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Mary Ann Larkin (1845–1911)

The death of one of Newtown's oldest and most respected residents in the person of Mrs. Mary Ann Larkin, took place on February 21. The deceased was born at Raymond Terrace, in which district she was married to Mr. William Joseph Larkin, by the Rev. Father Nealon. Twenty years ago, with her family, she came to reside in Sydney. She was a well-known member of the Sacred Heart Society, and it is only since the duration of her illness, some three months, that she had been missed from her accustomed place in the church. During her illness she was attended by the Rev. Father O'Sullivan, of Newtown. Her death can be truly described as a holy and happy one. Over fifty telegrams, letters, and many floral tributes were received from sympathetic friends. The funeral took place at Rookwood cemetery, the coffin being borne to the grave by the four sons of deceased. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr. W. N. Bull.— R.I.P.

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Alternative Names
  • Rennix, Mary Ann

7 April, 1845
Raymond Terrace, New South Wales, Australia


21 February, 1911 (aged 65)
Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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