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Mrs. Joseph Feeley (Teresa Clery)

Teresa Feeley, 34, was the daughter of Michael D. Clery, a farmer from Kilmallock, County Limerick, Ireland. Teresa and her husband Joseph lived in New York, United States. They did not have any children. Both Teresa and Joseph were lost when the Lusitania was torpedoed and sunk on 7 May 1915. Teresa’s body was recovered, #4 by Queenstown. She is buried in Common Grave A in the Old Church Cemetery in Queenstown (now Cobh), Ireland. A legal battle ensued after the married couple’s death, as Joseph’s parents sought possession of Teresa’s remaining finances as well. Teresa’s father, Michael, fought back. The case went to the Lord Chief Justice of the High Court at the Four Courts of Dublin on 5 October 1915. Michael claimed that his daughter died intestate. As she and her husband died at the same time, Michael was Teresa’s sole next of kin. The court awarded Michael his claim. Teresa’s effects were forwarded to Michael’s solicitors, Fox & Co, in November 1915. Contributors: Senan Molony References: Molony, Senan. Lusitania: An Irish Tragedy, pg. 32. Mercier Press, 2004.

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