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Fennell Family Genealogy

*John Fennell & Mary Margaret Kelleher*

John Fennell, son of Thomas Fennell and Bridget Foran was baptized March 13, 1902, at Quilty, died April 11, 1983, at Quilty, married Mary Margaret Kelleher (she born abt. 1905, died on May 4, 1982, at the age of 85). Both are buried in the cemetery at Quilty.

John and Mary had the following children:

1-Thomas Fennell, who died July 24, 1986, at 66 years of age. He is also buried at Quilty

2-Mary Fennell

3-Bridget Fennell

4-Pauline Fennell

5-Eileen Fennell

6-Nancy Fennell

Below is a photograph of the John and Mary Fennell headstone in Quilty, County Clare, Ireland. The inscription reads:

"In loving memory of
John Fennell
Died 11th April 1983
Aged 81 years
His wife Mary
Died 26th April 1991"


Index to Biographical Notices 1935-1985, web site championf1.htm:

Fennell John Quilty 22 Apr 1983 Obit

John Fennell is not among the children of the CHC report dated May 31,1990. It was during my trip to Ireland in 1998 that we found out more details about this particular branch of the family (although Mom had previously mentioned an uncle that went to Troy, New York). We were told by locals that John Fennell was a brother to Michael Fennell, our grandfather, and that he may have been married twice; to Mary and to Margaret Kelleher (although what appears to have been two wives may have only been one, Mary Margaret Kelleher).

John moved to Troy, Rensselaer County, New York, and later returned to Quilty where he inevitably died. Children born to John were 1-Mary Fennell: 2-Bridget Fennell: 3-Pauline (Polly) Fennell (married Unknown Marrien): 4-Eileen Fennell: 5-Nancy Fennell: and 6-Thomas Fennell.

One of the locals said that John was well known and liked in Quilty and that he loved to play the fiddle, especially at parties and dances (written by Karen Snodgrass)