Death Notice: Kitty O’Sullivan

The death has occurred on Wednesday, February 03, 2010 of Kathleen (Kitty) O’SULLIVAN, (née Daly) of 19 O’Neill Crowley Terrace, Mitchelstown, Cork and formerly of Millstreet.
Reposing at O’Brien’s Funeral Home, Mitchelstown on Saturday evening from 6pm to 8pm, with removal to Mitchelstown Parish Church. Funeral Mass on Sunday at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Death Notice: Eileen Byrne (neé O’Sullivan)

The death has occurred on Tuesday, February 02, 2010 of Eileen BYRNE of The Burrow, Hacketstown, Co. Carlow, and formerly of Killowen Millstreet
Reposing at McGuill’s Funeral Home, Bennekerry from 6pm this Tuesday evening. Removal tomorrow, Wednesday evening, at 6pm to St Brigid’s Church, Hacketstown for Reception Prayers at 7pm. Funeral Mass on Thursday morning at 11am. Burial afterwards in Hacketstown Cemetery.

Death Notice: Joan Horgan, Kilmeedy

The death has occurred on Monday, February 01, 2010 of Joan Horgan, (née O’Driscoll) of Kilmeedy, Millstreet. Late of Clondrohid. Rosary this Tuesday evening at 9pm in Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet. Removal tomorrow, Wednesday, at 8.30pm to St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Thursday at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet.

Death Notice: Peter Dineen, Cloughoula Mór

The death has occurred on Saturday 30th Jan 2010 of Peter Dineen, Cloghoula Mór.
He passed away peacefully at the Mercy University Hospital, Cork. Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet. Rosary on Monday at 7 pm. Removal on Tuesday at 7pm to St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 12 noon followed by burial in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet.
Enquiries to: Tarrant’s Funeral Directors, Millstreet, 029-70176

Death Notice: Kathleen Corcoran, Doneen

Kathleen passed away peacefully on Saturday 30th January at Cork University Hospital. Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet. Rosary on Saturday at 8 pm. Removal on Sunday at 7 pm to St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Monday at 2 pm followed by burial in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet.
Enquiries to: Tarrant’s Funeral Directors, Millstreet. 029-70176

Death Notice: Hannah Mary Fleming, Mologhroe, Cullen

The death has occurred on Thursday, January 28, 2010 of Hannah Mary FLEMING, (née Casey) of Mologhroe, Cullen, Mallow, Cork
Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet, Co. Cork this Friday evening from 6pm to 8pm, followed by removal to the Church of the Nativity, Cullen. Funeral Mass tomorrow, Saturday, at 2pm, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Death Notice: Maura Dowling, Murphy’s Terrace

The death has occurred on Saturday, January 23, 2010 of Maura DOWLING, (née Healy) of Murphy’s Terrace, Millstreet
Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet. Removal this evening, Sunday, at 6.30pm to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Monday at 12 noon, followed by burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet.

Death Notice: Lily Guerin (née Justice) of the Shop Ballydaly

The death has occurred of Lily GUERIN, (née Justice) of The Shop, Ballydaly, Millstreet, Cork

Removal from her residence at Ballydaly today (Tuesday), at 8pm to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Ballydaly. Requiem Mass tomorrow, Wednesday, at 1pm. Funeral afterwards to St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. Date of death: Monday, January 18, 2010

Death Notice: Ellen (Nell) Hickey, Mill View

The death has occurred of Ellen (Nell) HICKEY, (née O’Sullivan) of Mill View, Millstreet.
At her daughter Noreen’s residence, Droumadeesirt, Kilcummin. Reposing at Manley’s Funeral Home, Millstreet. Removal this Tuesday evening at 8pm to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass at 12 noon tomorrow, Wednesday, January 13. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.
Date published: Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Date of death: Sunday, January 10, 2010

Death Notice: Timmie Falvey

The death has occurred of Timothy (Timmie) FALVEY of Cullen, Cork
Late of Scrahanaville, Gneeveguilla. Unexpectedly, at his residence. Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet. Rosary this Monday, evening at 9pm. Removal Tuesday, at 8pm to Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Cullen. Requiem Mass on Wednesday 6th Jan at 10.30am. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.
Date of death: Saturday, January 02, 2010

Death Notice: Margaret O’Hare

Margaret O’HARE, (née Kelleher) of Cloghoula House, Millstreet, Cork. Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet on Tuesday evening from 7pm to 8pm, followed by removal to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 2pm. Burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. Family flowers only, please. Donations, in lieu, to Macroom Community Hospital. Date of death: Monday, December 28, 2009

Death Notice: Pat O’Connell, Tullig

The death has occurred of Pat O’CONNELL of Knocknagree and Tullig, Millstreet, Cork.
Suddenly. Rosary at his residence in Tullig, Millstreet, at 9pm this Saturday evening. Removal from his residence tomorrow, Sunday, at 7pm to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Monday at 1pm followed by burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet.

Death Notice: Con Cunningham

The death has occurred of Con CUNNINGHAM of Clonbanin, Cork.
Peacefully, at Resthaven Nursing Home, Meelin. Reposing at Casey’s Funeral Home, Kiskeam. Removal tomorrow, Monday evening, at 8pm to the Church of the Presentation of Our Lady, Derrinagree. Requiem Mass on Tuesday at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet.

Death Notice: Tom KELLEHER of Mologhroe, Cullen

The death has occurred on Friday, November 20, 2009 of Tom KELLEHER of Mologhroe, Cullen, Mallow, Cork. Removal this Saturday evening at 8pm from Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet to the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Cullen. Requiem Mass tomorrow, Sunday, at 10.30am. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only, donations to the Irish Cancer Society.

Death Notice: Cormac Dineen

DINEEN (Mill Road, Millstreet, Co. Cork) Nov. 19, 2009, (peacefully), at home, Cormac (M.R.C.V.S.), beloved husband of Celia and dear father of Deirdre, Tadhg, Maura, Sandra and Charles, brother of the late Máire (O’Leary); deeply regretted by his loving wife and family, brothers Joe and Paudie, sisters Eibhlís and Áine, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, grand-nephews, grand-nieces, relatives and friends. Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet. Removal this (Friday) evening at 8 o’c. to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass tomorrow (Saturday) at 12 o’c. Funeral afterwards to St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. No flowers by request. Donations, if desired, to Millstreet Church Restoration Fund.

[read more …] “Death Notice: Cormac Dineen”

Death Notice: Patricia Calhoun (née O’Sullivan), Florida & Millstreet

CALHOUN, Patricia (O’Sullivan), 87, died suddenly on April 2, 2009 in Clearwater. She was born May 19, 1921 in Millstreet County Cork, Ireland. In 1939 she moved to London, England where she was drafted as a telephone operator in the British Women’s Auxiliary Air Force. It was there that she met her husband, James who was serving in the United States 8th Air Force. They were married in Thetford, England on April 11, 1945. As a war bride, she emigrated to the United States aboard the Andrea Doria eventually settling in Ashland, WI. She became a United States citizen on May 4, 1951 and lived in many parts of Wisconsin including Fond du Lac, Eau Claire and Superior. She moved to Clearwater in 1981 and was a member of St. Brendan’s Women’s Guild and the Island Estates Civic Association. She is survived by her husband of 64 year and her four children. Brian (Jeanne) of Jacksonville, Sean of Concord, CA, Garry (Deborah) of New Brighton MN and Colleen (George Harig Jr.), Oakland, CA. She is also survived by her four grandchildren, David Calhoun, Daniel Calhoun, Paige Calhoun, Chloe Harig and one great-grand-child, Phoenix Calhoun. A gathering of friends will take place at Hubbell Funeral Home, Belleair Bluffs on Saturday, April 4, 2009 at 1 pm followed by internment at Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park. A future memorial service will be scheduled when the entire family can be together. Hubbell Funeral Home www.hubbellfuneralhome. [legacy]


Death Notice: Bridget E. McCoy, Florida

McCOY Bridget E. McCoy (Née O’Sullivan), 85, passed away Tuesday, April 7, 2009. She was born on January 12, 1924 in Millstreet, County Cork, Ireland, to James O’Sullivan and Noreen O’Connor. She served in the RAF during WWII as a Nurse where she met and cared for her future husband of 58 years, SGM James S. McCoy. After the War, she accompanied her husband to the US in 1945 where they began their family. She is survived by one son, CW4 James S. McCoy (Linda), and predeceased by one daughter, Sharon Nagy. Bridget has three grand- children, Michelle, Marsha, and Brian, and two great grandchildren, Kennady and Karsyn. The family will receive friends from 12-2:00 P.M. in the Hardage-Giddens Town & Country Chapel on Friday, April 10, 2009. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, April 10, 2009 at 2:00 PM at Riverside Memorial Park. Arrangements by Hardage-Giddens Town and Country Funeral Home 7242 Normandy Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32205. Please Sign the Guestbook @

Published in the Florida Times-Union on Apr. 9, 2009 [legacy]

[read more …] “Death Notice: Bridget E. McCoy, Florida”

Death Notice: Fr.Jack Roche, Carriganima

Fr. Jack Roche CarriganimaThe death has occurred on Monday 22nd September 2008 of Fr. Jack Roche, Carriganima, Cork. Columban Fathers, late of Korea and Bweeng. Reposing at Tarrants Funeral Home, Millstreet today, Wednesday evening, from 5.30pm with removal at 8pm to St. John’s Church, Carriganima. Concelebrated Requiem Mass tomorrow, Thursday, at 2pm in St. Columban’s, Dalgan Park, Navan, Co. Meath, followed by burial in the Community Cemetery. Family flowers only, please.

[read more …] “Death Notice: Fr.Jack Roche, Carriganima”

Bridget “Bridie” Mannix (née Cronin) of Massachusetts & Millstreet

Mannix, Bridget “Bridie”(Cronin) of Quincy, December 29, 2007.

Wife of the late John F. Mannix. Daughter of the late Philip and Lena (Casey) Cronin, native of Millstreet, County Cork, Ireland. Loving mother of Paul Mannix, M. Patricia Gavin and Sheila and her husband Thomas Bell all of Quincy, Philip Mannix and his wife Joellen of Marshfield, Eileen and her husband Richard O’Brien of Weymouth and Noreen and her husband Martin Millane of Belmont. Sister of Sheila O’Callaghan, Margaret Linehan and Theresa Sheehan all of Ireland and the late Jeremiah Nora, Daniel, Mary, Gobnait Cronin and Helen Walsh. Bridie is also survived by her 12 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Bridget was a homemaker and devoted mother and grandmother. She was an active member of the Sacred Heart Ladies Sodality.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from the NORTH QUINCY Keohane Funeral Home, 333 Hancock St., N. QUINCY, WEDNESDAY at 9 AM.

Funeral Mass in Sacred Heart Church, N. Quincy at 10 AM.

Visiting hours TUESDAY 2-4 & 7-9 PM.

Burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, W. Quincy.

Death Notice: Seán O’Driscoll,

A funeral Mass for Sean O’Driscoll, 84, will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception. Father Richard Hart will officiate. Interment will follow in Dublin Memorial Gardens.
Mr. O’Driscoll was born in Millstreet, County Cork, Ireland. He was one of six children of John and Kathleen (Kate) O’Driscoll. He worked for the Irish Civil Service before enlisting in the British Merchant Navy, in which he served for nine years. He immigrated to the United States in 1954 and soon after began a 27-year career with Pan American Airways, holding several management positions at Idlewild/John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City and Nassau International Airport in the Bahamas. After spending 21 years of retirement in New Jersey, he and his wife moved to Dublin in 2004. In New Jersey, he was the founder of the American-Irish Club of Whiting and a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Knights of Columbus, and the Holy Name Society. He was also a loyal and enthusiastic fan of the New York Mets and Jets.

Mr. O’Driscoll died at home on Monday, July 9, 2007, following a lengthy illness.

Surviving family members include his wife of 57 years, Nancy; children, Cathy (Randy) Clark of Dublin, Helen (Tommy) Martin of Dublin and Anne Murphy of Brooklyn, N.Y.; grandchildren, Sean (Allison) Clark and Brian (Kristen) Clark of Dublin, John Martin of Cleveland, Ohio, Neil Martin of Athens, Liam Murphy and Dylan Murphy of Brooklyn, N.Y.; great-grandchildren, Greyson Clark and Madelyn-Gail Clark of Dublin; brother, Liam O’Driscoll of Millstreet, County Cork, Ireland; and several nephews and nieces.

Memorial contributions may be made to the building Fund of the Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception or the American Cancer Society.

Townsend Brothers Funeral Home has charge of arrangements [Courier Herald]


Seán’s father was a west Cork man who worked at Drishane Convent. His mother was Kate Leahy, from adjacent to Ducey’s Railway gates at Rathcoole. More family details on his brother Liam’s obituary


Jeremiah A. O’Leary

Automotive mechanic

GREENVILLE – Jeremiah A. O’Leary, 66, of Greenwood Lake died suddenly at his home on Jan. 8, 2006.

He was born in Millstreet, County Cork, Ireland, on Dec. 8, 1939, son of the late Jeremiah and Ellen (Buckley) O’Leary.

Jeremiah was an automotive mechanic employed by Manhattan Ford in New York City.

He was a member of the UAW in Manhattan.

He was a loving husband and father.

Surviving are his wife, Ann O’Leary of Greenwood Lake; his daughter, Ellen O’Leary of Middletown; two sisters, Kitty O’Leary of Ireland and Noreen O’Connor of Greenville, three brothers, Donnie O’Leary, William O’Leary and his wife Mary, and James O’Leary and his wife, Kathlene, all of Ireland; 16 nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday from the Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 Route 81, Greenville, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church in Greenville.

Friends may call the funeral home on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

Interment will be in the Greenville Cemetery.

January 11, 2006

Margaret Boyle, New York (née Golden of Tullig)

BOYLE, MARGARET M. Margaret M. Boyle, of Croton-on-Hudson, formerly of the Bronx, NY and Tullig, Millstreet, County Cork, Ireland, passed away at home on Sunday, October 30, 2005. She was 63 years old. Margaret was born on October 17, 1942 in Millstreet, County Cork, Ireland to Dennis and Margaret Golden (Barrett). She was a devoted mother to her sons Jim and John. Margaret is survived by her loving husband John, a son Jim, a sister Noreen O’Connell, three brothers Paddy, Donnie, and Denjoe Golden, two grandsons Connor and Aidan Boyle, and her daughterin-law Erin Boyle. She was predeceased by her son John. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm on Thursday, November 3, 2005 at the EDWARD F. CARTER FUNERAL HOME, (, 41 Grand Street, Croton-on-Hudson, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Name of Mary Church on Friday, November 4, 2005 at 10 am. [The Journal News on Nov. 1, 2005]


Aubane Social Club: “We extend our greatest sympathy to the families, relatives and friends of the following who died recently: Margaret Boyle (nee Golden) formerly of Tullig and New York”


In my boyhood days in Millstreet she was one I used to know
I last met her in New York some four decades ago
From Tullig Hill near Millstreet Town and sad am I to say
That I read of the news of her passing on the internet today.

The lovely Margaret Golden unaffected by conceit
One of many nice people to migrate from Millstreet
She went to live in New York in the U S of A
And far from her old Hometown her last remains now lay.
[read more …] “Margaret Boyle, New York (née Golden of Tullig)”

Bridget (White) Horgan, NY & Tober (1908-2003)

Bridget (White) Horgan, 95, of Huntington, Long Island, NY, wife of the late Daniel Horgan, died Sunday (September 14, 2003). Born on April 9th 1908 in Tubber, Drishane, County Cork, Ireland one of 13 children, she was the daughter of the late Patrick and Bridget (Keeffe) White. She immigrated to New York City at the age of 17 and later resided in both Florida and Long Island, New York. She volunteered at the local hospital in Hialeah, FL and was an active member in senior citizen organizations in Florida. She is survived by two sons, Daniel Horgan and his wife, Nancy of Barrington, RI, and Jeremiah Horgan of Miami, FL; two daughters, Margaret Aufenanger and her husband, Jack of Huntington, Long Island and Eileen McVicar and her husband, John of Rocky Hill; a brother, Joseph White of Tubber, Drishane, County Cork, Ireland; 13 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Saturday, 10:30 a.m. from the Giuliano-Sagarino Funeral Home at BROOKLAWN, 511 Brook St., Rocky Hill, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 280 Brook St., Rocky Hill. Internment will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call on Saturday, 9-10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Gifts in her memory may be made to Catholic Relief Services, PO Box 17090, Baltimore, MD 21203-7090. [legacy]


Birth Registration

1911 census

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)

Sean Patrick Tallon

Sean Patrick Tallon (son of Eileen Dennehy of Tullig) who died in the North Tower during 9-11Sean Patrick Tallon, 26 years old, of Yonkers, NY died bravely on September 11, 2001 in the line of duty at the North Tower of the World Trade Center as a NYC Firefighter and a U.S. Marine. Sean was born on September 27, 1974 in the Bronx to Patrick Tallon of Clane, Co. Kildare and Eileen Tallon (nee Dennehy) of Tullig, Millstreet, Co. Cork, Ireland. Sean attended St. Brendan’s and St. Barnabas grammer schools and Fordham Prep High School. After graduating from Iona College, he joined the U.S. Marine Reserve. He worked as an Emergency Medical Technician for the FDNY out of Jacobi Hospital at Battalion 20, Station 23. Sean later became a Fireman at Ladder #10 in Manhattan. He enjoyed cheering on the Mets, Rangers, Jets and Notre Dame football teams. He loved Irish music and played his favorite tunes on the button accordion. He was a sincere young man who could lighten a difficult situation with a simple humorous phrase. His strong, kind presence is very much missed by his mother, father, sister, Rosaleen and her husband, Robert DaRos. Sean will be dearly missed by his loving grandmother, Rose Tallon, in Ireland, aunts, uncles and cousins, both here in America and in Ireland and England. Sean will also be sadly missed by all of his friends. Visiting hours Thursday, 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the David J. Hodder & Son Funeral Home, 899 McLean Ave. (near Kimball Ave.), Yonkers, NY Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday at St. Barnabas R.C. Church 9:45 am, 409 East 241 Street, Bronx, NY. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Yonkers. []



Sean Patrick Tallon, 26, was a reservist in the United States Marine Corps, a former emergency medical technician and a probationary firefighter with Ladder Company 10 just a few weeks away from the end of his training. He was tough, but he always wondered whether he measured up. “That’s the way he was,” said his older sister, Rosaleen DaRos. “He always thought everybody else was capable, but he was just as capable.”

Take the button accordion that Mr. Tallon loved to play. He would bring out his instrument and play Irish favorites for relatives at family gatherings, with his sister on the piano accordion. But he rarely played for friends; some of them didn’t even know he could play an instrument.

When he left for work from his home in Yonkers on Sept. 11, headed for the fire station that was among the first to respond to the trade center attack, he seemed in a buoyant mood. His probationary period was almost over and a new challenge lay ahead.

“He wanted to find Mrs. Right,” Mrs. DaRos said. “That is what he said was his next mission. He said his probie year was almost finished and he wanted to start with the rest of his life. Everything was just all ready. He had just blossomed.” [New York Times, November 17, 2001]


TenHouse Bravest

“Ten House Bravest” – 9/11 Memorial which is just inside the door of Firehouse 10.  [3][4],.  Sean’s picture and plaque (below) are on the middle-right.




When aircraft crashed into the World Trade Center’s twin towers, it was New York City’s Bravest that did what they did best – head directly in to danger, in order to save lives. Firefighters, paramedics, and EMTs – side by side – as was the case so many times before.

Together with members of that city’s Finest, they made their way to the heart of the tragedy. Grabbing their gear, the firefighters began rushing into the gigantic structures to assist with their safe evacuation, while the paramedics and EMT’s began tending to the injured below.

It was while doing those jobs – in the kind of rescue that they had performed so well, so many times – that their lives were taken from us. (Taken from here)

Sean Patrick “Charger” Tallon was one of those such men. At 26, he had only a month or so left of being a “probie” (a probationary firefighter). Sean was one of the first responders, along with the other members of Ten House. Their station was right across the street from the World Trade Center. On the way up the stairs of Tower One, Sean helped a fellow firefighter that was having a heart attack, then he continued up with two more of his fellow firemen. They were trapped when Tower One collapsed.

Sean led an active and varied life. He was a Marine Corps Reservist. He also loved Irish music and playing the button accordion. He would practice for an hour or more on many evenings. The steady, easy flow of sweet hornpipes, tasty reels, and lively jigs would fill the house. [Find a Grave]


Donanee Memorial

Sean’s father was originally from Donadea, County Kildare, where the locals erected this 9-11 memorial in the Donadea Forest Park in 2003 [1][2]


Fire House 10

On Sept. 11, Ladder Company 10 and Engine Company 10, the fire units stationed closest to the World Trade Center (just 80m from the South Tower), were among the first to respond to the attack on it. By day’s end, Ladder 10 had lost two men, and three from Engine 10 were dead. All but gone, too, was 10 House, their Liberty Street firehouse. The surviving men of the two companies, devastated by the loss of their colleagues, were separated as well by the loss of their station as they were assigned to new posts. Firehouse 10 was rebuilt in the years after 9-11 and is a location of pilgrimage for people.

This firefighter from firehouse 10 was working with Sean on that day:
“… as I was approaching the front of the firehouse, I could see people cowering at our doorway, looking up with fear, I had no idea of what was going on, I assumed it was a small airplane … with that we were ready to respond out, Sean Tallon who was a probationary firefighter, he had only 11 months on the job, 27 years old, former FDNY EMT, and also a US Marine,… he was our youngesy guy working with us that day, I said Sean stay close to me, we’re going to see a lot of really bad things today, but we’re going to be alright …”

[part 2] [part 3][part 4]



National Fallen Firefighters Foundation – Memorial Wall for Sean Tallon