June 22, 2024

REST IN PEACE: Kilkenny Death Notices

Harristown, Graiguenamanagh

The death has taken place of JOHN SHORTALL P.C. St. Martin’s, Harristown, Graignamanagh, Co. Kilkenny.

John died, peacefully, in University Hospital, Waterford, on Thursday 28th January 2021.

John will be sadly missed by his loving wife May, daughter Martina, son John, son-in-law Murt, daughter-in-law Elizabeth, his adored and adoring grandchildren James, Amy, Phoebe, Róisín and Kirstyn, his extended family, both here, in the U.K.. and the U.S.A., his neighbours and friends.

The family would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff at the University Hospital Waterford, the Renal Unit Kilkenny, the Health Centre Graignamanagh and Kissane’s Pharmacy Graignamanagh for the wonderful care they have shown John.

Due to current government Covid 19 restrictions, a private burial service and prayers will take place in Calvary Cemetery, Graignamanagh, at 12 o’ clock on Saturday, 30th of January 2021.

John’s funeral cortège will pass through Graignamanagh at 11.40am on Saturday morning and will pause at John’s house for a moment on the way to the cemetery.

A message of condolence can be left for John’s family in the Condolence section here, thank you.

In the interests of everyone’s safety, please observe all the Covid 19 safety precautions.

May He Rest in Peace

Breda BYRNE (née McCullagh)
Athy Road, Carlow Town, Carlow/Goresbridge, Kilkenny

Breda Byrne (Nee McCullagh) Athy Road, Carlow and formerly of Acore, Goresbridge Co. Kilkenny, 28th January 2021 peacefully in her 90th year. Predeceased by her husband Thomas M. Byrne, loving and adored mother of Colette, Thomas and Margaret. Devoted grandmother to Mark, Marie, Ava, Thomas, Evan, Bryan, Edward, Mia, Shane and great grandmother to Molly. Loved sister of Billy, Pascal and Michael and pre deceased by her siblings Kevin, George, Jimmy, Maura, Angela, Christina and Bernie. Sadly missed by her children, grandchildren, sons-in-law Michael and Raymond and daughter-in-law Anna, nephews, nieces, relatives and many friends.

Owing to the government restrictions a private funeral Mass will be celebrated for family. The Mass may be viewed on the Cathedral parish webcam (www.carlowcathedral.ie/webcam/) at 11.15am on Saturday morning after which Breda will laid to rest in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Please use the online Condolences link here to offer the family your sympathies. The family would like to thank you for your co-operation and understanding at this most difficult time.

May Breda Rest in Peace

Hanora (Nora) MADDOCK (née Freyne)
Clonassy, Mullinavat

Nora died peacefully at University Hospital Waterford in her 105th year, she was the last surviving member of the Freyne family. Beloved wife of the late Thomas Maddock. Deeply regretted, by her loving children, David, Kathleen, Seamus (in England), Tom, Philip and Andy (in Australia), her 14 grandchildren, her 12 great-grandchildren, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and a wide circle of friends.

There will be an opportunity for family, neighbours and friends to pay their respects by lining the route in a safe and socially distanced manner, via Ballinerla, Kilmacow Village, Ballydaw and her home in Clonassy to St. Beacons Church, Mullinavat. Arriving on Saturday at St. Beacons Church, Mullinavat for Requiem Mass at 12.00 noon. Burial immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. In accordance with Government and HSE guidelines, attendance is limited to 10 family members in the church. For those who would have liked to attend, but cannot due to restrictions, Mass will be streamed live on the following link: https://churchmedia.ie/st-beacons-church-mullinavat/

House private, please. Messages of support and expressions of sympathy can be added on the condolence section here.

May She Rest In Peace

James (Jim) PHELAN

The death has occurred of James (Jim) Phelan, late of Harristown Piltown, Co Kilkenny. Died 28th January 2021, peacefully at home in the care of his loving family. Sadly missed by his loving wife Kitty (nee Coghlan), loving father to daughters Tina (Gaule), Carmel (Kearns), Celine and Ashling, sons John, Davy and James, sister Maureen(Maher), sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Arriving for Funeral Mass at 11am on Saturday, the 30th January 2021, in Templeorum Church.

Click on the link to view a live stream of the Funeral: https://youtu.be/2WhHLHR8C5I followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.


May Jim’s Gentle soul rest in peace

Bridget PURCELL (née McCormack)
Coon East, Via Carlow, Kilkenny

Peacefully at Saint Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny. Bridget will be sadly missed by her loving husband Phil, daughter Marie, son Nicholas, grandchildren Kate and Darragh, daughter-in-law Annette, brother Denis, sister-in-law Ber, niece and nephews, extended family, neighbours and friends.

In accordance with current Government/H.S.E. guidelines and in the interest of public health and the safety of our most vulnerable, a private family funeral will take place for Bridget with Requiem Mass celebrated on Saturday (30th Jan.) at 12 noon in Saint Brigid’s Church, Coon, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. House private on Saturday morning please. (max of 10 family members in the church and cemetery).

There will be an opportunity for the community to remember Bridget by being present, socially distanced, on Saturday morning en route from Bridget’s home to the Church.

Please use the online condolence book here if you wish to offer your sympathies. Bridget’s family would like to thank you for your support and understanding at this difficult time.


Patrick (Pat) ROCHE 
Clossgregg, Thomastown

The death has taken place of Patrick (Pat) Roche, Clossgregg, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny at his home 27th January 2021. Sadly missed by his sister Maura, brother-in-law Bernard, nieces Christina and Jenni, aunts and uncles, many cousins, Good neighbours and friends.

A message of sympathy can be left by using the Condolence option here.

Funeral arrangements later.


Thomas (Tom) WALSH
Newtown, Newpark Upper, Kilkenny City

Walsh (Newtown, Newpark Upper, Kilkenny) 28th January 2021, unexpectedly but peacefully, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Thomas (Tom), beloved husband of Rosemary and much loved father of Orla and Victoria, sadly missed by his loving wife and daughters, sisters Kitty (Marnell), Mary (Evans) and Alice (Conway), sons-in-law Riccardo and Tom, grandchildren Cameron, Sofia and Ailbhe Rose, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, extended family, neighbours and friends.

In accordance with current Government/H.S.E. guidelines and in the interest of Public Health and the safety of our most vulnerable, a private family funeral will take place for Tom (max of 10 people). For those unable to attend due to restrictions, you may view the Requiem Mass at 10.30am on Saturday (30th Jan.) at the following link www.stjohnskilkenny.com

House private please

Those wishing to leave a message of condolence for Tom’s family can do so here.

Tom’s family would like to thank everybody for their support and understanding in these difficult days.

May Tom Rest in Peace










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