Funeral Notices

Leo SMYTH

The death has occurred of Leo SMYTH
Rathfarnham, Dublin 14, Dublin / Navan, Meath

SMYTH, Leo (Dublin) – January 21st 2016, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14, late of Navan, Co. Meath. Predeceased by his beloved wife Mona, died peacefully in the loving care of the nurses and staff at Our Lady’s Hospice, Harolds Cross. Beloved father of David and Barbara, brother of Amy and Anne, grandfather of Conor, Rhys, Oliver, Ronan and Caoimhe. He will be sadly missed by his family and a wide circle of very loyal friends.

May he rest in peace

 

Reposing at Massey Bros. Funeral Home, Templeogue Village on Monday with Removal to the Church of the Holy Spirit, Marian Road, Ballyroan arriving at 5.30pm. Funeral on Tuesday after 10am Mass to Kilmashogue Cemetery. Family flowers only and donations, if desired, to Our Lady’s Hospice, Harolds Cross. All enquiries to Massey Bros, Templeogue Ph 490 7601.

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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