Funeral Notices

Joan HICKEY (née Belcher)

The death has occurred of Joan HICKEY (née Belcher)

February 28, 2015

Peacefully, in the wonderful care of the staff of Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross. Beloved wife of the late Michael and much loved mother of Lorna, she will be deeply missed by her loving daughter, son-in-law Colm, grandson Raymond, sister Gladys, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.

May she rest in peace.

Reposing at Our Lady’s Hospice tomorrow, Monday, between 4pm and 7pm. Funeral Mass on Tuesday at 11am in Our Lady of Consolation Church, Donnycarney, followed by burial in Mount Jermone Cemetery.

All enquiries to Massey Bros ph 6778902.

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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.


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