Posted by: MJ Belko
Andrew O'Dea was the brother of my grandmother, Irene. Irene moved to Brooklyn, New York and married John Houlahan, who came from St. John's, Newfoundland. They had three children. John Houlahan died in 1976. Irene died in 2003 at the age of 97.
Mary (my mother) was born in 1929, married Richard O'Leary and had six children.
Irene was born in 1936(?), married Stan Sulewski and had three children. Irene died of leukemia in about 1974.
John married Pat Anastasia (?) and had two children. He died in 1990.
My grandmother had told us the story of how Andrew died. Seems his father, Patrick would sit and play the same record over and over again and cry about Andrew (I don't know what the song was). My mother finally got sick of it and broke the record one day.
I didn't know Andrew had any children, but I guess we're cousins!