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SKELLY, Susan (Noel)
|Johnstown Tribune, 26 May 1898, Contributed by Lisa Baker|
|Mrs. Susan Skelly|
Susan, relict of Daniel O. Skelly, died of pneumonia at her residence in Portage Township, this county, on Wednesday morning of last week, aged eighty-four years.
Mrs. Skelly, whose maiden name was Noel, was born at Mullen's Hill, Munster Township, on a farm now owned by Daniel Kearney, where her parents resided, her father's name being Nicholas Noel; since her marriage she resided on the farm where she died. Her hsuband died in 1870. Of her children, Nicholas, Luke, Mrs. Margaret Melloy - mother of Ed Melloy, and engineer on the Bell's Gap Railraod - Philip D., and Susan are dead. James and Ellen, who lives on the farm; Mrs. Frank Mullen, also of Portage Township, and William, of Gallitzin, survive.
Mrs. Skelly was an aunt of Mrs. Joseph Rainey and Mrs. George Risban, of Lilly; Messrs. James F. Skelly, James H. McConnell and Miss Kate McConnell of Summerhill Township; Surveyor William T. McConnell, of Summerhill, and Francis and Augustine McConnell of Lilly; Mrs. John McIntosh, of Freedom, Blair County; Miss Jane Leckey, of Ehrenfeld; Mrs. James McClarren, of South Fork; Mrs. David McKinney, of Morrellville; Mrs. Francis Leckey, of Johnstown; Mrs. Charles Kennedy and Mrs. Sullivan, of Pittsburgh, and Mrs. Flanagan, of Altoona.
The deceased was justly esteemed in the community in which she lived as a most exemplary person in all her relations to her family and to society. She was a devout member of the Catholic Church, and on Friday her remains were laid to rest, after a high mass of requiem and an appropriate sermon by Rev. Father Ryan, in St. Bartholomew's Church, Wilmore, in the old cemetery of the congregation where the deceased members of her family lie interred. Many relatives and friends were in attendance at the funeral.