Axedale Burial: McNamara Family Vault

Axedale Catholic Cemetery

Bridget McNamara Died 1911

From: Bendigo Advertiser, Wednesday, 30 August 1911, page 6
The funeral of the late Mrs. Bridget McNamara, which took place yesterday to the Axedale cemetery from the residence of her husband, Mr. Denis McNamara, Axedale, was largely attended. The coffin-bearers were, Messrs. J. Colvin, J. Bourke, T. Banfield, W. McNamara. Deceased was a native of Galway, Ireland, a colonist for 60 years, and leaves three sons and one daughter. The Rev. Father Rohan read the burial service, and Messrs. Fizelle and Mulqueen carried out the funeral.

Denis McNamara, Died 1912

From: Bendigo Advertiser, Tuesday 12 November 1912
The funeral of the late Mr. Denis McNamara took place yesterday to the Axedale Cemetery, leaving his late residence, Mosquito Creek. It was largely attended. The coffin-bearers were Messrs. J. Colvin, P. Bourke, M. Comer, and W. McNamara. The Rev. Father Rohan read the burial service. Messrs. Fizelle and Mulqueen carried out the funeral arrangements.

Bridget McNamara, Died 1884

From: Bendigo Advertiser, Saturday 01 November 1884, page 2.
Death has been busy amongst the inhabitants of this district lately, his latest victim being Miss Bridget McNamara, a young lady of only 20 summers, and one for whom there was an universal feeling of respect. Great sympathy is felt for her relatives, and this was shown in a practical manner by about 200 persons following her remains to their last resting-place — the local cemetery. The cause of death was disease of the brain.

Hannah McNamara Died 1924

After an illness of eight weeks Mrs Hannah McNamara died at her residence, Toolleen. Deceased was in the 58th year of her age. She was much respected by a wide circle of friends She was a native of Lauriston, near Kyneton. Deceased was the relict of the late Denis McNamara and mother of William, Mary, Denis, and James. The remains were interred, in the family vault, Axedale. The pall-bcarers were Messrs. A. Duff, M Fouhey, D. Mulvehill, and
L. Toohey. Rev. FT. Reman, officiated at the grave. Messrs. Fizelle and Mullqueen conducted the funeral. R.l.P.

*Note: Hannah McNamara was buried in the family vault. Her name has not been engraved with other family members.

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here rest
denis mcnamara
who died nov 9th 1912
aged 84 years
bridget mcnamara
who died aug 27th 1911
aged 86 years
and their daughter
who died Oct. 22nd 1884
aged 20 years
denis mcnamara
who died dec 11th 1919
aged 60 years
“may they rest in peace”

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MRS HANAH McNAMARA. (1924, December 4). Advocate (Melbourne, Vic. : 1868 – 1954), p. 13. Retrieved October 5, 2020, from

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