Funeral Notices

Helena (Lena) RICE (née Kearns)

The death has occurred of Helena (Lena) RICE (née Kearns)
Aughavannagh Road, Crumlin, Dublin

Dec. 30. 2013 (peacefully) after a long illness, in the loving care of the staff at Our Lady’s Hospice, Harolds Cross and St. James’s Hospital, Helena (Lena)  beloved wife of Stephen and dearly loved mam of Margaret, Amanda, Karen, Lynn and Stephen; very deeply- regretted by her loving husband, son, daughters brothers, sisters, sons-in-law, grand children Craig Sheree, Ryan, Helena, Aoife and Katie, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Rest in peace

Reposing at Our Lady’s Hospice, Harolds Cross. Funeral will take place on Thursday in St. Bernadette’s Church, Clogher Road at 11am. Cremation afterwards in Mount Jerome Crematorium. No flowers please by request. Donations if desired to Our Lady’s Hospice.

All enquiries to Massey Bros., The Haven Ph: 4541666.

Date Published: Tuesday 31st December 2013

Date of Death: Monday 30th December 2013


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