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DATE OF BIRTH:††††††††††††††† 20 March

OCCUPATION:†††††††††††††††††††† Housewife

RESIDENCE:††††††††††††††††††††††† Glenburn, Stillorgan Road and Richmond Hill, Monkstown

MARRIED:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† DATE†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† DECEASED

Seamus Donnelly††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 22 August 1945††††††††††††††††††††††† 31 July 1974


Name††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Date of Birth††††††††††††††††††††††††† Deceased

James, Dominick Donnelly††††††††††††††††††† 12 August 1947

Paul, Carl, Edmond Donnelly††††††††††††††† 16 May 1949

Maureen, Francesca Donnelly†† 12 February 1952






Frances is the third eldest child of Carl and Mary Oppermann and was born in 27 Synge Street.She went to school in the Presentation Convent in Terenure.Following her school years she remained at home to be a help to her mother.Frances was a very athletic young lady who excelled at table tennis and lawn tennis in the Orwell Tennis Club in Rathgar.She was a member of their 2nd team for some years.


In the summer of 1941, Frances went to one of the Sunday evening dances in the Orwell Tennis Club where she met Seamus Donnelly.Seamus and Frances started courting shortly after that.They got engaged on 17 March 1943 and had a double wedding two years later.††† They were married in the Three Patrons Church, Rathgar Road and had the wedding reception at home in Kennilworth Square.He father Carl did the majority of the catering for the wedding.Due to the War Frances and Seamus spent their honeymoon in Cork.It took them two days to get to Cork, they stayed in the Metropole in Cork City the first night and following this went to Youghal where they spent the remainder of the time.


On their return from honeymoon, Frances and Seamus went to live in Furrey Park in Raheny where they remained for five years where their sons Jim and Paul were born. They then moved to Kennilworth Square for a short period of time, where Maureen was born.Following this they moved to Bray and finally they went to live in Stillorgan Road.


Seamus was the company director of the family business Hickey Fabrics where he worked until his death in 1974.


Two years after Seamusís death Frances moved to Richmond Hill, Monkstown.She had a keen interest in cards and started playing bridge in the four seasons club.Frances enjoys cooking and is an excellent cook, she also enjoys reading in particular historical novels.†† Frances is also very family orientated and loved looking after her six grandchildren.


Photo Links:

Frances on the beach: PhotosMO\G5-Carl Oppermann and Mary Farrell\Frances\FrancesDonnelly4.jpg

Frances at Dance: PhotosMO\G5-Carl Oppermann and Mary Farrell\Frances\FrancesDonnelly1.jpg

Frances Socialising: PhotosMO\G5-Carl Oppermann and Mary Farrell\Frances\FrancesDonnelly2.jpg

Frances on Holiday: PhotosMO\G5-Carl Oppermann and Mary Farrell\Frances\FrancesDonnelly5.jpg

Frances with Carl, and Johnny : PhotosMO\G5-Carl Oppermann and Mary Farrell\Frances\FrancesCarlJohnnyandCousin.jpg

Frances and Seamus Wedding: PhotosMO\G5-Carl Oppermann and Mary Farrell\Frances\FrancesandSeamusWedding.jpg

Double Wedding Photo: PhotosMO\G5-Carl Oppermann and Mary Farrell\Frances\SophieandFrancesWeddingBackGardenPhoto.jpg

Frances, Carl and Baby: PhotosMO\G5-Carl Oppermann and Mary Farrell\Frances\FrancesandCarlwithBabyJim.jpg

Frances, Seamus and Family:PhotosMO\G5-Carl Oppermann and Mary Farrell\Frances\FrancesSeamusandFamily.jpg

Seamus with Jim, Paul and Maureen: PhotosMO\G5-Carl Oppermann and Mary Farrell\Frances\Seamuswithchildren.jpg

Seamus Donnelly: PhotosMO\G5-Carl Oppermann and Mary Farrell\Frances\SeamusDonnelly.jpg

Frances and Seamus at Dance: PhotosMO\G5-Carl Oppermann and Mary Farrell\Frances\FrancesandSeamus.jpg

Frances and Seamus at function: PhotosMO\G5-Carl Oppermann and Mary Farrell\Frances\FrancesandSeamus1.jpg

Frances at party: PhotosMO\G5-Carl Oppermann and Mary Farrell\Frances\FrancesDonnelly.jpg

Donnelly Children: PhotosMO\G5-Carl Oppermann and Mary Farrell\Frances\JimPaulMaureen.jpg

Frances with Johnny: PhotosMO\G5-Carl Oppermann and Mary Farrell\Frances\Francesand Johnnysinging.jpg