Death Notices

Aine Purcell
Wednesday, May 5th, 2021

Aine Purcell (nee O`Connell) Sconce Lower Ballyfin

Peacefully with her family at the Regional hospital. Dearly beloved wife of Brian, cherished and loved mother to Brian and Robbie, daughter to Daniel and Anna, loving sister to Maura. Deeply regretted by the Purcell family (Grattan St Portlaoise ), the O`Connell family Bagenalstown. Nieces Shauna Lee Clarke and Leona. Mother in law Mary. Colette, David, Declan and Anne Purcell. Many relatives and friends.

May she Rest in Peace.

Given the current exceptional circumstances and to protect the welfare of everyone who knew her, a private funeral with immediate family only will take place at 12 noon on Friday, May 7th in St. Peter and Paul’s Church, Portlaoise and will be streamed on Cremation will follow in Newlands Crematorium.

Those who would have liked to attend his funeral, but who can not due to the current restrictions, may leave a personal message for the family on the condolence page below, or send condolences in the traditional manner. The family thank you for your cooperation, understanding and support during this sensitive time.

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Maura Goode
Wednesday, May 5th, 2021

Maura Goode (nee McGrath) Abbeyleix Rd., and formerly of Clonad and Abbeyleix.

(Ex R.P.N. St.Fintan’s Hospital, Portlaoise). Peacefully after a brief illness patiently bourne at home in the tender and dedicated care of her loving children. Predeceased by her husband Jim, her son-in-law Eugene (Quigley) and her grandson Donal.

Deeply regretted by her loving sons Declan, Gerry, James, Padraig and David, daughters, Ann Maire (O’Toole), Margaret, Veronica, Caroline (Quigley), Geraldine and Helen (Fitzgerald Selby), sons-in-law, Edward and Eddie, daughters-in-law Patricia, Breda, Gabrielle and Yvonne, her adored 21 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren, sister Cely, brother Jimmy, brother-in-law Tom, sister-in-law Eilish, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.


Reposing at her home on Thursday and Friday. Removal on Friday, May 7th at 6.45pm to arrive at SS. Peter and Paul’s Church for 7.30pm. Requiem Mass on Saturday at 12 noon and will be live streamed on followed by interment in SS.Peter and Paul’s Cemetery.

Given the current exceptional circumstances and to protect the welfare of all who knew Maura her funeral will be conducted in line with government guidelines regarding COVID. Those who would like to attend but cannot may leave a personal message in the condolence section below and are welcome to line the route from her home on Friday evening or en route to the cemetery on Saturday morning via the Dublin Rd., in a safe and socially distanced manner.

The family thank you for your co operation and understanding and support at this time.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam


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Maura Goode
James Geoghegan
Tuesday, May 4th, 2021

James (Reuben) Geoghegan, 1 Bridal Walk, Kilminchy, formerly of Mountmellick and The Heath.

Died peacefully at Naas General Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

Peacefully at Naas General Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Deeply regretted by his living wife Claire, son Sean, daughter Elaine, grandchildren Rachel and James, great grandchildren Grace and Everly, brothers Bosco, Andy and Tommy, son-in- law, daughter-in-law, sisters-in-law, relatives, neighbours and a large circle of friends.

Rest in Peace.

Given the current exceptional circumstances and to protect the welfare of everyone who knew James, a private funeral, with immediate family only, will take place at The Heath Church at 2pm on Friday, the 7th of May. Burial will follow in the adjoining cemetery.

The funeral cortège will travel from his son Sean’s home in 44 Rossvale Court, along the Heath Road, to the Heath Church. Those who wish to come out to pay their respects can do so along the route, maintaining a safe social distance.

Personal messages of condolence for the family may be left on the condolences page below. House private please and family flowers only.

James’ Funeral Mass can be viewed via this link




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