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Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Tombstone Tuesday: Sisters buried together
Although their adult lives took them in different directions, my Great Great Aunts Alice Fitzpatrick Ward and her sister Teresa Fitzpatrick were ultimately interred together. Teresa remained unmarried all of her life, and Alice was made a widow when her mariner husband was lost at sea. The two are interred close to their parents and the rest of their family members in the cemetery of St. Colmcille's Church in Swords, Ireland. Beneath this unadorned Celtic cross they lie, and although the weather has wiped away all sign of inscription, the gravestone once read:
In loving memory of my dear sister Teresa Fitzpatrick died 29 Dec 1929 Swords.
Also her sister Alice Ward died 27 May 1952 aged 91 years.