Albert John Wheeler1

Male, #61, b. 13 April 1864, d. 16 October
Last Edited26 Feb 2009
FatherJohn William Wheeler1 b. 6 Sep 1833
MotherEmma (?)1

Albert John Wheeler was born on 13 April 1864.1

Albert John Wheelerwore a kilt in the Army.2

Albert John Wheeler married Nellie (?)2

Albert John Wheeler died on 16 October (Ruth didn't record the year.)1

Albert John Wheeler lived lived in Plumstead.2

Family

Nellie (?)
Children
  • Nellie Wheeler2
  • Ada Wheeler2
  • Ella Wheeler2

Citations

  1. [S54] Private papers of Ruth Shaw, John William Wheeler descendancy chart, about 1980 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, photocopy). (My ref. tm0001.RRP01c).
  2. [S65] Private papers of Ruth Shaw, Wheeler family - tree, 1848 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, photocopy). (My ref. tm0001.RPP25).

James Ernest Wheeler1

Male, #62, b. 16 May 1865
Last Edited25 Feb 2009
FatherJohn William Wheeler1 b. 6 Sep 1833
MotherEmma (?)1

James Ernest Wheeler was born on 16 May 1865.1

Citations

  1. [S54] Private papers of Ruth Shaw, John William Wheeler descendancy chart, about 1980 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, photocopy). (My ref. tm0001.RRP01c).

John Robert Parker1

Male, #63, b. circa 1828, d. 10 September 1872
Last Edited15 Jul 2012

John Robert Parker was born circa 1828. (age deduced from age at death.)1

John Robert Parker married Ellen Kett on 22 November 1857 at St Pancras Church.1,2,3,4

John Robert Parker was a Railway Worker.5

John Robert Parker and Ellen Kett lived in Pest, Hungary.5

John Robert Parker died on 10 September 1872 at Pest, Hungary, aged 44 years from 'flu.1,3,5 He was buried on 12 September 1872 at Alt Ofen, Pest, Hungary.2

Family

Ellen Kett b. c 1836, d. Aug 1873
Children

Citations

  1. [S58] Private papers of Ruth Shaw, Parker family notes, about 1990 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, photocopy). (My ref. tm0001.RPP01b).
  2. [S56] Parker family bible (publisher address not known: publisher not known, published date not known); Di Mooney, address withheld (Tony Mooney, manuscript copy) . (My ref: tm0010).
  3. [S63] Private papers of Ruth Shaw, John Robert Parker and descendants - tree, about 1990 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, photocopy). (My ref. tm0001.RPP36).
  4. [S1106] Online index to marriages for Pancras (FreeBMD, www.freebmd.org.uk) accessed on 15 Jul 2012 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, printout). (My ref: tm0808).
  5. [S137] Information supplied by Diana Mooney on various dates (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, notes). (My ref: tm0007).

Ellen Kett1,2

Female, #64, b. circa 1836, d. August 1873
Last Edited15 Jul 2012

Ellen Kett was born circa 1836.1

Ellen Kettcame from Thetford.1,3

Ellen Kett married John Robert Parker on 22 November 1857 at St Pancras Church.1,2,3,4

Ellen Kett and John Robert Parker lived in Pest, Hungary.5

Ellen Kett died in August 1873 at Alt Ofen or Ofero, Pest, Hungary, aged 42 years, from 'flu.1,2,3,5

Family

John Robert Parker b. c 1828, d. 10 Sep 1872
Children

Citations

  1. [S58] Private papers of Ruth Shaw, Parker family notes, about 1990 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, photocopy). (My ref. tm0001.RPP01b).
  2. [S56] Parker family bible (publisher address not known: publisher not known, published date not known); Di Mooney, address withheld (Tony Mooney, manuscript copy) . (My ref: tm0010).
  3. [S63] Private papers of Ruth Shaw, John Robert Parker and descendants - tree, about 1990 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, photocopy). (My ref. tm0001.RPP36).
  4. [S1106] Online index to marriages for Pancras (FreeBMD, www.freebmd.org.uk) accessed on 15 Jul 2012 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, printout). (My ref: tm0808).
  5. [S137] Information supplied by Diana Mooney on various dates (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, notes). (My ref: tm0007).

John George Parker1

Male, #65, b. 14 October 1858, d. 16 October 1858
Last Edited25 Feb 2009
FatherJohn Robert Parker1 b. c 1828, d. 10 Sep 1872
MotherEllen Kett1 b. c 1836, d. Aug 1873

John George Parker was born on 14 October 1858.1,2,3

John George Parker died on 16 October 1858 at 2 days old.1,2,3

Citations

  1. [S58] Private papers of Ruth Shaw, Parker family notes, about 1990 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, photocopy). (My ref. tm0001.RPP01b).
  2. [S56] Parker family bible (publisher address not known: publisher not known, published date not known); Di Mooney, address withheld (Tony Mooney, manuscript copy) . (My ref: tm0010).
  3. [S63] Private papers of Ruth Shaw, John Robert Parker and descendants - tree, about 1990 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, photocopy). (My ref. tm0001.RPP36).

Ellen Parker1,2

Female, #66, b. 30 September 1859
Last Edited24 Aug 2013
FatherJohn Robert Parker1 b. c 1828, d. 10 Sep 1872
MotherEllen Kett1 b. c 1836, d. Aug 1873

Ellen Parker, daughter of John Robert Parker and Ellen Kett, was born on 30 September 1859.1,3,2

Citations

  1. [S58] Private papers of Ruth Shaw, Parker family notes, about 1990 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, photocopy). (My ref. tm0001.RPP01b).
  2. [S63] Private papers of Ruth Shaw, John Robert Parker and descendants - tree, about 1990 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, photocopy). (My ref. tm0001.RPP36).
  3. [S56] Parker family bible (publisher address not known: publisher not known, published date not known); Di Mooney, address withheld (Tony Mooney, manuscript copy) . (My ref: tm0010).

Rosa Parker1,2

Female, #67, b. 12 July 1866, d. 24 October 1872
Last Edited25 Feb 2009
FatherJohn Robert Parker1 b. c 1828, d. 10 Sep 1872
MotherEllen Kett1 b. c 1836, d. Aug 1873

Rosa Parker was born on 12 July 1866.1,3,2

Rosa Parker died on 24 October 1872, at age 6, in Alt Ofen, Pest, Hungary, from 'flu.1,2,4 She was buried on 25 October 1872 at Alt Ofen, Pest, Hungary.3

Citations

  1. [S58] Private papers of Ruth Shaw, Parker family notes, about 1990 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, photocopy). (My ref. tm0001.RPP01b).
  2. [S63] Private papers of Ruth Shaw, John Robert Parker and descendants - tree, about 1990 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, photocopy). (My ref. tm0001.RPP36).
  3. [S56] Parker family bible (publisher address not known: publisher not known, published date not known); Di Mooney, address withheld (Tony Mooney, manuscript copy) . (My ref: tm0010).
  4. [S137] Information supplied by Diana Mooney on various dates (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, notes). (My ref: tm0007).

John Pickard1,2,3

Male, #68
Last Edited16 Mar 2014

John Pickard was a Labourer in 4 March 1836.1,4

John Pickard married Ann Wilkins, daughter of George Wilkins and Ann Harding.1,5,2

Family

Ann Wilkins b. 4 Mar 1836
Children

Citations

  1. [S58] Private papers of Ruth Shaw, Parker family notes, about 1990 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, photocopy). (My ref. tm0001.RPP01b).
  2. [S66] Private papers of Ruth Shaw, George Wilkins and children - tree, about 1980 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, photocopy). (My ref. tm0001.RPP31).
  3. [S57] Private papers of Ruth Shaw, Wheeler family bible, about 1858 (Diana Mooney, unknown repository address, original). -).
  4. [S128] Private papers of Ruth Shaw, Ruth Shaw - extracts from various records, about 1995 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, photocopy). (My ref. tm0001.RPP37).
  5. [S62] Private papers of Ruth Shaw, George Wilkins and descendants - tree, about 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, photocopy). (My ref. tm0001.RPP35).

Ann Wilkins1,2,3

Female, #69, b. 4 March 1836
Last Edited25 Feb 2009
FatherGeorge Wilkins2 b. 1813, d. 28 Oct 1849
MotherAnn Harding2 b. 5 Mar 1808, d. 7 Nov 1849

Ann Wilkins was baptised circa 1836 in Weybridge.1,2,3,4 She was born on 4 March 1836.1,2,3,4

Ann Wilkins married John Pickard.1,2,3

Note: She had a bible which was seen by Ruth Shaw and referred to in her papers.5

Family

John Pickard
Children

Citations

  1. [S58] Private papers of Ruth Shaw, Parker family notes, about 1990 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, photocopy). (My ref. tm0001.RPP01b).
  2. [S62] Private papers of Ruth Shaw, George Wilkins and descendants - tree, about 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, photocopy). (My ref. tm0001.RPP35).
  3. [S66] Private papers of Ruth Shaw, George Wilkins and children - tree, about 1980 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, photocopy). (My ref. tm0001.RPP31).
  4. [S278] Ann Wilkins, bible, (Ruth Shaw, Letchworth, thought to have original), 1816. (My ref: tm0079).
  5. [S138] Ann Wilkins, bible, (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, original), Date unknown. (My ref: tm0008).

Hannagh O'Shea1

Female, #70
Last Edited10 Nov 2009
Mother(?) (?)2
ChartsPatrick Kennedy #25 - Descendants Chart

Hannagh O'Shea married James Kennedy, son of Patrick Kennedy and Mary Kehoe; the marriage was without issue.1,3

Hannagh O'Shea lived at Butterbridge, New Ross.1

Citations

  1. [S60] Information supplied by May Graham in 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, original). (My ref: tm0074).
  2. [S447] Patrick Joseph Mooney (deceased), James P Coghlan (Solicitors) office file, 31 Dec 1956 to 31 July 1957, New Ross (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, mixed copies & originals) (My ref: tm0192.PJM28).
  3. [S421] Mary Josephine Mooney, draft agreement, 5 March 1931, New Ross (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, copy) (My ref: tm0192.PJM09).

Elizabeth Mary Mooney1,2,3

Female, #71, b. 5 February 1916, d. 8 October 2003
Last Edited17 May 2016
Sister Colette Mooney (Lila)
date unknown
FatherAndrew Martin Mooney4,5 b. 11 Nov 1879, d. 4 Sep 1959
MotherCatherine Mary Buckley2,5 b. 23 Mar 1892, d. 23 Dec 1986
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Anthony George Patrick Mooney
ChartsPatrick Mooney #926 - Descendants Chart
Patrick Mooney (#926) Descendants Chart

Elizabeth Mary Mooney, daughter of Andrew Martin Mooney and Catherine Mary Buckley, was born on 5 February 1916 at 15 Ardmore Avenue, Dublin, which was her grandmother's house6,3,5 and she was baptised at the RC Church, Aughrim Street, Dublin. Her sponsors were Uncle Willie and Auntie Maggie.7 She was named after her grandmother, Elizabeth Buckley, but throughout her life she was called Lila by her family and friends.8 After a short stay in Dublin her mother returned home6,3 to Ballinrobe, Co Mayo, where her husband was serving with the Royal Irish Constabulary.9,3

Lila first attended school about 1922 at the kindergarten next door to where her family lived in The Strand, Dublin. Her next school was the Institute of Charity which was a National School in nearby Sandymount.3

About the family moved to Charleville Cottage, Ballyorney, Enniskerry, Co Wicklow, which became the family home. It was quite a large house which her father initially rented from Lord Monck's estate but he was eventually able to buy it.10,11,12 After the family moved to to Enniskerry she attended the National School there.3

Elizabeth Mary Mooney rmade her First Holy Communion on 8 December 1924.7 When she was about twelve years old she went to school at the Brigidine Convent in Tullow with her sister May as boarders for seven years.3

Elizabeth Mary Mooney was confirmed on 6 June 1926.7 She was nineteen years old when she finally left school the Brigidine Convent in Tullow in 1935.3 Lila spent some time in the Gaeltacht, which was known as The Ring, with her sister May and her brother Jack. On their way home they visited their Aunt Jo (Mary Josephine Mooney) in New Ross, also in Co Wexford, for about a week.13

Lila wanted to become a nun after leaving school but her father was opposed to it. Instead, he sent her to a secretarial college in Dublin. He must have changed his mind for she become a postulant. It was normal at that time to be a postulant for about six months but Lila did longer. In the group of five postulants who joined together were two girls who were studying for school exams so the group did an extra six months whilst their exams were completed at the Brigidine Convent, Tullow.14,3,15,7 She entered the Novitiate on 8 August 19363,15,7 received her habit and white veil on 18 July 1937.7

Her father went to visit her on 16 August 1939. We cannot know why he made the journey from Dublin but we can only hope that it was to wish Lila well in her chosen career and to mend any ill feeling which may have existed between them arising from his earlier opposition to her becoming a nun.7

Lila, after a further two years preparation made her first religious profession on 16 August 1939 receiving her black veil at the age of twentythree.3,15,7 Lila made her final profession in 1942 and stayed in the Tullow community to teach at the boarding school attached to the convent. Some of the subjects she taught were; Secretarial, Science, Nature Studies, Domestic Science, Cookery and Needlework. She was the games mistress too.3,14,15

Elizabeth Mary Mooney had taken the religious name as Colette and was now known as4,16,17 Mother Colette which was the normal style of address for teachers in The Brigidine Order. The Order changed this practice at some point, probably in the 60s or 70s, and henceforth all its members were called Sister.4,16,17 Lila now became Sister Colette4,16,17 and her four companion postulants became Sisters Cathaldus (Dooley), Therese (Flanigan), Camillus (O'Donnell) and Peter (Tracey.)3,15

In 1957 Sister Colette was sent to San Antonio, Texas where she taught for a year3,18,15 and in 1958 she returned to teach at another secondary schoolat Mountrath, Co Laois. This was a school similar to the one she had previously worked at in Tullow and she remained there for another year when,3,15 she was sent to teachat Denbigh in North Wales. She used to go to Italy a lot with the pupils on what she called 'fun trips'. She would go at Easter and she travelled up and down both coasts over the years. On one trip she spent three days on Capri.14,3,15

By now it was twentyfive years since she made her first religious profession and she celebrated her Silver Jubileein Denbigh.3,18,15

In 1973 she attended a diploma course at Maynooth in religion and returned3,15 to Denbigh afterwards. By now she had ceased to teach Cookery and Domestic Science and was teaching the students how to run the library and in her final years she also taught Crafts. Apart from the diploma course the only other time she had away from Denbigh was when she returned home to nurse her mother for a year or so before, sadly, her mother passed away.3,15

On 16 August 1989 Sister celebrated her Golden Anniversary of becoming a Brigidine Nun at the Brigidine Convent, Abbeyleix. Sisters Cathaldus and Therese of her novitiate class who joined at the same time were also present but sadly two others weren't there; Sister Camillus had died and Sister Peter was unable to attend.15

Sister Colette left Denbigh in1990 and3,15 at the Beaumont Centrefor disadvantaged boys run by the Franciscans. When the working wife of the superintendent became pregnant, Sister Colette was sent there 3 or 4 times a week to help with the teaching. The boys were all from Dublin and had been put out of their homes.. Sister Colette recalled that they were keen to learn and that their accomodation was beautiful. She became good friends of the superintendent and his wife and they kept up a correspondence ever since.3,15 In 1992 her brother Andy died and her sister May was now on her own. May was still active but nevertheless Sister Colette went to live at a small convent at 2 Dartmouth Road, Dublin to be near her. She didn't mind the crowds of people but she said it wouldn't be her own choice to live in a city although she liked meeting the people on the buses and in the streets as she travelled around.3,15

During the summer of 2003, at the age of 87, Sister Colette decided that the time had arrived to leave the hustle and bustle of Dublin and go back to the convent1 at Tullow where she would have an easier life. She said it was getting increasingly difficult to get about the city. She liked to go to Mass but this involved a bus trip across the city taking half an hour with all that entailed in waiting at bus stops and climbing on and off the busses. People were kind and considerate to her she said but it was still a tiring journey and she felt she was beginning to get too weak for it all. She sent most of her belongings ahead and travelled herself on 8 September 2003 , her 86th anniversary of joining the Order. Sister Colette was glad to be back in the community of nuns again and to enjoy the relative peace and quiet after living in the city.1

On 6 October 2003, less than a full month since Lila returned to the convent, Sister Colette became ill. Julie Dorgan sent an email to Tony Mooney which said:

I'm not sure if you heard but my Dad got a phone call from his sister Sheila who lives in Dublin and she told him that Sister Lila Mooney was not very well at the moment and as far as she knew was in hospital in Kilkenny. That was the story on Friday evening so I am not sure of the present position whether she is still in hospital or what. I think Sheila kept in contact with Lila over the years. If I hear anything further I will let you know. Mum and Dad still talk about her and how happy she was when she got to visit Grennan.1

Tony recalled:

I phoned the convent and Sister Martha told me that Lila was in St Luke's Hospital, Kilkenny and was quite ill but she couldn't give me the full details. Later, I spoke to Sister Elizabeth, the nun in charge at Tullow and who was with Lila earlier in he day, and she told me the whole story.

About a week after arriving at Tullow, she noticed that Lila appeared quite slow and it was arranged for her to see the local doctor who cares for the convent. Nothing came of it as Lila, noticing that the doctor was from Iraq, discussed the situation in Iraq with him and said little about herself. A week or so later Lila was sent to see him again as she was not returning to normal. This time she got a thorough check-up and the doctor arranged for her to go into hospital for some tests. This is why she was in hospital when Sheila heard about it. By Friday 3 October all the tests were completed and Lila was informed that she had extensive cancer throughout her body especially in both lungs, her kidneys and her liver. Sister Elizabeth said that Lila said she wanted no-one to be told except her nephew Andrew in Chicago and he had arrived the next day. I spoke to the nurse on the ward and she confirmed how ill Lila was. The next day saw no improvement when I again spoke to Sister Elizabeth and the ward and Judith and I decided we would go over to Ireland for a week to spend some time with Lila. We arrived at the hospital about 6.30 p.m. on the next day to discover that Lila had passed away peacefully about two hours before. I spent some time with Lila who had, in such a short time, been beautifully arranged in her bed for any visitors who might come. Andrew, Sister Martha and Sister Theresa, the Provincial, were also there and it was good to meet them, especially Andrew.1,19


Sister Colette Mooney died on 8 October 2003 at age 87 at St Luke's Hospital, Kilkenny, Co Kilkenny. She passed away peacefully at about 4.30 p.m. Sister Theresa said that Lila knew she was dying and was happy in the knowledge that she was going to be with God in Heaven whom she had served all her life.19

An entry as follows below appeared in the Irish Independent:

MOONEY (Brigidine Convent, Tullow, Co. Carlow) - Oct. 8, 2003 at St. Luke's Hospital, Kilkenny, Sr. Colette; deeply regretted by her brother John, sister-in-law Anne, nephew Andrew, niece-in-law Mary, Brigidine Sisters, relatives and friends. R.I.P. Reposing at Brigidine Convent, Tullow. Removal this (Thursday) evening at 6.45 o'c., to the Church of the Most Holy Rosary, Tullow. Funeral after 2 o'c. Mass tomorrow (Friday) to the Convent Cemetary.20

The next day a 'wake' was held at the Convent at 1 p.m. It wasn't called a wake but Sister Colette's body was placed at rest in the chapel for anyone to visit her and pay their respects. A grand lunch was laid on and many people attended.

Tony recalled:

It was a very warm occasion and we met many more of the nuns and some of her ex-pupils. Everyone was sad at her death but also pleased that she was now with God.

Later in the day, at 6.45 p.m., a rosary service was held in the chapel celebrated by Father Rory Nolan the curate. Again the service was well-attended and many went up to the open coffin to spend a moment or two with Sister Colette.

Tony recalled:

After the rosary the coffin was closed and placed on a wheeled bier and four of us wheeled it across to the parish church next door with the whole congregation in procession behind us.

In the church some prayers were said and the coffin, surrounded by beautiful bouquets of colourful flowers, was left to await the funeral service.19,20 She was buried on 10 October 2003 in the cemetary in the grounds of the Brigidine Convent, Tullow after a Eucharistic Celebration in the Parish Church of the Most Holy Rosary which started at 2 p.m.

The church service was in the modern style of Irish Roman Catholic churches; simple, religious and spiritual. The mass was celebrated by Monsignor Brendan Byrne (parish priest Tullow) who was assisted by Father Lynch the parish priest from Kilmacanogue and Father Peter Byrne who was visiting the convent. The service was simple and said facing the congregation and spoken in English. The organ played simple music and the choir sang beautifully.

The coffin stood in the same place as on the evening before and the choir sang one of Tony's favourite pieces Jesus remember me as the clergy made their entrance. After some prayers Mary, Andrew's wife, made the first reading and followed it with a psalm. Tony made the second reading and then read a short piece between two renderings of Alleluia, alleluia by the choir.

Tony recalled:

It was all very moving as we both watched from the alter and then returned together to our places.

Further prayers followed and then more readings from; Sister, Bridget Fleming (Dublin), Judith, Sister Kathleen Campion (Denbigh), Sister Elizabeth Kelly (Denbigh), Brenda Fitzpatrick (Dublin) and Sister Cathaldus (Tullow), Lila's lifelong friend and fellow postulant all those years before.

After the congregation took communion, which was served by both priests and female assistants, Sister Michele Vaughan of Tullow, who had been the Headmistress at Denbigh during Lila's time there, read this prayer:

For each of us, life is a journey.
Birth is the beginning of this journey,
and death is not the end, but the destination.
It is a journey that takes us from youth to age,
from innocence to awareness,
from ignorance to knowledge,
from foolishness to wisdom,
from weakness to strength, and often back again,
from offence to forgiveness,
from loneliness to friendship,
from pain to compassion,
from fear to faith,
from defeat to victory and from victory to defeat.
Until, looking backward or ahead, we see that victory does not lie
at some high point along the way
but in having made the journey,
stage by stage


Andrew spoke next about his aunt and her life and what it had meant. It was a moving address and captured for Tony everything he thought of Lila and his love for her too. Andrew's words were simple but echoed the feelings and emotions of the congregation. He said:

As my new-found cousin - Tony Mooney - and many of you here know, my Aunt Lila, Sister Colette, was a terrible backseat driver. Despite this one foible, she was also the kindest, simplest and most generous person I've ever known. As my wife said to me last night, Lila had an extraordinary way about her. Even with strangers - perhaps especially with strangers - she had a way of making you think you were in the middle of a long conversation with someone who was truly curious and who truly cared about you. And the fact is, she was and did. As I reflected on this, two questions came to mind. The first was how Lila came to be this way; the second, what significance it has for the rest of us. The answer to the first question, how Lila became what she was, has been answered for me in abundance over the last few days as I've been in the company of Sisters Theresa, Elizabeth, Concepta, Mary and all of you here. Lila clearly embraced the Brigidine traditions of generosity, simplicity and faith, and made them very much her own. The answer to the second question, Lila's significance, also came to me as a I listened carefully to all the stories I've heard about her over these last few days. Lila, Colette, was not a rock-and-roll star, but like a star she reached an extraordinary number of people through the course of her life. And all of those people - who will in turn pass along Lila's significance to others - uniformly witness that they have become better people, better human beings, because of Lila's touch.

Now that I think about it, I might have been a bit too hasty in my original comment about Lila. At the end of the day, she wasn't such a bad backseat driver after all.

On behalf of my father John, and my mother Anne, my wife Mary, my cousins Tony and his wife Judith, and Sheila Fitzpatrick and her daughters, we want to thank all of you for what you've done for Lila and for us all over these last few weeks and indeed throughout her long and wonderful life.

Then came the recessional hymn followed by the procession from the church to the graveside when again Andrew and Tony with two young men from Dublin wheeled the coffin on its bier through the grounds of the church and convent. More prayers were said and the four of us lowered the coffin into the grave which was then covered in landscaped boards. There next followed some prayers and a hymn and the burial service ended.

The nuns laid on a grand meal which most people attended and Andrew, Mary, Judith and Tony were able to meet most of them and offer their thanks for their coming to be with Lila. Apart from Brigidine Nuns from many parts of Ireland, many of Lila's students and friends from Tullow were present including:

Eddie and Lillie Doyle from Ballyorney, Enniskerry
Eta Townsend from Enniskerry
Sheila Fitzpatrick Dublin (Dermot's sister)
Claire and Brenda Fitzpatrick (Sheila's daughters)

Gradually people left with both sadness and joy in their hearts.19,21

The Provincial, Sister Elizabeth, received emails from Texas USA, Victoria Australia, Masterton and New Zealand and there were many notes of sympathy which came with the flowers that had been sent.

Here are a few random extracts:

... she was so alive and alert in the summer ... her generous spirit and willingness to serve ... with a twinkle in her eye ... who loved her work ... woman of deep faith ... kindness ... cherish her memory ... a good friend and neighbour ... she was a great woman ... her life of loving service ... may she rest eternally in peace ...19

A memory card for Sister Colette was distributed by the convent in December 2003. It has a lovely smiling photo of her in her nun's habit. She looks about 45 (sic) years old and her face is full of joy.22

Paddy Mooney remembered her well. He said:

Dad took me out, probably in 1954, on the back of his motorbike on the only day I can remember having a day off school. We went to visit in Enniskerry. The house had a gravel driveway with bamboo growing in the garden. I had never seen bamboo growing like that before. We took some home on the motorbike. Lila was about 45 but looked 25. I met her again in North Wales when I went there with Maureen, Tony and my girlfriend Mary.23

As part of their bicentenary celebrations, the Brigidine Sisters decided to hold a remembrance service on 4 November 2007 for all the nuns who were buried in the convent cemetery. An invitation addressed to 'the family of the late Sister Colette Mooney' was given to Tony Mooney in September 2007 when he and Judith visited the convent to see Lila's grave marker. The sisters also gave him a list of names and addresses from Lila's file for him to ring round and invite to the service. He was happy to do this and contacted them all inclusing Nancy Buckley from Dublin. Sadly, he and Judith were unable to attend the celebrations themselves.24

A Brigidine Nun.3,15

Citations

  1. [S245] Information known to Tony Mooney in 1994 to date (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, various notes). (My ref: tm0053).
  2. [S73] Letter from Lila Mooney, 2 Dartmouth Road, Dublin 6, to Tony Mooney, dated 20 August 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, original) (My ref: tm0063).
  3. [S507] Information collected by me in September 2003 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, field notes). Note 44 (my ref: tm0257).
  4. [S60] Information supplied by May Graham in 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, original). (My ref: tm0074).
  5. [S1279] Notebook of Andrew Martin Mooney, in the care of Andrew James Mooney, c. 1922 - c. 2000 (Tony Mooney, photocopies, see page 5) (My ref: tm0957).
  6. [S507] Tony Mooney, note 24 (my ref: tm0257).
  7. [S1279] Notebook of Andrew Martin Mooney (My ref: tm0957).
  8. [S1010] Information known to Tony Mooney on 6 June 2010 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, original). (My ref: tm0718).
  9. [S591] Service record of Andrew Martin Mooney, Royal Irish Constabulary; HO184 47 58675 (The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue, Kew, film). . (My ref: tm0214b).
  10. [S312] Information supplied by Lila Mooney on 18 August 1995 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, notes). (My ref: tm0099).
  11. [S317] Information supplied by Lila Mooney in 1996 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, notes). (My ref: tm0110A).
  12. [S35] Photo taken possibly about 1915 of Andrew Martin Mooney (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, original). Details from the back of the photo. (My ref: tm0186a).
  13. [S507] Tony Mooney, note 27 (my ref: tm0257).
  14. [S480] Information supplied by Lila Mooney on 20 May 2002 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, notes). (My ref: tm0231).
  15. [S667] Information supplied by Sister Cathaldus on October 2003 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, original). (My ref: tm0384).
  16. [S76] Information supplied by Geoff Hodgson on 20 September 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, original). (My ref: tm0075e).
  17. [S507] Tony Mooney, see note 26B (my ref: tm0257).
  18. [S508] Private papers of Tony Mooney, Elizabeth Mary Mooney - family papers inc 23 photos, 1850-2002 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, originals). Item 34 (My ref. tm0258.EMMP).
  19. [S554] Information known to me on 15 October 2003 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, notes). (My ref: tm358).
  20. [S628] Deaths, Irish Independent - death notice, Family Announcements, 9 October 2003, 29. Hereinafter cited as Irish Independent. (My ref: tm0359).
  21. [S644] Andrew Mooney, eulogy for Lila Mooney, 10 October 2003, Tullow (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, tm362 - original) (My ref: tm0362).
  22. [S648] Memorial card in memory of Lila Mooney who died on 10 October 2003 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, original). (My ref: tm0365).
  23. [S349] Information supplied by Patrick Joseph Mooney on 16 Sep 2001 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, notes). (My ref: tm0121).
  24. [S783] Invitation card from Brigidine Sisters, Brigidine Convent, Tullow, Co Carlow, to Family of Sister Colette Mooney, dated September 2007 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, invitation card) (My ref: tm0495A).

(?) McGrath1,2

Female, #72
Last Edited6 Mar 2009
Father(?) McGrath2
Relationship2nd great-grandmother of Anthony George Patrick Mooney
ChartsTony Mooney #1- Pedgree

(?) McGrath lived at Ballyhogue, Bree, Enniscorthy.1

(?) McGrath married Thomas Kehoe.2

Family

Thomas Kehoe
Children

Citations

  1. [S60] Information supplied by May Graham in 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, original). (My ref: tm0074).
  2. [S708] Copy death record of Patrick McGrath, died 25 December 1900, registered 10 January 1901 in the Registration District of New Ross (General Record Office of Ireland (Roscommon), photocopy, 1900 279) (My ref: tm0424).

Dennis Kehoe1

Male, #73
Last Edited25 Feb 2009
FatherThomas Kehoe2
Mother(?) McGrath1
Relationship2nd great-uncle of Anthony George Patrick Mooney

Dennis Kehoe died in Melbourne.1

Citations

  1. [S60] Information supplied by May Graham in 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, original). (My ref: tm0074).
  2. [S703] Copy marriage record of Patrick Kennedy and Mary Kehoe, married 19 October 1869 in the Registration District of Clonroche (General Record Office of Ireland (Roscommon), photocopy, reference not given) (My ref: tm0419).

James Kehoe1

Male, #74
Last Edited25 Feb 2009
FatherThomas Kehoe2
Mother(?) McGrath1
Relationship2nd great-uncle of Anthony George Patrick Mooney

Citations

  1. [S60] Information supplied by May Graham in 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, original). (My ref: tm0074).
  2. [S703] Copy marriage record of Patrick Kennedy and Mary Kehoe, married 19 October 1869 in the Registration District of Clonroche (General Record Office of Ireland (Roscommon), photocopy, reference not given) (My ref: tm0419).

Margaret Kehoe1

Female, #75
Last Edited25 Feb 2009
FatherThomas Kehoe2
Mother(?) McGrath1
Relationship2nd great-aunt of Anthony George Patrick Mooney

Citations

  1. [S60] Information supplied by May Graham in 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, original). (My ref: tm0074).
  2. [S703] Copy marriage record of Patrick Kennedy and Mary Kehoe, married 19 October 1869 in the Registration District of Clonroche (General Record Office of Ireland (Roscommon), photocopy, reference not given) (My ref: tm0419).

Johanna Kehoe1

Female, #76, b. 1851, d. 16 August 1925
Last Edited25 Feb 2009
FatherThomas Kehoe2
Mother(?) McGrath1
Relationship2nd great-aunt of Anthony George Patrick Mooney

Johanna Kehoe was born in 1851.3

Johanna Kehoe married Clement Doyle.1

Johanna Kehoe died on 16 August 1925 aged 74.3 She was buried in Bree Cemetery.4

Family

Clement Doyle b. 1841, d. 24 Aug 1903
Children

Citations

  1. [S60] Information supplied by May Graham in 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, original). (My ref: tm0074).
  2. [S703] Copy marriage record of Patrick Kennedy and Mary Kehoe, married 19 October 1869 in the Registration District of Clonroche (General Record Office of Ireland (Roscommon), photocopy, reference not given) (My ref: tm0419).
  3. [S61] Information supplied by Brendan Byrne in 2001 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, spreadsheet printout). (My ref: tm0201).
  4. [S313] Information supplied by May Graham in September 1995 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, notes). (My ref: tm0101).

Catherine Kehoe1

Female, #77
Last Edited25 Feb 2009
FatherThomas Kehoe2
Mother(?) McGrath1
Relationship2nd great-aunt of Anthony George Patrick Mooney

Citations

  1. [S60] Information supplied by May Graham in 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, original). (My ref: tm0074).
  2. [S703] Copy marriage record of Patrick Kennedy and Mary Kehoe, married 19 October 1869 in the Registration District of Clonroche (General Record Office of Ireland (Roscommon), photocopy, reference not given) (My ref: tm0419).

Clement Doyle1

Male, #78, b. 1841, d. 24 August 1903
Last Edited26 Feb 2009

Clement Doyle was born in 1841.2

Clement Doyle lived at Garrenstackle, Bree.1,3

Clement Doyle married Johanna Kehoe, daughter of Thomas Kehoe and (?) McGrath.1

Clement Doyle died on 24 August 1903 at Garrenstackle, Bree, aged 62.2

Family

Johanna Kehoe b. 1851, d. 16 Aug 1925
Children

Citations

  1. [S60] Information supplied by May Graham in 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, original). (My ref: tm0074).
  2. [S61] Information supplied by Brendan Byrne in 2001 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, spreadsheet printout). (My ref: tm0201).
  3. [S255] Information supplied by May Graham on 29 July 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, original). (My ref: tm0064a).

John Doyle1

Male, #79, b. 1879, d. 22 May 1965
Last Edited2 Mar 2009
FatherClement Doyle1 b. 1841, d. 24 Aug 1903
MotherJohanna Kehoe1 b. 1851, d. 16 Aug 1925
Relationship1st cousin 2 times removed of Anthony George Patrick Mooney

John Doyle was born in 1879.2

John Doyle married Mary? Cowman.3

John Doyle died on 22 May 1965 aged 86 years.2

Family

Mary? Cowman
Children
  • Clem Doyle4
  • Pat Doyle4
  • John Doyle4
  • Johanna Doyle4

Citations

  1. [S60] Information supplied by May Graham in 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, original). (My ref: tm0074).
  2. [S61] Information supplied by Brendan Byrne in 2001 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, spreadsheet printout). (My ref: tm0201).
  3. [S338] Information supplied by May Graham on September 1996 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, notes). (My ref: tm0112).
  4. [S313] Information supplied by May Graham in September 1995 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, notes). (My ref: tm0101).

Clement Doyle1

Male, #80, b. 1882, d. 29 November 1945
Last Edited26 Feb 2009
FatherClement Doyle1 b. 1841, d. 24 Aug 1903
MotherJohanna Kehoe1 b. 1851, d. 16 Aug 1925
Relationship1st cousin 2 times removed of Anthony George Patrick Mooney

Clement Doyle was born in 1882.2

Clement Doyle died on 29 November 1945 aged 63 years.2

Citations

  1. [S60] Information supplied by May Graham in 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, original). (My ref: tm0074).
  2. [S61] Information supplied by Brendan Byrne in 2001 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, spreadsheet printout). (My ref: tm0201).

Catherine Doyle1

Female, #81, d. 12 June 1961
Last Edited25 Feb 2009
FatherClement Doyle1 b. 1841, d. 24 Aug 1903
MotherJohanna Kehoe1 b. 1851, d. 16 Aug 1925
Relationship1st cousin 2 times removed of Anthony George Patrick Mooney

Catherine Doyle was also known as Kate.2

Catherine Doyle married Laurence Kinsella.1

Catherine Doyle died on 12 June 1961.2

Family

Laurence Kinsella
Children
  • Lizzie Kinsella2
  • Josie Kinsella2

Citations

  1. [S60] Information supplied by May Graham in 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, original). (My ref: tm0074).
  2. [S61] Information supplied by Brendan Byrne in 2001 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, spreadsheet printout). (My ref: tm0201).

Laurence Kinsella1

Male, #82
Last Edited25 Feb 2009

Laurence Kinsellacame from Ballyhague.1

Laurence Kinsella married Catherine Doyle, daughter of Clement Doyle and Johanna Kehoe.1

Family

Catherine Doyle d. 12 Jun 1961
Children
  • Lizzie Kinsella2
  • Josie Kinsella2

Citations

  1. [S60] Information supplied by May Graham in 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, original). (My ref: tm0074).
  2. [S61] Information supplied by Brendan Byrne in 2001 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, spreadsheet printout). (My ref: tm0201).

Bridget Doyle1

Female, #83, b. 1885, d. 27 December 1974
Last Edited28 Feb 2009
FatherClement Doyle1 b. 1841, d. 24 Aug 1903
MotherJohanna Kehoe1 b. 1851, d. 16 Aug 1925
Relationship1st cousin 2 times removed of Anthony George Patrick Mooney

Bridget Doyle was born in 1885.2

Bridget Doyle died on 27 December 1974 at Garrenstackle, Ballyhogue, Co Wexford, aged 89 years.2

Citations

  1. [S60] Information supplied by May Graham in 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, original). (My ref: tm0074).
  2. [S61] Information supplied by Brendan Byrne in 2001 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, spreadsheet printout). (My ref: tm0201).

Tom Doyle1

Male, #84, b. 1884, d. 2 June 1974
Last Edited25 Feb 2009
FatherClement Doyle1 b. 1841, d. 24 Aug 1903
MotherJohanna Kehoe1 b. 1851, d. 16 Aug 1925
Relationship1st cousin 2 times removed of Anthony George Patrick Mooney

Tom Doyle, son of Clement Doyle and Johanna Kehoe, was born in 1884. His twin sister was Mary Doyle.2,1 Tom Doyle was also known as Tearing Tom.3 He was a famous footballer3 and lived in Bree.3

Tom Doyle died on 2 June 1974 aged 90 years.2

Citations

  1. [S60] Information supplied by May Graham in 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, original). (My ref: tm0074).
  2. [S61] Information supplied by Brendan Byrne in 2001 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, spreadsheet printout). (My ref: tm0201).
  3. [S338] Information supplied by May Graham on September 1996 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, notes). (My ref: tm0112).

Mary Doyle1

Female, #85, b. 1884, d. 30 November 1957
Last Edited16 Mar 2014
FatherClement Doyle1 b. 1841, d. 24 Aug 1903
MotherJohanna Kehoe1 b. 1851, d. 16 Aug 1925
Relationship1st cousin 2 times removed of Anthony George Patrick Mooney

Mary Doyle, daughter of Clement Doyle and Johanna Kehoe, was born a twin in 1884. Her twin brother was Tom Doyle.2,1

Mary Doyle died on 30 November 1957.2 She was buried in December 1957 in Bree Cemetery.2

Citations

  1. [S60] Information supplied by May Graham in 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, original). (My ref: tm0074).
  2. [S61] Information supplied by Brendan Byrne in 2001 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, spreadsheet printout). (My ref: tm0201).

Johanna Doyle1

Female, #86, b. 1887, d. 1 November 1976
Last Edited16 Mar 2014
FatherClement Doyle1 b. 1841, d. 24 Aug 1903
MotherJohanna Kehoe1 b. 1851, d. 16 Aug 1925
Relationship1st cousin 2 times removed of Anthony George Patrick Mooney

Johanna Doyle was born in 1887.2 Johanna Doyle also went by the name of Jo.3

Johanna Doyle married Patrick O'Hanlon, son of (?) (?).1

Johanna Doyle was a Milliner in 19 October 1931.4

Johanna Doyle died on 1 November 1976 aged 89 years.2,3

Family

Patrick O'Hanlon d. 9 Jul 1926
Children

Citations

  1. [S60] Information supplied by May Graham in 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, original). (My ref: tm0074).
  2. [S61] Information supplied by Brendan Byrne in 2001 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, spreadsheet printout). (My ref: tm0201).
  3. [S256] Information supplied by Maureen Burton & Tony Mooney on 7 August 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, notes). (My ref: tm0071).
  4. [S422] Lease of office (9 South Street), granted by Mary Josephine Kennedy to Customs and Excise, New Ross, 19 October 1931 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, original) (My ref: tm0192.PJM10).

Anastasia Doyle1

Female, #87, d. 7 January 1969
Last Edited25 Feb 2009
FatherClement Doyle1 b. 1841, d. 24 Aug 1903
MotherJohanna Kehoe1 b. 1851, d. 16 Aug 1925
Relationship1st cousin 2 times removed of Anthony George Patrick Mooney

Anastasia Doyle died on 7 January 1969.2

Citations

  1. [S60] Information supplied by May Graham in 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, original). (My ref: tm0074).
  2. [S61] Information supplied by Brendan Byrne in 2001 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, spreadsheet printout). (My ref: tm0201).

Margaret Doyle1

Female, #88, d. 27 March 1959
Last Edited25 Feb 2009
FatherClement Doyle1 b. 1841, d. 24 Aug 1903
MotherJohanna Kehoe1 b. 1851, d. 16 Aug 1925
Relationship1st cousin 2 times removed of Anthony George Patrick Mooney

Margaret Doyle also went by the name of Maggie.1

Margaret Doyle lived in South Street, New Ross.1

Margaret Doyle died on 27 March 1959.2

Citations

  1. [S60] Information supplied by May Graham in 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, original). (My ref: tm0074).
  2. [S61] Information supplied by Brendan Byrne in 2001 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, spreadsheet printout). (My ref: tm0201).

Patrick O'Hanlon1

Male, #89, d. 9 July 1926
Last Edited25 Feb 2009
Mother(?) (?)2

Patrick O'Hanlonprobbably came from New Ross, Co Wexford, Ireland.1

Patrick O'Hanlon married Johanna Doyle, daughter of Clement Doyle and Johanna Kehoe.1

Patrick O'Hanlon died on 9 July 1926 at South Street, New Ross, aged 37 years.3 He was buried in St Stephen's Cemetery, New Ross, Co Wexford, Ireland. The headstone is inscribed:

Erected in loving memory of
Patrick O'Hanlon, South St. New Ross
who died 9th July 1926 aged 37 years
also his 2 children who died in
infancy and his daughter Josie O'Hanlon
who died 31th Jan 1944 aged 24 years
also his beloved wife Johanna O'Hanlon
who died 1st Nov 1976 aged 89 years.3

Family

Johanna Doyle b. 1887, d. 1 Nov 1976
Children

Citations

  1. [S60] Information supplied by May Graham in 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, original). (My ref: tm0074).
  2. [S313] Information supplied by May Graham in September 1995 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, notes). (My ref: tm0101).
  3. [S256] Information supplied by Maureen Burton & Tony Mooney on 7 August 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, notes). (My ref: tm0071).
  4. [S61] Information supplied by Brendan Byrne in 2001 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, spreadsheet printout). (My ref: tm0201).

Dennis Doyle1

Male, #90
Last Edited26 Feb 2009
FatherClement Doyle1 b. 1841, d. 24 Aug 1903
MotherJohanna Kehoe1 b. 1851, d. 16 Aug 1925
Relationship1st cousin 2 times removed of Anthony George Patrick Mooney

Dennis Doyle married Margaret Breen.2

Citations

  1. [S60] Information supplied by May Graham in 1994 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, original). (My ref: tm0074).
  2. [S61] Information supplied by Brendan Byrne in 2001 (Tony Mooney, Moggerhanger, Bedford, spreadsheet printout). (My ref: tm0201).