|Birth: ||Mar. 9, 1871|
County Cavan, Ireland
|Death: ||Mar. 7, 1952|
New York, USA
Born in Ireland in 1871, Anne Sloane emigrated to America by herself when she was 25 years old.
She was delighted when her 17 year old niece, Mary Anne Sloane, joined her in 1905.
Traveling alone from County Longford, Mary had bought & paid for her own ticket (Steerage). She arrived in New York City with only $10.00 in her pocket.
Annie immediately took care of Mary and the two of them lived together in Morningside Heights.
Becoming a citizen in 1926, Annie supported herself as a seamstress in a Neck-Tie Factory in New York.
Never marrying, she bought her own home by the beach on Garretson Avenue, Staten Island.
Throughout her life, she remained very close to her niece and doted on Mary's children (and grandchildren).
Her nephew (Harry) had many fond memories of times spent at Auntie Sloane's house at the beach.
In her later years, Mary & her husband invited Auntie Sloane to move in and live with their family.
A "Granny Flat" for her was constructed in their basement and Auntie Sloane greatly enjoyed being a part of Mary's growing family.
By then, Harry was married and raising his own family next door in a house owned by his parents.
Auntie Sloane ended her life in 1951 ~ surrounded by her loving niece and a growing family of loving grandnieces, grandnephews and two great grand nieces. (Moi, included.)
So, in the beginning, the Aunt took care of the Niece.
And, in the end, the Niece took care of the Aunt.
Saint Raymonds Cemetery (New)
New York, USA
Maintained by: Susan Reilly DeVore
Originally Created by: Rich H.
Record added: Aug 13, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9314317
Neil B (John 3:16)
Added: Jan. 28, 2013
Dear Auntie Sloane, Although I was only 2 years old when you passed away, you were always remembered fondly with many happy memories of the love you gave to your family. Rest in peace.|
Susan Reilly DeVore
Added: Jun. 30, 2012