Funeral Notices


The death has occurred of Larry O’TOOLE
Clondalkin, Dublin / Ballyfermot, Dublin

O’Toole, Larry, Clondalkin, formerly Cremona, Ballyfermot, March 20th 2016, Taxi driver and late of Arnotts. Peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband and best friend of Julie and cherished father of Adelle, Denise and Joy. Lar will be deeply missed by his family, brothers Freddie, Terry, Davie and Dennis, sister Betty, sons-in-law Robbie, Joe and John, grandchildren Lee, Holly, Lorcan and Robert, father-in-law Peter, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and a large circle of friends.


May he rest in peace


Reposing at Massey Brothers Funeral Home on Tuesday between 4pm and 7pm with Prayers at 5.30pm. Funeral Mass on Wednesday morning at 11am in the Sacred Heart Church, Sruleen followed by cremation at Newlands Cross Crematorium. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to the Palliative Home Care Team at Our Ladie’s Hospice, Harolds Cross. (Donation box in the rear of the church). All enquiries to Massey Bros, Clondalkin 014574455).


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