0-Descendants of Bernard

Bernard (Nov 11, 1880-Oct 23, 1955)  married Alice Girard , and their three sons moved to America in 1908  

They had 4 children:  

  • Patrick (Padraic) middle:Bernard-Edward (born Mar 11, 1905-Feb 16, 1999 93 years old)- Married Lillian (Lil) M Hennessy  (Dec 29, 1909 - Aug 28, 2003 96 years old) had two sons:  

  • Brian - ( October 21, 1907 - April 29, 1928 21 years old) 
    • Baptized on Nov 02, 1907 in • Rathfarnham, Dublin, Ireland
    • DOD Died at the age of 20, he gave his coat to a beggar and caught double phenomena because it was a cold rain.
    • Cousin Pat clarified this as:  His bed was given away to a drunk by Bernard, and Brian had to sleep in the hall, he died of neglect.  From the tone of Pat's voice - I think he was repeating what his father Patrick(Padraic) said.
               Brian_MacMenamin 1908-1928

  • Colm (Colm-Kil Born in America Feb 12, 1913 - Dec 23, 1995 almost 83 years old) - Married Margaret (Marge Emglert) (May 7, 1914 - Jun 10, 1988) and had 4 children: 
     Colm+Marge_MacMenamin-taken 1954
  • Colm MacMenamin playing the musical saw
Brian  https://www.facebook.com/evelyn.davenport.9
    • daughter Lindsey who married  and has one daughter https://www.facebook.com/lindsey.macmenamin
Barbara( June 13, 1941-Oct 30, 2008)  Barbara B. Mahon 67, of White Plains, N.Y. died suddenly and peacefully on October 26, 2008 at her residence. She was born on June 16,1941 to the late Columba and Margaret MacMenamin in NYC. Barbara loved every minute she lived and was a true maverick. She was involved in Holy Name of Jesus Parish Social concerns, volunteered at the American Red Cross, gathered clothes for Sister Alice, hosted baby showers for birthright, organized the Do'ers for MS Walkathon, was a member of the Granada Board, and participated in numerous Midnight Runs and volunteered at Camp Sunshine. Barbara is survived by her three brothers, Brian, Dennis (Ana) and Michael (Karen) MacMenamin. Her five nephews , Tim, Jason, Aaron, Michael and Joseph MacMenamin. And her two nieces, Belinda (Tom) Baum and Lindsay MacMenamin. Also survived by her extended MacMenamin and Englert families and close relatives in New York, Florida, Vermont and Virginia, and countless others that were blessed by her friendship and love. Reposing Hawthorne Funeral Home on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Mass of the Resurrection, Holy Name of Jesus Church, Valhalla, N.Y. on Thursday 10 AM. Interment St. Peter's Cemetery, Danbury, Conn. In Lieu of flowers donations to Holy Name of Jesus Social Concerns to be further distributed to Barbara's favorite chartites; Grace Community Church, Camp Sunshine, Divine Compassion Spirituality Center, H.E.R.O.E.S. and Birthright. HAWTHORNE FUNERAL HOME 21 Stevens Ave. Hawthorne, NY 10532 914-769-4404
            • Dennis has three sons https://www.facebook.com/dennis.macmenamin
              1.     Joe (has 1 son - Isaac) 
              2.     Michael marred Jen https://www.facebook.com/jennmike.macmenamin
              3.     Arron https://www.facebook.com/arron.macmenamin
            • Michael (Born 1953) Married Karen (Born 1953) had 2 sons  https://www.facebook.com/michael.macmenamin
              1.         Timmy who has 2 sons (Tyler & Dylan)
              2.         Jason https://www.facebook.com/jason.macmenamin
MacMenamin Boys:  John, Patrick, Brian & little Colm

Alice Gerard died, the four boys were taken by the orphanage, Bernard having lost everything, worked on a Ship for his passage to Ireland.  He tried to become a priest, but they sent him back to America saying he needed to remarry and get his boys out of the orphanage.  

Bernard Married Sarah Josephine Geddis (Nov 12, 1885 -May 6, 1958 lived 72 years) of Belfast Ireland.   Sara had smuggled a gun for the Irish Republic.  Upon her family finding out when the Irish Republic came to search the house, not finding the gun hid in the bottom of a hat box.  Her parents scrapped enough money to get passage to either America or Austriala.  Sara chose America, came to NewYork in 1920.  She met Bernard and were married with a few months. 

 Now the boys had a mother and were released from the Orphanage.  


Bernard & Sara MacMenamin taken 1954

Sarah & Bernard had 4 more children:

Bernard, Sara and Joseph are buried 

in St. Raymond Cemetery   

  • James  (Oct 15, 1922 - May 15, 1990 68 years old) Married Mary Branigan(1923-1985) and had 3 children.  They lived in NY and on Long Island when Kathy was 9 they moved to Florida
  • Jimmy & Mary MacMenamin taken 1954They lived in Florida, had a Hollywood Rental MartJimmy had the most beautiful blue eyes, they were stunning!
    1. Tommy - LA has two boys  - Shawn married Kathy
    2. Peggy - left for Heaven Jan 2018 had 2 children
  • daughter
        • son:  Grandchildren:  Carl & Margaret Mary in FL
3.  Kathy (Katheryn A. MacMenamin) Won lottery $45,000 in 2011, married to Cherie

  • Maureen - Mary Maureen (Born Aug 22, 1924 - Died 3/18/1931) at age 6  she lived at 4186 Park Avenue she died in the hospital Her funeral expenses were $140.30
  • Joseph (1924 - Jan 27, 1961) Married Gloria (Mar 21, 1928 - Nov 28, 2009) and they had 2 children:
Joey & Gloria MacMenamin taken 1954

  • Bernadette (March 2, 1930 - Aug 24, 2007  77 years old)- had 5 children: 
Bernidette_MacMenamin_Radda_Kennedy taken 1954
  • Donna & her husband Dave (has 2 children Maureen & Robby)
  •                     Donna has 2 step-children (Joe & Tina)        
  •                     Joe & his wife Sara (has 1 son, Henry)
  •                     Tina & her husband  Chris (has 2 daughters, Olivia & Emily)
  • Valerie (has 1 son Kevin)                 Kevin & his wife Ally (has 1 son  Austin)
  • Deirdre (has 1 son Christopher)     Christopher & Sandra (has 2 sons  Hunter & Mason)
  • Thomas (has 1 daughter Amy Alyssa)
  • Angel    (has 2 daughters:  Ruby ('95) and Lily (2000))

           In September 1932, Sara wants to go back to Ireland.
           Brian & Maureen had died and Sara needed to see her family.   
           Sara, Bernard and the three children:  James, Joey & Bernadette go to Northern Ireland to be with Sara's family and to see if they can build a life in Ireland.
           They couldn't find steady work.  So they decided to reture to the US.  Sara had issues getting back to the United States, and were gone 1  1/2 years.
           Bernard convinces Mr. Hennesy (his daughter Lil is married to Bernard's son Patrick) to turn over some assets so that Bernard does not look like he owns nothing.
           He is able to get Sara released to come back into NewYork.  And Mr. Hennesy's property is turned back to him.

    Jil MacMenamin,
    Jul 13, 2017, 9:28 AM