DOWLING, Patrick (Paddy) (Ballymaddock, Stradbally, Laois) - October 11, 2021 (peacefully), at his residence, in his 96th year, in the presence of his loving family and carers, predeceased by his loving wife Kathleen, his grandson Christopher and his sister Eileen Walshe (Kilbride); deeply regretted by his loving family Marguerite (Gibson), Berni, Lilly (Ross), John, Tricia (Swayne), Eileen (Channing), Maureen (Downes), Paddy, Angela (Mangan), Ursula (Lenschow) and Fiona (Gaughan), grand-children, great-grandchildren, his sister Maureen Nerney, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends. May Paddy rest in peace. Removal from his residence this (Thursday) evening (October 14), to arrive at the Church of the Assumption, The Heath for 7.30 o’c. prayers. Requiem Mass tomorrow (Friday) at 12 noon followed by interment in adjoining cemetery. Paddy's Requiem can be viewed on https://www.portlaoise parish.ie/the-heath-webcam/ Church is limited in line with current government guidelines 50% capacity. House strictly private at all times please. The family requested that sympathisers can extend their sympathies on the online Condolence facilities on Rip.ie. Sympathisers are welcome to stand along the route to the church and in the precincts of the cemetery grounds. The Dowling family would like to thank you for your co-operation, understanding and support during this sad, sensitive and difficult time. Family flowers only please.