Funeral Notices

Patricia BRANAGAN (née O’Donnell)

The death has occurred of Patricia BRANAGAN (née O’Donnell)
Newtown Upper, Rathcoole, Dublin

November 15, 2014

Peacefully, in the wonderful care of the doctors, nurses and staff at the Beacon Hospital. Beloved wife and best friend of Tony, much loved mother of Shona, Karl, Cormac and Clodagh. She will be sadly missed by her heartbroken husband and family, her father John, sister Róisín, brothers John James, Gerard and Michael, extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends.

May she rest in peace.

Reposing at her home on Monday between 3pm and 8pm, with prayers there at 5pm. Funeral on Tuesday at 11am in the Holy Family Church, Rathcoole, followed by burial in Saggart Cemetery.

All Enquiries to Massey Bros. on Ph. 4574455

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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.

Reposings/Wakes

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