from The Webster Evening Times, September 29, 1926 (Volume III # 310),
| Patrick Healy of Slater Guards Claimed By Death
Dudley Man Saw Action in 34 Major Engagements
During Civil War and Had Splendid Record of Service
Patrick Healy, 83 years, oldest resident and one of the oldest parishioners of the St. Louis Church , died last night at his home, 25? Schofield Avenue, after an illness of several years. He was born in Ireland and when a youngster came to Sutton and in 1856 he came to Webster, where he attended the East Village school. He was then employed by Father Quan, beloved pastor of St. Louis Church.
At the outbreak of the Civil War he was one of the first to enlist in Co. I, 15th Mass. Regiment. Mr. Healy was the only Dudley survivor of the Slater Guards, and of which Elias Wakefield is the only survivor. He saw service in 34 major engagements of the Civil War and some of these were Gettysburg, Antietam, Balls Bluff, and the Battle of the Wilderness.
In 1865 he married Katherine Purtell and seven children were born to them of which four are now living. His wife is seriously ill at the home on Schofield Avenue. The four children who survive him are Edward, John, Elizabeth and Mary, and he is also survived by seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren
He was well known to many of the residents of Dudley and his death while expected came as a shock to the residents of both Webster and Dudley. The funeral will be conducted Friday morning from the St. Louis Church and interment will be in cavalry cemetery in charge of John E. Canty, undertaker.
| FUNERAL SERVICE HELD TODAY FOR PATRICK HEALY
The funeral of Patrick Healy, Schofield Avenue, Dudley, veteran of the Civil War and the only remaining member of Co. I. 15th Massachusetts regiment in Dudley was held this morning from St. Louis church, the Rev. Chester F. Leahy officiating at the high mass of requiem. during the service selections were sung by James Saunders.
Members of the G. A. R. , Sons of Veterans and Spanish War Veterans with many relatives and friends attended the service and many beautiful floral pieces were received. The bearers were James Hyland, Michael J. Ryan, Monroe Snow and Ralph Austin, members of the Sons of Veterans representing the G. A. R.