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Mary S. (#47572796)
 member for 4 years, 3 months, 25 days
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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 (Quebec Province) 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 welcome any excuse to go puttering around local cemeteries, taking photos, and hope I can continue to add listings and photos here for many years to come.


Many of my photos have GPS tags in the EXIF Data, and I've added that information to some of the memorials. But Find A Grave makes this very cumbersome to do, so I haven't added all of them. ALSO, some of the GPS tags are wrong, because of an intermittent problem with my camera. So, please, before sending an edit to add the GPS tags, look at the location to make sure it makes sense, and isn't located in some swamp a mile away!


I hate having to post this, BUT:

If you want to send me corrections/additions for the memorials I manage, 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.

If you want a specific field changed (names, dates, relationships, etc.), use the field edits on the edit tab, not the OTHER choice. I won't make changes to fields from an emailed edit. Find A Grave has made it very easy to make field edits - let's use that system.

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 that family member is actually 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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transfer of memorial
Please transfer the following to me:
Find A Grave Memorial# 102378932 (Milford MA cemetery)
Raymond Hirx was my husband.
Added by Dolores on Nov 25, 2015 4:14 AM
Glenn Jordan
Mary S. Thank you for your response. Can I please ask you to transfer my Aunt #154358568. Regards Glenn
Added by Glenn Jordan on Nov 20, 2015 9:12 AM
Glenn Jordan
Mary, Not sure what your involvement is with memorial #154358568. I had requested a transfer or removal of the redundant memorial of my Aunt. Now I find that my memorial has been removed (without my permission)and my pictures are on your memorial. I have written your now four times without response.
Added by Glenn Jordan on Nov 20, 2015 8:41 AM
annie McHenry
Is she a relative of yours? If so I believe I can be of assistance with more information since Nancy Claprood was married to my great grandfather Nelson Vaundell. Please contact me.
Added by Genevieve on Oct 29, 2015 4:14 PM
Gagnon graves in MA
Mary. I want to thank you for posting pictures of the Gagnon family graves in Worchester, MA - originally from Cap-Chat Quebec. Anita Hortense Gagnon is my grandmother, and Richard Nuttall my grandfather. Anita died 2 years before I was born and my mom did not speak much of her family or keep in touch with them after her mom died. So all I have of my ancestors is 1 picture of my grandmother, and her name. Now I can go see where they were buried, if I ever make it across the country. (I grew up/live in in WA state)

Thank you so much. I joined this site just to leave you this message.
Added by Raixel on Oct 21, 2015 2:35 PM
Rose and Henry Minor
I updated the bios. Always happy to help.
Added by JEM on Oct 18, 2015 3:04 PM
RE: Re: Francis Lapierre
thank you I have now figured it out thank u for your help My grand parents were not in find a grave I have added them and am able to connect to there children thank you again
Added by cl on Oct 17, 2015 10:07 AM
RE: Re: Ovide Gendron
You had offered to transferr this memorial to me
awhile back. Ovide Gendron is my husbands
3rd Great Uncle, so the other relatives are familiar to us.

If you prefer not to... I will understand.

Added by Elaine on Oct 16, 2015 5:29 PM
Jully Rowe-Davis
RE: Old Quaker Yard, Worcester County, Massachusetts
No worries. I am sorry it took so long to reply. Thank you for your service.
Added by Jully Rowe-Davis on Oct 16, 2015 1:09 PM
Jacques Deslauriers
RE: More on Aurélie Dion
Thanks for allowing me to use the photo.
I would like to edit Aurelie's bio but since I am not the owner I guess this is not possible.
The first sentence should say : Daughter of Eustache Yon (or Dion) and Celeste Messier.

Added by Jacques Deslauriers on Oct 07, 2015 2:18 PM
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