Funeral Notices

Sarah (Sadie) SMITH (née Canavan)

The death has occurred of Sarah (Sadie) SMITH (née Canavan)
Dargle Wood, Knocklyon, Dublin / Terenure, Dublin


SMITH (nee Canavan), Sarah (Sadie) – Aug. 9, 2016 (Dargle Wood, Knocklyon, formerly of Mount Tallant Avenue, Terenure) (peacefully), in the wonderful care of the staff at TLC Nursing Home, Citywest, beloved wife of the late Thomas, much loved mother of Robert, Anthony and Declan; Sarah (Sadie) will be sadly missed by her loving family, her sons and their partners, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sister-in-law, extended family, relatives and friends.


May she Rest in Peace


Reposing at Massey Bros. Funeral Home, Templeogue Village tomorrow, Wednesday evening from 6pm to 7pm. Removal on Thursday morning to St. Colmcille’s Church, Knocklyon arriving for 10am Requiem Mass. Funeral thereafter to Bohernabreena Cemetery. All enquiries to Massey Bros., Templeogue Village, 01 490 7601.


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