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Bernadette McAllister

Marty Egan • 23 May 2004

I refer to the passing of Bernadette McAllister in a far away place. I had the pleasure of meeting Bernadette when she came, with Malachy, to the Banshee Pub in Scranton. I even gave them directions to a short cut back to New Jersey. Members of IOU (Irish Organizations United) wanted to help as best we could at the time.

The people present all commented on what a nice couple the McAllister's were and that Malachy was surely blessed to have such a good wife. The national President of the AOH, Ned McGinley had Malachy as a guest at the annual Presidents dinner.

Bernadette was instrumental, by her personalty, in getting their case national recognition and getting politicians involved. Some even reversed their former indifference.

America is a far distant place from Ireland. Bernadette, however, belonged and was loved, so wasn't alone when she passed over. She was with her extended family. God bless and help you watch over your family, Bernadette.




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