Funeral Notices

Rita HUNT (née Carroll)

The death has occurred of Rita HUNT (née Carroll)
Blackrock, Dublin

November 1, 2014

Peacefully, in the company of her family and in the care of the staff of St. Vincent’s Hospital, Elm Park. Rita, beloved wife of Stephen, late of Blackrock, Co. Dublin. Rita is very sadly missed by her loving family, husband, Stephen, daughters Alison and Ria, sons John and Stephen, grandchildren David, Lisa, James, Niall, Sive, Loman, Senan and Oliver; daughters-in-law Helen and Suzann; sons-in-law Paul and Loman, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

May She Rest in Peace.

Reposing in the Mortuary at St. Vincent’s University Hospital on Tuesday, 4th November 2014, for prayers from 11am, followed by removal to the Church of Our Lady Queen of Peace, Merrion Road, arriving for 12 noon Requiem Mass and thereafter to Shanganagh Cemetery. Family flowers only, please.

All enquiries to Massey Bros., Templeogue Village, tel 4907601.

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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