| || Notes for Bridget Stapleton:|
Immigrated to the US in 1863 Became a citizen 1873 or 1875
Had a sister, Julia,born May 1844 in Ireland,immigrated 1861, Married name Wall and was widowed before 1880, no children
1900 Census listed her birth month and year as Feb 1850, her obituary on 16 Apr 1923 stated her age as 75. I believe she was 73 at the time of her death.
Goshen Newspaper, 16 April 1923:
Mrs. Bridget Downey.
Goshen, April 16 (By a Staff Reporter)-- Mrs. Bridget Downey died this morning at 2 o'clock, at her home, 112 Murray avenue, at the age of 75 years.
For the past 10 years, since the death of her husband, William Downey, she had been a resident of this Village, but for 40 years previous to that time Mr. and Mrs. Downey had resided in the vicinity of Goshen.Mrs. Downey was a member of St. John's Church and highly esteemed by a lorge circle of aquaintances.
The surviving members of the family are four daughters and one son, as follows:Mrs. Matthew Smith, of this village; Miss Adelia Downey, at home here; Mrs. M. J. Dolan and John J. Downey, of this village; Mrs. Barney McGinn and Mrs. P. Colloton, of Middletown.
The Funeral will be held Wednesday mornin, at 9:30, at St. John's Church, where solemn requiem high mass will be celebrated, Rev. Father Brady, of Larchmont, former pastor of St. John's Church, officiating as deacon.Interment in St. John's Cemetery.
Middletown Daily Herald, Newspaper, 18 Apr 1923 edition
Mrs. Michael Barrett was called to the home of her relatives, Mrs. William Downey of Goshen, N. Y., on account of her severe illness.Mrs. Downey passed away at an early hour Monday Morning. She was more than eighty years of age.
Note: This was printed 2 days after Bridget died, the day of her funeral.At this time, I am not sure who Mrs. Michael Barrett is.
Goshen Newspaper, 18 April 1923:
FUNERAL OF MRS. DOWNEY.
Goshen, April 18 -- The funeral of Mrs. Bridgett Downey washeld at St. John's Church, this morning at 9:30, where solemn requiem high mass was celebrated byt the Rev. J. H. McGinnis.Rev. Jerome Ehart, of Chester, officiated as deacon, and Rev. John V. Coffey, of Middletown, sub-deacon.
The interment was in St. John's cemetery the following officiating as pallbearers:John Creegan, Henry Landy, John Casey, William Welsh, Thos. O'Leary, Joseph Wozniak.
It had been expected that Rev. Father Brady of Larchmont, a former pastor of St. John's would take part in the service, but he was unavoidably detained at home owing to a funeral in his Parish.