Death Notices

Mary (Maureen) RIGNEY (née Fletcher), Screggan, Tullamore, Offaly
May 11, 2023

Peacefully at home in the wonderful care of her family. Predeceased by her beloved husband Jack. Sadly missed by her loving family Alberta, Veronica, John, Martina and Gemma, sons in law Pascal, Noel, Liam and Joe, daughter in law Bernadette, her adored 11 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Reposing at O’Reilly’s Funeral Home, Harbour Street, Tullamore, on Friday from 3pm until Removal at 6pm to St. Colman’s Church, Mucklagh, arriving at 6.30pm. Requiem Mass on Saturday at 2pm, followed by Burial after Mass in the old adjoining cemetery.

House Private, please

Funeral Mass can be viewed on

May She Rest In Peace

Sister Margaret Mary Larkin
May 2, 2023

The death has occurred at Nazareth House, Fahan, Co Donegal of Sister Margaret Mary Larkin, Cornalaur, Rahan, Tullamore, Co. Offaly and Sister of Nazareth, Nazareth House, Fahan, Co. Donegal. Predeceased by her parents Edward and Annie and her brothers Joseph, Peter and Kieran. Much loved sister of Fursey, James and Ann Doherty (Clonmany, Co Donegal). Deeply regretted and will be sadly missed by her brothers, sister, nieces, nephews, her extended family, relatives, friends and especially by Sisters of Nazareth Community, Fahan.


Removal from Nazareth House, Fahan on Wednesday morning, 3rd May, at 11.30am going to St Carthage’s Church, Killina, Rahan, Co. Offaly arriving at approximately 6.00pm to repose overnight. Requiem Mass Thursday 4th May at 12 o’clock noon followed by interment in St Carthage’s Cemetery, Rahan. Requiem Mass can be viewed on rahan. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu, if desired, to Nazareth House Patients Comfort Fund c/o any family member.

John McKeown, Birr, Co. Offaly and formerly of Aughafatten, County Antrim.
May 2, 2023

The death has occurred of John McKeown, Birr, Co. Offaly and formerly of Aughafatten, County Antrim.


On May 2nd, 2023, John passed away, peacefully at home, surrounded by family. John was predeceased by his twin sisters, Margaret and Ann.


He will be sadly missed by his much-loved wife, Pauline, daughters; Annette and Deborah, son Stephen, daughter-in-law Gráinne and adored grandchildren; Seán and Cillian. John will also be missed by his sister and brother, Marese and David, and his wide network of friends and colleagues.


May He Rest In Peace


John was a passionate businessman who thrived working with others to achieve great success with his business Romaquip.


Reposing at his son’s home at Hillside, Birr (R42 F820) on Thursday, May 4th, from 4.30pm – 7.30pm.

House Private outside of these hours, please.


Funeral to arrive at St. Brendan’s Church, Birr, on Friday, May 5th, at 9.45am for Funeral Mass at 10.00am, followed by burial in Clonoghill Cemetery, Birr.


Family flowers only, please. Donations, if desired, to The Irish Cancer Society

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