Funeral Notices

Thomas MC CANN

The death has occurred of Thomas MC CANN
Drimnagh, Dublin. Ex Irish Aviation Authority, O.L.V. Boys Club and past President of Guinness Bowling Club.

October 25th 2014

Peacefully, after a short illness in the loving care of all the staff at St. James’ Hosptial. He will be sadly missed by his loving children, Geraldine, Sheelagh, Michael, Donal and Siobhán, sons-in-law Donal and Richard and daughters-in-law Christine and Denise, grandchildren Dearbhla, Elisha, Donnacha, Olwyn, April, Grace, Amy, Emily, Heather, Kyle and Rhys, his brothers Rory, Jimmy and Brendan and his loving sister Angela, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, newphews, grandnieces and grandnephews, relatives, a large circle of friends and his carers, particularly Martin.

Reposing at Massey Bros. The Haven, 177 Crumlin Road, Tuesday until 7pm, further repose at his residence Wednesday from 3pm. Removal to Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Mourne Road, for Funeral Mass arriving 11.30am Thursday. Burial to follow in Glasnevin Cemetery.

All enquiries please to Massey Bros. Phone 4541666.

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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