My mom’s parents were both of Irish descent so naturally today – St Patrick’s Day – it just seemed like a no-brainer to feature them.
My grandfather was Lloyd Pierson Still (1914 – 1993). His mother Mary Kilpatrick immigrated, with her siblings.
Mary Rose Welsh (1911 – 1989) was my grandmother. She was about as tall as a leprechaun herself! She was so proud of her Irish heritage. All four of her grandparents came directly from
. Her paternal grandfather,
Michael Walsh, is said to have been born in Ireland . His wife, Anna Keating, was from Dublin ,
according to my grandmother. Her maternal grandparents were Dennis O’Flaherty
and Martha Dukrin. Martha is believed to have also come from County Mayo ,
My grandparents were laid to rest together at St. Patrick’s
in Roman Catholic
Cemetery Kennett Square, Chester
© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015