Funeral Notices

Stanley LAING

The death has occurred of Stanley LAING
Templeogue, Dublin / Ballyconnell, Cavan

LAING, Stanley, January 2nd 2018, Templeogue, Dublin 6W, late of Ballyconnell, Cavan and former Chairman of Dublin County Council, peacefully in the loving care of the wonderful staff of Mount Tabor Nursing Home, Sandymount. Much loved husband of the late Mildred, and father of Victor, Gordon and Andrew. Forever loved and sadly missed by his sons, daughters-in-law Colette, Edel and Yvonne, grandchildren Emma, Phoebe, Annie, Sam, Ryan, Keysha, Kyle and Ethan.


Dad had strength and dignity and was the definition of a gentleman. It is his utter decency that will endure.


In repose at Massey Bros. Funeral Home, Templeogue Village on Friday 5th January from 3pm to 7pm. Funeral Service in Christ Church, Rathgar on Saturday 6th January at 11.30am, followed by Cremation in Mount Jerome Crematorium at 1.30pm. Family flowers only please. All further enquiries to Massey Bros Funeral Home, 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