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Eman Bonnici (#46572312)
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I encountered Find A Grave years ago while surfing the net one day on some Hollywood greats, when I came across Clark Gable's memorial. Getting interested in the photos featured, I started browsing names and there they were: Fernandel, David Niven, Rita Hayworth...I was impressed to see such a keen index of so many deceased persons, even though at that time it amounted to only a couple of thousands!

Although I kept visiting the site from time to time, I did not join in immediately as a member. When I did, I used to leave a couple of messages, but creating memorials seemed a bit difficult. The first one came following the death of my Great Aunt, Sr. Teresa Orlando rscj., in 2002.

Eventually, FAG became for me a special point of reference. It did take me quite a time to collect all the information posted here, especially when it relates all the biographies featured. Naturally, in order to be able to present here all these profiles and photos, I have been in touch across the years, with several dioceses, provinces, and archive collections from all over the world. Naming all the sources is virtually impossible, but I have to mention Mr. Salvador Miranda, creator of "The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church" Digital Resource.

Researchers might find a number of interesting profiles in my entries, including a full Necrology of all the late members of the Mid-West Augustinian Province and the Western Dominican Province, which I added across the years thanks to the great support and help received from Brother Thomas Taylor OSA., and the late Father Fabian Stan Parmisano OP., (1926 - 2009). Other entries include all the Dominican Friars interred at Rosaryville, Ponchatoula, Louisiana. These Friars belonged to the Midwestern Dominican Province of the USA. Most of the Dominican Friars affiliated with this Province buried at All Saints Cemetery in Des Plaines, Illinois, can be also found in another Virtual Cemetery of mine.

I always try to remember people who in their humbleness worked and took care of many, in silence, for whom history has left little or no space. Hoping you might find some of the memorials to your interest, I wish above all, that they might be also appreciated by others or remembered in prayers.
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Happy Easter Eman. Thanks again for all the great work.

Added by K on Apr 20, 2014 10:47 AM
k. jordan
Added by k. jordan on Apr 12, 2014 11:18 AM
Frank K.
Wolfgang Kirchgässner
Thank you for the transfer of the memorial for the late bishop Kirchgässner, doing so I noticed that the Freiburg Cathedral is listed twice. So I asked for a merger of both listings, so far that did not create duplicate memorials.
Thanks again
Added by Frank K. on Mar 27, 2014 12:20 PM
Hi Eman,

I have been working on some unknown burials, duplicates, etc., and I came across your listing for Peter and I thought I would do some research on him. I was wondering if his birthdate could be wrong? I found no record of death for Peter Orlando in New York..but that doesn't mean he didn't die here. I did find one for a Peter who in 1925 at age 21.

Added by K on Mar 23, 2014 2:17 PM
Deacon/bro Norbert Fihn
Thank you so much for your lovely tribute to him. I was sad to learn he died so young. He was a teacher of mine in San Diego, teaching me typing and philosophy. He was much loved by all the kids and was one of the best teachers I ever had. It sounds like he had a long illness - what did he die of? Thank you again for the pictures.
Added by Karenath on Mar 22, 2014 8:16 AM
Bob Hufford
Cardinal Vachon.
Excellent job on him and all the others.

Do you know if he is related to the famous Vachon family in American professional wrestling? See my bio for the recently deceased Mad Dog Vachon.

I have a patient in my practice named Vachon who says that they're all kin to some extent. His military rank was too high for many people to call him Mad Dog, but he says it had happened.

Please light a candle for my colleague Victor who in in the hospital with heart problems. He is our clinic's expert on diabetes, but unfortunately doesn't do a good job with his own. Anglicans light candles, too, and I shall be doing so.


Added by Bob Hufford on Mar 22, 2014 6:47 AM
Bob Hufford
RE: Cardinal Cicognani
He was a great man but he was in his late 70s when John XXIII made him a Cardinal and was 80 at the time of the conclave which elected Pope Paul VI. A bit old. Maybe Benedict XVI was chosen partly to avoid another really long Papacy.

Added by Bob Hufford on Mar 06, 2014 8:46 AM
Bob Hufford
Cardinal Cicognani
Hi, Eman,

Excellent job on the Cardinals you have posted recently. It's nice to see your good work finally appreciated.

I think Cardinal Cicognani would have made a good Pope, but I suppose he was too old by the time he was in a position to be considered.


Added by Bob Hufford on Mar 05, 2014 4:28 PM
Hi Eman,

I am enjoying your work very much. Would you like to take over my memorials for Paul Gregoire and Paul-Emile Leger? Maybe you could give them a well deserved biography.


Added by K on Mar 04, 2014 12:36 PM
G Baxter Photo
Just wanted thank you for taking G Baxter's photo for me.
Added by LAURIE TIBERI on Mar 03, 2014 7:02 PM
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