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dick hemenway (#47518473)
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Bio Photo I was born in Beverly, Mass into a family that took grave tending very seriously. Many of my earliest memories are of being with my parents planting flowers and tending the graves of many past family members. In my elementary school years I would walk through the Central Cemetery morning and evening every day to get to school and back. The only thing that ever bothered me was seeing stones where the names were either gone or almost gone. It is the loss of a person all over again. I would like to play a small part in preserving some of these links to the past.
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Renee Ellis
FYI... Ellen Hoadley Payne was Sheldon Payne's 2nd wife. Her brother, Frank Hoadley, was the sexton of Grove Cemetery for 40 years from 1887-1927.
Added by Renee Ellis on May 20, 2015 7:11 AM
Renee Ellis
Hi again,
YES, please transfer Sheldon to my care. I goofed when I said that he is buried in Hillside Cemetery in Naugatuck. I know (now) that he is buried in Grove Cemetery with his first wife, Mary Price Payne. His second wife, Ellen Hoadley Payne, is the one buried in Hillside with the Hoadleys. thanks so much.Renee
Added by Renee Ellis on May 20, 2015 7:01 AM
Jane Cormuss
Orlando Wheeler
Thank you so much for the photo of Orlando Wheeler's grave! I do appreciate it. Best, Jane
Added by Jane Cormuss on May 19, 2015 5:03 PM
Renee Ellis
Sheldon's memorial is Find A Grave # 146623529

Added by Renee Ellis on May 18, 2015 9:40 AM
Renee Ellis
Sheldon F. PAYNE
Thank you so much for the photo of Sheldon's headstone in Hillside Cemetery, Naugatuck. His second wife, Ellen (Nell) Hoadley Payne, raised my grandfather, George O. Ellis. Would you be willing to transfer his memorial to me??? thanks, Renee
Added by Renee Ellis on May 18, 2015 9:39 AM
June Cares
WoodinG & WoodiN same people
Thank you for the photos of their headstones.
My Mothers side of the family in Connecticut.
Added by June Cares on Feb 25, 2015 6:41 PM
Catherine Clemens Sevenau
Tubal and Lucinda Sanford
Hi Dick, thanks for the transfer of Tubal (I love that name) and Lucinda. Their pages are done if you'd like to see them. 98959267 Catherine
Added by Catherine Clemens ... on Nov 28, 2014 10:48 AM
Donna Ferrari
Joseph Holycross headstone
Thank you for the headstone picture of my grandparents and their two sons Donna Ferrari
Added by Donna Ferrari on Nov 25, 2014 10:57 AM
RE: Brewster Lot

Dick If it interests you and you care to poke around there ...

I posted this message for Marie Hayes and will repeat it for you:
According to the main office @ Calvary Cemetery, there are seven family members resting in that plot including William Havens Brewster ..., but no year or date of burial was ever entered in the cemetery log.
The others are Mary (his wife); Harold Brewster (their son) no info recorded, but he died on 3.15.1925, age 17; Harris (Brewster?), no info recorded; Raymond Brewster (their son), died in 1973; and Herbert and Anna (Brewster) Barnhart (their son-in-law and daughter), died in 1985 and 1975 respectively.
Added by RonC on Nov 19, 2014 1:18 PM
RE: Brewster

Dick I sent additional info re George last week (using the edit tab). Do those edit suggestions go directly to you?

I agree about the sunken footstones @ S.J., and have periodically requested re-sets (which they're pretty good at doing). They do make an effort each summer (starting in late spring) to weedwhack the flats stones and uncover buried ones, which is helpful. Still can't understand, however, why they don't have computerized records at that office.
FYI: I have a record of all interments, including grave locations, 1956 to about 1967/68; my grandfather's handwritten memo-book (from when he was the superintendent there, working for the church). It's come in handy on a few occasions and I took time to copy the original pages and give them to the staff there.

Re George Brewster's obit ...
It can be accessed online (but I can't c&p it); will email the link to you.

Added by RonC on Nov 19, 2014 12:30 PM
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