Funeral Notices

Richard (Bertie) SPENDLOVE

The death has occurred of Richard (Bertie) SPENDLOVE
Kilmainham, Dublin

January 9, 2015

Suddenly at St. James’s Hospital, beloved husband of Jean and much loved father to Helen and Gillian; sadly missed by his loving wife, daughters, sons-in-law Paddy and Gerard, grandchildren Patrick, Jane, Brian, Rachel, Adam, Jennifer and great-grandson Callum.

Reposing at Massey Bros. Funeral Home ‘The Haven’ 177 Crumlin Road on Monday between 3pm and 7pm. (Parking available in the Guinness Athletic Union, Iveagh Grounds for Massey Bros. Customers). Removal on Tuesday morning to Newlands Cross Cemetry Chapel for 10am Funeral Service followed by burial immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

All enquiries to Massey Bros. Crumlin Road Tel: (01) 454 1666.


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