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Philomena Culkin
Viewing: Friday, November 23 from 6-8PM at Church
Service: November 24, 2018 (Saturday) at 11:00 a.m.
Location: St. John the Evangelist Silver Spring Md.

Philomena Barrins Culkin, Born in Cloonkelaun, County Sligo, Ireland in 1922. She was the loving wife for 68 years of William Joseph Culkin; Loving mother to Fr. Michael Culkin of Leola, Pa.,Eamonn (Jenny) Culkin of Spokane, Washington and Sean (Denise) Culkin of Silver Spring, Maryland. Doting grandmother to Liam, Moira, McKinley, Jesse, Jordan, Michael, Sean and Rory.Philomena was born to Edward and Mary (Timlin) Barrins, the fifth child after siblings Mae (Hallinan), Sr. Eileen (Sister of Mercy), John and Michael.

She married William at St. Brendan's Church in Castleconnor, County Sligo on January 4, 1950. Their son Michael was born in 1952 and they immigrated to America for the first time in 1954. They returned to Ireland where their son Eamonn was born in 1958, then returned to America for good in 1959 where their son Sean was born in 1960. Philomena was a hard worker. She worked as a waitress at the Hot Shoppes on Georgia Avenue just above the District line, then from 1973 till 1992 as the cashier at St. John's College High School.  Philomena, William, Michael and Eamonn all proudly became US Citizens in the late 1970's. The Culkins were lifelong members of the Irish American Club and enjoyed many a waltz around the floor of the IAC dances. She wanted her children to know their Irish history and love the music and dance of Ireland as she did. Her family and her home were her pride and joy. In her kitchen you could always find a cup of tea and a cup of soda bread, the best around. She was a woman of strong faith and was devoted to the rosary. She rejoiced in her sons, their lives and families and will be sorely missed by all.

Friends and family may call on Friday, November 23, 2018 from 6:00PM -8:00PM at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 10103 Georgia Avenue Silver Spring, Maryland 20902 where Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Saturday, November 24th at 11:00AM. Interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Silver Spring, Maryland. 

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in her memory to: The Sr. Kathleen Lannak IHM School Endowment Fund, 10201 Woodland Drive Silver Spring, Maryland 20902, https://www.sjte.org/support-SJE/online-giving (fund name: endowment) or St. John's College High

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https://stjohnschs.myschoolapp.com/page/support/make-a-gift?siteld=897&ssl+1 (enter "baseball" in comment box) or St. John's Baseball 2607 Military Road, N.W. Chevy Chase, DC 20015

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