Fintan Whelan, Cap, Fr.
- December 20, 1930 - August 10, 2012
- Oakland, California
of Fintan's Passing
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These are the hands of a quite man, safe home uncle Joe x
Posted by: Paula - Dublinwy5kr - Niece Aug 18, 2012
I got to know Uncle Joe when he came home to bury my Jim and Kitty. He earned a special place in my heart. Joe you will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by: Niall - Dublin - Uncle Aug 16, 2012
I entered the Capuchin novitiate in 1962 and Fintan was my Asssitant Novice Master. When my father died in January 1963, Fintan was the one who accompanied me to the funeral and in so doing became well known to the entire family. My mother was a good friend of his mother and visited her often on the North Circular Road. May the good Lord have mercy on them all and give them peace.
Posted by: Peter Rodgers - Dublin, Ireland Aug 16, 2012
Fr. Fintan, Uncle Joe. A loving and much loved Uncle. We always loved your trips home each summer to Ireland. You were such a treasured member of the family. You loved keeping up to date with all the news from your brother's and sister's families and you came home at the drop of a hat to celebrate happy times and to mark sad times too. We have great and happy memories of you and we will miss you terribly as
Posted by: David obo Sally - Dublin Ireland - Nephew Aug 16, 2012
We met you as Fr. Fintan, but after a very short time you became one of our family and were just Joe. You were there for us through many of our trials, and we tried our best to be with you through yours. When we were home-bound, you offered masses for us at home, and when you needed our support, we were always at your side. You offered pastoral leadership on our tours to the Holy Land, Rome, Lourdes, Medjugorge
Posted by: Claudette & Jim Main - Foster City, CA - dear friends & "adopted family" Aug 15, 2012
To the Family of Father Fintan:
I remember him from my time at OLA and always appreciated speaking with him. May the Lord give you peace at this time. I know Our Lady has blessed him and he is with the Lord enjoying his peace and comfort.
Sister Jean, rsm
Posted by: Sister Jean Evans - Burlingame, CA - Sister of Mercy at Mercy Convent Aug 15, 2012
I met Br. Fintan at Burlingame, CA last year and, with the other postulants, continued to talk with him at Mercy Center every other Thursday. Although we had short conversations, I was glad that he was happy to see us.
May God grant him peace.
Posted by: Alexander Rodriguez OFM Cap. Aug 14, 2012
One of the finest men I have ever met and I know now I will get into heaven because he will pull me through. What a holy and honest truest friend I have ever known.9zppm
Posted by: Betty Hinkens - Lompoc, CA - Friend since 1965 Aug 14, 2012
Fr. Fintan may you enjoy light and freedom in the arms of God!
Posted by: Fr. Miguel - Burlingame, CA - fellow friar Aug 14, 2012
Rest in Peace Joe. You are such a kind, loving man whom we all enjoyed to spend time with. You will be sadly missed by all xxx
Posted by: Elissa - Ireland. - Family Aug 14, 2012