Alison Mary (nee O'Reilly) Feder

July 26, 2016

Obituary

Passed peacefully away at St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital, age 93. Predeceased by her husband Herbert, parents Richard O’Reilly and Mary (nee Byrne). Leaving to mourn her son David, daughter-in-law Marcy Greene, as well as special companion Ann Griffiths. Alison cherished her 37 years of teaching English at Memorial College and University. A big thank you to Goldie and Todd Bishop for all of their kindness. Special thanks to the doctors and nursing staff on 7 West for their wonderful care and compassion. Relatives and friends may visit the family at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road on Friday, July 29th, from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. Funeral mass will take place on Saturday, July 30th at 9:30 a.m. from St. Pius X Church. Interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to The Gathering Place. To send a message of condolence or to sign the memorial guestbook, please visit www.carnells.com

Schedule

Visitations

2-4 p.m. on July 29, 2016

7-9 p.m. on July 29, 2016

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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funeral

9:30am, Saturday July 30th

St. Pius X Church

Interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery


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Dear David and family,

I am sorry for your loss. I have met your mother when I lived at 37 Forest Rd in the early 1971 from Toronto. I enjoyed seeing her around as neighbourhood, etc.. She was great person I have known her.

Dear David and Family,

I have missed Alison for a long time. She welcomed me to Newfoundland and to the Department of English, and she made our many trips to Toronto to the Irish conferences a total, mind-blowing experience. We both loved the travel and the papers and the shopping. Of course, there were moments, as when Alison lost an expensive bracelet in a taxi (how she managed that, I will never know). Her anecdotes about her trip to Israel with your dad were also a scream. As you know, she had a large, gold Jewish star,, which she wore with great delight and not a little mischief, but it was insufficient to convince anyone in the hotel that she was indeed Jewish (which she wasn’t, of course0.. She delighted in that story. She coined the wonderful phrase, “pineapple of politeness”, and she was that, for sure. She tried (with limited success) to convert me to that behavioral model, but, unfortunately, it didn’t take. She was a genius at organizing, and the Irish conference in the 1970s was certainly the best conference, and the best funded, thanks to your mother’s efforts, ever. These are just some of my many memories of your mother. I miss her, and have for a long time. I apologize for the delay in writing, but I kept trying to find your local address, with no success, and finally realized (duh!) that I could leave condolences here.

Wanda and Jim Burke

Marcy and David
Our deepest condolences.

Victoria Dias & Kurt Staubitzer

Dave and Marcy,

Our deepest condolences on your loss. Our hearts go out to you and your family at this difficult time. You’re in our thoughts.

Suzanne & Pat Byrne

Thinking of you at this sad time

Robert Ryan

David, I just wanted to express my sincerest condolences on the passing of your mother. I have so many fond memories from the early years at Bally Haley to family get togethers. she was a great lady and I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Robert Ryan

David, I just wanted to express my sincerest condolences on the passing of your mother. I have so many fond memories from the early years at Bally Haley to family get togethers. she was a great lady and I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Nancy Simmons

I’m very sorry to hear of Dr. Feder’s passing. She taught me several English classes at Memorial and I always enjoyed them. My condolences to you all.

Mary Kavanagh

I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. I always enjoyed our visits with your mother as she had a wonderful spirit and great sense of humor. I know she will be dearly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Marilyn Gerry Gerard and Patrick greene

So very sorry for your loss .. Cherish the memories of a wonderful long life full of joy and happiness . Take care ..xo

Marilyn Gerry Gerard and Patrick greene

So very sorry for your loss .. Cherish the memories of a wonderful long life full of joy and happiness . Take care ..xo

Kelly, Herb and Sarah Kean

David and Marcy, thinking of you during this sad and difficult time. Cherish the precious memories of your mom, David. We will keep you all in our prayers.

John and Magda Moyes and family

David and Marcy,

Your mother, Alison, was a wonderful neighbour, always bright and friendly, and blessed with a sharp memory and a quick wit. It has been a privilege to know her for over forty years.

Please accept our deepest sympathy.

John, Magda, Louise, Jonathan and Rebecca Moyes

Jerry St. George

I was a student in Dr. Feder’s Shakespeare class and several others. Former classmates and I often share fond memories of her imitating the witches in Macbeth, her dispassionate for Polonius, and her love of Areopegetica. She was a very entertaining and gifted tea her. Memorial wass at disadvantage since her retirement.

R.i.P. Gentle Woman.

Glenn Bruce

Dave, so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. My sincere condolence to you and Marcie during this difficult time. All the best.
Glenn

Gladys Schofield

Marcy and David : Do hope that you find comfort in your memories of previous times interacting with Mrs. Feder prior to her illness, her love of English literature. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. sincerely Gladys

Gladys Schofield

Marcy and David : Do hope that you find comfort in your memories of previous times interacting with Mrs. Feder prior to her illness, her love of English literature. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. sincerely Gladys

Gladys Schofield

Marcy and David : Do hope that you find comfort in your memories of previous times interacting with Mrs. Feder prior to her illness, her love of English literature. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. sincerely Gladys

Donna and Charlie

David and Marcy
Sorry to hear of your mother/mother-in-laws’s passing. Remember the good times as you go through this difficult time. We will not be able to attend the visitation as we are out of town. Our thoughts are with you both.

Dawn tucker

David we are so sorry for the loss of your mom. You are in my prayers and thoughts….Dawn Tucker

Chris Breen & Family

Dave and Marcy,
Please accept our deepest condolences. Mrs. Feder lived a great life and will be fondly remembered by many. I hope your many years of great memories help you celebrate her long and rich life.

Catherine Howard & Jeff Howard

Dear David.
Please accept our condolences on the passing of your mother. We remember her with much fondness.

Catherine Howard and Jeff Howard

Catherine Howard & Jeff Howard

Dear David.
Please accept our condolences on the passing of your mother. We remember her with much fondness.

Catherine Howard and Jeff Howard

Bruce Martin & Family

David; So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was a remarkable woman who left an indelible mark on those surrounding her. I am unable to visit presently, but rest assured that you are in our hearts and thoughts at this time. God bless!

Brenda Turner

Dear Marcy & David, I am out of town but thinking of you both. What a wonderful life David your Mom has had. Macy , her life reminds me of GIGi. Thinking of you both. Brenda

Barbara and Pete Fitzgerald

David and Marcy, We send you our deepest sympathy after reading about your Mom’s death. She certainly had a full life and I’m sure you have wonderful memories . Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Love, Barbara and Pete.

Andrew Fogarty

David and Family,

Please accept my deepest expression of sympathy in your sad loss.
As one of the Bridesmaids of my late wife, Mary O’Neill, Alison has been a special lifelong friend over these many years. Tried to reach her on her birthday, July 24, without success and now know why. May she now rest in Peace. Will send a Spiritual Bouquet and be in touch.
Most Sincerely, Andrew Fogarty

Dave we are so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. We were away & didn’t realize she was gone. Our deepest sympathies are with you & Marcy. God rest her soul.