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COUSIN, domest. rel. Cousins are kindred who are the issue of two brothers or two sisters, or of a brother and a sister. Those who descend from the brother or sister of the father of the person spoken of are called paternal cousins; maternal cousins are those who are descended from the brothers or sisters of the mother. Vide 2 Bro. C. C. 125; 1 Sim. & Stu. 301; 3 Russ. C. C. 140; 9 Sim. R. 386, 457.

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Louise's will made 31 specific bequests to family members, long-time employees and friends; she also made three $500,000 bequests to two grandnieces and a grandnephew.
Judge Wendt agreed, but the Appellate Court found that the grandniece occupied the apartment as a subtenant, not as a "roommate."
Neighbours at his home in Dara Park said Seamie had gone to work in Naas, then watched shocked as grandniece Trisha revealed he is the Lotto winner.
WALK IN THE PARK: Five ladies pay homage to Joyce' in Dublin yesterday; UNDERCOVER: Teresa Silva, from Portugal, as Molly; BLOOMING: Joyce's great great grandniece Christina; HAT A BOY: Kevin Davenport, left, |& Chevron Nolan; NOVEL IDEA: Dermot Lynskey as Joyce; SMILES: President McAleese enjoys the celebrations; STOUT AND ABOUT: Fans sing along in George Street; PRIDE OF PLACE: Joyce's family celebrate yesterday
The two girls - both great grandnieces of the famous novelist - helped hundreds of Joyce fans bring colour and fun to the streets of Dublin.
She is also survived by several nieces and nephews, and numerous grandnieces and grandnephews.During her long life she was an especially cherished family member, delighting in family gatherings.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, three sons and daughters-in-law, daughter, eight grandchildren, sister, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, 19 nieces and nephews, 20 grandnieces and nephews, and five great-grandnieces and nephews.
Please send a subscription to my sister-in-law, who hails from a tradition that tracked down voices in every generation who would help nourish the voices of hope, community, hospitality, generosity, honoring, and longing for "truth." Her mother, a former high-school teacher, recently died at age eighty-eight and left behind three daughters, a son, a host of grandchildren, grandnieces, and grandnephews, who all knew she would send them "just the right book" for their interest in growing integrity in their being.
McInerney and Kathleen Mullaney, both of Leominster; many nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews and great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews.
Currently, this predeceased parent exception is not applicable to transfers to collateral heirs (e.g., grandnieces or grandnephews), taxable terminations or taxable distributions.
Survivors include: son John (Judy) of Lake Barrington, IL; grandson Jim (Michelle) of Batavia, IL; grandson Jed (Leah) of Portland ,OR; six nieces and nephews; grandnieces and grandnephews and their children.
She leaves a sister, Helen Morin of Worcester; two nephews, Raymond Morin and Thomas Morin and his wife Denise, all of Worcester, and Christopher Morin and his wife Jennifer of Shrewsbury; a niece, Susan Morin of Somerville; six grandnephews and two grandnieces.She was born in Worcester, the daughter of George and Nooritza (Donabed) Hoyen and lived here all her life.