Sunday, July 26, 2009

Obituary: Frances M. Abaly - Class of 1901

Miss Abaly Rites

Funeral services for Frances M. Abaly, of 202 W. Gorham st., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Abaly, pioneer Madison residents, who died Friday in a Madison hospital after a long illness, will be held Monday at 9 a.m. at the Fitch-Lawrence Funeral Home and at 9:30 a.m. in St. Raphael's Cathedral.

The Rt. Rev. Msgr. Edward M. Kinney will officiate. The rosary will be recited at 8 Sunday night. Burial will be in Resurrection cemetery.

The family has requested that flowers be omitted.

Miss Abaly was a nurse and secretary for many years for Dr. W.C. Abaly, her uncle, a former Madison physician.

Miss Abaly was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and the former Madison Central High school. She also attended the former St. Regina academy and St. Raphael's grade school.

She is survived by four sisters, Mrs. W.J. Hobbins and Ollie Abaly, both of Madison, and Mrs. Elizabeth Mayer and and Winifred Abaly, both of Milwaukee, and a brother, Donald, Milwaukee.

The above was originally published in the Obituaries section of the Wisconsin State Journal on May 2, 1953. At this time, obituaries were still "news stories," written by newspaper staff, not families.

Note: Frances Abaly's class year is based on information in the Madison Public Schools Annual Report (1901-1902), where she is listed among the graduating seniors in the Class of 1901.

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