Funeral Notices

Alice O’CONNOR (née Cathcart)

The death has occurred of Alice O’CONNOR (née Cathcart)

August 1, 2015

Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family and the wonderful staff of Hospital 4 at St. James’s Hospital, Alice (late of Park Terrace), beloved wife of the late Thomas and cherished Mam of Christine, Thomas and Maurice; very sadly missed by her daughter, sons, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, her 8 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, extended family and friends.
May she rest in peace.

Reposing at Massey Bros. Funeral Home, The Coombe from tomorrow, Tuesday. Funeral Mass on Wednesday at 11am in St. Nicholas of Myra Church, Francis Street, followed by burial in Deansgrange Cemetery.

All enquiries to Massey Bros., 01 453 3333.

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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