John Joseph Flannery
Mr. John Joseph Flannery.
The death occurred on Tuesday, flth inst., of Mr. John Joseph Flannery, of Forbes, at the age of 66. He had been ill about 18 months, during which time he was at tended and comforted by the Very Rev. Dean J. Brennan and Rev. Father E. J. Glancy. Visits were also made to the patient by the Sisters of Mercy. Rev. Dr. W. Brennan administered the last Sacraments. He died strong in the faith which was so dear to him in life, and whose institutions it was his delight to aid consistently. Born in Goulburn, the son of the late John and Ann Flannory, he spent the early part of his life at various centres of the western country, including Nymagee, Burrowa, Bogan Gate and Parkcs. For the last 36 years he resided at Forbes, where for a quarter of a century he was the popular host of one of its leading hotels The Australian. He retired from business in 1925, handing it over to his sons. In 1929 Mrs. Flannery (daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. Strickland, of Blow Clear Station, near Bogan Gate) and he went for a long trip abroad, spending much time in Ireland. Mr. Flannery was a devoted Catholic, and more than generous to all the needs of the Church. He is survived by his widow and four children: Norman, Jack, Reginald and Dorothy, all of Forbes. On the 10th inst., his Lordship the Bishop Wilcannia-Forbes (Right Rev. Dr. T. M. Fox) celebrated a Requiem Mass, in St. Laurence's Church, Forbes, for , the repose of deceased's soul. There was a large con gregation present. The funeral, which left the church for the Forbes, cemetery, was the longest cortege seen in the town. Messages of sympathy came froni all , parts of the Commonwealth. The Bishop, recited the last prayers at the graveside, assisted by the Rev. Dr. W. Brennan and Rev. Father -P. Reeve. :W. N. Bull, Ltd.,. had charge of the funeral arrangements. — R.I.P
Source: The Catholic Press 5 Apr 1935