Death Notices

Ian (Amaral) Lawlor
Wednesday, June 16th, 2021

Ian (Amaral) Lawlor, Pallas Lower, Bennekerry, Carlow and formerly of Oak Leaf Place.

Beloved husband of Antonio and much loved brother of Gemma, Owen, Paul and Wayne. Deeply regretted by his heartbroken mother Annette, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, dearest friend Sharon, extended family, relatives and friends.

May Ian Rest In Peace

Due to current government guide lines a private family funeral will take place. Requiem Mass on Saturday at 12 noon in SS Peter & Paul’s Church, Portlaoise. Those wishing to offer their condolences can do so on the page below or send on in the traditional manner. Interment afterwards in SS Peter & Paul’s Cemetery.

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Ian (Amaral) Lawlor
Denis O Connor
Monday, June 14th, 2021

Denis (Dor) O’Connor, Kilmurry, Stradbally.

Denis passed away peacefully in the company of his loving family and friends at his residence. Predeceased by his parents and brother Liam. Sadly missed by his brothers Michael and Andy, sister Kathleen, sister in law Anne, nephew John and his wife Ciara and grandnephew Eoin. The family would like to thank their neighbours Patrick, Louise and Austin, also Sister Ann Devine, public health nurses and Dr. Lawlor for their generosity, support and help, especially during his illness.

May Denis Rest In Peace

Reposing at his residence from 7 o’clock on Monday June 14th and Tuesday 15th from 12 noon. Due to the Covid 19 restrictions, a private family funeral will take place with up to 50 attending in the church. Removal on Wednesday morning at 11.20 am to arrive at The Church of the Assumption, The Heath, for 12 noon Requiem Mass. Interment to follow in adjoining cemetery. House private on Wednesday morning please. Requiem Mass will be livestreamed on https://www.portlaoiseparish.ie/the-heath-webcam/ . Sympathisers are welcome to stand along the route to the church and in the precincts of the cemetery grounds. Social distancing to be observed at all times please.

The family would like to thank you for your cooperation, understanding and support during this sensitive and difficult time. Sympathisers can extend their sympathies on the online condolence facilities below. Donations to the Irish Cancer Society.

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Deirdre Kelly
Monday, June 14th, 2021

Deirdre Kelly, St Brigid’s Place.

Predeceased by her parents Angela and Gérard, her sister Angela, her son Wayne. Deeply regretted by her loving family Shauna, Stacey and Jake. Loving sister to Paula, Ann-Marie and Mary-Ann. Nanny to Wayne, Paraic, AJ and Fionn. Nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.

May She Rest in Peace

Due to current government advice regarding public gatherings, a private family funeral will take place, for family only, in St Peter and Paul’s Church on Thursday, June 17th at 12 noon. The Mass can be viewed on the parish webcam: https://www.portlaoiseparish.ie/webcam/ Interment will follow in SS Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. Friends of the family are welcome to pay their respects outdoors on the way to the cemetery.

Those who would have liked to attended but cannot, please leave a personal message in the condolence section below, or send on in the traditional manner. The family appreciate your co-operation and understanding at this time.

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Deirdre Kelly
Martin Dowling
Monday, June 14th, 2021

Martin Dowling, Dublin Road.

Peacefully, in his 94th year, surrounded by his daughters and in the care of the staff in St. Brigid’s Hospital, Shaen. Martin is predeceased by his beloved wife Bess, brother Paddy (Colt), sisters Nora Delaney (Roskelton), Bride McDonald (Ballyroan), Sr. Stanislaus Joseph and Sr. Stanislaus Gertrude, Little Sisters of the Poor (Dublin & Bristol).

Deeply regretted by his loving daughters Martina Comerford, Mary Flynn, Anna Byrne and Claire Chambers, sons-in law John, Pat, Mike and Bill, grandchildren Gavin, Jake, Helen, Kieran, Claire, Killian, Luke and Aoibheann, brother-in-law Bill, sisters-in-law Eileen and Claire Carroll, nieces and nephews, relatives and his large circle of friends.

May Martin Rest in Peace

Due to COVID restrictions and to protect the welfare of everyone who knew him, a private family funeral, limited to immediate family and friends, will take place on Wednesday, June 16th, at 12 noon in SS Peter and Paul’s Church and will be streamed on the parish webcam: http://www.portlaoiseparish.ie/web-cam/. Burial afterwards in SS Peter and Paul’s Cemetery, Portlaoise. Family flowers only.

For those who wish to leave a message for the family, you can do so in the section below marked condolences. Martin’s family, would like to thank you for your understanding and consideration at this sad and difficult time and would also like to thank sincerely all who cared for Martin.

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Liam Farrell
Friday, June 11th, 2021

Liam Farrell, late of Two Mile House and Portlaoise.

Unexpectedly but peacefully surrounded by his family. Loving husband of Evelyn, predeceased by his son Michael, adored father of Keith, Ross and Kate and grandfather to his cherished Eve. Beloved brother to Paschal, and Marie. Greatly missed by his sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and family.

Rest in Peace, gentle, kind man.

Removal on Thursday, June 110th to arrive at St Peter’s Church, Two Mile House for 11am Requiem Mass. Interment afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Requiem Mass and burial can be viewed on www.streamlive.ie. Those wishing to leave condolences can do so on the link below or send on in the traditional manner.

House strictly private please

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Bernadette Callaghan
Friday, June 11th, 2021

Bernadette Callaghan, Borris Little.

Peacefully at The Regional Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of the late Hugh and dearly loved mother to Francis, Chris, Hughie, Rory, and Anne-Marie. Deeply regretted by her loving family, sisters in law, daughters in law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Rest in Peace.

Given the exceptional climate and to protect the welfare of everyone who knew her, a private funeral, with limited to immediate family and friends, will take place, at 2.30 pm on Saturday, June 12th in SS Peter and Paul’s Church and will be streamed on http://www.portlaoiseparish.ie/web-cam/ Burial afterwards in SS Peter and Paul’s Cemetery, Portlaoise.

Those who would have liked to attend his funeral, but due to these restrictions cannot, please 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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Bernadette Callaghan
Laura Kilkenny
Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021

Laura Kilkenny, Pallas.

Peacefully, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of the late Tony and loving mother to Tom, Deirdre (Walsh), Fiona (Bracken). Cherished grandmother to Evan, Charlie, Amy, and Katie. Deeply regretted by her loving family, sons in law Joe and Fergus, daughter in law Eileen, brother Thomas and sister Maureen, sister in law Bernie Hegarty, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.

May She Rest in Peace

Given the current exceptional circumstances, and to protect the welfare of everyone who knew her, a funeral with family and close friends will take place at 2pm on Thursday, 3rd June, in SS. Peter and Paul’s Church and will be streamed on the webcam http://www.portlaoiseparish.ie/web-cam/. Burial will follow in SS. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery immediately thereafter. Those who would have liked to attend but cannot, may leave a personal message in the condolence section below. The family thank you for your cooperation, understanding and support during this sensitive time.

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