Funeral Notices

Laurence (Lar) WILLIAMS

The death has occurred of Laurence (Lar) WILLIAMS
Kilnamanagh, Dublin / Firhouse, Dublin

WILLIAMS, Laurence (Lar) – October 12th 2017. Kilnamanagh, D.24 formerly of Firhouse, D.24 Peacefully at his home after an illness fought with dignity and courage surrounded by his loving family, beloved husband and soul-mate of Pauline, much loved and proud dad of Keith, Nicola, Paula, Yvonne and Tracey. Lar will be sadly missed by his loving family, his wife, son, daughters, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, his 9 adored grandchildren, extended family and friends.


Reposing at his home this Friday evening from 5pm-7pm. Removal on Saturday morning to St. Aengus’s Church, Balrothery arriving for 11am Requiem Mass, followed by cremation in Newlands Cross Crematorium. Family flowers only please, donations, if desired, to Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross. All enquiries to Massey Bros, Templeogue Village, ph.: 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