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Sharkey, Mary Ann (1833–1911)

Miss Sharkey.

A Requiem Mass was celebrated in St. Canice's Church, Darlinghurst, on Wednesday, for the repose of the souls of the late Mary Ann Sharkey (aunt of the Hon. John Hughes and the Hon. Thomas Hughes), whose demise occurred on Tuesday. The Hon. and Mrs. John Hughes, Miss Cecily Hughes, Miss Mary Hughes, Mrs. Gilhooley, Messrs. Brian Hughes, Gilbert and Maurice Hughes, W. O' Gorman Hughes, Evelyn Keenan, B. McBride, D'Apice, Donelan, T. H. Barlow, J. Baptist, C. B. Byrne, J. Donahue, D. Mahony, besides a number of other personal friends and sympathisers, were amongst those present. The Mass was celebrated by the Rev. Father McAuliffe, who was assisted as deacon and sub-deacon by Rev. Fathers Nulty and P. Murphy, of the Cathedral staff, and Father O'Reilly, of the Sacred Heart. The deceased lady was a native of Limerick, Ireland, 78 years of age, and came to this country in her early child hood. She resided the greater part of her life with Mr. and Mrs. John Hughes, senr., at 'Kincoppal,' Elizabeth Bay, but had been invalided during the past two years. She received the unremitting medical attention of Dr. James Hughes. The Rev. Father O'Reilly attended her spiritually, while Nurse Bradley was her devoted bedside attendant. Acute bronchitis was the immediate cause of death. The remains were interred, after the Requiem, at the Waverley cemetery. Fathers McAuliffe, P. Murphy, Nulty, and O'Reilly officiated at the grave. — R.I.P.

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'Sharkey, Mary Ann (1833–1911)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 29 October 2020.

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Limerick, Limerick, Ireland


13 June 1911
Elizabeth Bay, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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