Funeral Notices

Phyllis DEVITT (née McCann)

The death has occurred of Phyllis DEVITT (née McCann)
Palmerstown, Dublin

Phyllis Devitt (neé McCann) 18th August 2016, Palmerstown, (peacefully) after a long illness in the wonderful care of the staff at Mount Carmel Nursing Home. Beloved wife of Stephen and much loved mother to Derek, Linda, Lorraine, Shirley, David, Audrey, Barry, Karen, Elaine, Rachel and Colin.


She will be sadly missed by her loving husband, sons, daughters, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, her dear brother and sister Kevin and Rosaleen, brother and sisters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, extended family, neighbours and friends.


May she Rest in Peace


Reposing at her residence Saturday, 20th August, from 4pm to 6pm. Removal Monday to St Philomena’s Church, Palmerstown arriving for 10am Mass, Funeral thereafter to St Fintan’s Cemetery. House private Sunday please. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu to Belvilla Nursing Home.


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