THE “KERRYMAN” FEB 1931
DEATH OF MRS. JAMES TANGNEY, CASTLEISLAND.
The people of the town parish of Castleisland were greatly shocked when they heard of the death of Mrs James Tangney, Main Street, and Castleisland. The sincere sympathy of the people of east Kerry will be given to the sorrowing husband and children. Mrs Tangney was highly esteemed by her friends and neighbours. She was an exemplary wife and mother, and a pious Catholic. Her loss to husband and big family of 14 children, the youngest only five years of age, is irreparable. A most happy and united Catholic family is indeed bereaved of it's fondly-loved guardian and mother. Her sorrowing husband is one of the town most respected businessmen of the town-a fine catholic parent and a good citizen. Three of his eldest girls, May, Annie N and Madge, are in America and Kitty is in England. The great crowd that filled the parish church on Monday evening showed how deeply all felt for the stricken family, and the very large funeral to the New Cemetery was a further proof of the sorrow of the people. Such a demonstration of sympathy was seldom seen in the parish church. On Tuesday a solemn requiem Mass was celebrated at ten o'clock for the repose of her soul.
The chief mourners are: -Mr. J. Tangney and children, Mrs Tangney's brothers, John, Patrick, Thos and Timothy Corcoran; her sisters, Mrs. Hoolihan, Killorglin; Mrs. Geary, Limerick; Mrs Kiely, Cork; Mrs Seekins, London, and two sisters in Australia; Mr Tangney's brother, John, Castleisland, and Patrick, Boston and his sister Mrs Kearney, and Mrs Kelly, of Manchester, U.S.A ; Mr Tangney's Cousins, Mr M. P. Mc Elligott and Mrs David Twomey, Castleisland.
Scores of other relatives and friends were at the Requiem Mass and at the funeral.We pray that God may comfort the sorrowing husband, and children for He alone can heal their wounds and assuage their great sorrow.
As the Ven. Archdeacon Casey. P. P., was unavoidably absent, the senior Curate, Rev. D. Finucane, assisted by the Rev Fr. D. O'Sullivan C.C., Castleisland and Rev Fr. J Lyne, Currow, recited the prayers at the graveside. May she rest in peace.