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