Funeral Notices

Carmel HAWKINS (Née Fairbanks)

The death has occurred of Carmel HAWKINS (Née Fairbanks), (Clonmacnoise Rd., Crumlin, Dublin 12)

16th December, 2014

(Peacefully) in the wonderful care of the staff of St. Gladys’ Nursing Home. Beloved wife of the late Harry and much loved mother to Eddie and David and her recently deceased daughters Eithne and Rita ; sadly missed by her sons, grandsons Brian, Alan, Sean and great-grandson Noah, brothers Eddie, Dermot and Tommy, neighbours, relatives and friends

May she rest in peace

Reposing at Massey Bros. Funeral Home ‘The Haven’ 177 Crumlin Road tomorrow, Wednesday afternoon. Removal on Thursday morning to St. Bernadette’s Church, Clogher Road for 10am Funeral Mass followed by burial immediately afterwards in Bohernabreena Cemetery. Refreshments will be provided afterwards in Peggy Kelly’s pub, Harold’s Cross for those attending the funeral.

All enquiries to Massey Bros. Crumlin Tel: (01) 454 1666.

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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