John Joseph Healey1,2,3,4

M, b. 9 December 1900, d. 17 February 1977
John "Jack" Joseph Healey
FatherAndrew John Healy5,6,7,8,9,10,11 b. 16 Aug 1870, d. 28 Dec 1939
MotherMary Drohan5,6,7,8,10,11 b. 11 Sep 1875, d. 29 Mar 1963
RelationshipGrandfather of Taryn Lynn Phelan
ChartsJohn Healy Descendancy Indented Chart
Samuel and Sarah Littlehales Descendancy Chart
Nicholas and Elizabeth Fleming Mahony Descendancy Chart
Thomas Rigg Descendancy Chart
John Smith Descendancy Chart
     John Joseph Healey was baptized on 11 December 1900 at Church of Ardmore, Ardmore, County Waterford, Ireland, He was baptized by the Reverend John Walsh. Sponsors were Alice and Thomas Drohan.12
     John Joseph Healey appears as John Healy, age 4 months, in the census of April 1901 at Upper Grallagh, Ardmore, County Waterford, Ireland,in the household of Andrew John Healy as his son.13 John Joseph Healey immigrated on 3 October 1906 to the port of New York, New York, sailing on the Caronia from Queenstown, Ireland on the 26th of April with his mother, his siblings: Margaret, Mary, Andrew, and Kathleen, and his grandmother, Margaret Healey.14,15
     John Joseph Healey appears as John Healey, age 9, in the census of 9 April 1910 at Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut,in the household of Andrew John Healy as his son.6
     John Joseph Healey resided in April 1910 at 118 South Street, Waterbury, Connecticut, with his parents and siblings: Margaret, Mary, Andrew, Kathleen, and infant Annie. His grandmother, Margaret Healey, was also living with them.6
     John Joseph Healey resided in 1912 at 98 South Street, Waterbury, Connecticut, with his parents and siblings:
Margaret, Mary, Andrew, and Kathleen.16
     John Joseph Healey filled out a military census form 28 February 1917 Waterbury, Connecticut. The Connecticut “Military Census” was taken in 1917–1918 at the direction of the General Assembly with an eye to assessing manpower available for war and other resources in the state. The census included surveys on agriculture, factories, and even automobiles, but the forms included here are questionnaires filled out by men ages 16 and over. The census was much more than a simple name count, and these questionnaires asked for details in a number of areas: name, post office address, trade or profession, agemarital status, number of dependents, citizenship,military service, and physical disability.They also asked men to report on various skills, including whether they could ride a horse or drive a team, ride a motorcycle, operate a wireless, handle a steam engine or a boat, or swim well. This form showed that John was 16 years old, measured at 5'2'' tall, and weighed 95 lbs. His occupation was described as a messenger. He did not know how to ride or handle a team of horses. He could not drive an automobile or motorcycle, understand telegraphy or operate electrical machinery among other things. He was also not a good swimmer.17
     John Joseph Healey resided in February 1917 at 98 South Street, Waterbury, Connecticut, with his parents and siblings:
Margaret, Mary, Andrew, and Kathleen.18
     John Joseph Healey were naturalized when Andrew John Healy, his father, was naturalized on 5 September 1919 at District Court, Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut. Minor children automatically became citizens when their fathers received citizenship..19,20,21,22,23
     John Joseph Healey appears as John Healey, age 19, in the census of 5 January 1920 at 80 Kelsey Street, Waterbury, Connecticut,in the household of Andrew John Healy as his son.7 John Joseph Healey was a patternmaker at a pattern shop in 1920 at Connecticut.7
     John Joseph Healey resided in 1920 at 80 Kelsey Street, Waterbury, Connecticut.7 He was a pattern maker between 1927 and 1930 at Waterbury, Connecticut.24,8,25
     John Joseph Healey resided in 1927 at 80 Kelsey Street, Waterbury, Connecticut, with his parents and siblings.26,8 He married Bernice Ruth Mahony, daughter of Percy Mahony and Beatrice Aida Smith, on 8 November 1927 at St. Francis Church, Waterbury, Connecticut. They were married in the rectory of Saint Francis Xavier Church. As was the custom, only the bridesmaid and the best man were present. Margaret Healey (sister of groom) was the bridesmaid and Edward Healey (cousin to the groom) was the best man. Bernice's mother made chicken fricassee. Her grandfather, Joshua Mahony, came to the reception.27,28,29,30,31,10,32 John Joseph Healey was was employed as a foreman in the Pattern Department. at Producto Company, Bridgeport, Connecticut.33
     John Joseph Healey, age 29, appears as John J. Healy, head of household in the census of 16 April 1930 in Waterbury, Connecticut, with Bernice Ruth Mahony.1 John Joseph Healey and Bernice Ruth Mahony resided on 16 April 1930 at 4 Simons Avenue, Waterbury, Connecticut, with their infant daughter, Maureen.1 John Joseph Healey was a patternmaker in a factory in 1930 at Bridgeport, Connecticut.1
     John Joseph Healey and Bernice Ruth Mahony resided in August 1930 at 4 Simons Avenue, Waterbury, Connecticut.34
     John, age 39, appears as head of household in the census of 8 April 1940 in 78 Kelsey Street, Waterbury, Connecticut, with Bernice Ruth Mahony and John Andrew Healey.2 John Joseph Healey was a pattern foreman in an iron foundry in April 1940 at Bridgeport, Connecticut.35 He was a foreman in 1952 at Bridgeport, Connecticut.36
     John Joseph Healey and Bernice Ruth Mahony resided in 1952 at 100 Kelsey Street, Waterbury, Connecticut.36
      John Joseph Healey was retired on 25 March 1966 at The Producto Machine Company (Foundry Divison), Connecticut, as a quality control engineer.
The following is a speech written and read by Merton C. Grilley, Vice President of Producto Machine to Jack Healey:
This is not to be, as is evident, a somber or sober evening, but one set aside for happy recollections of many pleasant days and incidents that we have experienced together over the last fifteen years.
We have always counted on your experience and skillful know-how to guide our foundry operations from its earliest beginnings to our present enlarged stature. More important than this experience was the ever present cheerfulness and cooperativeness of manner with which you worked with all of your fellow employees. This trait alone was many times invaluable when pressures and problems of daily operations seemed insurmountable. I think also that this outward attitude is even more commendable when one realizes that over the years you have encountered your share of personal misfortunes.
We are also indebted for the effective way in which you helped cement our foundry relations with our good friends at Bridgeport Machines, and it is to your credit that evidence of this shown tonight by the attendance of their key people.
We shall miss you and will look forward to frequent visits over the years to come, and we know that your days ahead will be filled with continued good fortunes as only befalls our happy Irish friend named "Jack".
Sincerely, Mert.37

John Joseph Healey and Bernice Ruth Mahony resided in 1977 at 102 Kelsey Street, Waterbury, Connecticut.10
     John Joseph Healey died on 17 February 1977 at Palms of Pasadena Hospital, South Pasadena, Florida, at age 76 from a temporal aneurysm.11,38,10,39 He was buried in February 1977 at Pine Grove Cemetery, Waterbury, Connecticut, He is buried next to his wife and their daughter, Mary Clare lies behind them.40,41

Family

Bernice Ruth Mahony b. 24 Jan 1907, d. 16 Mar 1997
Children

Census Records

DateLocationMemo
1901Upper Grallagh, Ardmore, County Waterford, IrelandJohn Joseph Healey appears as John Healy, age 4 months, in the census of April 1901 at Upper Grallagh, Ardmore, County Waterford, Ireland,in the household of Andrew John Healy as his son.13
1910Waterbury, New Haven, ConnecticutJohn Joseph Healey appears as John Healey, age 9, in the census of 9 April 1910 at Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut,in the household of Andrew John Healy as his son.6
192080 Kelsey Street, Waterbury, ConnecticutJohn Joseph Healey appears as John Healey, age 19, in the census of 5 January 1920 at 80 Kelsey Street, Waterbury, Connecticut,in the household of Andrew John Healy as his son.7
1930Waterbury, ConnecticutJohn Joseph Healey, age 29, appears as John J. Healy, head of household in the census of 16 April 1930 in Waterbury, Connecticut, with Bernice Ruth Mahony.1
194078 Kelsey Street, Waterbury, ConnecticutJohn, age 39, appears as head of household in the census of 8 April 1940 in 78 Kelsey Street, Waterbury, Connecticut, with Bernice Ruth Mahony and John Andrew Healey.2

Residence Records

YearLocationDetails
April 1910118 South Street, Waterbury, ConnecticutJohn Joseph Healey resided in April 1910 at 118 South Street, Waterbury, Connecticut, with his parents and siblings: Margaret, Mary, Andrew, Kathleen, and infant Annie. His grandmother, Margaret Healey, was also living with them.6
191298 South Street, Waterbury, ConnecticutJohn Joseph Healey resided in 1912 at 98 South Street, Waterbury, Connecticut, with his parents and siblings:
Margaret, Mary, Andrew, and Kathleen.16
February 191798 South Street, Waterbury, ConnecticutJohn Joseph Healey resided in February 1917 at 98 South Street, Waterbury, Connecticut, with his parents and siblings:
Margaret, Mary, Andrew, and Kathleen.18
192080 Kelsey Street, Waterbury, ConnecticutJohn Joseph Healey resided in 1920 at 80 Kelsey Street, Waterbury, Connecticut.7
192780 Kelsey Street, Waterbury, ConnecticutJohn Joseph Healey resided in 1927 at 80 Kelsey Street, Waterbury, Connecticut, with his parents and siblings.26,8
16 April 19304 Simons Avenue, Waterbury, ConnecticutHe and Bernice Ruth Mahony resided on 16 April 1930 at 4 Simons Avenue, Waterbury, Connecticut, with their infant daughter, Maureen.1
August 19304 Simons Avenue, Waterbury, ConnecticutJohn Joseph Healey and Bernice Ruth Mahony resided in August 1930 at 4 Simons Avenue, Waterbury, Connecticut.34
1952100 Kelsey Street, Waterbury, ConnecticutJohn Joseph Healey and Bernice Ruth Mahony resided in 1952 at 100 Kelsey Street, Waterbury, Connecticut.36
1977102 Kelsey Street, Waterbury, Connecticut John Joseph Healey and Bernice Ruth Mahony resided in 1977 at 102 Kelsey Street, Waterbury, Connecticut.10

Citations

  1. [S286] John J. Healey household, 1930 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 5-255, sheet 121, dwelling 57, family 78.
  2. [S1281] John J. Healy household, 1940 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 5-24, sheet 4B, number of household , 78.
  3. [S109] Personal knowledge.
  4. [S164] Connecticut City Directories, Waterbury, 1927; Healey, John J.; Section H, Page 318.
  5. [S173] John J. Healey entry, Birth Certificate Entry Number 373 (28 December 1900).
  6. [S284] Andrew Healey, 1910 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 484, sheet 8A, dwelling 48, family 130.
  7. [S285] Andrew J. Healey Household household, 1920 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 469|2A, sheet 20, dwelling 26.
  8. [S367] John and Bernice Healey's Marriage Certificate.
  9. [S397] Waterbury Republican.
  10. [S271] John J. Healey's Death Certificate, 22 February 1977.
  11. [S172] Interview, Kathleen Healey, 1994.
  12. [S386] John J. Healy entry, Birth and Baptism Certificate (2 July, 1952).
  13. [S771] 1901 Census of Ireland, Waterford County, Town of Upper Grallagh, Ireland.
  14. [S534] Mary Drohan, and her 5 grandchildren: John, Margaret, Mary, Andrew, and Kathleen Margaret Healey and her daughter-in-law, Caronia Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, 3 October 1906; Microfilm serial: T715, Microfilm Roll: T715_776as viewed on Ancestry.com.
  15. [S284] Andrew Healey, 1910 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 484, sheet 8A, dwelling 48, family 130, shows 1906.
  16. [S665] Mary Healey and daughters Margaret and Kathleen, S.S. Laconia Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, 4 November 1912; Microfilm serial: M715, shows Mary Healey's address in the US, Microfilm Roll: M715_1968as viewed on Ancestry.com.
  17. [S1380] "Connecticut Military Census of 1917", John Joseph Healey.
  18. [S1380] "Connecticut Military Census of 1917", John Joseph Healey-shows his post office address as 98 South Street, Waterbury, Conn.
  19. [S369] The District Court of Waterbury Certificate of Naturalization, Volume 7, File Number 1606 (5 September, 1919), Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut.
  20. [S285] Andrew J. Healey Household household, 1920 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 469|2A, sheet 20, dwelling 26, family shows 1919 as the year the family was naturalized.
  21. [S574] Andrew and Mary Healy, S.S. Washington Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, 10 November 1938; Microfilm serial: T715, Microfilm Roll: T715_6248as viewed on Ancestry.com.
  22. [S575] Margaret Healey Andrew and Mary Healy and their daughter, S.S. President Roosevelt Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, 31 August 1935; Microfilm serial: T715, Microfilm Roll: T715_5696as viewed on Ancestry.com.
  23. [S1044] Andrew and Mary Healy, S.S. Georgic Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, 2 October 1933; Microfilm serial: T715, Microfilm Roll: T715_5399as viewed on Ancestry.com.
  24. [S164] Connecticut City Directories, Waterbury, 1927; Healey, John J.; Section H, Page 318; shows his occupation as "patternmkr."
  25. [S253] Unknown volume, Jacklyn Healey's Birth Certificate: shows the occupation of her father as a pattern maker, State of Connecticut Bureau of Vital Statistics.
  26. [S164] Connecticut City Directories, Waterbury, 1927; Healey, John J.; Section H, Page 318; shows his residence.
  27. [S429] Wedding Invitation, Beatrice Aida Mahony, 8 November, 1927.
  28. [S367] John and Bernice Healey's Marriage Certificate: 8 November 1927.
  29. [S395] Certificate, John Healey and Bernice Mahoney marriage of 8 November 1927.
  30. [S1449] Baptisms and Marriages, St. Francis Xavier Church, Waterbury, Connecticut: entry for John Healey and Bernice Mahoney, 8 November 1927. Saint Francis Xavier Church, 625 Baldwin Street, Waterbury, Connecticut.
  31. [S1281] John J. Healy household, 1940 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 5-24, sheet 4B, number of household , 78, shows wife as Bernice Healy.
  32. [S195] The Waterbury Republican-American, 18 March, 1997.
  33. [S175] The Waterbury Republican-American.
  34. [S253] Unknown volume, Jacklyn Healey's Birth Certificate: shows the residence of the father as 4 Simons Avenue, State of Connecticut Bureau of Vital Statistics.
  35. [S1281] John J. Healy household, 1940 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 5-24, sheet 4B, number of household , 78, shows occupation.
  36. [S60] Waterbury Connecticut Street Directory, John J. (Bernice R) Healey, 1952; Section H, Page 404.
  37. [S461] Merton C. Grilley, "Jack Healey's Retirement" (speech, 26 March 1966).
  38. [S371] Death Dates of Relatives Who Died in 1977 written by Bernice Ruth Healey, 1977.
  39. [S1005] John J. Healey, Feb. 17, 1977 Tombstone, Pine Grove Cemetery, 850 Meriden Road, Waterbury, Connecticut.
  40. [S271] John J. Healey's Death Certificate, 22 February 1977, shows burial site as Pine Grove Cemetery.
  41. [S1005] John J. Healey Tombstone, Pine Grove Cemetery, 850 Meriden Road, Waterbury, Connecticut.
  42. [S1201] John Healey's Certificate of Baptism: shows father as John Healey, 13 August 1939, Saint Francis Xavier Church.
  43. [S1281] John J. Healy household, 1940 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 5-24, sheet 4B, number of household , 78, shows father as John J. Healy.
  44. [S924] Who's Who In The East, Biography of John A. Healey, shows "son of John Joseph Healey."
  45. [S1011] The Waterbury Republican-American, 29 July 2009, Page 4B, shows that he was the son of the late John Healey.
  46. [S1202] Mary Clare Healey's Certificate of Baptism: shows her father as John Healey, 15 January 1942, Saint Francis Xavier Church.
  47. [S1007] Mary Clare Healey's Death Certificate, 31 August 2004, shows her father as John Healey.
  48. [S1008] The Waterbury Republican-American, 31 August 2004, shows her as the daughter of the late John Healey.