Mrs Kiley, Obituary

Freeman's Journal (Sydney )

23 February 1911

The death of Mrs. Kiley, the wife of   Mr. Patrick Kiley, J.P., Red Hill Station, near Tumut, took place on the 18th instant. When the news reached Tumut the surprise occasioned, and sorrow felt, cannot be described, for but very few people were aware that Mrs. Kiley was unwell. About three months ago she had occasion to complain, but there was nothing to indicate any thing of a serious nature.

Deceased was visiting Tumut for a few days, and left on the Tuesday afternoon for her home at Red Hill Station, apparently in the best of spirits and mending in health. Next morning she had breakfast with her family in her usual cheerful manner. So well did she appear that Mr. Kiley and assistants started out on their usual daily routine. Mr. Percy Madigan (nephew), and Mr. Murray, of Waverley, Sydney (visitors), were just about to go out shooting when she became affected with a fainting fit. Mr. Kiley was overtaken and brought back.

The priest and doctor were communicated with by telephone, Father Slattery and Dr. Brown reaching there in time for the former to perform the last sad rites of the Church, and for the latter to only tell her loved ones there was no hope. The deceased was the third daughter of the late Mrs. B. Madigan. She was, married to Mr. P. Kiley in the Tumut Catholic church by the late Rev. Father Twomey in 1877.

She leaves to mourn their loss a sorrowing husband, five daughters - Mrs. Evans, Cootamundra; Misses Josephine, Nellie, Madeline, and Lucy - and four sons, Messrs. John (Darah, Station. Cootamundra), Frank (Sydney), Patrick, and Louis (Red Hill). Private Mass was celebrated at the homestead the morning after decease for the repose of her soul, and on Saturday morning Requiem Mass was celebrated in the church at Tumut.

The funeral took place on Tuesday, moving along 20 miles from her late homestead towards Tumut. It gathered in the many friends on the way, and when entering the town formed a forcible sign of the esteem in which she was held, and showing genuine sympathy for her husband, children, and relatives.

The chief mourners were: Mr. Patrick Kiley (husband), the deceased's four daughters and four sons, Messrs. James Madigan and John Madigan (brothers), Mesdames Lahiff, O'Connell, and O'Mara (sisters). The remains were laid beside those of her mother   (the late Mrs. Madigan) in Tumut old cemetery. The funeral ceremony was conducted   by the Very Rev. Dean Butler, assisted by the Rev. Fathers Slattery, Ryan, Cahill (Wyalong) and O'D'owd. (Gundagai). - R.I.P.