Funeral Notices

Sandra GARVEY (née Swift)

The death has occurred of Sandra GARVEY (née Swift)

July 12, 2015

Palmerston Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6 and formerly of Rathfarnham, Dublin 14

Peacefully surrounded by her loving family. Devoted wife and soul mate of Patrick and dearly loved mum of Chris, Emma, Olivia and Lauren; she will be sadly missed by her heartbroken family, her mum and dad Anne and Tony, sisters Edith, Anne-Marie and Ruth, brother Tony, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives and her many friends.

May she rest in peace.

Reposing at Massey Bros. Funeral Home, Templeogue Village tomorrow, Tuesday afternoon, with removal on Tuesday evening at 6pm to Terenure College Chapel. Funeral on Wednesday, after 11am Requiem Mass, to Newlands Cross Crematorium. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired to St. Vincent’s Foundation.

All enquiries to Massey Bros. Templeogue Village 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