Stephen Martin Keaveny1

M, b. 1926, d. 17 January 2018

Stephen M. Keaveny 1926-2018
Photo courtesy: Stephen P. Keaveny
  • Birth*: Stephen Martin Keaveny was born in 1926 at Rhue, Tubbercurry, County Sligo, Ireland.2,3,4
  • Occupation*: He was a solicitor.4
  • Marriage*: He married Mona O'Sullivan, daughter of Thomas Sorahan.1,4
  • Death*: Stephen Martin Keaveny died on 17 January 2018 at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, County Lough, Ireland. KEAVENY Stephen January 17, 2018 ('Linden', Kells, Co. Meath) peacefully at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda. Beloved husband of Mona and loving father of Séamus, Melanie, Tom, Stephen and Michael. Recently predeceased by his daughter-in-law Audrey. He will be sadly missed by all including his son-in-law Pat, daughters-in-law Elizabeth and Fionnuala, grandchildren Jason, James and Michael, sisters-in-law Isey and Thérèse, nephews, nieces, colleagues and friends. Rest in Peace. Removal to St. Colmcilles Church, Kells this (Friday) evening at 7.00pm. Funeral Mass at 12.00 noon tomorrow (Saturday), burial afterwards at St. Colmcilles Cemetery, Kells. House private please. Irish Times onine, January 18, 2018
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    Tubbercurry native and founder of prestigious law practice passes away
    April 28 2018 12:00 AM


    The death took place in Drogheda recently of Stephen Keaveny, Kells, Co Meath and formerly of Rhue, Tubbercurry. His father, James Keaveny, hailed from Gorterslin, Tourlestrane and his mother, Winifred, was a member of the Marren family from Killasser, Co. Mayo.

    Born in 1926, he commenced his education when he walked down the railway-line from his home to Tubbercurry Boys` N.S. He later attended Tubbercurry vocational school.

    Upon finishing school, he took a part-time job in the local post office delivering telegrams or "wires" as they were popularly called. When he was 16 years old he took up a position as a solicitor`s clerk.

    He showed a great aptitude for legal matters and his superior encouraged him to study law. At first Stephen was reluctant to take to the studies again but later relented, bought the books and knuckled down to work. One by one he passed his exams and in the final law exams he took 1st place in Ireland.

    Having qualified as a solicitor he founded Stephen Keaveny & Co. Solicitors in Kells, Co. Meath.

    He was a man of the utmost integrity and he built up one of the most prestigious legal practices in Leinster. He worked in the company right up to his illness, covering a period of 75 years dealing with law matters.

    Stephen was predeceased by his brothers, Seán, Michael and Monsignor Pádraic and his sisters Elizabeth, Joan and Breda - all born in Rhue, Tubbercurry.

    The Keavenys were a uniquely successful family and they distinguished themselves in the fields of agriculture, education and law and Monsignor Pádraic when ministering in England played a leading role organising the National Pastoral Congress which took place in Liverpool in 1980 and also in the preparations for the Papal visit of John Paul 11 to England in 1982 after which he was made a Papal Chaplain.

    Although he had left the Tubbercurry area many years ago, Stephen is still remembered by football followers in South Sligo from an incident that took place during the 1944 All-Ireland senior football final in which neighbouring county Roscommon were playing Kerry.

    All the neighbours including Stephen had gathered in a house in Cashel to hear a commentary of the game on an old battery charged radio.

    Shortly into the game the radio gave up and Stephen, then a teenager, got a screwdriver, opened the back of the radio and proceeded to solve the problem.

    Within minutes the voice of Michael O'Hehir came booming out of the radio loud and clear, "Bill Carlos has the ball for Roscommon", to the cheers of all present.

    Thanks to Stephen all heard the full commentary of the match and were left cheering at the end when Roscommon won the final.

    KEAVENY Stephen January 17, 2018 ('Linden', Kells, Co. Meath) peacefully at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda. Beloved husband of Mona and loving father of Séamus, Melanie, Tom, Stephen and Michael. Recently predeceased by his daughter-in-law Audrey.

    He will be sadly missed by all including his son-in-law Pat, daughters-in-law Elizabeth and Fionnuala, grandchildren Jason, James and Michael, sisters-in-law Isey and Thérèse, nephews, nieces, colleagues and friends. Rest in Peace. Removal took place to St. Colmcilles Church, Kells and burial followingr funeral Mass afterwards at St. Colmcilles Cemetery, Kells.

    Sligo Champion
    independent Wednesday 6 February 2019.3,5
  • Burial*: He was buried on 19 January 2018 at St. Colmcilles Cemetery, Kells, County Meath, Ireland.3

Family: Mona O'Sullivan d. 8 Nov 2018

Citations

  1. [S2539] Stephen Keaveny, "Sullivan," e-mail to Elaine Beaudoin, September 28, 2017.
  2. [S2554] Certificate, James Keaveny and Winifred Marren marriage of 29 Oct 1919, Accessed January 12, 2018.
  3. [S2584] Irish Times online, 18 Jan 2018, http://notices.irishtimes.com/death/keaveny-stephen/…
  4. [S2585] Stephen P. Keaveny, Stephen Keaveny 1926 - 2018, Sent in email to Elaine Beaudoin on February 1, 2018.
  5. [S2757] The Sligo Champion, April 28, 2018, online: https://www.independent.ie/regionals/sligochampion/…, Accessed February 5, 2019.

Earl Joseph Kelly1

M, b. 1896, d. 1969
  • Birth*: Earl Joseph Kelly was born in 1896.1
  • Death*: He died in 1969.1

Citations

  1. [S1676] Find A Grave, online http://findagrave.com, Ellen Colford Kelly, died July 11, 1940, buried Calvary Cemetery, West Chicago, Illinois. Memorial created by BobH, October 10, 2012, Memorial # 98627993.

Eleanore M Kelly1

F, b. 1893, d. 1980
  • Birth*: Eleanore M Kelly was born in 1893.1
  • Married Name: Her married name was Seybold.1
  • Death*: She died in 1980.1

Citations

  1. [S1676] Find A Grave, online http://findagrave.com, Ellen Colford Kelly, died July 11, 1940, buried Calvary Cemetery, West Chicago, Illinois. Memorial created by BobH, October 10, 2012, Memorial # 98627993.

Frances Kelly1

F, b. 1888, d. 1975
  • Birth*: Frances Kelly was born in 1888.1
  • Married Name: Her married name was McLaughlin.1
  • Marriage*: She married (?) McLaughlin.1
  • Death*: Frances Kelly died in 1975.1

Citations

  1. [S1676] Find A Grave, online http://findagrave.com, Ellen Colford Kelly, died July 11, 1940, buried Calvary Cemetery, West Chicago, Illinois. Memorial created by BobH, October 10, 2012, Memorial # 98627993.

H. Jerome Kelly1

M, b. circa 1896
  • Birth*: H. Jerome Kelly was born circa 1896.2
  • (Witness) Census 1920: He appeared on the 1920 census of 10 January 1920 in the household of John J. M. Kelly Kelly at 6528 Woodlawn, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA.2
  • Occupation*: H. Jerome Kelly was a salesman for a candy company on 10 January 1920.2
  • Name Variation: As of 10 January 1920, H. Jerome Kelly was also known as Harold.2

Citations

  1. [S1575] Chicago Tribune, December 10 1918, page 19, ProQuest, accessed May 1, 2012.
  2. [S1579] 1920 US Census, Illinois, Cook County, Chicago, Washington, DC, Ward 7, ED 424, page 9A, Ancestry.com, accessed May 1, 2012.

Ivan John Kelly1

M, b. 1892, d. 1969
  • Birth*: Ivan John Kelly was born in 1892.1
  • Death*: He died in 1969.1

Citations

  1. [S1676] Find A Grave, online http://findagrave.com, Ellen Colford Kelly, died July 11, 1940, buried Calvary Cemetery, West Chicago, Illinois. Memorial created by BobH, October 10, 2012, Memorial # 98627993.

James Samuel Kelly1

M, b. 23 September 1915, d. 21 March 1982

Family: Florence Mildred Hannah b. 2 Sep 1919, d. 16 Jul 1963

Citations

  1. [S1961] Daniel Moore, "Descendants of John Halloran", Four generation descendant list, Created November 1, 2014.
  2. [S1676] Find A Grave, online http://findagrave.com, James Samuel "Jim" Kelly, Find-A-Grave Memorial #55309798, created by sandee stickland. Accessed on Ancestry.com May 11, 2015.
  3. [S2107] Donna Anderson, "Kelly-Hannah Family Group Sheet", Accessed May 11, 2015, Ancestry.com.
  4. [S1677] Wisconsin, Death Index, 1959-1997, online www.ancestry.com, James Samuel Kelly, died 21 Mar 1982, Monroe County, certificate no. 005883. Accessed FamilySearch.org, 5 February 2015.

Janet Kelly1

F, b. circa 1910

Citations

  1. [S1575] Chicago Tribune, December 10 1918, page 19, ProQuest, accessed May 1, 2012.
  2. [S1579] 1920 US Census, Illinois, Cook County, Chicago, Washington, DC, Ward 7, ED 424, page 9A, Ancestry.com, accessed May 1, 2012.

John J. Kelly1,2

M, b. 1863, d. 1910

Family: Ellen Colford b. 1 Nov 1864, d. 11 Jul 1940

Citations

  1. [S1676] Find A Grave, online http://findagrave.com, Patrick Colfer, died January 26, 1885, buried Calvary Cemetery, West Chicago, Illinois. Memorial created by Sally Bennett, December 28, 2011, Memorial # 82502664,.
  2. [S1676] Find A Grave, online http://findagrave.com, Ellen Colford Kelly, died July 11, 1940, buried Calvary Cemetery, West Chicago, Illinois. Memorial created by BobH, October 10, 2012, Memorial # 98627993.

John J. M. Kelly Kelly1

M, b. circa 1863

Family:

Citations

  1. [S1575] Chicago Tribune, December 10 1918, page 19, ProQuest, accessed May 1, 2012.
  2. [S1579] 1920 US Census, Illinois, Cook County, Chicago, Washington, DC, Ward 7, ED 424, page 9A, Ancestry.com, accessed May 1, 2012.
  3. [S1577] Lucille Iren Sullivan, Illinois, Death Certificate, FamilySearch.org, accessed May 1, 2012.