Funeral Notices

Joan MAHER-O’BRIEN (née Thorpe)

The death has occurred of Joan MAHER-O’BRIEN (née Thorpe)
Comeragh Road, Drimnagh, Dublin 12, 

4th September 2014

Peacefully in the wonderful care of the staff of Lisheen Nursing Home. Beloved wife of the late Aidan O’Brien and more recently the late Christy Maher and much loved mother to Owen and Kenneth and the late Tony and Aidan ; sadly missed by her two sons, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

May she rest peace

Reposing at Massey Bros. Funeral Home ‘The Haven’ 177 Crumlin Road on Saturday all day (Parking available in the Iveagh Grounds for Massey Bros. customers). Removal Monday morning to Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Mourne Road for 11.30am Funeral Mass followed by burial immediately afterwards in Newlands Cross Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu, if desired, to The Mother McAuley Centre Curlew Rd Drimagh Dublin 12.

All enquiries to Massey Bros. Crumlin Rd. 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