Tombstone Tuesday: Patrick J. Greaney

by Laurel | March 12th, 2013

Patrick J. Greaney and Mary E. Greaney

Tombstone of Patrick J. Greaney and Mary E. Greaney

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06 Dec 1927

Patrick J. Greaney, Longtime Resident Dies

Patrick J. Greaney long-time resident of this city, died suddenly at his home, 21 Lincoln Street, tonight, after a short illness. He was a native of this city and spent many years here. He was a veteran employee of the Gas & Electric Department as a meter reader.

He is survived by his widow, Mary; one son, Dr. William F. Greaney of Washington D.C.; three daughters, Gertrude, at home; Grace, a teacher in the West Street School, and Mildred, a teacher in the Springdale School, and two grandchildren. Mr. Greaney was a member of division 3 of Hibernians and the Holy Name Society of Holy Cross Church. The funeral will be held in the home Friday morning, followed by a solemn high mass of requiem at Holy Cross Church at 9. Burial will be in St. Jerome Cemetery.

05 January 1950

Mrs. Mary E. Greaney

Mrs. Mary E. Greaney died this morning in her home, 71 Linden Street, after a short illness. She was the widow of Patrick Greaney.

Mrs. Greaney was born in Ireland, daughter of the late John and Ellen (Moore) Greaney and came to this city when a young girl and was educated in the local schools. She was a member of the Isabella Court of the Massachusetts Order of Foresters, the National Council of Catholic Women, Holy Cross Chapter, and the Rosary Sodality of Holy Cross Church.

Surviving her are two daughters, Miss Gertrude E. and Miss Mildred D., a teacher at Highland School, a son, William F. Greaney of Washington, three grandchildren, on great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews. The funeral will take place at the home Saturday at 9:15, followed by a solemn high mass of requiem in Holy Cross Church at 10. Burial will be in St. Jerome Cemetery.

From The Springfield Republican.

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