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18. Sheila TREACY (Thomas Joseph TREACY , Thomas TREACY , Mary ) was born on 27 Jul 1923 in Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary. She died on 5 Jul 2012 in Dublin.

The name on Sheila's certificate of baptism is "Julia Anna Tracey" (it is Sheila Treacy on her birth certificate).

With her sister, Jo-Ann, Sheila trained as a nurse at the Withington Hospital in Manchester, both qualifying in 1944. Sheila subsequently worked in Brighton (c.1944-c.1949), Moorfields Eye Hospital in London (c.1950-c.1953), Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital in Dublin (c.1953-c.1954) and the Regional Hospital in Limerick (c.1954-1958). She was a specialist in opthalmic work.

Sheila and her husband, Dick, met in 1958 in the Regional Hospital in Limerick where she was working and where Dick was visiting a patient (Ann Wall?) who may also have been a friend of Sheila's and who introduced them. They married about six months later. Sheila gave up her career upon her marriage, as many woman did in Ireland at the time.

For most of her married life Sheila lived at 9 Lisbeg, Tralee, Co. Kerry. In 1986, following Dick's death, she moved to Dublin where she lived for 26 years at 31 Lansdowne Village, Sandymount.

Sheila married Richard (Dick) O'CONNOR, son of John (Jack Bill) O'CONNOR and Catherine (Babe) SHANAHAN, on 11 Sep 1958 in Limerick. Richard was born on 23 May 1919 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 9 Aug 1985 in Tralee, Co. Kerry. He was buried on 12 Aug 1985 in New Rath Cemetery, Tralee, Co. Kerry.

Dick was also known as Richie. After leaving school he went to Maynooth college to study for the priesthood. Dick eventually decided not to complete his religious studies and left Maynooth after three years with a BA degree. After spending a couple of years working on the family farm he went to University College Dublin and graduated in 1949 with an Agricultural Science degree. He later became an advisor with the Department of Agriculture in Co. Limerick and later in Tralee, Co. Kerry.

They had the following children.

+ 20 F i Living.
+ 21 M ii Living.
  22 M iii Living.

19. Thomas Noel (Noel) TREACY (Thomas Joseph TREACY , Thomas TREACY , Mary ) was born on 14 Dec 1926 in Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary. He died on 23 May 2009 in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.

Noel ran the family fuel business in Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary. Throughout his life he was very involved in local activities, including Carrick-on-Suir Musical Society productions, working with the St. Vincent de Paul Society, and playing at Castleview Lawn Tennis Club. Noel was still playing tennis regularly until shortly before his death at the age of 82.

Thomas married Ellen (Ella) MEANY, daughter of John MEANY and Mary (May) MASON, on 27 Jun 1957 in Clogheen registration district, Co. Tipperary. Ellen was born on 27 Mar 1929 in Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary. She died on 9 Apr 2011 in Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary.

They had the following children.

+ 23 F i Living.
+ 24 F ii Living.
+ 25 M iii Living.
+ 26 M iv Living.
+ 27 F v Living.

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