Funeral Arrangements – Burials
The deceased may have left specific instructions about where to be buried or to be cremated and what form the religious or other service should take. Most people respect the deceased’s wishes where possible. At Massey Brothers we make the arrangements for providing a coffin, getting a grave, putting death notices in the papers or sending them to local radio stations. You may make the religious service arrangements directly with the church or we may do that for you.
Cremation facilities are available in Dublin but not yet in other parts of the Country. The Dublin facilities are not restricted to Dublin people. Before cremation, forms must be signed by a medical referee who must be satisfied that the attending doctor viewed the body before and after death, completed the medical certificate and the necessary form stating that there is no reason why the body should not be cremated. The attending doctor is required to examine whether or not the death should be notified to the Coroner. There may be difficulties arranging an immediate cremation if the cause of death is not clear. A Coroner may in this case complete a Coroner’s Cremation Certificate.
At Massey Brothers we can help you with all the necessary paperwork and ensure that this process is as stress-free as possible.