Funeral Notices

Gabrielle (Gay) TAYLOR (née Redmond)

The death has occurred of Gabrielle (Gay) TAYLOR (née Redmond)
Ballyroan, Dublin
May 6, 2014

Peacefully, in the wonderful care of the staff at the Beacon Hospital, surrounded by her loving family, Gabrielle (Gay), beloved wife and best friend of Des and much loved mother of Fiona, Terry, Catriona, Darina, Deirdre and Maeve; she will be sadly missed by her loving family, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, her adored grandchildren, extended family, relatives and friends.

May she rest in peace.

Reposing at her residence tomorrow, Wednesday evening, from 6pm. Removal on Thursday to Church of the Holy Spirit, Ballyroan arriving at 9.45am for 10am Requiem Mass and thereafter, at Gay’s request, her body is being donated to medical science. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired to Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross.

All enquiries to Massey Brothers, Templeogue 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