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Pat Purcell Papers

Mrs. M (Minnie) Snoddy

Nationalist and Leinster Times, March 1941.

Mrs. M (Minnie) Snoddy, Carlow.

Death is always very sad, but there are often accompanying circumstances which make it tragic in the extreme. Such was the case when on Saturday night the rather sudden demise of Mrs. Snoddy, beloved wife of Mr. Michael Snoddy, N.T., Mount Hanover, Carlow, occurred in a Dublin hospital after being admitted only a few hours previously.

The deceased was a lady of a most amiable disposition, and was deeply attached to her three young children and home.

She was married about seven years ago, and her death in the prime of life is most sincerely regretted by a wide circle of relatives and friends.

The remains were conveyed by motor hearse to the Cathedral, Carlow, on Sunday evening, and the immense funeral cortege that met the remains on the outskirts of the town testified to the widespread sympathy felt for her afflicted husband and young family.

Very Rev. W. Miller, D.Ph., Adm., received the remains at the Cathedral and led the large congregation in the recitation of the Rosary.

Office and Requiem High Mass was celebrated on Monday morning in the Cathedral for the repose of her soul.

Very Rev. T. Browne, President, St. Patrick's College, presided.

The celebrant of the Mass was Very Rev. W. Milller, Adm; deacon, Rev. C. Crowley, C.C.; sub-deacon, Rev. D. Kennedy, C.C.

In the choir were: Re. Very Rev. J. J. Dunny, P.P. Tinryland; Very Rev. P. O'Haire, P.P. Graiguecullen; Rev. J. Conway, Knockbeg College; Rev. M. Coughlin, C.C., Carlow; Rev. E. Kerrigan, C.C., Tinryland.

The funeral took place immediately afterwards to St. Mary's Cemetery. The chief mourners were:- Michael Snoddy, N.T. (husband), Edward Brennan (father), John, Stephen, Edward Brennan (brothers), Mrs Tynan and Mrs. Bunting (sisters), Mrs Patrick Snoddy (mother-in-law), Patrick Purcell, Michael Purcell, Patrick Jones, Joseph Phelan, Thomas Snoddy (brothers-in-law), Mrs Brennan, Mrs Margaret Purcell, Mrs Esther Purcell, Mrs Kathy Jones, Mrs Nan Phelan, Mrs Mary Snoddy, (sisters-in-law), Annie MacKenna, Patrick MacKenna, Aldhonsus MacKenna,, John and Miley Hayes (cousins), John, Patrick and Collette Phelan. John, Mary, Patrick, Margaret and Edward Jones, Pado Redmond, John Purcell, Moira Purcell, Dolores Purcell, (relatives).

Death Notice.

Snoddy - March 1st. 1941. At National Maternity Hospital, Mary, beloved wife of Michael Snoddy, N.T., Hanover, Carlow.

Remains were interred in St. Mary's Cemetery after Office and Requiem Mass on Monday --R.I.P.


Michael Snoddy, N.T., and the family of the late Mrs Mary Snoddy, Hanover, Carlow, wish to thank sincerely all who sent Mass Cards, telegrams, letters of sympathy, personal letters, and all who attended the Obsequies and funeral, and trust that this notice will be accepted by all in grateful acknowledgement.


Carlow Athletic Club - At a meeting of the above Club, a vote of sympathy was passed with Mr M. Snoddy, N.T., in his recent sad bereavement.

Carlow C.Y.M.S - At a meeting of the above on Monday night, a vote of sympathy was passed with Mr M. Snoddy on the death of his wife.

Carlow Rovers Cycling Club - At a special meeting of the above Club, a vote of sympathy was passed with Mr Michael Snoddy, N.T., on the death of his wife.

Carlow Parish Council at a meeting on Wednesday evening voted sympathy to Mr M. Snoddy, N.T. on the great loss he has sustained by the death of his wife.

No 1 Group, Carlow L.D.F. passed a vote of sympathy with Mr M. Snoddy, Hanover, in his sad bereavement caused by the death of his wife.

Carlow Irish National Forresters' - At a meeting held in Forresters' Hall, College Street, on Sunday, March 1st the following resolution was passed in silence, all members standing;- That we St. Patrick's Branch, I.N.F., tender our sincere sympathy with Bro. Patrick Purcell and Bro. Thomas Snoddy, on the recent -bereavement caused by the death of Mrs M. Snoddy.

(Obituary stated she died on Saturday...Death notice stated she died on March 1st.....Forresters state Sunday as March 1st?).

Source: M. Purcell 2011


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