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Bill Bourbeau (#47387362)
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I'm a middle school English teacher that spends my "spare" time conducting genealogical research. I spend lots of time in the Forest Hill and Laurel Hill cemeteries in Fitchburg.

Please feel free to use photos that I take for whatever purpose you choose. However, any and all photos must include proper source information in the citation. This allows other researchers to maintain the integrity of the research process.

I often have additional and/or higher quality images for many of the memorials. Please contact me if interested.

Please note that although I strive to take the best possible quality photos, I occasionally upload pictures that I plan to replace in the future.

GPS Issues: I recently noticed that the FindaGrave site appears to be rounding off(?) the coordinates that I've entered. I apologize for any confusion.
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Philip Edward Bourbeau Sr
Hello Bill.

My father's cousin is Dennis Bourbeau and I believe his father was Philip who married my great aunt Lucy Casella Bourbeau but I didn't see any references in his memorial to having ever married or having any children. Would you know if this may be the same person? Dennis was born in Lawrence area in 1952 and he and his mother Lucy lived in the area for years. I never actually met Dennis' father but I know my father did - his cousin. Just curious if you have any indication that this may be the same person. Do you happen to know Dennis Bourbeau?

Thank You,
Added by Brenda on Apr 22, 2014 12:47 PM
Jim Flannery
I meant to ask - were Francis and Elizabeth's graves in St. James Lot 7 or Lot 9? Did you notice if there was a marker nearby for Elizabeth's sister, Rosanna (McGivney) Murnane who supposedly is buried in the same lot? Thanks again,
Added by Jim Flannery on Apr 17, 2014 5:32 PM
Jim Flannery
Thank you so much for the photos of Francis and Elizabeth Collins' grave marker in St. Bernard's Cemetery. I had almost given up hope that a marker existed. I never received a notice from Find A Grave and just accidentally found your photos. Thank you very much!!
Added by Jim Flannery on Apr 17, 2014 5:24 PM
Burton Risser
Deacon Daniel Lowe
In the findagrave memorial for Deacon Daniel Lowe it reports that his death was by hanging & suicide.
Could you tell me the source of this information on the cause of death? I had not heard this before and it appears a bit unusual for a Deacon of the church.
Any information you can provide will be appreciated.
Burt Risser
Added by Burton Risser on Apr 16, 2014 9:15 AM
John Sutherland
RE: Litch, Charles & Harriet

Thanks. You're right - this is a much better photo. I'm pleased that you remembered.

Best regards,

Added by John Sutherland on Apr 13, 2014 11:30 AM
Christine Smith
Ayers in Forest Hill
Thank you again for the great photos of the Ayer graves in Forest Hill. Chris Smith
Added by Christine Smith on Apr 12, 2014 8:16 AM
RE: Sarah Wiley # 124860817
Thank you!
Added by Patricia on Apr 10, 2014 11:26 AM
Christine Smith
RE: Lizzie (DeWitt) Ayer (119711833)
Thank you!

Chris Smith
Added by Christine Smith on Apr 09, 2014 6:03 PM
Rick Sullivan
Henry P Wheelock Obituary
Hi Bill,

Thanks for all your great work at, it'a appreciated. As a genealogist studying the Wheelock surname, I particularly appreciate your recent posts of the Wheelocks in Laurel Hill Cemetery.

I have a question about the memorial for George H. Wheelock, number 127268726. You mention that he was the adopted son of Henry P. Wheelock, per Henry P. Wheelock's obituary, Oct 24, 1904. I'm wondering if you could forward me a copy of Henry P. Wheelock's obituary. I'm not 100% sure where to place him in the Wheelock family tree; maybe the obituary will help.

Thanks again!

Rick Sullivan
Added by Rick Sullivan on Apr 06, 2014 6:30 AM
Allison Clausen
Herbert N Bugbee
Thank you for this photo. It is a great help to my research of the Bugbee family and I really appreciate your time and effort. Thanks again. - Allison Clausen
Added by Allison Clausen on Apr 03, 2014 7:11 PM
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