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Mary S. (#47572796)
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Bio Photo I am of Acadian (French from what is now Nova Scotia), Irish and Italian ancestry, and my husband is of French-Canadian and Eastern European Jewish ancestry.

Our Canadian ancestors came to New England in the late 19th and early 20th century, to work in the mill towns of Maine, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

I LOVE the early New England gravestone art! But my main focus for genealogy is with our Canadian immigrant ancestors.

I love an excuse to go puttering around local cemeteries, taking photos. Hope I can continue to add listings and photos here for many years to come!

I hate having to post this, BUT:

If you want to send me corrections/additions for the memorials I manage, PLEASE use the Edit Tab on the memorial page. I won't make changes from messages left here.

I put a lot of work into my memorials - I don't just post the minimum FAG requires. Don't tell me that you'll send me your notes on a family and I can update my memorials from them. Send the SACs using the Edit Tab on the individual memorials, if you want me to make changes.

I will not post an obituary in its entirety, ever. It's a violation of copyright law, and also risks listing living persons.

And I will NOT link a memorial to an "Unknown Burial" memorial. Come back when you know where s/he is buried.

Requests for transfer will be judged on a case by case basis. For example, if you are trying to use Find A Grave as a genealogy site by adding all your "Burial Unknowns," I will not transfer to you. Although a wonderful genealogical resource, Find A Grave is intended as a burial registry and I won't encourage behavior that runs contrary to that.
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Archelous Harding
Mary, Thank you for your note about Archelous Harding. I did know the cause of death, did have address though. Do you have any more information about Archie & his wife Julia? Are you a relative? BTW Julia's obituary states the last name as Loughlin, also her sister-in-law states her name as Loughlin, have seen it as McLoughlin too, not sure what is correct.
Added by Tina on Apr 10, 2014 3:47 AM
Jean Speed
mind if I copy and past part of the bio you have posted?
Added by Jean Speed on Feb 05, 2014 3:26 PM
Jean Speed
RE: DesLauriers - memorial#: 101110411
Hi Mary,
Thank you so very much. I have to plot information, but not the actual photos like i said.
DesLauriers, St Andre, Gauthier, Goodhue, Brothers, Brouillard are just a few of them.. I will let you know if in the spring the Director, has the time to take the photos for me. Thanks for the generous offer.
PS: If you need anything done in Jacksonville, IL, let me know. will help out.
Added by Jean Speed on Feb 05, 2014 3:17 PM
Jean Speed
RE: DesLauriers - memorial#: 101110411
Hi Mary,
Thank you so very much for the instructions..
You are very welcome!
I enjoy trolling the cemeteries with my notepad and camera along with the rest of my "walkers" equipment too, then come home and post them. I agree that it is nice to know that it is appreciated.
I will let you know if I run into trouble again.
Added by Jean Speed on Feb 04, 2014 7:08 PM
Jean Speed
DesLauriers - memorial#: 101110411
Hi Mary,
This is my grandparents memorial. I like what you put up there. I do have additions/connections that are verified. You said in your profile that you will not post the entire obit's, but that we can add to the memorial by clicking on the Edit. I clicked on it but it only brought up my virtual cemeteries. What am I doing wrong here... This is the first time I was able to locate a grave in someone elses cemetery that I would like to add information too.
Added by Jean Speed on Feb 04, 2014 6:14 PM
Sue Roecker
parents of Edward Anderson
You asked me to add the parents of Edward Anderson #83896913 as Edward and Mary (Bass) Anderson.
I did add the parents' names, but found his mother's maiden name listed as Cass on his marriage record, his death certificate and on his brother's death entry. I don't know where his parents are buried - I am assuming Ireland. If you have further info, please email me. I'm not related to this person, but have done extensive volunteer research on his wife's family.
Added by Sue Roecker on Dec 16, 2013 10:43 AM
Liz Deeds
Sarah Foley Cain
Hi Mary, Do you think Sarah Foley Cain, buried in St. Mary's in Milford could be related to your Foleys?
Added by Liz Deeds on Dec 13, 2013 3:11 PM
Jerry Laverty
Alice L.Foshay Gagnon,1906-1971
Alice L.Foshay Gagnon was my Step-Grandmother,Mother of my Stepfather, Joseph A.Gagnon,July 26,1923-April 30,2010,86. Alice lived at 9 Robertson Rd,Worcester,died in City Hospital,she was born in,Millbury,Mass.daughter of Charles and Charlotte (Bowden)Foshay,she was survived by four sons,Joseph A;William A; Paul E.Gagnon,Two daughters,Marie Frietsch,Jacqueline Ferrerira,Brother,Charles F.Gagnon,Worcester,Three Sisters,Addie Desmaris,Nellie Alexander,Florence Provencal,Funeral,December 27,1971,10am,St.Brigid's Church,Millbury,Mass.Mulhane Home for Funerals, calling hours,2-4 & 7-9 p.m.Wilford Gagnon,Son,East Bridgewater,Mass. Information I have from her obituary,Worcster Telegram,December 26,1971,Page:18C.
Added by Jerry Laverty on Nov 21, 2013 8:14 AM
Laura S
RE: Re: Jeff Jensen

I just had to write and tell you how much I appreciated your lovely thank you note for my photo. I'm always saddened when I take a picture of someone who left us far too early, but it helps when such care is taken to show his close ties to the family.

Yes, that's a gorgeous cemetery, and I love roaming through it! That's fortunate, because I've tried by phone and letter to get some guidance from the elderly gentleman who keeps the cemetery records, but haven't gotten any help at all. I'm so glad I was able to find this one for you!!!

Added by Laura S on Oct 11, 2013 3:40 PM
RE: Re: Ernest Hemmenway
You are welcome. I did just create memorials from the rest of the names on that monument. I will transfer them to you, if you want them. Want them?
Added by Chip5610 on Sep 30, 2013 10:36 PM
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