Funeral Notices


The death has occurred of John COLFOR
Templeogue, Dublin

Colfor John, May 5th 2017, Templeogue, Dublin. Beloved husband of Maureen, much loved father of Mary, Ann and Jimmy and wonderful grandfather to Marc, Suzie, Kate, Megan and Billy. He will be warmly remembered by all including his daughter-in-law Leanne, sons-in-law Eugene and Kevin, his sister Betty, brothers Charles and Stephen, brother-in-law Paddy, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

May He Rest In Peace

Reposing at his family home on Monday, May 8th, from 2 to 6pm. Removal on Tuesday morning to the Church of St Pius X, College Drive, Templeogue, arriving for 10am Mass. Burial afterwards in Mount Venus Cemetery, Rathfarnham. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to St Michael’s House. All further 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