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Mary Anne Miller Cole
Birth: Dec. 31, 1886
County Tipperary, Ireland
Death: Feb. 12, 1975
Norwalk
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA



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No one ever called Mary by her first name, she was always "Grandma". She never said a negative word, she never swore, and she thought only the best about everyone. She was always so gentle and loving.

Mary Anne Cole was the first of seven children born to Peter and Elizabeth Smee in the tiny farming community of Bawnlea, Kilkooley, Tipperary Ireland. She was a long time member of the Norwalk Methodist Church in Norwalk, CT.

As a young woman she was a nanny until William P. Cole sent for her to become his second wife in the United States. William and Mary Anne were married the moment she reached New York City at St. Andrews Methodist Church on May 11, 1922.

She told wonderful stories about Ireland and she missed her home terribly. Very intelligent and interested in the world, Mary read the newspaper cover to cover every day. Her kitchen table was a gathering spot for the neighborhood ladies who were from England, Ireland, and Scotland....all happily knitting or sewing as they shared stories and the news.

Although Mary never had money or material possessions, she gave freely with her heart and sacrificed everything for her children and grandchildren.

Mary's heart was as big as Ireland. She always knew exactly what words would make you feel loved.

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Grandma's Passenger Information
She was escorted by her half-brother John, 20 years old
"Mary Anne Miller
24 Apr 1922
abt 1888
Ireland Thurles Co Tipperary
34 Female Irish
Queenstown, Ireland
New York, New York
Ship: SS Celtic"

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Remembered Joy (An Irish Prayer Loved By Grandma)
Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free!
I follow the plan God laid for me.
I saw His face, I heard His call,
I took His hand and left it all...
I could not stay another day,
To love, to laugh, to work or play;
Tasks left undone must stay that way.
And if my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss...
Ah yes, these things I, too, shall miss.
My life's been full, I've savoured much:
Good times, good friends, a loved-one's touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief—
Don't shorten yours with undue grief.
Be not burdened with tears of sorrow,
Enjoy the sunshine of the morrow.

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Thank you sweet DC for sponsoring our Grandmother.

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Family links: 
 Parents:
  Peter Richard Miller (1860 - 1930)
  Elizabeth Maria Smee Miller (1853 - 1897)
 
 Spouse:
  William Peter Cole (1866 - 1951)
 
 Children:
  Peter Richard Cole (1923 - 2006)*
  Elizabeth Emily Cole Blackwell (1924 - 1996)*
 
 Siblings:
  George Miller (1884 - 1979)*
  Elizabeth Miller Dursley (1884 - ____)*
  Mary Anne Miller Cole (1886 - 1975)
  Thomas Joseph Miller (1888 - 1917)*
  Peter Miller (1889 - 1980)*
  Ellen Kate Miller Anderson (1891 - 1930)*
  John Reinsbry Miller (1900 - 1982)**
  Nicholas James Miller (1903 - 1987)**
  Wesley Semple Miller (1904 - 1997)**
  Minnie Miller (1906 - 1987)**
  Emily Miller (1908 - ____)**
  Robert Henry Miller (1909 - 1937)**
  Frederick Richard Miller (1910 - 1945)**
  Herbert Gratton Miller (1911 - 1916)**
  James Miller (1915 - ____)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Riverside Cemetery
Norwalk
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA
 
Created by: JoyColeღ
Record added: Jul 01, 2010
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