Mary Ellen CULPIN1889 - 1949 (60 years)
Name Mary Ellen CULPIN Born 1889 Gordon, Victoria, Australia  Gender Female Died 12 Mar 1949 Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia  Newspaper Report 14 Mar 1949 Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia  BARRIER MINER: DEATH OF MRS M E DONOVAN
A well-known Railway Town resident (Mrs Mary Ellen Donovan) died suddenly at the Hospital on Saturday afternoon. Mrs Donovan was preparing to leave on a plane trip to Melbourne on Saturday, when she became ill. Mrs Donovan, who was the wife of Mr J T Donovan, of 129 Ryan Street, was born at Gordon, near Ballarat, 90 years ago. There are four sons, Tom, George, Jack (Melbourne), and Jim, and one daughter (Mrs E. Nagel). MANY INTERESTS Mrs Donovan was well known in the Ladies' Indoor Bowling Association circles, she having been a foundation member of the association and present of the Buffs' Indoor Bowls Association. She was also connected with several other organisations and assisted in Hospital work. Requiem Mass was celebrated at St Mary's Church, Railway Town, at 7 am today and the funeral left her late residence at 4pm for the Roman Catholic portion of the cemetery. Norman Woodman conducted the funeral.
Buried 14 Mar 1949 Catholic Cemetery, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia  Newspaper Report 21 Mar 1949 Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia  PORT PIRIE RECORDER: GUARD OF HONOR OF WOMEN PRECEDES HEARSE. Funeral of Esteemed Resident at Barrier. Attendance of representatives of many organisations at the funeral at Broken Hill of Mrs Mary Ellen Donovan (a sister of Mr J A Culpin, of Simpson street, Solomon-Town) was a tribute to the esteem in which she has been held. A guard of honor of 20 women from associated indoor bowling clubs formed at the home in Ryan street, and marched in front of the hearse as a cortege of more than 50 cards proceeded to the Catholic Cemetery, where Fr. M M Lancaster officiated. Pall-bearers were Messrs C Madern, C R Olds, G E Cole, A Mulqueen, J Glanville and S Ellis. Many floral tributes, including some wreaths from each of the three women's bowling clubs were place on the grave. (List of representatives closes the report.) Newspaper Report 17 Jun 1949 Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia  GOVERNMENT GAZETTE OF THE STATE OF NSW: Mary Ellen Donovan, late of Broken Hill, in the State of New South Wales, married woman, died on 12 March 1949; administration with the will annexed, was granted to the Public Trustee on 30th May, 1949. Person ID I12687 Freeman-Culpin Last Modified 10 Jan 2018
Father George Francis CULPIN, b. 1863, Italian Gully, Victoria, Australia , d. 1924, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia (Age 61 years) Mother Catherine BOND, b. Abt 1865, d. 25 Nov 1954, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia (Age ~ 89 years) Family ID F3906 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family John Thomas DONOVAN, b. Abt 1885 Children 1. Thomas John DONOVAN, b. 1906, Berringa, Victoria, Australia 2. Cath Rossie DONOVAN, b. 1909, Berringa, Victoria, Australia 3. George Basil DONOVAN, b. Abt 1911, Victoria, Australia 4. Living 5. Living Last Modified 6 Dec 2015 Family ID F3917 Group Sheet | Family Chart
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- IN MEMORIAM
DONOVAN.-In loving memory of my dear wife (Mary Ellen), who died suddenly on March 12, 1949. "Peace Perfect Peace."
Inserted by her loving husband (John Thomas Donovan).
DONOVAN. - In loving memory of our beloved mother, mother- in law and grandmother (Mary Ellen, who departed this life suddenly on March 12, 1949.
To think we could not say good bye, Has always brought regrets, But the ones that loved her truly Will never forget.
Inserted by her loving daughter (Rossie) son-in-law (Erne) and grand daughter (Margaret).
DONOVAN.-In loving memory of our dear mother, mother-in-law and grandmother (Mary Ellen) who passed away, March 12, 1949. A beautiful smile, a loving face A broken link we can never replace Always remembered by her loving son (Jim), daughter-in-law (Gloria), and grandchildren (Raymond and Dennis). 
- IN MEMORIAM