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Mary Gabriella Sullivan McNamara
Birth: May, 1873
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Apr. 6, 1937
Pittsburgh
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA

Mary was born in America. She married Patrick McNamara. They had 6 children. Francis, Edward, Walter, Richard Lawrence and Rose. When she was about 40 she also had a 6th child who only lived 2 days, named Robert James McNamara in 1913. My father was named for him.
Three of her sons served in WW1. Her fourth son Walter served in WW2.
Her husband Patrick died in 1926, She stayed in the family home at 1507 Orchlee for the rest of her life, dying 11 years later. Her children Rose and Walter were still living with her in the 1929 directory.
Mary had a stroke in November of 1936 and died of pneumonia in April of 1937 .She died at age 63 and was buried April 10th, 1937. Her funeral was in her home at 1507 Orchlee St, Pittsburgh PA They had a Solemn Requiem High Mass for her at her church at St Francis Xavier Church.

Obit: --McNamara
On Tuesday April 6th, 1937, Mary Sullivan wife of the late Patrick McNamara Funeral from the family home 1507 Orchlee ST North Side on Saturday 9:30 AM. Solemn requiem High Mass at Church of St Francis Xavier at 10 o'clock. Friends invited.
---Pgh Press, April 8, 1937 pg 38.

Her father was born in Ireland, John L. Sullivan , around 1845 and died at age 58. Her mother is his first wife Bridgit Mochler Sullivan who died in October 1897.
Her father died of "Dissipation" and I think his and his family's life was very sad and hard.

His second wife Mary Grosse is buried in St Mary's Lyceum cemetery in Pittsburgh. John ran a Nickelodeon and a bar. Richard Lawrence McNamara once told his daughter Rosie that John "had a brother who was in the British Army in Africa and was eaten by cannibals. Of course he must have been shot with a bow and arrow first." 
 
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 Parents:
  John L Sullivan (1850 - 1908)
  Bridget Mochler Sullivan (____ - 1897)
 
 Spouse:
  Patrick B. McNamara (1862 - 1926)*
 
 Children:
  Francis James McNamara (1892 - 1930)*
  Edward John McNamara (1894 - 1941)*
  Richard Lawrence McNamara (1896 - 1986)*
  Walter J. McNamara (1900 - 1953)*
  Rose D. McNamara Focer (1901 - 1980)*
  Robert James McNamara (1909 - 1909)*
 
 Siblings:
  Catherine Sullivan (____ - 1889)*
  Child Sullivan (1869 - 1872)*
  Mary Gabriella Sullivan McNamara (1873 - 1937)
  William Joyce Sullivan (1875 - 1875)*
  Marguerite M Sullivan (1901 - 1932)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Christ Our Redeemer Catholic Cemetery
Pittsburgh
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section G, Lot 195, grave 2
 
Created by: E.
Record added: Dec 04, 2013
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Mary Gabriella <i>Sullivan</i> McNamara
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Mary Gabriella <i>Sullivan</i> McNamara
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Mary Gabriella <i>Sullivan</i> McNamara
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I know the look of sadness and grief when I see it in your later pictures. I charge you, dear Lord, to fulfill Your promise to wipe away all tears and bring eternal joy. Mary is your faithful daughter. Remember me in your prayers, Mary.
- E.
 Added: Sep. 9, 2015

- E.
 Added: Jan. 28, 2014
Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
- E.
 Added: Dec. 23, 2013
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