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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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Frank K.
Archbishop Eder
Thank you my friend for helping memorializing dear Archbishop Eder of Salzburg.
Added by Frank K. on Sep 22, 2015 4:45 PM
Photos added
I added the photos to Marc Porel's page as you requested. Glad I could help!
Added by amy7252 on Sep 20, 2015 7:32 PM
Amanda West
Richard Franks
Many thanks for contributing the photo of the memorial for Richard Franks. It is much appreciated.
Added by Amanda West on Sep 16, 2015 4:30 AM
Sr Phyllis Peter CCR
Reserch on Sr.Elias Devine

Dear Sir,
Teresa Devine, daughter of Dr.Hennessey Devine was born in Tipperary, Ireland, on April 15, 1839. She was one of a family of ten children. The Devine family had lost all its property in the unfortunate persecution of Catholics in Ireland which obliged her to leave her country and secure a teacher's post at Bayonne, France. Later in 1868 she decided to enter the sisterhood known as the "Third Order Regular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel". As a member of the Congregation she received the name Sister Mary Elias of Jesus. Along with two other companions she was sent to India in 1870, to labour in the cause of English education among the Indian girl children of the Province of Travancore.
As a co-foundress, first Superior and Headmistress of Holy Angels Convent, Trivandrum, India, she faced with several foundational difficulties, specially with the overall increase of students in the school, boarding house and orphanage. Therefore it was an immediate need of getting English sisters for the work in the missions, Mother Elias left for Europe in 1900 and founded a Novitiate house named "The Convent of Our Lady of the Mission" at Ypres, Belgium to train the candidates for the Indian mission. In 1905 after sending five well trained sisters to India the Novitiate house was forced to close down due to the lack of candidates.
Thereafter Mother Elias of Jesus moved to sisters of Mercy Convent Bunbury, Western Australia. She taught in that college till 1917. Satisfied as Mother Elias with the sisters and her zealous labour in Bunbury, at the age of 78, she was anxious to devote the remaining years of her life to work for native girls at St.Josephs Orphanage of New Norcia, WA. When her health and strength was hers for sixteen years she gave them gladly to brighten their young lives and in her declining years her prayers went up for them to the Throne of Mercy in greater measure, and her saintly life was an example to one and all.
The early hours of Friday, October 20, 1933, saw the quiet passing away of one who for many years played her part in the upbringing of native girls in St.Josephs Orphanage, New Norcia, WA.
Of all her family (Devine) members pre-deceased her, though one of her sisters died only in 1930 in her 98th year. Now we would love to know more about Mother Mary Elias (Teresa Devine) and her family tree. We have no certificates- either original or attested copies to throw light on the members of her family, parents, relations, her siblings. In Tipperary - the Church where she was baptized- the school she attended,etc etc. If there are living members of the family tree/ Irish or others wherever they be in Ireland or elsewhere would be truly appreciated.
with regards

Holy Angels' Convent
Ph: 009995725338
Added by Sr Phyllis Peter CCR on Sep 04, 2015 12:57 AM
Lucinda (Cindy Dionisi) Powers
Thank you for your message. I really don't know where my great grand parents, Dionisi, are buried. I do know they were from Lucoli.

Are you in Italy? Can you help me find their graves? I live in Texas.

Best wishes, Cindy Dionisi Powers
Added by Lucinda (Cindy Dionisi) ... on Sep 01, 2015 9:33 PM
Long Black Veil
RE: Sr Marguerite Sheridan
Just received this message from a friend who was born and still lives in Izmir. Hope this helps you.

"Actually its much smaller, about a third of the size of Pasakopru. Its called Karsiyaka (or Sogukkuyu) Catholic cemetery. It is strictly Catholic and mainly Italian."

Added by Long Black Veil on Aug 14, 2015 1:16 PM
Long Black Veil
RE: Sr Marguerite Sheridan
No Eman, I'm sorry I don't know the name of the other Christian Cemetery in/near Izmir. I only know I was told it was a much larger and well care far Christian Cemetery. I can write one of my friends in Izmir in hopes he will know.

Added by Long Black Veil on Aug 13, 2015 12:03 PM
Long Black Veil
RE: Sr Marguerite Sheridan
In April and May I did photograph about 100 stones in the Pasakopru Christian Cemetery. And hope on my next trip to get more photographs if possible. Since I do not have a Turkish keyboard its almost impossible to list some of the burials in Pasakopru Christian Cemetery

A much larger Christian cemetery is located in another province of Izmir. I did not get to visit this cemetery.

Added by Long Black Veil on Aug 13, 2015 5:45 AM
Long Black Veil
Sr Marguerite Sheridan
Sr Marguerite Sheridan, memorial 128493034. I've visited the Pasakopru Christian Cemetery at Konak Izmir this year. And photographed man y of the stones. I plan on visiting in 2016. None of the graves are listed under a plot number. In fact many of the graves do not have any location listed.

Added by Long Black Veil on Aug 11, 2015 5:46 AM
Christine Czepiel
Maria Wheeler
Thank you so much Eman.
Added by Christine Czepiel on Aug 07, 2015 2:36 AM
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