, brother-in-law Alan and nieces Emma and Laura.

He will be sadly missed by his beloved wife, daughters, grandchildren, sister, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Funeral arrangements later.

Gerard Scully – Ballyroan

The death took place on Sunday April 10 of Gerard (Ger) Scully of Tullore, Ballyroan.

Peacefully at Portlaoise Regional Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Deeply missed by his brothers Tom and his sister PJ Mary, his sister-in-law Geraldine, his nephews, nieces, grand-nephews, great-nieces, neighbors and a large circle of friends.

Rest at his sister Mary’s residence from 2 p.m. Tuesday with transfer to St. Patricks Ballyroan Church for Requiem Mass from 7:30 p.m. Wednesday to 12 p.m. Interment afterwards in St. Patricks Cemetery. Wearing a mask and social distancing would be appreciated.

Michael Mulhall – Mountmellick

The death took place on Sunday 10 April of Michael (Mick) Mulhall of Wolfe Tone Court, Mountmellick and formerly of St. Joseph’s Terrace, Mountmellick).

Deeply missed by his sister Martina (Tina) and her husband Tony, his nephew William and his wife Sandra, his grandniece Amy and her husband Michael.

Resting at Moloney Funeral Home Tuesday evenings beginning at 8:00 p.m. Recitation of the Rosary at 9 p.m. Michael’s funeral arrangements will be announced on Friday, April 22.

Later funeral arrangements

Tony Gannon – Portlaoise

The death occurred on Saturday April 9 of Tony Gannon of Glasnevin, Dublin and formerly of Portlaoise.

Peacefully, in his 87th year under the loving care of his devoted family and the staff of the Saint-Raphaël district of Mater Hospital. Beloved and cherished husband of Joan and wonderful loving father of Rosemary, Tony, Claire and the late Helen. He is dearly missed by his family, his brother Ignatius, his sister Gertie, his grandchildren Karl, Rachel, Alex, Jeff, David, Julie, Aoife and Ciara, his sons-in-law Ed and Ronan, his daughter-in-law Clare, his brothers, sisters-in-law, nephews and nieces, relatives, neighbors and friends to whom he brought much joy and laughter.

Resting at her daughter Claire’s home in Glasnevin on Monday evening April 11, 6-8pm, which will involve limited numbers for limited periods of time due to the continued presence of Covid-19 in the community. Funeral Mass on Tuesday morning, April 12 at 10:30 a.m. at Saint Columba’s Church, Iona Road, followed by interment at Glasnevin Cemetery. Please note that the funeral mass can be viewed online at

Michael McGrath – Abbeyleix

The death occurred on Saturday April 9 of Michael McGrath of Rathmoyle, Abbeyleix.

Peacefully in the presence of his loving family. Deeply missed by his sister Eileen, nieces, nephews, great-nephews, great-nieces, extended family and friends.

Rest in the Church of the Most Holy Rosary Abbeyleix on Monday evenings from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. with prayers at 6 p.m. Funeral leaving his home on Tuesday at 11.35 a.m. in the Church of the Most Holy Rosary Abbeyleix for the Requiem mass at 12 p.m. Burial then in the adjoining cemetery. The mass is visible on:

Eilish Doyle-Ballylinan

The death took place on Friday April 8 of Eilish Doyle (née Smyth) of Whitethorn Grove, Ballylinan and Athy.

Peacefully on April 8 in her home surrounded by her loving family. Predeceased by her father Niall and her sister Mary Majella. Beloved wife of Ciaran, beloved mother of Niall, Padraic and Ailbhe, mother Mary, brother Dave, sisters Sue and Trish, father-in-law Paddy, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, great nieces, family enlarged, friends and neighbours.

Resting Sunday, April 10 at Thompson Funeral Home, Chapel Hill, Mount Hawkins, Athy, from 4-6 p.m. Eilish’s funeral procession will depart from St. Patrick’s Avenue (On Monday April 11 at 11am, the funeral procession will walk from St. Patrick’s Avenue (R14 EO31) via Crib Road to People’s Park. From The People’s Park, Eilish’s funeral procession will ‘Eilish The cortege will then travel to be incarcerated at Shannon Crematorium, County Clare V14 PV30.The cremation service will be available from 2pm on the following link: shannoncrematorium-live-streaming Password EDA14.

Brian O’Rourke – Ratheniska

The death took place on Friday April 8 of Brian O’Rourke of Magherabawn, Feakle Co. Clare and formerly of Galway and Ratheniska.

Peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family. He is dearly missed by his wife Paula, his daughters Anna, Rosa and Eva, his siblings Lorcán, father Caoimhín SJ, Fran, Gerard, Seán, Mary and Anne, his sisters-in-law, his brother-in-law, his nieces, his nephews, Aunt Carmel, Uncle Michael, cousins, extended family and a large circle of friends.

Resting at Smyth’s Funeral Home, Feakle, V94 VW44. Tuesday, April 12, from 5 p.m., with prayer at 7 p.m. Arrive at St Mary’s Church, Feakle, for Mass at 12pm on Wednesday 13th April. Funeral immediately afterwards at Feakle Cemetery.

Elizabeth Mortimer – Clonaslee

The death took place on Friday April 8 of Elizabeth Mortimer of Tinnahinch, Clonaslee and Drumcondra, Dublin.

Peacefully, in his 92nd year, in the excellent care of the Mater Hospital in Dublin, after a short illness fought with great courage. Sadly missed by her sister Sarah Delaney (Millmount Place, Drumcondra). Predeceased by her brothers John (Cappard), James (Cappakeel), Michael (Brimingham), Pat (Tinnahinch), sisters Mary Flanagan (Tinnahinch), Kathleen, Sr Elizabeth and Bridget Sr Bridget, St Monicas, Gardiner St. Ester Ennis Rathfarnham, Elizabeth (child) (Tinnahinch), brothers-in-law. beautiful sisters. Deeply missed by his sister Sarah, nephews, nieces, neighbors and friends.

Resting at Moloney’s Funeral Home, Mountmellick, Monday evening from 6pm. Recitation of the Rosary at 7:30 p.m. Prayers at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Tuesday morning. Pick up at 11.20am from St Manman’s Church, Clonaslee, for Requiem Mass at 12pm. Burial at St. Brigid Cemetery, Rosenalis, arrival 1:30 p.m.

Eilish Bowe – Ballacolla

The death took place on Wednesday April 6 of Eilish Bowe of Rathmakelly Glebe, Ballacolla.

Peacefully at Midlands Hospital Portlaoise. Predeceased by her parents John and Mary. Deeply missed by his beloved brothers Michael and Fr. John SMA, aunts, aunts-in-law, cousins, relatives, neighbors and friends.

Rest at home from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday evenings. Moving to Immaculate Conception Church on Monday for Requiem Mass at 12 p.m. Burial immediately in the adjoining cemetery.