Thursday, October 20, 2011

Funeral Cards

Mary Josephine Coyle
Funeral cards can give us new information: the full name of the deceased, the date of death and the name of the funeral home. Some even give the birth date and other details of the person’s life. 

My mother and grandmother kept these little cards and tucked them into prayer books, Bibles and other books. They kept the cards as a remembrance, a connection to someone they loved. Those same cards helped me to continue that connection. 

Mary Josephine (Mullane) Coyle was born in August 1867 in Ireland and died 17 December 1927 in New York City. Mary Jo was the mother of seven children. She died just four month before the birth of her only grandchild, Alberta Joy (Gardner) Brown.

Helen Frances (Coyle) Gardner was born 9 January 1897 in New York City and died 13 October 1965 in Germantown, New York. She had one daughter and four grandchildren. 

Be sure to look for and hang on to these small treasures.

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