MARY JOSEPHINE GALLIGAN


Mason City Globe Gazette, October 20, 1967

Josephine Feeney rites scheduled

A concelebrated Mass for Josephine Feeney, 81, 126 2nd SE, who died Thursday at a Mason City hospital, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, with the Rev. Paul J. Maguire as the celebrant.

Mrs. Feeney was born Feb. 27, 1886, at Lawler to Phillip and Mary (O'Byrne) Galligan. She attended school at Lawler and was married to James Feeney on Nov. 24, 1914, at Lawler. He died in 1940. She moved to Mason City in 1942 and was employed as a seamstress in the alteration department at Younger's until her retirement in 1960.

She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and the Tabernacle Society of the church. She was a charter member of the Catholic Daughters of America of Lawler and was past president of the group at our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Lawler.

Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Mary) Daly, Chula Vista, Calif., Mrs. Elmer (Madonna) Edel, Mason City, Mrs. John (Lois) Knapp, Mason City, and Mother Helen Marie, P.B.V.M. of Mount Loretta Dubuque, one son, James J. Feeney, Minneapolis, 29 grandchildren, one sister Mrs. James O'Neill, New Hampton, and two brothers Frank Galligan, New Hampton, and Carl P. Galligan, La Crosse Wis.

She was preceded in death by her husband, two brothers and one sister.

Pallbearers selected are: grandsons, John, Thomas J., and James Knapp, David and Stephen Edel and Patrick Galligan. Visitation will be after 10 a.m. Friday at Hogan-McKee Colonial Funeral Home until the time of services. The Tabernacle Society Rosary and the C.D. of A. will be recited jointly at 7:30 p.m., Friday. The parish Scriptural Vigil of the Dead will be at 8 p.m. Friday.

Burial will be in the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery at Lawler.


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