Funeral Notices

Mary COMERFORD (nee Atkinson)

The Death has occured of Mary COMERFORD (nee Atkinson)


May 24, 2014

Suddenly, at home, Mary (late of Perrystown and formerly ofRathmines), beloved wife of the late James, loving mother of Roland and much loved grandma of Lianne, Deirdre and Rory, mother-in-law to Joyce; sadly missed by her loving son, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

May she rest in peace.

Reposing at Massey Bros Funeral Home, The Haven, 177 Crumlin Road. Funeral tomorrow (Thursday) after 10 o’c. Mass, in Church of Mary Immaculate Refuge of Sinners, Rathmines to Mount Jerome Cemetery

All enquiries to Massey Bros 4533333.


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