Obituary of Daniel Dennehy

Daniel J. Dennehy, age 74 of Yonkers, NY, died after a brief illness, Thursday, August 22, 2002 at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Yonkers.

Mr. Dennehy was born March 21, 1928 in New York City, a son of the late Edward and the late Albina (Casey) Dennehy of Millstreet, Co. Cork, Ireland. He was a graduate of Mt. St. Michael High School, Bronx, NY and New York University in New York City. He served meritoriously in the Korean War and later worked for Zep Manufacturing for over 30 years. At the time of his illness, he was actively employed with Zep as an Area Supervisor.

He was a dedicated member of VFW Post 271, American Legion Bajart Post, Cork Association and Past President of Ancient Order of Hibernians Bronx County Board. He also served as an usher at St. Barnabas Church.

He was the dear husband of Mary “Dora” (nee McGowan) and the beloved father of Daniel E. (and Siobhan) and Mary (and Kevin) Hansen. Cherished grandfather of Ashling and Cara and loving brother of Sean, Bob and Mary. Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, August 26, 2002 at 9:45 a.m. at St. Barnabas Church, 409 East 241st Street, Bronx. Interment will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY.

Calling hours for family and friends will be Saturday and Sunday from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. at F. RUGGIERO & SONS, Inc., 732 Yonkers Avenue, Yonkers, NY.

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(added 2015-04-17 for the sake of Completeness & Genealogy)

Some basic background:

Baptism of DYONISUS (DENIS) DENAHY of MILLSTREET on 13 April 1871 (see notes on the Dennehys of Church Street)

Marriage of Daniel Dennehy and Ellen Crowley on May 3rd 1898 by Fr. Charles O’Sullivan. He a labourer of Coomlogane, son of Edward Dennehy (deceased), a baker. She of Mill Lane, daughter of Cornelius Crowley, a Labourer. In the presence of John Crowley and Timothy Murphy.

Birth of EDMOND DENNEHY on 26 August 1900 to Daniel Dennehy and Ellen Crowley

1901 census: Dennehys at Lower Mill Lane –

Birth of Abina (Abigail) Casey of Gortavehy on July 15th 1902 to John Casey and Maria Murphy

1911 census: Abina is the second of 8 Casey children at Gortavehy
1911 census: Edward is the oldest of 6 Dennehy children living at 1 Mill Lane

1920 Edward emigrates to America [a]
1922 Abina emigrates to America [a]

Edward and Abina married about 1926 and had 4 children Daniel, Edward (Bob), Seán, and Mary, living in Queens and the Bronx NY.

(Related to the Caseys on the Keim side of Cloghoula School)

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