Funeral Notices

Sarah KISSANE (née O’Donnell)

The death has occurred of Sarah KISSANE (née O’Donnell)
Terenure, Dublin

Kissane (née O’Donnell), Sarah, Terenure, December 29th, 2017, peacefully at Brymore House Nursing Home, Howth. Predeceased by her husband Thomas, son William and brother George. Sadly missed by sons Richard and Cormac, sisters Annie, Peggie, Maureen and Nodie and brother John Joe, grandchildren Alistair, Diana, Daniel, Barry, Ailish and Noah, daughters-in-law Alice Susan and Joanne, brothers-in-law Gerald & Con, sister-in-law Maureen, nieces and nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.

May she Rest in Peace

Reposing at Massey Bros. Funeral Home, Templeogue Village on Monday afternoon from 5pm to 7pm. Removal on Tuesday morning to St. Pius X Church, College Drive, arriving at 9.50am for 10am Funeral Mass followed by burial in Mount Venus Cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations, if desired, to Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross. Enquiries to Massey Bros. Funeral Directors, Templeogue 01 490 7601.

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