Funeral Notices

Mary Butler (née O’Reilly)

The death has occured of Mary Butler (née O’Reilly)

Drimnagh, and late of Castlerahan, Co. Cavan

2nd March 2014

Peacefully in her 104th year at St.James’s Hospital. Beloved wife of the late Joe and much loved mother and friend to Bernie, Laura, Sean, and Maura and cherished Nana to Deirdre, Carla, Fiona, Emer, Sorcha, Ciara and Eavan and great Nana to Joe, Rhys, Dylan and Ryan. She will be sadly missed by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, daughter-in-law Teresa, sons-in-law Ben and Willie, nieces and nephews.

May she rest in peace.

Reposing at Massey Bros. Funeral Home, The Haven, 177 Crumlin Road today (Tuesday) from 2pm to 5pm followed by a removal later that evening to Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Mourne Road arriving at 5.30pm. Funeral mass tomorrow (Wednesday) at 10am followed by a burial immediately afterwards to Palmerstown Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations if desired to Mother McAuley Day Centre, Curlew Road, Dublin 12.


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