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Norah Heffernan Donnelly
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Birth: Nov., 1861
County Tipperary, Ireland
Death: Oct. 27, 1958
Cicero
Onondaga County
New York, USA

The youngest of nine children of Thomas Heffernan and Ellen Dugan Heffernan, Honora "Norah" Heffernan Donnelly was born in November 1861 in Tipperary, Ireland. She came to America in 1864 (the year her father died) as a very young child and later married Irish-American Thomas John Donnelly, on October 18, 1881 in Cazenovia, Madison County, New York. They lived in Canastota, Madison County where they raised seven children: Thomas James Donnelly, Helen Donnelly Dietz, Mary Donnelly Barrett, Nora Donnelly, Catherine Donnelly, John Dardis Donnelly, and Dorothy Donnelly Heintz. Norah was almost 97 when she died on October 27, 1958 in Cicero, Onondaga County, New York. She is buried in Saint James Catholic Cemetery in Cazenovia. The Heffernans are descended from Eneas Heffernan (16th century), a Knight of Saint John of Jerusalem (Knight of Malta) and Bishop of Emly.

Thanks so much to all the Heffernan family genealogists for much of this information. Any errors, however, are mine alone. Please go to the "edit" link on this site with any corrections or additions. I hope someone can solve the mystery of Norah's exact birth date.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Heffernan (1815 - 1864)
  Ellen Dugan Heffernan (1815 - 1898)
 
 Spouse:
  Thomas John Donnelly (1849 - 1928)
 
 Children:
  Nora Donnelly (1887 - 1901)*
  Catherine Donnelly (1892 - 1897)*
  Thomas James Donnelly (1900 - 1980)*
  Dorothy Donnelly Heintz (1902 - 1970)*
 
 Siblings:
  James Heffernan (1845 - 1905)*
  Timothy Heffernan (1847 - 1921)*
  John Heffernan (1850 - 1920)*
  Catherine Heffernan Sheahan (1852 - 1930)*
  Thomas Heffernan (1855 - 1911)*
  Edward Heffernan (1859 - 1938)*
  Norah Heffernan Donnelly (1861 - 1958)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint James Cemetery
Cazenovia
Madison County
New York, USA
Plot: Section 13-A-227
 
Created by: Sharlotte Donnelly
Record added: Dec 30, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 5129502
Norah <i>Heffernan</i> Donnelly
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Norah <i>Heffernan</i> Donnelly
Added by: Sharlotte Donnelly
 
Norah <i>Heffernan</i> Donnelly
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