Funeral Notices

Elizabeth (Lilly) JOHNSTON (née Pidgeon)

The death has occurred of Elizabeth (Lilly) JOHNSTON (née Pidgeon)
Clondalkin, Dublin

Johnston-nee Pidgeon, Elizabeth (Lilly) March 1st 2016 unexpectedly, after a short illness. Beloved wife of Christopher and much loved mother of Joseph, Christopher and Celine. Will be deeply missed by her loving family, sisters Joanie & Helen, brothers Billy & Terry, grandchildren Darrayl, Kerstie, Gemma, Alex & Amy, extended family & friends.


May she rest in peace.


Reposing at Massey Brothers Funeral Home, Clondalkin Village on Thursday with removal to St. Peter Apostle Church, Neilstown on Friday to arrive at 5.30pm. Funeral Mass on Saturday at 11am followed by burial in Newlands Cemetery. All enquiries to Massey Brothers on Ph: 4574455.


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