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McCaffrey, Cecilia Veronica (Cissie) (1883–1909)

When it became known that Miss Cecilia Veronica McCaffrey had passed away a great gloom was cast over the Kiama district. See had been suffering for some time past from occasional attacks of asthma and bronchitis. Recently her father (Mr. John McCaffrey) was making a trip to Brisbane, and decided to take her with him. She seemed to improve so rapidly on her arrival in Brisbane that he thought it wise to leave her there. Whilst in Queensland deceased contracted dengue fever, to which she fell a victim on Monday, the 19th inst. Deceased died fortified by the last rites of Holy Church. She was born at Jerrara, a few miles from Kiama, and was educated at the convent schools of West Maitland, Taree, and finally Kiama. She was a loving and affectionate girl. The remains were brought from Brisbane to Kiama, and placed in the local church, where a Requiem Mass was celebrated by the Rev. Father P Power. Deceased was buried in the North Kiama Cemetery, Father Malone, assisted by the Rev. Father P. Power, officiating at the graveside. The deceased's parents were the recipients of many letters and telegrams, expressing regret, and offering sympathy.— R.I.P.

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'McCaffrey, Cecilia Veronica (Cissie) (1883–1909)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/mccaffrey-cecilia-veronica-cissie-27515/text34916, accessed 16 June 2019.

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