Funeral Notices


The death has occurred of Pat KELLY
Rathfarnham, Dublin

Kelly, Pat 6th May 2017, Rathfarnham, peacefully in Our Lady’s Hospice surrounded by his family. Former Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineers (C.Eng) and late of Guinness Brewery and Irish Shipping. He will be dearly missed by his loving family, his beloved wife Joan, sons Jim, John and Alan, daughters-in-law Niamh, Aoife and Tracy, brothers Jim, Peter, Richard and the late Frank, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, his adored grandchildren Sarah, Emer, David, Alice, William, Jack, Alex and James, nieces, nephews, extended family, work colleagues, neighbours and friends.

May He Rest in Peace

Reposing at his family home this Monday afternoon from 2pm-4pm with Removal to the Church of The Annunciation, Rathfarnham, arriving for 5pm. Funeral Mass on Tuesday at 10am with burial thereafter in Kilmashogue Cemetery, Edmondstown. All further enquiries to Massey Bros. Templeogue, 01 4907601.

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