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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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GOOFFSON
Purtell brothers
Thank You Dick for adding my grandfather and his brother on here, I am looking for another brother of my grandfather Stephen Purtell. I would like any information on him.

Thank You
Margaret Hazel
Added by GOOFFSON on Jan 22, 2014 11:49 AM
GOOFFSON
Purtell brothers
Thank You Dick for adding my grandfather and his brother on here, I am looking for another brother of my grandfather Stephen Purtell. I would like any information on him.

Thank You
Margaret Hazel
Added by GOOFFSON on Jan 22, 2014 11:49 AM
Peter Morgan
Samuel Downs
Hi Dick,

Thank you for taking some photos of the marker of my 5th great grandfather, Samuel Downs (III). May I have your permission to use the photos in my ancestry.com family tree? I will give you proper credit in the caption. Thanks.

Peter
Added by Peter Morgan on Jan 03, 2014 7:04 AM
RonC
RE: Grove Cemetary

Incidentally, our childhood 'cemetery memories' are similar. Did the same thing with my parents until they passed. Decades ago, my grandfather had been a longtime superintendent @ Saint James, living in a house adjacent to the cemetery (along the old Route 8 / then 'Riverside Drive'). We used to play hide-'n-seek behind the monuments. ;o/
Added by RonC on Nov 28, 2013 10:25 AM
RonC
RE: Grove Cemetary
Thanks, Dick. I'm used to cleaning around (or cleaning off) markers, too; and I walk away with a good feeling. Mt stomping grounds are nextdoor at Saint James. I'm much less familiar with Grove, and get a bit disoriented; but my photo requests are for people I once knew. Just posted another and do hope that you'll stumble upon the Petereit graves at some point.

Regards,
RonC
Added by RonC on Nov 28, 2013 10:19 AM
RonC
RE: Marguerite Fidlay

Dick

It's fine the way you cropped it. I actually visited Margie's grave within the last week, but hadn't gotten around to posting a photo. I try to do the same (as you) whenever possible. I just posted a photo of the banner (left by a family member), but have asked Mike to bump it down to 3rd place on the memorial. I found it to be appropot (for Marge).

Never got to find (and visit) the Lawtons and the Newmans. Glad you were able to get to those for me. Any chance that you were able to check on the Petereits? I don't frequent Grove Cemetery, but these folks were al old neighbors of mine.

Thanks again.
RonC
Added by RonC on Nov 16, 2013 10:19 AM
Dstmnstr
Sutor's and Sandora's
Thank you for your time and effort on taking grand aunt's husband, Ted Sandora, and her kids pictures, also well as my great grand aunt and her husband, Fred and Maude (Adams) Sutor.
Added by Dstmnstr on Nov 16, 2013 10:08 AM
RonC
re- Recent Photos

Thanks for posting the recent photos for Grove Cemetery (Naugatuck). Nice job. Much appreciated.

RonC
Added by RonC on Nov 16, 2013 9:35 AM
Betsy (Norris) Banzen
Salmonson Johnson
Thank you for the Salmonson Johnson photo.
Betsy
Added by Betsy (Norris) Banzen on Nov 09, 2013 4:48 PM
Betsy (Norris) Banzen
Salmonson
Dick,
Thank you for the photo!
Betsy
Added by Betsy (Norris) Banzen on Sep 04, 2013 2:50 PM
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