Tuesday, July 21, 2020

The death has occurred of Florence Rowan (née Lambe)
Clonreher, Portlaoise, Laois, R32 AP6W

The late Florence Rowan (née Lambe) Florence. ‘Avondale’, Clonreher, Portlaoise. July 19th 2020. Peacefully surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of Billy and dearly loved mum to Serena, Pamela and Nicola. Cherished grandmother to Naomi, Miriam, and Andrew. Deeply regretted by her loving family, sister Maisie, sons-in-law Robert and Daniel, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Reposing at her residence (R32AP6W) from 5 pm till 8 pm on Tuesday evening. Funeral service at 3 pm on Wednesday in St Peter’s Church, Portlaoise. Interment will follow in adjoining churchyard. In line with government Covid guidelines, social distancing shall be observed at the grounds of St Peter’s Church. The Rowan family would like to thank you for your understanding during this difficult time.

The death has occurred of Elizabeth (Betty) MEADE (née Fitzpatrick)
Ringstown, Mountrath, Laois

The late Elizabeth (Betty) MeadeElizabeth (Betty) Meade (née Fitzpatrick), Ringstown, Mountrath, Co. Laois. Died, peacefully, on the 20th July 2020, surrounded by her loving family. Predeceased by her husband Tom, beloved mother to Julie, Annemarie, Martin, Liz, Geraldine, Tom, Claire, Paul and Micheál. Deeply regretted by her loving family, her adoring 34 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, sisters Peggy and Nan, brothers Sean and Paddy, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Reposing at her home in Ringstown on Tuesday and Wednesday evening from 4pm to 9pm. (Outside of these times are for family only, please). Requiem Mass on Thursday morning in St Fintan’s Church, Mountrath, at 11am, followed by burial in St Fintan’s Cemetery. Family flowers only, please, donations, if desired, to the Laois Palliative Care. House private on Thursday morning, please.

Betty’s Funeral Mass will be live streamed via webcam: https://mcnmedia.tv/camera/st-fintans

The Mass will also be broadcast on FM104.5 radio.

In accordance with Covid-19 guidelines, numbers are restricted to the immediate family only, in the church, but people are welcome to stand outside the church and cemetery. Please adhere to HSE guidelines in relation to social distancing. If you would like to leave a message of condolence for the family please do so on R.I.P.ie. The family would like to thank you for your support at this difficult time.


The death has occurred of Annie Wynne Varnham (née Kearns)
2 Kilkenny Road, Ballylinan, Laois 

Wife of the Late John Wynne. Deeply regretted by her loving sons John and Matt, daughter Veronica, sister Frances, son-in-law Stuart, daughters-in-law Bernie and Maria, grandchildren Seán, Aleisha, Wayne, John and Matthew, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

A private repose will take place at Rigney’s Funeral Home, Athy (Eir Code R14 Tx26) between 6pm and 8pm on Tuesday evening, the 21st July.

A private family funeral will take place at 11am on Wednesday morning in St Anne’s Church, Ballylinan. Those who would have liked to attend the funeral, but cannot due to current restrictions, may leave a personal message in the section marked Condolences on R.I.P.ie.


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