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Margaret Agnes Hurley (1860–1940)

One of the oldest and most prominent residents of the Glebe district, Mrs. M. A. [Margaret Agnes] Hurley, relict of the late Edward Harrison Hurley, passed away at Lewisham Private Hospital recently. Deceased enjoyed good health until a couple of weeks ago, when she slipped and fractured her right leg. She was a devoted member of the Catholic Church, the last ministrations of which she received at the hands or Right Rev. Monsignor T. Phelan, P.P. The funeral, which left St. James's Church, Forest Lodge, after Requiem Mass, celebrated by Very Rev. P. A. Doherty, P.P., was large and representative. The chief mourners were Messrs. Frank and Eddie (sons), Nancy (Mrs. P. Whitty) and Doris (daughters), and Mr. P. Whitty (son-in-law). Of the late Mrs. Hurley it may be said that charity was an outstanding virtue. Her acts of kindness to religious orders and institutions for the poor and sick were many and generous. At the Requiem Mass were noticed nine Sisters of the Good Samaritan Order, of which Mrs. Whitty and Miss Doris Hurley are past pupils. To many old Sydney people it may be of interest to know that Mrs. Hurley was a daughter of that fine old Catholic family — the Bouffiers, of Cessnock. Rev. Father Wallington, a close friend of the deceased, recited the last prayers at the graveside at Waverley Cemetery.

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Alternative Names
  • Bouffier, Margaret Agnes

3 September, 1860
Paterson, New South Wales, Australia


9 May, 1940 (aged 79)
Petersham, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

fracture (femur)

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