Funeral Notices

Thomas O’Brien

The Death has occured of Thomas O’Brien 

Maryland, Dublin 8

11th February 2014

Unexpectedly at St.James’s Hospital. Beloved husband of the late Breda and loving father to Martin, Mary, Angela, and Olive. He will be sadly missed by his children, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchild, family and friends.

May he rest in peace.

Reposing at Massey Bros. Funeral Home ‘The Haven’ 177 Crumlin Road on Sunday 16th February between 4.00pm and 6.00pm. Removal on Monday to the St.Teresa of the Child Jesus Church, Donore Avenue for 10.00am Requiem Mass followed by burial immediately afterwards to Deansgrange Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, can be made to Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin.

All enquiries to Massey Bros ‘The Haven’ 177 Crumlin Road Tel: (01) 4533333.

Date of Death: 11th February 2014

Date Published: 11th February 2014

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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