Funeral Notices


The death has occurred of Emma KEANE
Rathgar, Dublin


KEANE, Emma, 14th January 2018, Rathgar, Dublin 6, peacefully, after a long hard-fought illness, surrounded by her loving family in the wonderful care of the staff of The Beacon Hospital, adored wife of Peter Kearns, beloved and cherished mother to Jessica, Catherine and Amelia, daughter of Catherine and the late Matt Keane. Fovever loved and sadly missed by her sisters and brothers Rachael, Catherine-Anne, Michael, Elizabeth, David and Rebecca, parents-in- law Raymond and Brid Kearns, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, extended family and a wide circle of friends.


May she Rest in Peace


Reposing at her mother’s home tomorrow, Tuesday, from 4pm to 7pm. House private outside these hours. Removal to the Church of The Three Patrons, Rathgar on Wednesday morning arriving for 11.30am Requiem Mass followed by burial at Kilternan Cemetery Park. Family flowers only, donations if desired to St. Luke’s Institute of Cancer Research. All further enquiries to Massey Bros. Funeral Directors, Templeogue, 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