Clare - Scanlan, Michael A.  June 15, 1934 

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File contributed by: Frances MacPhail May 
2, 2019, 12:47 pm


Brooklyn Eagle, Brooklyn NY June 16, 1934 and New York 
Times, New York NY June 17, 1934

Michael Scanlan Dies at 82; Father of Three Priests

Patrick Scanlan, Editor of Brooklyn Tablet Is Also Son -- 
Ill Long Time

Michael A. Scanlan, 82, of 766 Ocean Ave., father of Patrick 
F. Scanlan, managing editor of the Brooklyn Tablet and also 
father of three priests, died last night at the Caledonian 
Hospital after a long illness. (June 15, 1934)

Mr. Scanlan was born Aug. 1, 1852 at Ballyduhigg, County 
Limerick, Ireland.  In 1916 he took up residence in 
Brooklyn.  Four years ago he retired.

Mr. Scanlan's wife died 35 years ago.  He is survived by six 
children, Mons, Arthur J. Scanlan, D.D., president of St. 
Joseph's Seminary, Yonkers; the Rev. Martin A. Scanlan, 
pastor of St. Mary's Church, Katonah; the Rev. Joseph 
Scanlan, assistant pastor of Our Lady of Mercy Church, 
Bronx; Lawrence and Michael Scanlan Jr.; Miss Frances 
Scanlan and Patrick F. Scanlan.  He is also survived by a 
brother, Lawrence and his sisters Mrs. Bridget Russell, the 
Rev. Mother Ita, Stockport, England; the Rev. Mother 
Eugenius, London; the Rev. Mother St. John, Kimberley, South 
Africa, and Sister Felicia, Paris.  Six grandchildren also 
survive the deceased.

The funeral will be held Monday from Mr. Scanlan's late 
residence, 766 Ocean Ave.  The solemn requiem mass will be 
celebrated in Holy Innocents' Church, Beverley Road and E. 
17th St., at 10 o'clock.  Burial will be in Calvary 


New York Times (1857-Current file); Jun 17, 1934; ProQuest 
Historical Newspapers The New York Times (1851 - 2005)

Scanlan - Michael A., on Friday, June 15, in his 
eighty-second year, devoted father of Right Rev. Mgr. 
Arthur, Rev. Martin, Rev. Joseph, Lawrence, Michael Jr., 
Frances and Patrick Scanlan, and loving brother of Lawrence, 
Mrs. Bridget Russell, Rev. Mother Ita, Rev. Mother Eugenius, 
Rev. Mother St. John, Sister Alphonsus and Sister Felicia.  
Funeral from residence, 766 Ocean Av., Brooklyn, Monday, 
June 18.  Solemn Requiem Mass at 10 o'clock in Holy 
Innocents' Church, Beverly Road and East 17th St., (take B. 
M. T. Brighton line to Beverly Road station).  Kindly omit 
flowers.  Burial at Calvary.

Additional Comments: Mr. Scanlan was born Aug. 1, 1852 at 
Ballyduhigg, County Limerick, Ireland. I also have an August 
1853 birthdate - I don't know his parents.  He was married 
to Maria/Mary O'Keeffe daughter to Arthur and Catherine 
(Frawley) O'Keeffe.  They were married in the R.C. Church, 
Clarecastle July 1, 1877.  They immigrated to New York, NY 
September of 1883.