Funeral Notices

Tom COLE (SNR)

The death has occurred of Tom COLE (SNR)
Finglas East, Dublin

December 25th, 2014

Formerly of Dublin Corporation. Peacefully, at The Mater Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Tom (Snr), husband to the late Annie. He will be sadly missed by his loving son Tom, daughters Marie and Ann, loving partner Rita, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, nieces, nephews, neighbours, extended family and friends.

May he rest in peace

Reposing at his residence from Sunday. Removal to St. Canice’s Church on Monday, arriving at 9.50am for 10am Mass, followed by burial in Glasnevin Cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations, if desired, to Age Action Ireland.

All enquiries to Massey Bros on 01 8361011

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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