Funeral Notices


The death has occurred of Paul COONEY
Frankfort Ave, Rathgar, Dublin

COONEY, Paul, 11th August 2017, California, USA, formerly of Frankfort Ave, Rathgar, D6. Beloved husband of Dorris, son of the late Bernard and Teresa Cooney. Pre-deceased by his sister Cella. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by his wife, sisters Bernadette and Mary, nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, extended family, relatives and friends.


May he Rest in Peace.


Reposing at Massey Bros Funeral Home, Templeogue Village on Thursday evening from 3pm to 5pm. Removal on Friday morning to the Church of the Three Patrons, Rathgar, D6 arriving at 9.45am for 10am Requiem Mass. Funeral thereafter to Deansgrange Cemetery. Family flowers only, donations, if desired, to the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust Fund. All enquiries to Massey Bros, Templeogue Village, Ph: 014907601.


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