Dean Maguire was one of three men killed on July 7 when their BMW ploughed into a truck on the N7 and burst into flames.
The father-of-two's funeral mass took place at St Mary's Priory church in Tallaght, Dublin yesterday morning.
Before the private mass got underway a number of wreaths, offertory gifts and memorials were placed in the church, a torch and screwdriver, as well as cigarettes, his cap, newspapers, his keys, a Canada Goose jacket and his registration plate.
A poster was also created which featured a collage of images of the departed burglar reading: "RIP Dean. You know the score, get on the floor, don't be funny, give me the money."
The image has been widely shared on a number of social media sites.
Floral tributes were also laid at the alter alongside his coffin, which read 'Husband', 'Maguire', 'Son', and 'Mad Man'.
Maguire was one of three men killed on 7 July when their BMW ploughed into a truck on the N7 and burst into flames.
Maguire (29) of Tree Park Drive, Graham Taylor (31) of Kiltalown Park and Carl Freeman (26) of Rossfield Park died in the horror crash.
At his private funeral at the Priory Church in Tallaght village which took place before his burial at Newlands Cross Cemetery, family members and finds took turns paying tribute to Maguire while promising to look after his wife SallyAnn, and daughters Katrice and Margaret.
One young woman said: “Where do we start about Dean? As we stand here today a lot of memories go through our minds and every one of them is funny. Like the night of Margaret’s christening we were in a disco but you got so drunk you thought you were in a cul-de-sac.
“You really were a character. When you became a part of our family you became our brother and there was nothing you wouldn't do for us. We will always mind SallyAnn and your girls for you. Please watch over them Dean, and guide them through their lives. There is not a day that will go by that you won't be missed. Our hearts are truly broken.”
She added: “Sorry for the language father, rest in peace ya fu**kin’ legend.”
Funerals are due to be held for the other two men who were also killed in the crash.
Graham Taylor will be laid to rest this morning while Carl Freeman will be buried next week.
All three were pronounced dead at the scene on the N7 on Wednesday, July 7, after their car collided with a truck.
Just minutes before the collision, gardai had observed the BMW car that the three men were travelling in driving erratically in the Tallaght area.
Their vehicle drove the wrong way down the N7 in an attempt to evade gardaí before the collision.
Gardaí are also investigating an incident of dangerous driving involving associates of Maguire as they escorted his hearse back to Tallaght on Wednesday.
In video circulating on social media taken from inside a vehicle travelling behind the hearse, a voice is heard repeatedly shouting: “Go on Deano.”
Sounding horns and with photographs of Dean Maguire stuck on the back windows, a number of cars are seen speeding through red lights and passing out each other and other traffic on the wrong side of the road.
Gardaí confirmed in a statement they are investigating “an incident of dangerous driving which occurred in and around the Old Naas Road and Crumlin areas of Dublin (on the afternoon of July 14) 2021.”