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, Wyoming, 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, October 9, 2011

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, OCTOBER 3, 2011

LEO JONES JR., OF PELHAM, N.H., WORLD TRAVELER AND U.S. NAVY VETERAN; 79
BERNARD J. BURNS, JR., FORMERLY OF LOWELL, MA, WAS ECONOMIST; 74
MARCEL 'NAP' E. NAPERT, DRACUT, PURITY SUPREME RETIREE, ARMY VET; 83
BARBARA M. ENO, OF WOODSVILLE, NH; 71
MARGARET E. 'PEGGY' (ALLEN) GRIMSHAW, DEVOTED WIFE AND MOTHER; 86
ROSE M. (SHENOSKEY) FAUVEL, OF HUDSON, NH AND MICHIGAN; 82


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2011
ROBERT G. SVENSON, AUTO MECHANIC, NASCAR FAN; 55
DOUGLAS J. ISENBERG, FORMERLY OF AYER; 47
THOMAS J. MEEHAN, OF TEWKSBURY, RETIRED VERIZON REPAIRMAN; 63
ROGER J. "GENO" BROUSSEAU, OF DRACUT, MA; 68
NORMAND J. SOUCY, OF DRACUT, MA / SUNAPEE, NH, OWNER OF SOUCY CRANE SERVICE; 55


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011
CLARA (NOBREGA) CAIRES, OF LOWELL, MA, ACTIVE AT ST. ANTHONY'S CHURCH
ROBERT C. GORDON, OF PELHAM, NH, AIR FORCE VET; 90
ROBERT P. 'FITZY' FITZMAURICE, OF BILLERICA, DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT FOR THE MIDDLESEX SHERIFF'S DEPT.; 52
SHERI A. (GRESCO) HARRINGTON, OF AYER, MA, LOVING WIFE, MOTHER, DAUGHTER, SISTER; 45
PAUL G. SULLIVAN, OF BEDFORD, MA
PATRICIA A. MURPHY, OF HUDSON, NH, FORMERLY OF LOWELL, ACTIVE WITH GIRLS INC.; 64
JENNIE C. (BETTINGER) LYNCH, OF WILMINGTON, MA, FORMERLY OF LYNN; 92
YEK S. CHEAM, OF LOWELL, MA


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2011
FRANCIS R. 'FRANKIE' DUMONT, PATROLMAN -- LOWELL POLICE DEPARTMENT
SR. MARY RICHARD COMEAU, O.S.C., SERVED 66 YEARS - THE ORDER OF SAINT CLARE; 89
AMELIA GIONET, OF SHIRLEY, MA, BELOVED MOTHER, GRANDMOTHER, AND GREAT-GRANDMOTHER WHO LOVED LIFE; 97
ALFREDO ALEXIS TREJO; 23, BELOVED SON, BROTHER, GRANDSON, NEPHEW, BOYFRIEND; LOWELL NATIVE, OF SIMI VALLEY, CA
JOHN C. 'CHET' BARKER, TYNGSBORO, MA, DEDICATED TO LABOR MOVEMENT; 94
ERNEST P. FENOCHETTI, OF LEXINGTON, MA
JAMES R. MILLIKEN, OF BILLERICA, AIR FORCE VET; 69
CAROL A. (LYNCH) McCARTHY, FORMERLY OF TEWKSBURY, OF GULFPORT, FL AND HAMPTON BEACH, NH; 70
MARY E. (SHEEHAN) CROWE, OF N. CHELMSFORD, MAA, FORMERLY OF TEWKSBURY, MA


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2011
LAURA M. HAMPE, FORMERLY OF TEWKSBURY, MA, OF DEERFIELD, NH; 45
SCOTT LEDOUX, OF WEST BURKE, VT, TIES TO BILLERICA, MA; 27
ELIZABETH V. 'BETTY' DOWNS, OF WILMINGTON, MA; 84
MINH THI NGUYEN (MRS. GIA THAI PHO), OF CHELMSFORD, MA; 97
DORIS V. RUSSELL, OF TEWKSBURY, MA, SALES CLERK AT OSCO'S AND RITE AID; 82
MARYBETH (DYMENT) MAKARA, OF HUDSON, NH, LOVING WIFE, MOTHER, GRANDMOTHER AND SISTER
VERNON 'LITTLE BENNY' BANCROFT, OF AYER, MA, LOVING FATHER, SON, BROTHER, GRANDFATHER; 51
YVONNE S. (GUILLEMETTE) MONTMINY, OF LOWELL, LOVING MOTHER, GRANDMOTHER, AND SISTER; 82
PIERRETTE T. (DUPONT) WATKINS, FORMER RESIDENT OF LOWELL, OF  JAFFREY, NH; 78
ROY LEO WHITE, BELOVED FATHER, FORMERLY OF LOWELL, OF MELROSE, MA; 39


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2011
MARGARET 'PEGGY' SMITH, LOVING SISTER, DEVOTED MOTHER AND GRANDMOTHER; ACTIVE IN ST. ANNE EPISCOPAL CHURCH; 82
JACQUELYN (ROULEAU) LARSON, LOVING MOTHER, DAUGHTER, SISTER AND GRANDMOTHER; 62
JOAN R. MARTIN, FORMERLY OF LOWELL, MA AND PELHAM, NH; 90
RITA (BESHARA) FORZLEY, LOWELL, MA NATIVE, OF CHARLOTTE, NC; 86


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2011
JUDITH ANNE NEWELL RN, OF BROOKLINE, MA, LOVING SISTER, AUNT AND FRIEND; 66
ARTHUR COURCHAINE, OF LOWELL, WORLD WAR II NAVY VETERAN
JAMES V. BASINAS, OF WESTFORD, MA, A CONTRACTOR, ARMY VET; 94
M. JACQUELINE (LAKE) PELADEAU, OF LOWELL, ST. MARGARET CHURCH MEMBER; 79
DORIS M. GRANT, OF BILLERICA, MA, FORMERLY OF CARLISLE, MA
GERTRUDE T. 'TRUDY' PAGE, OF TEWKSBURY, MA AND LARGO, FL, ST. WILLIAM'S PARISH MEMBER; 88
JOHN C. 'CHET' BAKER, TYNGSBORO, MA, DEDICATED TO LABOR MOVEMENT; 94
GILBERT J. MORAN SR., RETIRED GLTHS TEACHER (TYNGSBORO), VET; 77
JOYCE I. ROOT, OF LOWELL, LONGTIME STOUGHTON RESIDENT; 84
GEORGE E. BRYANT, JR., FORMER LONGTIME WILMINGTON RESIDENT, OF NO. READING, MA; 69
DAVID M. PODGORNI, FORMERLY OF CHELMSFORD, MA; 66