Photo Courtesy of Rosalyn
Tinneny Hall, the daughter of Robert Tinneny and Elizabeth Murphy Tinneny of
Killahurk, Carrigallen, Co Leitrem, and late of Junction Road N.19, passed
away on Monday, August 9, 2004.
Hall arrived in London when she was 16 years old to enter service with a
titled family. Later, she passed an examination that
gave her a more independent way of life working with the Post Office. The war
intervened and she was called up to work in a munitions factory. After the
war, she married George Hall, a native of Co. Tipperary and an officer in the
Merchant Navy. They settled in North London and had two sons. Sadly, Mary was
predeceased by George and her two sons, Sean and Patrick.
who was held in high esteem, was Chairman of The Roger Casement Irish Centre,
London N19 where she frequently entertained dignitaries and VIPs. She was
chosen to represent the Irish in Islington at Buckingham Palace to meet the
add lustre to her day, a family whom she had previously worked for provided
her with a chauffer-driven limousine. At the grand old age of 87, she became a
student at The City & Islington College. She wrote her memoirs and was
presented with a certificate and bound copy of her work on the The Lillian
Baylis stage, Sadlers Wells Theatre.
she underwent major surgery and after months of hospitalization, left this
life for the heaven she so steadfastly believed in.
is survived by her many nieces and nephews, her brother Terry Tinneny; her
sister Margaret Brember; brother-in-law Hugh Brember and her daughter-in-law
was laid to rest in East Finchley cemetery following Requiem Mass at St.
Gabrielís Church, Holloway Road. Mass was celebrated by Rev. Fr. Kevin
McDevitt and the eulogy was read by Doris Daly. She will be sadly missed by
all her friends and neighbours.
Minor changes have been made to this obituary to correct the spellings of
names and other details but it is essentially as published in The Irish
World, August 20, 2004)