The Scranton Republican 26 Dec 1893 Anne Cormac Mannion Barrett obituary
OBITUARY. Death of Mrs. John J. Barrett, of Pitts - ton. Jnst as the midnight bells were tolling the dawn of Christmas Day, yesterday morning at 12 o'clock, juts. J. J. Barrett of Pittston, yielded her gentle spirit to her Alaker. She bad been a patient sufferer tor some time, and bore her trials with Chris tian resienation and fortitude. Mrs. Bar rett was born on Christmas Day seventy years ago, and she f rt quently expressed the thought that it would ba a blessed time to die on the anniversary of the Savior s birtn. Mrs. Barrett was descended from a noble tauiny. Before her marriage she was Anne Cormac Mauuion. Her father was John Mannion, and her mother the widely - known, talented and accom plished Elizabeth Cormac of Castle Hill, one of the most picturesque estates in Mayo, Ireland. There the subject of this sketch was bom and spent the days of her girlhood. She was married at an early ago to Mr. John J. Barrett, and their union was blessed with eight children, seven of whom are still liviug. These lire Michael Barrett, Mrs. Catherine Burke of Pittston: John L Barrett, editor of the Scranton Truth; Thomas B irrett of Scranton; Dr. Charles Brrretr, Edward Barrett aud Miss Marie Barrett of Pittsou. Mrs. Barrett was a model wife and mother aud a devout Cath olic. Her attachment to her husband, children and home, was one of the most beautiful traits of a life that was siugn lnrly beautiful and stormy in all the graces of womanhood. She shunned tho parish light of publicity, but her acts of charity were many, and she sympathized most keenly with human suttenug in any form. She was the light of a loving home that will miss aud mourn her sweet presence presence for many a day; for she could never grow old to those who loved hor aud who are disconsolate because she has left them. The funeral will take place from the family residence on rme street, fittstou, to - mor mor row (Wednesday) morning, at half - past nine o'clock. A solemn mass of requiem will be sung at St. John s church, at ter wmcn in terment will take place in Market Street cemetery.