Annunciation Parish - Related Links

Ilion, New York
    Annunciation Parish Ilion NY - Official web site

Annunciation School Eighth Grade Graduation Photograph 1931
    The first graduating class of the School of the Annunciation

Annunciation School Eighth Graduation Photograph 1937
    IHS Class of 1941

Annunciation School Eighth Graduation Photograph 1939
    IHS Class of 1943

Annunciation Eighth School Graduation Large Photograph 1939
    IHS Class of 1943

Annunciation School Eighth Graduation Party Photograph 1955
    IHS Class of 1959

First Grade - Annunciation School 1962-1963
   IHS Class of 1974

Annunciation School Eighth Graduation Photograph 1970
   IHS Class of 1974

CYO Basketball County Champions - 1976
   IHS Class of 1980

Kindergarten through Sixth Grade Class Photographs
   IHS Class of 1981

Our Lady Queen Of Apostles Church
    Frankfort, NY - the sister parish of Annunciation Parish

Native Ilionite Priests

Rev. Eugene (Owen) Carney (died 1900)

Rev. Thomas Carney (died 1903)

Rev. Edson Wood, O.S.A
    (Student for the priesthood)

Native Ilionite Religious - Sisters/Nuns

First wedding held in Ave Maria Church
    The wedding of Michael Carney and Bridgett Crosby was celebrated April 19, 1868 and was the first to take place in the old church edifice of the Church of the Annunciation, Ilion.
        History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925: George M. Carney 19 Dec. 2011. Web.

Musical Extravaganza 1901
    "Liliputians" in Fairyland or Cruise ot the Polar Star"
    June 15th and 17th 1901
    Presented under the auspices of the Ave Maria Church

St. Agnes Cemetery
    Carney Family Plots

St. Agnes Cemetery YouTube Video
    St. Agnes Cemetery burial plots of the following related Ilion families: McDonough, Giblin, Raleigh, Carney, Kennedy, Brennan, Hayes, Tracy and DuCette. Inspiration for the video was the novel 'Who Occupies This House' by Kathleen Balet Hill.

Annunciation Parish Permission to Publish
    Permissions - 1999 and January 2005 emails


Ilion and Annunciation Church Featured in 2011 Pultizer Nominated Novel

Chang-rae Lee, a creative writing professor at Princeton University and novelist. His 2011 novel, The Surrendered was nominated for a 2011 Pultizer Fiction Award. Here are two snippets from the novel that would interest all Ilionites.

"History is made by what is made in Ilion", Hector's father used to croon darkly, most of all Hector's uncles and cousins in the employ of the company or bearing its arms into battle, or both".

"WAR IS A STERN TEACHER, his father would sometimes say to him, quoting Thucydides, the sodden, light-boned man slung over Hector's shoulder in their typical end-of-Friday night lurch. Hector always helped him limp home from the workingman's pub in their town of Ilion New York..."

Annunciation Church - Main Sanctuary & Blessed Sacrament Chapel - Ilion, NY
You can read on google books,
the description of the Annunciation Church altars
in the 2011 Pulitzer Prize novel nominee,
The Surrendered, by author Chang-rae Lee.

You can read reviews and buy the book on
The Surrendered, by author Chang-Rae Lee.

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