Funerals in the time of Covid-19 – as featured in the Irish Independent

“No crowds lined the paths, family members did not attend – the sad reality of not saying goodbye in the era of corona virus”

(Sunday Independent) Robert and Peter Maguire of Massey Bros walked together in solitude as we bade farewell to the “Colossus of the Liberties” the late John Gallagher.

It was our honour to accompany him as so many would have wished to. We too are brothers, sisters, sons, daughters Mother’s and Father’s. We can’t give you the funerals we know you want for your loved ones at this time, so we’ll be your family for now. We’ll continue to care for every single one of them.

#MasseyBros #HonouringLife #everyday #TogetherApart #ItsInOurHands

Maura Kielty

The death has occurred of Maura Kielty
Ballycullen, Dublin / Knocklyon, Dublin / Belfast, Antrim

The death has occurred of Maura Kielty, 08th March 2019, Ballycullen, Dublin 24, formerly Knocklyon and Belfast, peacefully at St. Luke’s Hospital, beloved wife of the Late Desmond Morrow , sister of late Hugh, and loving mother of Des Morrow, Gavin Gannon and the late Shane Morrow and the late Amy-Marie Gannon. Sadly missed by her children, daughter-in-law Elaine, her brother Sean Kielty, grandchildren Kate, Shane and Conor Morrow,sister in law Maria, relatives, neighbours and friends. We would like to extend our thanks to the doctors and staff of St Luke’s Hospital, Rathgar for their excellent care.

 

May she Rest in Peace

 

Reposing at Massey Bros. Funeral Home, Templeogue Village on Monday evening from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. Removal on Tuesday morning to St Colmcille’s Church, Knocklyon arriving for 10.00am Requiem Mass followed by a cremation service in Newlands Cross Crematorium. Family flowers only please, donations, if desired, to Friends of St. Luke’s Hospital or to Tallaght Cancer Support Group. All further enquiries to Massey Bros., Templeogue, 01-4907601.

Massey Bros. Templeogue

Templeogue Village, Dublin 6W, D6W AC82

Massey Bros. Templeogue

Templeogue Village,
Dublin 6W, D6W AC82

Tel: 01 490 7601
International Phone: 01 490 7601
Out of hours tel (24/7): 01 453 3333

E: [email protected]

Download our brochure
Our Services
  • Civil Funerals
  • Chapels of Rest
  • Parking
  • WiFi
  • Late night opening
  • Flowers
  • Memorials
Massey Bros. are approved members of major Funeral Directors Associations and Directories.

Brigid Nolan (née Kennedy)

The death has occurred of Brigid Nolan (née Kennedy)
Templeogue, Dublin

Nolan, Brigid (née Kennedy), Templeogue, 13th February 2019, peacefully, surrounded by her family, in the wonderful care of the staff of Tallaght Hospital. Beloved wife of Noel and loving mother to Maria, Marguerite and Clare. She will be sadly missed by her husband, children, sons-in-law, grandchildren Rory, Tom and Aoife, her sisters and brother and extended family.

 

May She Rest in Peace

 

Reposing in Massey Bros. Funeral Home on Friday evening from 4-6pm. Removal on Saturday morning to the Church of St. Pius X, College Drive, arriving for 11am Requiem Mass, with burial thereafter in Glasnevin Cemetery. All further enquiries to Massey Bros., Templeogue, 01 4907601.

Massey Bros. Templeogue

Templeogue Village, Dublin 6W, D6W AC82

Massey Bros. Templeogue

Templeogue Village,
Dublin 6W, D6W AC82

Tel: 01 490 7601
International Phone: 01 490 7601
Out of hours tel (24/7): 01 453 3333

E: [email protected]

Download our brochure
Our Services
  • Civil Funerals
  • Chapels of Rest
  • Parking
  • WiFi
  • Late night opening
  • Flowers
  • Memorials
Massey Bros. are approved members of major Funeral Directors Associations and Directories.

Rory BARNES

The death has occurred of Rory BARNES
Dublin

Barnes, Rory, Dublin, January 31st 2019, in his 102nd year, peacefully, at home surrounded by his loving family. Predeceased by his beloved wife Eithne. Dearly loved father of Roger, Diarmuid, Barbara, Ann, Noreen, Margot, Judy and Paul. He will be sadly missed by his children, daughters-in-law Geraldine, Mary and Sheila, sons-in-law Ken, Ernie and Marc, his adored 19 grandchildren and 15 great- grandchildren, his brother Jim and sister Nora, extended family and his many friends.

 

Reposing at his home, this Sunday (3rd February) from 4pm to 8pm. Removal on Monday evening to The Church of The Good Shepherd, Churchtown, arriving for 5.00pm. Funeral Mass on Tuesday morning at 10.00am followed by burial thereafter in Templeogue Cemetery.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

Massey Bros. Templeogue

Templeogue Village, Dublin 6W, D6W AC82

Massey Bros. Templeogue

Templeogue Village,
Dublin 6W, D6W AC82

Tel: 01 490 7601
International Phone: 01 490 7601
Out of hours tel (24/7): 01 453 3333

E: [email protected]

Download our brochure
Our Services
  • Civil Funerals
  • Chapels of Rest
  • Parking
  • WiFi
  • Late night opening
  • Flowers
  • Memorials
Massey Bros. are approved members of major Funeral Directors Associations and Directories.

Sean WALLACE

The death has occurred of Sean WALLACE
Butterfield Avenue, Rathfarnham, Dublin

WALLACE — January 26th 2019 (Butterfield Avenue, Rathfarnham, D14) (peacefully) at Orwell Private Nursing home, Sean, predeceased by his loving wife Colette, loving father of Liz (Melvin) and John; he will be sadly missed by his loving family, his son and daughter, son-in-law Ed, daughter-in-law Maria, grandchildren Emma, Isobel, Christina and Jay,  sisters Maire and Ursula, brother Murrough, sister-in -law Nuala, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.

May he rest in peace

 

Funeral Mass on Wednesday morning in the Church of the Holy Spirit, Ballyroan arriving at 10 am proceeding to Mount Venus Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to St Vincent de Paul. All enquiries to Massey Brothers, Templeogue 01 4907601.

 

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dilís.

Massey Bros. Templeogue

Templeogue Village, Dublin 6W, D6W AC82

Massey Bros. Templeogue

Templeogue Village,
Dublin 6W, D6W AC82

Tel: 01 490 7601
International Phone: 01 490 7601
Out of hours tel (24/7): 01 453 3333

E: [email protected]

Download our brochure
Our Services
  • Civil Funerals
  • Chapels of Rest
  • Parking
  • WiFi
  • Late night opening
  • Flowers
  • Memorials
Massey Bros. are approved members of major Funeral Directors Associations and Directories.

The death has occurred of Sean WALLACE
Butterfield Avenue, Rathfarnham, Dublin

WALLACE — January 26th 2019 (Butterfield Avenue, Rathfarnham, D14) (peacefully) at Orwell Private Nursing home, Sean, predeceased by his loving wife and best friend Colette, loving father of Liz (Melvin) and John; he will be sadly missed by his loving family, his son and daughter, son-in-law Ed, daughter-in-law Maria, grandchildren Emma, Isobel, Christina and Jay, nieces, nephews, relatives and neighbours and friends.

May he Rest in Peace

 

Funeral Mass on Wednesday morning in the Church of the Holy Spirit, Ballyroan arriving at 10 am proceeding to Mount Venus Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to St Vincent de Paul. All enquiries to Massey Brothers, Templeogue 01 4907601.

 

 

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dilís.

Massey Bros. Templeogue

Templeogue Village, Dublin 6W, D6W AC82

Massey Bros. Templeogue

Templeogue Village,
Dublin 6W, D6W AC82

Tel: 01 490 7601
International Phone: 01 490 7601
Out of hours tel (24/7): 01 453 3333

E: [email protected]

Download our brochure
Our Services
  • Civil Funerals
  • Chapels of Rest
  • Parking
  • WiFi
  • Late night opening
  • Flowers
  • Memorials
Massey Bros. are approved members of major Funeral Directors Associations and Directories.

Brendan O’REILLY

The death has occurred of Brendan O’REILLY
Templeogue, Dublin / Castlebar, Mayo

O’Reilly, Brendan, 28th December 2018, Templeogue, Dublin 6W, late of Castlebar, Co. Mayo, peacefully, in the wonderful care of the staff of St. Vincent’s Private Hospital. Beloved husband of the late Pat (Coffey) and much loved brother of Geraldine and Dermot, Brendan will be forever loved and sadly missed by his sister, brother, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives and friends.

 

Reposing at Massey Bros. Funeral Home, Templeogue Village on Tuesday (1st January) from 4.00pm to 6.00pm. Removal on Wednesday morning to St. Pius X Church, College Drive arriving for 10.00am Requiem Mass, funeral thereafter to Bohernabreena Cemetery.

Ar dheis dé go raibh a anam dílis

Massey Bros. Templeogue

Templeogue Village, Dublin 6W, D6W AC82

Massey Bros. Templeogue

Templeogue Village,
Dublin 6W, D6W AC82

Tel: 01 490 7601
International Phone: 01 490 7601
Out of hours tel (24/7): 01 453 3333

E: [email protected]

Download our brochure
Our Services
  • Civil Funerals
  • Chapels of Rest
  • Parking
  • WiFi
  • Late night opening
  • Flowers
  • Memorials
Massey Bros. are approved members of major Funeral Directors Associations and Directories.

Bernard (Brendan) ELLISON

The death has occurred of Bernard (Brendan) ELLISON
Terenure, Dublin

Ellison, Bernard (Brendan), 13th December 2018, late of Terenure, peacefully, surrounded by his family, in the kind and gentle care of the staff in Tallaght Hospital. Loving husband of Maura, beloved father of Brendan, Yvonne, Gary, Ian and Fiona, adored Grandad of Sinéad, Naoisa, Oisín, Nicole, Lana, Aoife, Gary, Gráinne, Ruby, Melissa, Sophie, and Ava, also sadly missed by daughters-in-law Clíona, Sharon and Margaret, sons-in-law Derek and Paul, brother Aidan, in-laws, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

 

May he Rest in Peace

 

Reposing at his home this Sunday evening (16th December) from 5.00pm to 8.00pm. Removal on Monday morning to the Church of St. Plus X, College Drive, Terenure arriving for 10.00am Requiem Mass followed by burial in Kilmashogue Cemetery, Edmondstown. All further enquiries to Massey Bros., Templeogue, 01 -4907601.

Massey Bros. Templeogue

Templeogue Village, Dublin 6W, D6W AC82

Massey Bros. Templeogue

Templeogue Village,
Dublin 6W, D6W AC82

Tel: 01 490 7601
International Phone: 01 490 7601
Out of hours tel (24/7): 01 453 3333

E: [email protected]

Download our brochure
Our Services
  • Civil Funerals
  • Chapels of Rest
  • Parking
  • WiFi
  • Late night opening
  • Flowers
  • Memorials
Massey Bros. are approved members of major Funeral Directors Associations and Directories.

Elizabeth (Betty) BRENNAN (née Mooney)

The death has occurred of Elizabeth (Betty) BRENNAN (née Mooney)
Palmer Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin

The death has occurred of Elizabeth (Betty) Brennan (née Mooney), 07th November 2018, Palmer Park, Rathfarnham, peacefully after a long illness, surrounded by her loving family, in the wonderful care of the staff of Clonskeagh Nursing Home. Beloved wife of Jimmy and loving mother of Janet, Tony and Keith. She will be sadly missed by her family, her husband, children, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchild, brother, sisters, nieces, nephews, golfing companions and a large circle of friends.

 

May She Rest in Peace

 

Reposing at Massey Bros. Funeral Home, Templeogue Village this Friday evening from 5.00pm to 8.00pm. Removal to the Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel, Ballyboden on Saturday morning arriving for 11.00am Requiem Mass with burial thereafter in Kilmashogue Cemetery, Edmondstown Road. All further enquiries to Massey Bros., Templeogue, 01 4907601.

Massey Bros. Templeogue

Templeogue Village, Dublin 6W, D6W AC82

Massey Bros. Templeogue

Templeogue Village,
Dublin 6W, D6W AC82

Tel: 01 490 7601
International Phone: 01 490 7601
Out of hours tel (24/7): 01 453 3333

E: [email protected]

Download our brochure
Our Services
  • Civil Funerals
  • Chapels of Rest
  • Parking
  • WiFi
  • Late night opening
  • Flowers
  • Memorials
Massey Bros. are approved members of major Funeral Directors Associations and Directories.

Patrick KEARNEY

The death has occurred of Patrick KEARNEY
Ballyroan Road, Templeogue, Dublin / Midleton, Cork

Kearney, Patrick (Ballyroan Road, Templeogue, Dublin 16 and late of The Rock, Midleton, Co. Cork), in his 95th year, died the 5th November, 2018 (peacefully) in the kind and loving care of the staff of Killure Bridge Nursing Home, Waterford. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Nora, sons Michael and Padhraic, daughters Anne, Liz, and Clare. Sadly missed by his wife, sons, daughters, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, fourteen beloved grandchildren, relatives and friends.

 

May he rest in peace

 

Reposing at his home, Wednesday from 4 o’c to 8 o’c. Funeral Thursday to the Church of the Holy Spirit, Ballyroan, Rathfarnham arriving at 9.50 o’c for 10 o’c Requiem Mass with burial thereafter to Mt Venus Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to Dementia Ireland. All enquiries to Massey Bros., Templeogue, 01-4907601.

 

Massey Bros. Templeogue

Templeogue Village, Dublin 6W, D6W AC82

Massey Bros. Templeogue

Templeogue Village,
Dublin 6W, D6W AC82

Tel: 01 490 7601
International Phone: 01 490 7601
Out of hours tel (24/7): 01 453 3333

E: [email protected]

Download our brochure
Our Services
  • Civil Funerals
  • Chapels of Rest
  • Parking
  • WiFi
  • Late night opening
  • Flowers
  • Memorials
Massey Bros. are approved members of major Funeral Directors Associations and Directories.

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.

Reposings/Wakes

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