Funeral Notices

Mary (May) RICE (née Devey)

The death has occurred of Mary (May) RICE (née Devey)
Malpas Terrace, Dublin 8, Dublin

RICE (née Devey) (Dublin) – July 16, 2017 (peacefully), in the presence of her family, at our Lady’s Hospice, after a long illness bravely fought, Mary (May), late of Malpas Terrace and formerly of New Street, The Liberties, beloved wife of Patrick and wonderful mother to Declan, Graham, David and Ciara, adored daughter of the late Veronica and Thomas Devey, amazing sister to Ann and Thomas and loving nanny of Nathan, Sarah, Jamie, Sinéad, Aoife, Cathal and Caoimhe. Reunited with her forever dog companion Gizmo. Sadly missed by her extended family, neighbours and friends.

May she rest in peace

Reposing at Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross today, Tuesday, from 4 o’c. and Wednesday from 4 o’c. to 7 o’c. with prayers at 4.30 o’c. Funeral Mass on Thursday at 11 o’c. in St. Nicholas of Myra Church, Francis Street followed by burial in Mount Jerome Cemetery. No flowers please. Donations if desired to Our Lady’s Hospice or Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association. All enquires to Massey Bros 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