Funeral Notices

Joan HERATY (née Freeney)

The death has occurred of Joan HERATY (née Freeney)
Navan Road, Dublin 7, Dublin

October 6, 2014

Peacefully after a short illness in Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown. Joan, loving wife of the late John. She will be sadly missed by her loving children Anne, Margaret, Sean, Brian, Kevin and Niall, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers and sisters, neighbours and friends.

May she rest in peace

Reposing at Massey Bros. Funeral Home, 88A New Cabra Road tomorrow, Wednesday, from 3pm to 6.30pm. Removal on Thursday morning from funeral home to Our Lady Help of Christians Church, Navan Road arriving at 9.50am for 10am Requiem Mass followed by burial in Kenure Cemetery, Rush, County Dublin.

All enquiries to Massey Bros on 01 8389774

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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