Deaths in Kilkenny, Friday, July 31, 2020

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Michael (Mick) Carroll

The death has occurred of Michael (Mick) Carroll, on 29th July 2020. Late of Navan Road, Dublin 7 and formerly of Lisdowney Co. Kilkenny. Peacefully in St. Francis Hospice, Blanchardstown, surrounded by his family. Loving husband of the late May. Michael will be sadly missed by his loving children Deirdre, Ronan, Susan and Michael, sons-in- law Joe and Mark, grandchildren Jennifer, Lorraine, Rachel and Grace, great-granddaughter Freya, extended family friends, especially his friend Martin and neighbours.

In keeping with current Government and H.S.E. guidelines, a private funeral will take place for family and close friends. For those who cannot attend the funeral, you may leave a private message of condolence for the family at The link to view the Requiem Mass on Saturday, 1st August, at 11am is available at Donations if desired to St. Francis Hospice Blanchardstown. All enquiries to Massey Bros., Cabra 01-8389774.

Joan Johnstone (née Crouchen)

The death has occurred of Joan Johnstone (née Crouchen and formerly Hughes), late of Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny, Mullinahone and Templemore, Co. Tipperary) – July 29, 2020. Peacefully, in her 100th year, in the wonderful care of the Nursing Director Min and her team in Glengara Park Nursing Home, Glenageary. Beloved wife of the late Rev. Harden Johnstone and Thomas Hughes and mother to the late Wyndham Hughes. Very sadly missed by her sister Betty, nieces, nephews, extended family and a wide circle of friends. In accordance with government guidelines, a private Funeral Service will take place. Donations, if desired, to Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Teresa Irving (née Pendleton)

The death has occurred of Teresa Irving (née Pendleton), 43 Norglen Road, Belfast, Antrim / Kilkenny. Teresa passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family 30th July 2020. Beloved wife of the late Robert, much loved mother of Robert, Nora, Elizabeth, David, Christopher, Teresamary and Jennifer. Loving granny and great -granny to all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Teresa’s remains will leave Dominick Healy’s Funeral home, Falls Road, Belfast, on Saturday at 9.30am for 10am Requiem Mass in Holy Trinity Church.  Due to the current circumstances the funeral is private.

Liam Power

The death has taken place of Liam Power, Cuil Na Greine, Ballyhale, Co. Kilkenny and formerly of Bigwood, Glenmore, Co. Kilkenny, peacefully at St Luke's Hospital, Kilkenny. Sadly missed family and friends.

Requiem Mass on Saturday, 1st August, at 4pm in St Martin of Tours Church, Ballyhale, followed by burial in Abbey Cemetery, Knocktopher.

Elizabeth (Betty) Prendergast (née O'Connor)

The death has occurred of Elizabeth (Betty) Prendergast (née O'Connor), Castlekelly, Gowran, Kilkenny. Formerly of Staigue, Castlecove, Co. Kerry and Baltracey, Donadea, Co. Kildare. Retired teacher, died peacefully after a long illness. Beloved wife of Seamus and much loved mother of Siobhan, Seamus and Morgan. Deeply regretted by her brother John and sister Mary (Dowling) Kildare, daughters-in-law Louise and Elizabeth, grandsons Shawn, Brian, Eoin, James, Daniel and Jack, granddaughter Matilda, relatives and friends.

Reposing at Joyce's Funeral Home, Borris from 5pm on Saturday with funeral prayers at 9pm. Funeral to arrive at The Church of the Assumption, Paulstown for Requiem Mass at 2pm on Sunday, followed by burial in The Old cemetery, Goresbridge. (Family and close friends, 50 people in the church) People can enter churchyard/cemetery while observing social distancing. 

Michael (Mick) Cantwell

The death has occurred of Michael (Mick) Cantwell, Beech Park, Castle Road, Kilkenny City,  and formerly of Leggettsrath, 31st July 2020, peacefully, surrounded by his family and in the wonderful care of Anne and the staff at Tinnypark Nursing Home.  Michael (Mick), beloved husband of May and much loved father of Ger, Cora, Siobhan, Eimear and Fergal, sadly missed by his wife and family, sister Josephine, brothers Oliver and Canice, sons-in-law Rory, Einar and Frans, daughters-in-law Ursula and Jennie, his seventeen grandchildren, extended family, neighbours and friends.

In keeping with current government guidelines regarding public gatherings, Requiem Mass for Michael will take place on Monday (3rd August) at 10.30 in St. John's Church for family and close friends (max 50 people) with interment thereafter in St. Kieran's Cemetery. House private please. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

Those who may have liked to attend can view the Requiem Mass online at

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