Funeral Notices


The death has occurred of John SMYTH
Coombe Court, Dublin 8, Dublin / Cavan

Jan 28, 2014,

Peacefully, at St James’ Hospital, John, beloved husband of Kathleen, (late of Coombe Court, Dublin 8 and formerly of Birmingham); very deeply regretted by his loving wife, daughter Yvonne, sons Thomas and Mark, daughters-in-law Patricia and Theresa, grandchildren, brother Brian, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

May he rest in peace

Reposing at Massey Bros. Funeral Home, 129 Thomas Street. Removal Friday, to Our Lady of Dolours Church, Dolphin’s Barn arriving at 6pm. Funeral on Saturday after 10am Mass to Mount Jerome Cemetery.

Any enquiries contact Massey Bros. 01 6778902.

Date Published: Thursday 30th January 2014

Date of Death: Tuesday 28th January 2014

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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