Funeral Notices

BONAR (nee Quigley) Gertie

The death has occurred of Gertie BONAR (née Quigley)
Chapelizod, Dublin / Culdaff, Donegal

BONAR (nee Quigley) Gertie, March 6th, 2016, Chapelizod, Dublin, late of Culdaff, Co. Donegal. Peacefully in the wonderful care of the staff of Mount Pleasant Lodge, Kilcock. Beloved wife and best friend of the late Brendan, much loved mum of Emer, Ann, Fionán, Aoife, and Breandán. She will be sadly missed by her loving family her sons, daughters, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, sisters Rita, Maura and Monica, brother Desmond, extended family, relatives and friends.


May she Rest in Peace


Reposing at her residence this Tuesday evening from 4pm to 7pm. Removal on Wednesday to the Church of the Nativity of The Blessed Virgin Mary, Chapelizod, arriving for 12.30pm Requiem Mass. Funeral thereafter to Palmerstown Cemetery. Family flowers only, please. Donations, if desired, to Our Lady’s Hospice, Harolds Cross, Dublin 6. All enquiries to Massey Bros. Templeogue Ph: 01 4907601.


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.


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