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Nora Heffernan Donnelly

  • Birth 13 Nov 1861 Glenough Lower, County Tipperary, Ireland
  • Death 27 Oct 1958 Cicero, Onondaga County, New York, USA
  • Burial Cazenovia, Madison County, New York, USA
  • Plot Section 13-A-227
  • Memorial ID 5129502

The youngest of nine children of Thomas Heffernan and Ellen Dugan Heffernan, Honora "Nora" Heffernan Donnelly was born November 13, 1861 in Glenough Lower, 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 he worked as a train conductor, and they raised seven children: Thomas James Donnelly, Helen Margaret Donnelly Dietz, Mary Lillian "Mame" Donnelly Barrett, Nora Donnelly, Catherine Donnelly, John Dardis Donnelly, and Dorothy Donnelly Heintz. Nora 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.



  • Created by: Sharlotte Neely Donnelly
  • Added: 30 Dec 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5129502
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Nora Heffernan Donnelly (13 Nov 1861–27 Oct 1958), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5129502, citing Saint James Cemetery, Cazenovia, Madison County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Sharlotte Neely Donnelly (contributor 19199118) .