Obituary - Mr. Bede Neylan

17 February 1948 The Tumut and Adelong Times 

As briefly referred to in our last issue, the death occurred unexpectedly at his home, at Mondongo, on Tuesday, February 10, 1948, of Mr. Bede Neylan.

Although he had suffered an attack of rheumatic fever in his earlier days, and since had not enjoyed the most robust health, his death came as a great shock to his friends and relatives, particularly his sister, Miss Dorothy Neylan, who was with him when he passed away. 

Born at Braidwood in 1889, the late Mr. Neylan came to Tumut with his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Francis Neylan, in 1906, when they purchased their Micalong property.

Not long after another property was purchased at Mondongo, and the two places were worked in conjunction.

From 1930 to 1944 Mr. Neylan was in the building trade in Sydney, but on the death of his brother Frank in 1944 he returned to the Tumut district and managed the Micalong and Argalong properties, his only sister keeping house for him.

He was unmarried, and besides Miss Dorothy Neylan he is survived by three brothers, John and James, of Sydney, and Edward, at present in Java.

The late Mr. Neylan was of a quiet and unassuming disposition, ever ready to lend a helping hand where needed, and a devoted adherent of his church.

A family trait for which the Neylans are renowned is their steadfast devotion to their church and its principles.

Requiem Mass was celebrated by Rev. Fr. Commins at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Tumut, at 7.30 a.m. Ash Wednesday, February 11, and the funeral left at 3 p.m. for the Catholic portion of the new cemetery, followed by a representative gathering cf friends. Rev. Fr. Commins read the last prayers and Messrs. W. Beavan and Sons at tended to the arrangements.

Floral tributes were sent by the following:- Mr. and Mrs. McCarthy and family, Mr. and Mrs. Abbey and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Quilty and family, Mr. and Mrs. George Burns and family, Mr, and Mrs. Stan. Venables and Elaine, Mr. and Mrs Tom Malone and family, Mrs. D. McGrath and family, Mr. and Mrs. Bowler, Reg. and Rita McGrath, Mr. and Mrs. Allan Margules and Jess, Ted Quirk.