Funeral Notices

Esther (Betty) MCDONNELL (née Clarke)

The death has occurred of Esther (Betty) MCDONNELL (née Clarke)
McKelvey Avenue, Finglas, Dublin
26th January 2014.

Peacefully in the Mater, Esther (Betty) will be very sadly missed by her loving husband Michael, her loving family Joan, Bernadette, Angela, Michael, Jacqueline, Mary, Noeleen, Stephen, Anthony and Gary, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, brother Riley, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended relatives and friends.

May she rest in peace

Reposing at her residence. Removal to St. Canice’s Church, Finglas Wednesday arriving at 9.50am for 10am Mass followed by burial in Dardistown Cemetery. House private please.

All enquiries to Massey Bros Funeral Directors on 8361011.

Date Published: Monday 27th January 2014

Date of Death: Sunday 26th January 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