Funeral Notices

Monica O’BRIEN

The death has occurred of Monica O’BRIEN
Crumlin, Dublin

August 30, 21014

Peacefully, at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Monica; sadly missed by her sister Marie, brothers Liam and Patrick, sister-in-law Dolores, cousins Betty and Margaret, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.

May she rest in peace

Reposing at Massey Brothers, ‘The Haven’, 177 Crumlin Road. Removal to Mount Argus Church, arriving at 11.30am on Tuesday morning. Burial to follow in Palmerstown Cemetery. Special thanks to the staff of Cowper Care and the staff of St. Vincent’s Hospital. No flowers please. Donations, if desired, to St. Vincent’s Hospital.

All enquiries to Massey Brothers, Ph. 01-454 1666.


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