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Ronan priests in Lowell and Dorchester, MA
Posted by: David Farrell (ID *****8320) Date: November 19, 2010 at 07:58:13
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I've recently discovered that I am distantly related to a small family of Ronans, who lived in Lawrence, MA circa the 1860s. This family consisted of a widowed mother named Margaret (nee Bolan or Donegan?), a daughter Mary, who married a man named Welch and two sons who became priests. These Ronans were originally from County Westmeath, Ireland. The two priests were as follows: Rev. Michael Ronan of Lowell, MA and Mgr. Peter Ronan of Dorchester, MA. Both of these clergymen were active participants in my great grandfather, Patrick Dunigan's 1903 funeral in Watertown, CT.
The Dunigans of Dorchester are mentioned as relatives of Mgr. Ronan in his May, 1917 obituary. If anyone is still interested in these Ronans, I am willing to share information via email.

Does anyone have any ideas on how I can get a maiden name for Margaret Ronan and the name of the two priests' father?

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