Funeral Notices

Maura FRANKLAND (nee Harper)

The death has occurred of Maura FRANKLAND (née Harper)
Mount Anville Park, Dublin 14,  and formerly of 288 Harold’s Cross Road, Dublin

August 4, 2014

Peacefully in the tender care of the Blackrock Hospice, Maura, beloved wife of the late Sean (Mount Anville Park, Dublin 14 ; very sadly missed by her loving family, daughter Patricia, son Dave, grandchildren Aisling, Sinéad, Eóghan, Sean Luca, Meadhbh and Angela, son-in-law Kevin, daughter-in-law Domenica, sisters Sheila, Una, Ann and Philly, godchildren Rosemary, John, Denise and Robert, nephews, nieces, cousins, relatives, wonderful neighbours, friends and fellow VDP Volunteers.

May She Rest in Peace

Reposing at her residence tomorrow, Wednesday, from 2.30pm to 7.30pm. Removal on Thursday to the Church of St Thérèse, Mount Merrion, arriving for 11.30am Requiem Mass, followed by cremation in Mount Jerome Crematorium. No flowers, by request. Donations, if desired, to the Blackrock Hospice (donation box will be provided at the Church). The family wish to acknowledge the incredible support of the Blackrock Hospice.

All enquiries to Massey Brothers, Templeogue ph 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