Obit/Bio: Thomas John Donnelly: Madison County, NewYork
Thomas John Donnellywas born July 24, 1849 in Newark, New Jersey, the son of Michael Donnelly andHonora (“Norah”) Winn Donnelly, and died March 14, 1928 in Canastota, MadisonCounty, New York. The following biography is from his obituary in the March 15,1928 Syracuse newspaper.
Thomas J. Donnelly,veteran railroad conductor, died shortly after midnight last night at his homein Stocking St., following an illness that had confined him to his bed for lessthan a week. Mr. Donnelly had been in failing health for several years and hadtaken several periods of rest from his work but had retained his position as aconductor on the Lehigh Valley.
He was born in Newark, N. J., 79 years ago, the son of Michaeland Norah Donnelly. During his early manhood he was employed on the New York Central Lines but had been employed by theLehigh Valley for nearly 40 years. He was married 42 years ago in Cazenovia to MissNorah Heffernan of that village, who survives him. The family moved to thisvillage about 30 years ago from Elmiraand had been active in the social and church life of the village. Mr. Donnellywas a communicant of St. Agatha’s Church and had filled various churchoffices.
Besides his wife heis survived by five children, Mrs. Sherman Deitz, Rochester; Mrs. EdwardBarrett, Syracuse; John D., Syracuse; Thomas J. Jr., Indianapolis, Ind.; Mrs.William Heintz, of this village; and several grandchildren.
The funeral will beheld Saturday at 9:30 at St. Agatha’s Church with solemn high mass. Rev. C. D.Shaughnessy, of this parish, and several other priests will participate. Burialwill be in the family plot [at St. James Catholic Cemetery] at Cazenovia.