The death has occurred of

Michael Hayes

Late of Leamy Street , Waterford, Sandymount Dublin & Clonskeagh Hospital, Dublin)
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Date Posted
Date of Passing
29 November 2023
Date of Funeral
2 December 2023
Funeral Venue
Holy Cross Church, Tramore

Passed away peacefully at Clonskeagh Hospital, Pre-deceased by his loving wife Una, sadly missed by his brothers Frank Hayes, Fr. Patrick Hayes, and his sister Anne O’Connell, also by his wider family of brothers & sisters in law, nieces, nephews and family friends. Also sadly missed by all his former colleagues in An Garda Siochana, and his Rugby colleagues from Monkstown FC.

Michael will be reposing at McCrea’s Funeral Home, Dublin Road, Wicklow Town (A67E003) this Friday 1st December from 5.00pm-7.00pm.

Then reposing at Thompson’s Funeral Home, Barrack Street, Waterford this Saturday morning 2nd December from 8.45am with removal at 9.15am to the Holy Cross Church, Tramore arriving for Funeral Mass at 10.00am followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Mass will be live streamed on the following the link below:

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Our sincere thanks to all the staff at Clonskeagh Hospital for their wonderful care of Michael these past few years.

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    My family had the pleasure to meet John Thompson with Martina arranging my mothers  funeral.  It was not a sad occasion and they made the arranging so easy.  Memories were brought up, jokes were told, it was so comfortable, they were like old friends.. Thank you for all the kindness and ease you made us

    Edith Crowley

    I would like to thank Martina,  Michael Thompson and all his team, my mother looked like she did before she was sick.  It made is so happy, grateful and gave us joyful memories of her.

    Susan Roche

    Amazing people for amazing work.. From start to finish, would not deal with any other undertaker.

    Gillian and Claire

    Thank you, Michael and his team was very, very nice and understanding. He worked with us, with everything we needed or questioned. He made this time of sorrow go smooth.

    Trish and Mary W

    Michael, John, Martena, Jim, Noel and John Flynn.  Thank you for all of the advice and direction you were able to give my family and myself when organizing all the funeral arrangements. From start to finish we did not have to worry about anything, you covered everything and done all with the most professional manner


    Words cannot express how I feel about Thompsons Funeral Home, First class, expertise, compassion and the ability to make you feel at ease at a terrible and tragic time in our life.  Michael and Martina could not have done enough, any time of the day or night. From talking to the repatriation company and getting

    A Parent

    On behalf of my entire family, we would like to extend our thanks and gratitude for arranging for our father’s final journey home. You consistently insured that all details were addressed and solved every challenge that arose. At a time of great stress, you relieved us of those heavy burdens. We cannot thank you Michael

    Walsh Family, Waterford

    We would like to thank all the staff of Thompsons Funeral Home for their professionalism, kindness and help you provided to the family.

    Rita & Family

    Thank you Thompsons Funeral Directors for their sensitive  and professional handing of all our arrangements. It was very much appreciated.

    Warren & Family

    Michael, I would like to thank you and your team for your care, compassion and respect that you have shown us during our recent bereavement .  We appreciate all you have done for us.

    Margaret B and family

    To:  Thompsons Funeral Directors, we thank you for your professionalism.

    Seamus and his family

    we would like to thank Thompsons Funeral Directors for their guidance, support and professionalism.

    Joanne and family