Funeral Notices

Maureen PURCELL (née Smyth)

The death has occurred of Maureen PURCELL (née Smyth)
Drimnagh, Dublin 12, Dublin / Bohermore, Galway

December 17, 2014

Peacefully at St. James’ Hospital. Beloved wife of John and much loved mother to Danny, Bernadette, and Yvonne; sadly missed by her loving husband, son, daughters, sons-in-law, grandchildren Ashley, Dean, Grace and Sarah, and great-granddaughters Lily and the late Poppy, relatives, neighbours and friends.
May she rest in peace

Removal on Friday morning from Massey Bros. Funeral Home ‘The Haven’ 177 Crumlin Road, to Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Mourne Road for 10am Funeral Mass followed by burial immediately afterwards in Mount Venus Cemetery. Family flowers only

All enquiries to Massey Bros. Crumlin Tel: (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