Funeral Notices

Desmond FOY

The death has occurred of Desmond FOY
Orwell House Nursing Home and formerly of Stannaway Court, Kimmage, Dublin

Feb. 15, 2014,

At St. Vincent’s Hospital, Desmond, (late of Orwell House Nursing Home, and formerly of Stannaway Court, Kimmage); will be sadly missed by all the staff in Orwell House Nursing Home, and his friend Mary.

May he rest in peace

Reposing in Massey Bros. Funeral Home, The Haven, Crumlin Road, corner of Bangor Drive. Funeral Mass tomorrow, Wednesday, at 10am in St Agnes’ Church, Crumlin Village followed by Cremation in Mount Jerome Crematorium.

All enquiries to Massey Bros. tel 4533333.

Date Published: Tuesday 18th February 2014

Date of Death: Saturday 15th February 2014


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