MCINERNY, Mary Margaret

Merced Sun Star, Merced, CA
Wed. Nov. 16, 1949, page 1.

Mrs. McInerny Taken By Death

Mrs. Mary Margaret McInerny, 56, wife of Merced Postmaster Joseph T. McInerny, died in a local hospital yesterday after an extended illness.

The Merced housewife, a member of the Catholic Church, had resided in Merced since her marriage to Mr. McInerny on Feb. 13, 1924.

                                       Funeral Thursday
Recitation of the rosary for the prominent local woman will be held tonight at 8 o'clock in Hann Brothers Chapel. Solemn high mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Father Norbett Feely, Millbrae, Calif., Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Mercy Church. Father Feely is a first cousin of the deceased. Assisting him will be the Rev. Father Thomas Earley and the Rev. Fr. Francis McKenna.

Burial will be in the family plot in Calvary Cemetery. Serving as pall-bearers will be Clinton Bryars, Merced; Glenn Schmoll, Merced; Postmaster M. Brame of Turlock; Postmaster Steven Graham of Oakland; Postmaster Les Thomas of Richmond; and Postmaster Joe Freitas of Atwater. Mr. McInerny was twice president of the State Association of Postmasters of California, and Mrs. McInerny was active in auxiliary activities.

                                      Two Children
Mrs. McInerny was a graduate nurse.
Surviving her are, in addition to her husband, a son, John S. McInerny of Merced; a daughter, Margaret Patricia McInerny, also of Merced; six sisters, Mrs. Paul Weinberger of Alameda, Mrs. Walter M. Pratt of Boston, Sister Angela Bernadine of Belmont, Mrs. Lucille McPike of Monterey, Mrs. Max Armstrong of Salinas, and Mrs. Ernest Bedolla of Chualar; and two brothers, Clement J. Smith of Hillsboro and Cyril Smith of Brentwood. A third brother, the late Leo J. Smith preceded her in death.

Transcribed by: Alma Stone