Funeral Notices


The death has occurred of Sean WARD
Dublin / Cork

Ward, Sean (Dublin, formerly of U.S.A. and Cork) –

6th January, 2018.

Peacefully, at the Beacon Hospital, Sandyford, surrounded by his loving family. Beloved of Agnes, his devoted wife and carer of 54 years; much loved father to Caitríona, Donal, Desmond, Eoin, Conor and Norah. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife, by his sons and daughters, their spouses and betrothed – Nicky, Candace, Fiona and Ciarán; by his adored grandchildren, Fergus, Desmond, Audrey and Éabha, his surviving sister, Maura, extended family and many friends.

May he rest in peace

Reposing at Massey Bros. Funeral Home, 5 Newtown Park, Blackrock, this Monday evening between 6pm and 8pm. House private. Removal on Tuesday, to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Church, Foxrock, arriving at 11.20am for 11.30am Requiem Mass with a private cremation service thereafter in Mount Jerome Crematorium, Harold’s Cross. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu, if desired, to Fr. Peter McVerry Trust.

Massey Bros. Blackrock

5 Newtown Park, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, A94 X308

Massey Bros. Blackrock

5 Newtown Park, Blackrock,
Co. Dublin, A94 X308

Tel: 01 280 4454
Out of hours tel (24/7): 01 453 3333


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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.


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