Funeral Notices

William Joseph (Billy) MCCARTHY

The death has occurred of William Joseph (Billy) MCCARTHY
Templeogue, Dublin / Tipperary Town, Tipperary

December 13, 2014

In his 96th year, Templeogue, D.14 and late of Tipperary Town, in the excellent care of St. Vincent’s Hospital Palliative Care Unit and previously at Glebe House Nursing Home, Kilternan. Husband of the late Kathleen, predeceased by his daughter Maria and son Sean. He will be sadly missed by his loving family; his sons and daughters; Rick, Kevin, Gaye, Terri, Tina and Pearse, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

May he rest in peace
Reposing at Massey Bros Funeral Home, Templeogue Village, this Monday evening from 5pm – 7pm. Removal on Tuesday to the Church of the Holy Spirit, Ballyroan arriving for 10am Requiem Mass. Funeral immediately afterwards to Bohernabreena Cemetery.Family flowers only please, donations if desired to The Alzheimer Society of Ireland.

All enquiries to Massey Bros on 01 4907601


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