Funeral Notices

Christopher (Christy) O’BRIEN

The death has occurred of Christopher (Christy) O’BRIEN
Finglas South, Dublin

December 6, 2014

Peacefully beloved husband of Vera and much loved father of Patricia, Christopher, Ken, Mary, John, Alan, Michael and John W; he will be sadly missed by his loving wife and family, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends.

May he rest in peace.

Reposing at Massey Bros, Funeral Home, Finglas Village, tomorrow, Tuesday, from 3pm. Removal on Wednesday to the Church of the Annunciation, Finglas, to arrive at 5.30pm. Funeral Mass on Thursday morning at 10am, followed by burial in Glasnevin cemetery.

All enquiries to Massey Bros. on 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