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Mary Josephine "Nana" Walsh Bedford
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Birth: May 1, 1895
County Mayo, Ireland
Death: Feb. 15, 1985
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA

Mary Josephine Walsh was born in Castlebar, County Mayo, EIRE on May 1, 1895 to Patrick Walsh and Mary Loftus. Mary had four other siblings including Honor (Nora), Thomas, Anna and Bridget. Looking for a better life Mary immigrated to the United States in May of 1914 aboard the White Star liner "Baltic." Passing through Ellis Island she took up residence with her Aunt Anna Kelly in Manhattan. She worked various jobs until 1923 when she met a handsome Texan by the name of Carlton Howard Bedford. Once married they settled down in The Bronx where she and Carlton had six children including Lorrayne, Ruby, Elaine, Howard, Joan and Pat. In 1967 Mary Josephine returned once more to her native EIRE where she visited her old homestead and family.

Mary's husband Carlton passed on in 1967 and soon after Mary moved into the home of her son Howard Carlton. Mary lived until a few months shy of her 90th birthday. She is buried with her husband Carlton in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Valhalla, New York. 
Family links: 
  Carlton Howard Bedford (1900 - 1967)
  Lorrayne Marie Bedford Foerster (1924 - 2013)*
  Ruby Mary Bedford DeLong (1925 - 1998)*
  Elaine Anne Bedford Ryder (1928 - 2013)*
  Joan Ann Bedford Ross (1931 - 2007)*
*Calculated relationship
Gate of Heaven Cemetery
Westchester County
New York, USA
Created by: James Bedford
Record added: Apr 01, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 107628186
Mary Josephine Nana <i>Walsh</i> Bedford
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Mary Josephine Nana <i>Walsh</i> Bedford
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Mary Josephine Nana <i>Walsh</i> Bedford
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- Me & Badger ♥
 Added: Jan. 24, 2007
Dear Mrs. Bedford, Wish I had had the money to present a bouquet of red roses to you when I was young...Have many pleasant memories of you as a gentle, caring, and loving person.May you rest in peace.
- Geri D'Amato Olbermann
 Added: Jan. 24, 2007

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