Funeral Notices

Anne O’CONNELL (née Synnott)

The death has occurred of Anne O’CONNELL (née Synnott)
late of Crotty Avenue, Walkinstown, Dublin

O’Connell (nee Synnott) (Dublin) November 13th, 2017 peacefully in the wonderful care of all the staff of St. Benedict’s Ward, Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross, Anne, late of Crotty Avenue, Walkinstown. Beloved mother of Kieran and much loved granny Anne to Isabel, loving mother in law to Lorraine. Sadly missed by her loving family, Una, nieces, nephews, a wide circle of friends and the hospice community.

May She Rest in Peace

Reposing at Our Lady’s Hospice on Wednesday from 4 to 6 o’clock. Funeral Mass on Thursday at 11.30 o’clock in Our Lady’s Hospice Chapel followed by burial in Mount Jerome Cemetery. All enquiries to Massey Bros 01 4541666.

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