Funeral Notices

Thomas STOKES

The death has occurred of Thomas STOKES
Clondalkin, Dublin

Stokes – Thomas, Clondalkin, 16th September 2017 (suddenly). Beloved son of William & Bridget, loving brother of Nora, Edward, Bridget, Mary, Martin, Kathleen, Tina, Bernadette, William & Louise; he will be deeply missed by his heartbroken family, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family & friends.

 

May he Rest in Peace.

 

Reposing at Massey Brothers Funeral Home on Monday 25th September between 3 o’ clock & 5 o’ clock with removal Monday evening to St. Peter Apostle Church, Neilstown to arrive at 5.30pm. Funeral Mass on Tuesday morning at 10am followed by burial in Esker Cemetery. All enquiries to Massey Brothers on 4574455.

 

 

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