My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.

For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

Please check out the labels on the right side for articles. The header tabs at the top are a work in progress.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Lucy A. Cross "sweetest, kindest and most charitable of dispositions" -- Obituary

Death of Mrs. Cross.

"Lucy A. Cross, widow of the late Albert S. Cross, died at her home in Northfield Falls, Wednesday the 25th. She was born May 29, 1831 in Orange. Her family removed to Northfield Falls in 1842, when she was ll years of age and has since resided on the farm then purchased.
            Mrs. Cross was one of the oldest residents of Northfield. She had been in feeble health for several years. She was greatly attached to her home, clinging to it to the very last. It can be said that her’s was one of the sweetest, kindest and most charitable of dispositions, putting the comfort and happiness of others above her own. In her days of health she ministered to those in sickness and trouble.
            In spite of her manifold and arduous duties at home she always found time to be a neighbor in its old and truest sense. She loved peace and used every effort to prevent and heal animosities. “Blessed are the peace makers for they shall be called the children of God.” These characteristics tell the story of her life. They were constant and unremitting through a life of toil and many adversities. She loved work.
            Mrs. Cross was a devoted wife, a loving mother, kind and obliging neighbor who will be sadly missed by many friends, relatives and the community in general.
            The funeral services were held at her late home, Saturday afternoon, Rev. Mr. Fortier officiating. Mrs. Fortier sang two beautiful selections. There was a profusion of beautiful flowers. She leaves three children, Attorney Herbert N. of Springfield, Mass., Ernest L. of Northfield, and Estella L. Riley of Springfield, Mass. Besides her children and grandchildren, she leaves a sister Helen M. Robbins of Montpelier, who spent much time with her in her last few months helping to care for her. A niece, Celeste A. Robbins, of Athens, who loved her as her own mother. Among the grandnieces and nephews lose to her in her last years were Editor Luther B. Johnson of Randolph, Maud I. DePutron of Montpelier, Eugene H. Robbins of Springfield, Mass., and Kate E. Terrill of Montpelier all of whom she dearly loved and was loved and ministered to by them and they were a part of her family live.
            Those present at the funeral from out of town besides those mentioned were Mrs. Martha Perrin, Arthur Martin, cousins of Barre, Willis E. Terrill of Montpelier, John B. Riley, husband of the daughter and Mary Dunsmoor a neighbor who, was one of her great comforts and ministered to her as only a near relative could."
 
From Northfield News, Jan. 31, 1911.

Thanks to Larry McGrail (cousin) for sharing the obituary.
Lucy was the wife of my 1st cousin 5 times removed.


Obituaries -- Lowell Massachusetts

The below listed names were taken from The Lowell Sun newspaper's obituary section. The names are often printed on two days, I am only listing them once.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2011
PAUL J. SURETTE, RAYTHEON RETIREE; PEPPERELL AUX. AND SPECIAL POLICE OFFICER

WILLIAM F. WILDE, OF PEABODY, MA; TIES TO LOWELL, WWII VET; 80
MARILYN J. MASKER, LIFELONG RESIDENT OF LOWELL; 71


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2011
JOAN (THIBEDEAU) AMIRAULT, OF LITTLETON; 75
DR. RICHARD CONANT CHASE, OF TEWKSBURY, MA; 78


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2011
CECILLA A. (WARD) HEALY, OF WESTFORD; FORMERLY OF LOWELL; 91
ALI PHOMSOPHA, PRESIDENT OF WAT LAO TEMPLE OF NEW ENGLAND - LOWELL
RUTH J. (CADDELL) JOHNSON; LONGTIME RESIDENT OF LOWELL; OWNED JOHNSTON'S BAKERY
MICHAEL J. MALANEY OF TEWKSBURY, FORMERLY OF ARLINGTON
MARTHA (BURNS) (BARRETT) VEREKER, OF N. CHELMSFORD, MA
JOSEPH ROCCO CATANZARO, OF HUDSON, NH; 76
KATHERINE L. "KAY" KIERNAN, OF LOWELL; 76
ROSE I. "JOANNE" ELIAS, FORMERLY OF LOWELL; 90
REGINA (BORODOWKA) BELL, OF DRACUT
PRISCILLA M. COLBY, 1929 - 2011, BORN LOWELL, OF SALEM, NH
BARRY L. CUMMINGS, BORN GROTON, MA, OF PEPPERELL, MA
MARIE (KENNY) GUILLEMETTE, OF LITTLETON, MA; 80


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2011
JOHN "JACK" F. HORAN, FORMER BILLERICA POLICE OFFICER, FIRE FIGHTER AND FOUNDER OF MR. JACK'S CATERING
ELLA R. THOMAS, LIFELONG TEWKSBURY RESIDENT; 87
SUZETTE SIMOES OF LOWELL; 85
KATHRYN (SULLIVAN) (KOZACKA) SARGENT, LIFELONG RESIDENT OF GROTON, MA; 58
PUNDY KHOEUN KHATH OF DRACUT
GEORGE T. ASHE, JR. SEPTEMBER 5, 2011, OF PLAISTOW, NH
MARIA FERREIRA  OF LOWELL; 95
IRENE M. (DIPROFIO) LHERAULT OF LOWELL, MA
LINDA J. (GAGNE) HEBERT OF LOWELL; 46
ROSEMARY "ROSIE" (RYAN) CARR, LONGTIME RESIDENT OF LOWELL; 72
JOSEPH ISENBERG OF AYER; 17
JOSE E. 'JOE' SOUSA OF LOWELL; 60
KATIA CABRERA-GONZALEZ, RESIDENT OF DRACUT; 32

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2011
JOSEPH A. AUBUT, FOUNDER AND OWNER OF AUBUT'S LIQUORS; 84
PAULA C. LEGG OF WESTFORD; FORMERLY OF KITTERY, ME
BARBARA A. (DEAN) WILLETT OF DRACUT; 88
YUMA S. DEACKOFF, RETIRED HONEYWELL EMPLOYEE; AGE 87
VANN CHOUP OF LOWELL, MA


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2011
DOREEN (PAQUIN) OAKLAND, LOVING WIFE, MOTHER, DAUGHTER AND SISTER; 54
THERESA B. (L'ECUYER) (LONGSJO) BRACKETT, CO-FOUNDER OF THE LONGSJO BIKE RACE
RALPH F. McCANN OF PELHAM, NH, WWII VET; 85
FRANCISCO G. VALADAO OF DRACUT, LOWELL CHURCH MEMBER; 74
FLORENCE M. BASTIEN, FORMER LONGTIME RESIDENT OF LOWELL; 93
EMILLA H. RAMALHO, OF LOWELL, HOLY TRINITY CHURCH MEMBER; 95
ALICE R. ROY, 1922-2011 OF LOWELL, MA
MONA P. (McCARTHY) BURTON, 1936 - 2011, BORN ARLINGTON, MA OF BILLERICA, MA


SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2011
MARIA daSILVA, FORMERLY OF METHUEN, MA; 63
ROSARIO A. BELLEAU, 1937 - 2011, OF DRACUT, MA
ELIZABETH A. BROWN, 1932 - 2011, OF BILLERICA, MA
LORETTA M. BORDELEAU, 1919 - 2011, OF LOWELL, MA