Funeral Notices

Carmel SMITH (née Pender)

The death has occurred of Carmel SMITH (née Pender)
Palmerstown, Dublin

June 5, 2014,

Peacefully at Connolly Hospital, Carmel (late of Palmerstown), beloved wife of Desmond and loving mother of Brian and Niall; sadly missed by her loving husband and sons, sisters, brother, relatives and friends.
May she rest in peace

Removal this Friday evening from Connolly Hospital to Whitefriar Street Church arriving at 5pm. Funeral on Saturday after 10am Mass to Bohernabreena Cemetery. House private.

All enquiries to Massey Bros. 01 4533333.

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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.


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