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Laois Death Notice – Thursday, April 7, 2022

Michael Gorman – Abbeyleix

The death took place on March 22 of Michael Anthony (Tony) O’Gorman, Abbeyleix, Laois, and London and Bath, England.

Peacefully in England. Deeply missed by his brother Liam, his sister Carmel, his sister-in-law Coralie, his nephew Rory, his nieces Sarah, Hannah, Ruth, Joanna and Mary, his great-niece Ivy, his great-nephew Sammy, as well as his many cousins , relatives and friends.

Rest in the Church of the Most Holy Rosary Abbeyleix on Saturday evening from 6 p.m. with prayers at 6:45 p.m. Requiem mass on Sunday at 11 a.m. Burial then at St Patrick’s cemetery in Abbeyleix.

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Gerry Kealy – Ballickmoyler, Carlow/Laois

The death took place on Tuesday April 5th of Gerry Kealy, Ashfield, Ballickmoyler, Carlow, who passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on April 5th, 2022, at Midland Regional Hospital, Portlaoise.

Beloved husband of Maisie, much loved father of James, Michael, Bridget and Noleen, adored grandfather of Lizzy, Mikey, Paddy, Molly, Katie, Ellie, Ger, Rosie and Joe and cherished brother of Annie, Alice, Jenny and the late Mary, James and Bridie.

He will be sadly missed by his beloved wife, sons, daughters, grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. , especially his good friends at his Whist parties.

Resting at his daughter Noleen’s home, Ashfield, Ballickmoyler (Eircode R93 P9E2) from 6pm on Wednesday. Rest all day Thursday, with prayers at 9 p.m. that evening. Funeral mass on Friday at 12 p.m. in the Church of the Sacred Heart of Arles, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Sean Creagh – Rathdowney

The death took place on Sunday April 3 of Seán Creagh, Church View, Mooreville and formerly Ballybuggy, Rathdowney, Co. Laois and Drumcondra, Dublin.

Peacefully at Milford Care Centre, Limerick. Predeceased by his sisters Moira, Anna, Lizzy, Breda and Teresa and his brother Patrick. He is sadly missed by his beloved wife Ann and his sisters Margaret and Kathleen, his sister-in-law Breda, his nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Rest at home on Tuesday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral Mass on Wednesday at Holy Trinity Church, Rathdowney at 12 noon followed by interment at the local cemetery in Rathdowney.

Frank Fitzpatrick – Timahoe / Dublin

The death took place on Saturday April 2 of Frank Fitzpatrick of Shankill, Dublin 18 and formerly of Timahoe, Co. Laois.

Passed away peacefully, after a short illness, at St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin. Beloved husband of the late Anna and father of Justin. He will be sadly missed by his beloved granddaughters Patience and Poppy and their mother Sadie, his sister-in-law Irene, his nephews and nieces as well as his extended family and friends, especially Ian and Laun.

Resting at Colliers Funeral Home, Old Connaught Avenue, Bray on Tuesday morning (April 5) from 9.00am, before transfer at 10.30am to St Anne’s Church, Shankill arriving for Requiem Mass at 11.00am, followed by burial at Shanganagh Cemetery. The Mass can also be viewed online HERE .

Louise Kelly – Portarlington / Daingean

The death occurred on Sunday April 3 of Louise KELLY, 2 Spa Street, Portarlington, Laois / fire of 16 Coologue, Daingean, Offaly.

Peacefully at Mater Hospital in Dublin. Predeceased by her parents Jack and Emily. Louise will be sadly missed by her beloved daughter Shauna, her fiancé Alan, her brothers John, Michael and Peter, her sisters Michelle, Anne-Marie and Mary, her sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family, parents and friends.

Resting at her home in Portarlington on Wednesday for family only. Collection Thursday morning from Mary Mother of God Church, Daingean, arriving for funeral mass at 11am. Burial after mass at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Daingean. Family flowers only, please. Donations in lieu of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland

The funeral mass can be viewed live on

Mary McCabe – Portlaoise / Liege

The death occurred on Sunday April 3 of Mary McCabe, ‘Glasheen’ Cork Road, Portlaoise.

Suddenly at Portlaoise Hospital. Surrounded by her loving family. Mary, beloved wife of recently deceased Michael. Much loved mother of Joe, Aidan, Brian and Eoin. Deeply missed by his loving family, daughters-in-law, adored grandchildren. Sister, Anne Howe. Brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law. nephews, nieces, parents and a wide circle of friends.

Resting at Keegans Funeral Home on Wednesdays from 6 p.m. with rosary at 8 p.m. The funeral arrives at SS Peter and Paul’s Church for midday mass on Thursday, followed by interment at SS Peter and Paul’s Cemetery.

The family would like to thank you for your understanding at this difficult time. Please continue to observe Covid precautions.

Gabriel Murphy – Athy / Laois

The death occurred on Sunday 3 April of Gabriel Murphy, Kellyville, Athy, Kildare/Laois

Deeply missed by his wife Pauline, his children Eugene, Therese, Joe, Owen, Ann, Mary, Paula and Gayle, brothers, sister, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, 22 grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Resting at his residence (eircode R14D432) on Wednesday, April 6 from 4 p.m. until the conclusion of the Rosary at 8 p.m. Leaving his residence at 10.30am on Thursday morning April 7 arriving at St. Joseph’s Church, Ballyadams, for Requiem Mass at 11am. Interment then in Oakvale Cemetery, Stradbally.

Please wear face masks and observe social distancing.

Mary Kelly – Portlaoise / Sligo

The death took place on Sunday April 3 of Mary Kelly (née Duff), of Castledargan, Ballygawley, Co. Sligo and formerly of Ballyknockan, Portlaoise Co. Laois.

Passed away peacefully in her 91st year surrounded by her loving family, under the excellent care of the staff at Summerville Nursing Home, Strandhill, Co. Sligo after a courageously fought illness. Predeceased by her husband Owen, her sons John and Paul, her daughters Colette (Carter) and Clare (Rooney), her adored grandchildren, her daughters-in-law Jennifer and Mary, her sons-in-law Garret and Michael, her sisters Mena (Bergin) , Elizabeth (Murphy), Clare (Edge) and Brigid (McQuinn) brothers Fintan Duff and Paddy Duff brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews, neighbors and friends.

Mass will be streamed live at:

Rested at her son Paul, Ballygawley (F91 P7X8) on Monday 4 April from 4pm to 8pm. Donations in lieu of flowers if needed to North West Hospice. Funeral Mass on Tuesday 5th April at 2pm at Church of the Assumption, Sooey followed by interment at St. Nathy Cemetery in Collooney Co Sligo.

Richard Sheehy – Portlaoise / Newbridge

The deaths took place on Saturday April 2 of Richard Sheehy, Liffey View, Newbridge, Co Kildare and Portlaoise Fire, Co Laois.

Peacefully under the wonderful care of nurses and staff at Portlaoise Hospital. Predeceased by his mother Bridie, his father John and his brother Tony; he is dearly missed by his beloved siblings Eileen, Maura, Sean, Brendan, Bridie and Peg, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews, extended family, relatives and friends.

Resting at Anderson & Leahy Funeral Home Monday with prayers at 7 p.m. Pickup from Anderson & Leahy Funeral Home Tuesday at 11am (on foot) via her residence to arrive at St. Conleth Parish Church, Newbridge for Mass at 11.30am. Mass will be streamed live at
Funeral then at Allen Cemetery, Allen.

The family would like to give special thanks to Ballard Nursing Home, Portlaoise for the care and attention given to Richard over the past few months.

Maureen Maher – Portlaoise/Dublin

The death occurred on Friday April 1 of Maureen Maher (née Doyle), Raheny and formerly Portlaoise.

Peacefully under the loving care of staff at Shrewbury Nursing Home, Dromcondra. Predeceased by her husband Patrick (late of Rathleague, Portlaoise) and her son Brendan. Beloved mother of John. Cherished grandmother of Liam, Norma, Rory, Kieran and Tilly. Daughter-in-law Joanne, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbors and friends.

Resting at Keegan’s Funeral Home on Monday evenings from 7 p.m. with rosary at 8 p.m. Pickup Tuesday to arrive at SS Peter and Pauls Church for the midday Requiem Mass. Interment will follow at SS Peter and Pauls Cemetery, Portlaoise.