Funeral Notices

Tómas Joseph DEVANEY

The death has occurred of Tómas Joseph DEVANEY
6 Woodale Close, Ballycullen, Dublin 24, Dublin / Menlough, Galway

July 23, 2015

Peacefully, after a short illness at Tallaght Hospital, beloved husband of Delia, father to Vincent, John, Declan and the late baby Timothy, grandfather to Amy, Daniel, Lucy, Kelly and Aoife, brother to Timothy, Padraig, John, Anne, Helen and the late Maura; deeply regretted by wives, partners and a large circle of friends.

May he rest in peace.

Reposing at Massey Bros. Funeral Home, Templeogue tomorrow, Saturday, from 3.30pm to 5.30pm. Reposing then in family home on Sunday from 5pm to 7pm. Funeral Mass on Monday 10am at the Holy Rosary Church, Ballycullen, thereafter to Newlands Cross Crematorium for 12 noon. Donations, if desired, to Irish Cancer Society.

All enquiries to Massey Bros., Templeogue, 01 490 7601.

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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