Sunday, July 04, 2021

The death has occurred of Mariette (Marie) Connor, formerly Murphy (née Moore)
Portlaoise, Laois / Bray, Wicklow / Blackrock, Dublin


The late Mariette (Marie) Connor, formerly Murphy (née Moore)

Mariette (Marie) Connor (née Moore, formerly Murphy) of Portlaoise, Co. Laois and late of Bray, Co. Wicklow and Blackrock, Co. Dublin, passed away peacefully, in her 88th year, on Friday 2nd July, 2021 in the tender care of Droimnín Nursing Home, Stradbally, Co. Laois. Beloved wife of Bill and the late Eugene F. Murphy, much loved mother of Brónagh, Declan, Margaret (Midge), Gabrielle, Brendan, Cormac, Damian, Dermot and the late baby Kevin and loving sister of Kate, Tony and the late Michael; she will be sadly missed by her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

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The death has occurred of Seamus (Jim) Downey
Closeland, Ballybrittas, Laois / Monasterevin, Kildare

Seamus, formerly a member of An Garda Síochána, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving and devoted family. Predeceased by his father Paddy. Sadly missed by his wife Margaret, daughters Emma and Hannah and his grandson Paddy. Deeply regretted by his mother Kathleen, sisters Eileen, Gráinne, brothers Declan, Pádraig and Joseph, his mother in law, brothers in law, sisters in law, uncle Fr. Joe, aunt Nellie, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours, friends and colleagues.

Due to Covid 19 restrictions, a private family funeral will take place, with up to 50 people attending in the church. Reposing at his residence on Monday afternoon from 3pm. Removal on Tuesday at 1pm to arrive to St John’s Church, Killenard, for 2pm Requiem Mass, followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery. Seamus’s Requiem Mass will be live streamed (link to follow).

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. The Downey family would like to thank you for your co-operation, understanding, support during this sensitive and difficult time. Sympathisers can extend their sympathies on the online condolences facilities on House Private on Tuesday morning, please.

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