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.
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:
Fennell, who died July 24, 1986, at 66 years of age. He is also
buried at Quilty
Below is a photograph
of the John and Mary Fennell headstone in Quilty, County Clare, Ireland.
The inscription reads:
loving memory of
Died 11th April 1983
Aged 81 years
His wife Mary
Died 26th April 1991"
Index to Biographical Notices 1935-1985, web site http://www.clarelibrary.ie/eolas/coclare/genealogy/champions/
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)