Funeral Notices

Sean MCDONALD

The death has occurred of Sean MCDONALD
Butterfield Avenue, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14, Dublin

June 10, 2014 

Sean (life long member of Newlands Golf Club), beloved husband of Ann and much loved dad of Caroline, Suzanne and Scott; he will be sadly missed by his heartbroken family, his wife, son and daughters, sons-in-law Tom and Eihab, his adored granddaughters Sophie and Sarah, sister Bernie, brother Charlie, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, extended family, relatives and friends.

May he rest in peace

Reposing at Massey Bros. Funeral Home, Templeogue Village this Thursday afternoon from 4pm to 6pm with Prayers at 5.30pm. Removal on Friday to the Church of the Holy Spirit, Ballyroan arriving at 9.45am for 10am Requiem Mass. Funeral immediately afterwards to Newlands Cross Crematorium. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to Our Lady’s Hospice.

All enquiries to Massey Bros 01 4907601.

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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.

Reposings/Wakes

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