Death Notices

Recent Death Notices

Joseph Grimes
December 2, 2022

Joseph Grimes, Harrow, England and formerly of Cappaneale, Birr, Co Offaly, November 27th, 2022. Predeceased by his parents Billy and Joan and his son Joseph. He will be sadly missed by his wife, Mary, sons Brendan, Colm and Declán, daughter Caroline, grandson Oisín, son-in-law James, brothers Tom, Bernard and Liam, sister Mary, aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, sister-in-laws, cousins, extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends. Reposing in 3 Cappaneale on the Friday, December 9th, from 5pm – 8 pm. Removal from his home on Saturday, December 10th, at 10.15 am to arrive at St Brendan’s Church, Birr, at 10.45 am for Funeral Mass at 11am. Burial afterwards in Clonoghill Cemetery, Birr. May He Rest In Peace Joseph’s Funeral Mass will be live streamed on: https://www.facebook.com/stbrendans.birr Facebook page: Brendan Birr


Mary Burke (née Harte)
November 24, 2022

Mary Burke,(née Harte) Burke’s Hill, Birr, Co. Offaly, November 22nd, 2022 at The Midlands Regional Hospital, Tullamore, surrounded by her loving family. Predeceased by her beloved husband Jackie and grandson Brian, she will be sadly missed by her sons; John and David, daughter Caroline, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, her brothers Donal, John, Noel and Michael, her sister Anne, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews and nieces, extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends.  May She Rest In Peace. Reposing at her home on Thursday evening from 5pm-7pm. Removal from her home on Friday morning at 9.15am to arrive at St. Brendan’s Church, Birr, at 9.45am for Funeral Mass at 10am. Burial afterwards in Clonoghill Cemetery, Birr. House Private on Friday morning, please. Family flowers only please, donations, if desired, to Friends of Tullamore Hospital. Mary’s Funeral Mass will be live streamed on: https://www.facebook.com/stbrendans.birr Facebook page: Brendan Birr


Frank Dillon
November 24, 2022

Frank Dillon (Peace commisioner) Whigsborough, Fivealley, Birr, Co.Offaly formerly Coolacrease, Cadamstown ex Bord Na Mona and Offaly County Council passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family in Tullamore General Hospital on Tuesday, 22nd November 2022. Predeceased by his wife Kathleen, his sisters May, Annie, Lillie, Tessie, brothers John, Willie-Joe, Pat, Brian, Tony, Timmy and baby Agnes. Frank will be deeply missed by his daughter Josephine Callaghan (Clonaslee) and son Damien, daughter in law Valerie, son in law Lar, grandsons Lorcan and Corey, sisters Breda, Peggy, Phyllis, Helen, Agnes and brother Bob. May Frank’s Gentle soul rest in peace. Reposing at his home (R42D967) on Thursday, 24th November, from 4.00pm to 9.00pm with rosary at 9pm. Removal on Friday morning to St. Brendan’s Church, Birr, for funeral Mass at 12.00 noon, followed by burial afterwards in St. James Church Graveyard Eglish. House strictly private on Friday morning. Family flowers only, donations, if desired, to the Camcor Suite, Birr Community Nursing Home.


Kieran KELLY
November 18, 2022

Kieran Kelly, Riveroaks, Riverstown, Birr, Offaly. late of Chancery Lane, Tullamore. formerly of Ballylin, Ferbane.  Kieran died on November 17th 2022, peacefully at home with his family. He was late of Chancery Lane, Tullamore, was a native of Ballylin, Ferbane and was predeceased by his beloved brothers Michael and Peter. Kieran will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by his loving wife Eileen, daughter Carolyn, daughter-in-law Kristin, granddaughter Ivy, sisters Kathleen (O’Donoghue) and Mary (Grogan), brother J.P., brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, extended family, neighbours and friends. Grant Kieran Eternal Rest and Peace Kieran will repose at his home on Friday ( Nov. 18th) from 4pm to 8pm. Removal on Saturday morning (Nov.19th) to St.Brendan’s Church, Birr where his funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11am and may be viewed on www.facebook.com/stbrendans.birr. Interment afterwards in Kilrehan Cemetery, Ferbane. Family flowers only, please. Donations instead, if desired, to Milford Hospice.


Mary Camon (née Murphy)
November 17, 2022

Mary Camon,(née Murphy), Bulfin Park, Birr, Co. Offaly, November 16th, 2022 in the tender care of The Coronary Care Unit, Midlands Regional Hospital, Tullamore, surrounded by her loving family. She will be sadly missed by her beloved husband Michael, Stacey and Amy, her daughters; Mary, Kathleen, Pauline, Esther, and Noelle, her son Michael, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, her brothers and sisters, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends. May she Rest In Peace. Reposing at Boyd’s Funeral Home, Birr on Thursday evening from 5pm to 7pm. Removal to arrive at St. Brendan’s Church, Birr on Friday morning at 10.45am for Funeral Mass at 11am. Burial afterwards in Clonoghill Cemetery, Birr. House strictly private please. Family flowers only please, donations, if desired, to Friends of Tullamore Hospital.


Brendan Pey
November 15, 2022

Brendan Pey, Maidstone, Kent, England, and formerly Townsend Street, Birr, Co. Offaly, November 11th, 2022 (suddenly).Predeceased by his parents Tommy and Mae, and his sister Assumpta.He will be sadly missed by his wife Carol, sons Conor and Anthony, daughters Helen and Niamh, brothers Thomas and Tony, sisters Dor (Conroy) and Breda, nephews, nieces, extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends. Brendan’s Funeral will take place in England. A Mass celebrating Brendan’s life will take place in St.Brendan’s Church, Birr at a later date. May he Rest In Peace.


Ena Loughnane (née Lynam)
November 11, 2022

Ena Loughnane,(née Lynam), Whiteford, Birr, Co. Offaly, November 9th, 2022 (peacefully at her home) in the tender care of her loving family.Predeceased by her son Vincent, she will be sadly missed by her beloved husband Michael, her daughters; Pauline, Aileen, Fionnuala, Colette and Annemarie, her son Brendan, daughter-in-law, sons-in-law; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, her sister Chrissie, extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends. May she Rest In Peace. Reposing at Boyd’s Funeral Home, Birr on Thursday evening from 5pm to 7pm. Removal to arrive at St. Brendan’s Church, Birr on Friday morning at 10.45am for Funeral Mass at 11am. Burial afterwards in Clonoghill Cemetery, Birr. House Private Friday morning. Family flowers only please, donations, if desired, to Birr Community Nursing Unit. Ena’s Funeral Mass will be live streamed on:

https://www.facebook.com/stbrendans.birr Facebook page: Brendan Birr


Mary (Marie) SCHNEIDER (née Tierney)
November 1, 2022

Mary (Marie) Schneider (néeTierney), Haven Bay Complex, Kinsale, Co. Cork, Late of Harare, Zimbabwe, Formerly of Crinkle, Birr, Offaly.

Marie died on October 30th 2022, peacefully surrounded by family. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Claude, parents John and Catherine and siblings Sheila, Bridgie, Johnny, Kathleen, Jimmy, Nancy, Josie, Paddy and Tommy. Marie will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by her loving daughters Anne and Jenny, son-in-law Clive, grandchildren Brett, Kevin and Kelly, granddaughter-in-law Sarah, great-grandson Levi, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends. Grant Marie Eternal Rest and Peace. Marie will repose at her nephew John Tierney’s home in Ballygaddy, Clareen, Birr on Wednesday evening (Nov. 2nd) from 7pm to 9pm. Removal on Thursday morning (Nov. 3rd) to St.Brendan’s Church, Birr where her Requiem Mass will be celebrated at 11am and may be viewed on www.facebook.com/stbrendans.birr .Burial afterwards in Clonoghill Cemetery.


Mary Smith (née O' Brien)
November 1, 2022

Mary Smith, (née O’Brien), Bulfin Park, Birr, Co. Offaly, October 28th, 2022, in the care of The Midlands Regional Hospital, Tullamore.Predeceased by her beloved son Ian, she will be sadly missed by her loving husband Michael, son Brian, daughters; Karen, Lynda, Michelle and Patricia, son-in-law Kevin, daughter-in-law Amber, her three adored grandsons; Michael, Darragh and Conall, brothers and sisters, extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends.  Reposing at Boyd’s Funeral Home, Birr on Sunday evening from 5pm to 7pm. Removal from her home on Monday morning at 10.30am to arrive at St. Brendan’s Church, Birr at 10.45am for Funeral Mass at 11am. Burial afterwards in Clonoghill Cemetery, Birr.  May she Rest In Peace.


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