Friday, July 17, 2020

The death has occurred of Goretti Phelan
Avondale, Portarlington, Offaly / Portarlington, Laois

The late Goretti PhelanThe late Goretti Phelan

Peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family. Loving daughter of the late Rody and dear partner of the late Kevin Maher. Sadly missed by her loving daughters Siobhan, Louise and Shelly and their father Pat, mother Maureen, brothers Roger, Michael and Adrian, sisters Louise, Caroline, Angela, Orla and Josie, grandchildren Kathlyn, Zoe, Aoibhe, Brook, Seán, Harley and Patrick, son-in-law Danny, Shelly’s partner Tom, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Removal on Saturday arriving St Michael’s Church Portarlington for Requiem Mass at 11am. Funeral afterwards to St Michael’s Cemetery Portarlington.

Due to the Covid 19 Directive Social Distancing will be in place at her residence, in the Church and at the Cemetery.

You can leave your Condolences on the online condolence book on

The family would like to thank you for your help and understanding at this sad and difficult time.

Goretti’s Funeral Mass will be streamed live on

The death has occurred of Mary Moloney (née O’Rourke)
Kimmage, Dublin/Portlaoise, Laois


Peacefully while in the tender care of the wonderful staff in Maynooth Community Care Centre. Predeceased by her husband Michael. Sadly missed by her loving family, Philip, Anne, Rosemarie, Michael and Aisling, grandchildren Barry, Owen, Roisín, Gráinne, Ciara, Aedán, Ciaran, Eoghan, Sinéad, Darragh, Ruairí and Caoimhe, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, great grandchildren, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family, neighbours and many friends.

Due to current Government restrictions a private Family Funeral will take place in the Church of the Holy Spirt, Kimmage Manor on Saturday 18 July at 10am followed by burial at Mount Venus Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired to Dublin Simon Community.

The death has occurred of Philip Mockler
Johnstown Road, Rathdowney, Laois

Philip (Phil) Mockler, Johnstown Road, Rathdowney, Co Laois. July 13th 2020. Peacefully in the wonderful care of the nurses and staff of Abbeyleix District Hospital. Predeceased by his son Stephen and daughter Susan. Sadly missed by his wife Gwen and his family Frances, Julie, Philip and Tracey, sons-in-law Jeremy and Fred, daughters-in-law Tracey and Bernie, grandchildren, Tommy, Charley, John, Lewis, Henry, Haley, John-Jo, Lucas, Jade, Joe and Paige, Great-grandchildren, Freddy, Ellie, Sadie, Charley, Tilly, Carter, Ivy, Poppy, Harper, Tommy, Ralph, Harry, Noah, Gracie, Florence and Dominic, his sisters Eileen and Tess, brothers Mick and Jim, nephews, nieces, neighbours, relatives and friends.

A private family funeral will take place on Friday, July 24th, at 11am in The Church of The Holy Trinity, Rathdowney. ( followed by burial in Rathdowney Local Cemetery. Please note as per the COVID-19 directive that only fifty people can enter the Church. Social distancing and public health advice must be adheared to.

The death has occurred of George T Hipwell
Rathangan, Kildare / Emo, Laois

George T Hipwell, ‘Kara-Hem’, Tullylost, Rathangan, Co Kildare, 16th July 2020 at home suddenly and peacefully. Predeceased by his parents George and Sarah.

He will be sadly missed by his loving family, his wife Mary, sons and daughters, Paul, Eoin, Aine, Olive, brothers and sisters, Denis, Carol, JJ, Desmond, Liam and Pearl, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, granchildren, relatives, neighbours and many dear friends, and his colleagues in Coillte.

Reposing at his home from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday(17th July) with rosary at 7 o’clock. In the current circumstances we are requesting those attending his home, please wear a mask and obsersve social distancing guidelines.

George’s funeral mass will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday (18th July) in the Church of Assumption and St Patrick, Rathangan. Burial afterwards in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Rathangan.

Funeral Mass will be live streamed on Saturday morning on the Rathangan Parish facebook page and the iCatholic youtube channel.

Those who would like to leave a message may do so on the condolence page on

The death has occurred of Camillus Ryan
O`Moore Place, Portlaoise, Laois

Ryan Camillus, O`Moore Place Portlaoise. 17th 2020. Peacefully surrounded by his loving family. Dearly loved father to Aileen, James, Denise, and Melissa. Deeply regretted by his loving family. Sisters Margaret, Jenny, Tina. Brothers John, Tony and Kieran. Grandchildren, Calum, Ayla, Joey, and Kyler. Brother in law, sisters in law. Nephews, nieces . Former comrades in the UN. Relatives and friends. Rest in Peace.

Given the exceptional climate and to protect the welfare of everyone who knew her, a private funeral, with immediate family only, will take place, at 12.30 on Sunday. in SS Peter and Paul’s Church, Portlaoise, and will be streamed on the webcam; Burial afterwards in SS Peter and Paul’s Cemetery, Portlaoise.

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

The death has occurred of Stephen McElroy
21 Carmody Way, Portlaoise, Laois

Unexpectly at his home on 16 July.  Predeceased by his father, Eugene. Sadly missed by his mother, Josephine Bolton, sisters Emma and Marie, Brothers in law, Declan and Enda, nieces and nephews, Eoin, Grace, Daniel, Isabel, Conor, Charlotte, and Juliet, extended family and friends.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later. 


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