WHELAN, Edward Rev. Fr. (Retired Parish Priest of Ballon/Rathoe Parish and late of Holdenstown, Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow) - June 24, 2020, Fr. Edward is predeceased by his parents Patrick and Mary, brothers John, James, Paddy and Joe, sisters Harriet and Kathleen; deeply regretted by his brother Tom, sisters-in-law Anne, Cecilia and Margaret, brother-in-law Ken, niece Sarah, nephew Pat, grandnephew Patrick and Shane, Bishop Denis Nulty, priests of the diocese of Kildare and Leighlin, Parish Priest Fr. O’Connell, housekeeper Kathleen, parishioners of Ballon/Rathoe Parish and his many many friends. R.I.P. Reposing at St. Peter and Paul's Church, Ballon today (Thursday) from 12 noon concluding with prayers at 7 o'c. Requiem Mass tomorrow (Friday) at 12 noon in St. Peter & Paul's Church, Ballon, followed by burial in Ballon Cemetery. In accordance with Government directives and in the interest of public health a private funeral Mass will take place. The funeral Mass can be viewed on Ballon Parish webcam.