Funeral Notices

Mary PHELAN (née Doyle)

The death has occurred of Mary PHELAN (née Doyle)
Finglas East, Dublin

1st July 2015

Peacefully after a long illness bravely borne in Connolly Hospital. Mary, beloved mother of Carol, Aileen, Paul, Eamonn and Lisa. She will be sadly missed by her loving grandchildren Amy, Ellen, Craig, Isabelle, Kayla, Macy and Lucy, great-grandson Cían, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, Brothers Anthony, Brendan, Joseph and the late Paddy, sisters Lena and Philomena, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, extended relatives and a large circle of friends.

May she rest in peace

Reposing in Massey Brothers Funeral Home, Main Street, Finglas. Removal on Friday to Mother of Divine Grace Church, Ballygall Road East, arriving at 11.20 for 11.30am Mass followed by Cremation in Glasnevin Crematorium. Family flowers only please, donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society or Irish Cancer Society.

All enquiries to Massey Bros 01 8361011

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