Funeral Notices

Doreen THORNTON (née Cogan)

The death has occurred of Doreen THORNTON (née Cogan)

Thornton (née Cogan), Doreen, 10th April 2017, peacefully after a short illness in the wonderful care of the staff at Tallaght Hospital. Pre-deceased by her brothers Seán and Eddie. Beloved wife of the late Patrick and much loved mother of Michael, Colin, Brian and Patricia. She will be deeply missed by her family, her sons, daughter, daughters-in-law, her brother Thomas, brothers and sisters-in-law, cherished grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and many friends.


May She Rest in Peace


Reposing at Massey Bros Funeral Home, Templeogue Village this Wednesday afternoon from 3pm with Removal to the Church of St. Jude the Apostle, Orwell Park arriving for 5pm. Funeral on Thursday after 11am Service to Newlands Cross Cemetery. All enquiries to Massey Bros Funeral Home, Templeogue, Ph: 01 4907601.


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