Funeral Notices

Gerry (Gerard) WHELAN

The death has occurred of Gerry (Gerard) WHELAN
Finglas West, Dublin / Rathfarnham, Dublin Late of CIE
12th January 2014 peacefully in St. Francis Hospice. Gerry (Gerard) will be very sadly missed by his loving children, Amanda, Laura, Dawn and Paul. Wife Stephanie of 28yrs, partner Mary, grandchildren Dylan, Shannan, Owen, Kian and Nathan. Deeply regretted by his sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews, extended relatives and friends.

May he rest in peace

Reposing in Massey Bros Funeral Home, Main St., Finglas, with prayers at 5pm. Removal Wednesday to the Church of the Annunciation, Finglas West arriving at 9.45am for 10am Mass followed by burial in Glasnevin Cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations, if desired, to St. Francis Hospice.

Date of Death: 12th January 2014

Date Published: 13th January 2014

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Update on ease of Government restrictions on funeral services, as of Monday 6th September.


Numbers attending funerals

From Monday 6th September 2021, all funeral venues (including churches, crematoria and other venues) can accommodate 50% of their usual capacity – this will, obviously, vary depending on the venue and our funeral directors will confirm exact capacities with the venues.

Reposings/Wakes

The 50% capacity rule also applies to funeral homes/chapels of repose. However, Irish Association of Funeral Directors is advising its members to take a cautious approach to the re-introduction of public wakes at their premises. From a practical point of view, it may be difficult to manage the numbers attending a funeral home and to prevent an unsafe situation from developing. Families should consider continuing with private reposings for family only or by family invitation instead.

The following safety guidelines should continue to be followed;

  • Mask-wearing in all indoor settings
  • Physical distancing
  • No hand-shaking
  • No condolence books
  • Provision of hand sanitiser
  • Use of directional and safety signage
  • One-way systems in funeral homes where possible
  • Regular hand-washing, coughing & sneezing etiquette and surface sanitising