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Melissa (Brown) Joyce (#47244132)
 member for 7 years, 8 months, 3 days
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Bio Photo Hi! I'm very interested in genealogy. I enjoying adding information to memorials, especially full names, dates, and links to family members. I try to add obituaries, when and if I have them. I am in the process of adding pictures, obituaries, and information to the Rogers, McCarron, Brown, Ruebenson, Ruebensam, and Galligan pages.
I live in Kendall County, Illinois, and try to get out to local cemeteries to fulfill photo requests and make additions. It is exciting to find ancestors!
I am researching the following surnames on my side: Brown, Ruebenson/Ruebensam/Reabensame/Rebenson, Galligan, McCarron, McCarville, Hanxladen/Hanxleden, Krapf, Kizer, Vitraelli, D'Orazio, DiGarbo, DiFalco, Cicero, Gardos, Peterson, Harper, Riggs, Gullen/Gullin, Goldberger; and the following surnames on my husband's side: Morrison, Joyce, Rogers, McCoy, Myers, Tuntland. Ring, and Grover

***Feel free to utilize my photos for your personal use. When utilizing any of my photos, please give proper credit to myself (Melissa Joyce) and Find A Grave. The following is an example citation: "Headstone: Full Name. Death year. Cemetery name, Cemetery city, cemetery state. Digital Image by Melissa Joyce Memorial #."

***I am happy to include and/or update information on any of the memorial pages that I maintain, including family links, obituaries, etc. I am also happy to transfer management to family members. If contacting me directly, please include Findagrave in the email subject.
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Marge Ranieri
Find a Grave Transfer Mgmt
Hi Melissa,

I have recently started inputting our family members in the Find A Grave website. I see you have posted a memorial for Nicola Ranieri #54110393, which is my husbands grandfather. I would be happy to take care of this record if you would transfer management of it. Truly appreciate your efforts!

Many Thanks,
Marge Ranieri
Added by Marge Ranieri on Jul 07, 2017 3:46 PM
Jamie Ruth Parfitt
Edward A. Brown
Hi Melissa,

I am trying to find the memorial for Edward A. Brown who was married to Rissa Irene Cridlebaugh Foster. She died before he did and I can't find a memorial for him to link him to her through an edit suggestion. Do you have information on him? The Cridlebaughs are my mother's family. (John Clayton Cridlebaugh was my great-grandfather and his son Phil is my grandfather. Rissa was sort of famous in the family as the one who lost her husband young.)
Added by Jamie Ruth Parfitt on Mar 16, 2016 2:01 PM
Scott Cook
RE: Helen Newell Gaines
Hi Melissa,
I'm of the Gaines line. So I don't have anything on the Brown's. I was asking whomever is taking care of Betty Gowers to transfer Gaines kin to me to try to keep their memorials in the family & I didn't notice that you are now maintaining Helen Goldie Newell Gaines memorial. I'm just glad that she is being maintained by family. To simplify things I will send you more details for Helen using her memorials edit tab.
Scott Cook
Added by Scott Cook on Mar 14, 2016 12:42 PM
FYI I took and added a clearer picture of the marker on his memorial
Added by HiD on Jul 12, 2015 8:20 AM
viv callaghan
Morrison Family
Hi Melissa
Thanks for the information on Peter Henderson Morrison. Peter was my grandfather's (WILLIAM Morrison b.5/4/1876 to George & Ann Bryce Morrison) nephew. Rarely see anything on the net connected to this family, so thank-you.
Viv Callaghan
Sydney, Australia
Added by viv callaghan on Dec 05, 2014 12:38 AM
patrick lincoln
Henry Powles
Thank you for posting the article on H. G. Powles, his story is a remarkable one. I'll try and get a picture of his stone on there as I live near the cemetery.
Added by patrick lincoln on Nov 15, 2014 6:03 AM
Vitarelli family
Hi, I saw your post about there being Vitarelli's in your family line. I am a Vitarelli by birth, my father John W. Vitarelli, son of Paul Vitarelli and Theresa Greene Vitarelli, born in Pittsburgh, PA, settled in Penn Hills,PA and my grandmother died in DuBois, PA where she is buried.

I am interested in finding the origins of the family (as to where they are from in Italy) and possibly the meaning of the name. I know of no others other than my Grandparents, Aunts, and cousins.Are they numerous in New York?

Constance(Vitarelli) Bowen
Added by Constance on Sep 23, 2014 11:44 AM
Alyssa Helen Behr
Bernice Flora Lawyer Rogers
Thanks for the photo clairification. I took the photo of Bernice Olivia Benoit Rogers memorial.
Added by Alyssa Helen Behr on Aug 04, 2014 4:02 PM
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Lisa M Merrimcord Iverson
Hi Melissa,
Thank You so much for taking the time to photograph the grave stone of Lisa. I really appreciate it!

Deb McKee
Michigan, USA
Added by Travelin ❧ Ancesto... on May 18, 2014 8:57 AM

Father: Samuel H. Harper (#39723737)
Mother: Mary (Lehigh) Harper (#39723843)
Added by Gen1 on Apr 23, 2014 3:51 PM
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