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, December 11, 2011

Obituaries -- Lowell, Massachusetts

The below listed names were taken from The Lowell Sun newspaper's obituary section for this week. (If there is an * by the name, it means I knew that person, and you may write me if you have questions.)

MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2011
JOSEPH P. CZARNIONKA SR., FORMER PEPPERELL SELECTMAM, AND ACTIVE COMMUNITY LEADER; 90
EDWARD F. HANSBURY, OF CHELMSFORD, MA, RETIRED RAYTHEON CORP.; 1949 GRADUATE KEITH ACADEMY; 80


TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2011
MICHAEL L. PROULX, OF NASHUA, NH; 47
RAYMOND E. DESLAURIERS, RET. LIEUTENANT LOWELL FIRE DEPARTMENT; 80
HERBERT W. "BILL" McCONNELL III, OF DRACUT, MA; 45
RITA B. GAGNON, OF CHELMSFORD, MA AND HUDSON, NH, FORMER BEAUTY SHOP OWNER
NICHOLAS L. KORAVOS JR., FORMERLY OF LOWELL; AGE 72
KIKI KARABATSOS, RESIDENT OF CHELMSFORD; 86
ROY P. ERICSON, BILLERICA RESIDENT; AGE 69
VIRGINIA A. (NARANKEVICIUS) MacINTOSH, OF BILLERICA, MA; 1932 - 2011
DARRELL M. CASSIDY, OF PEPPERELL; FORMERLY OF WOBURN; 61
JAMES DAVID WHIDDEN, OF ASHBURNHAM, MA; FORMERLY OF BILLERICA; 49


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7,  2011
ERIC M. KEIRSTEAD, OF SHIRLEY, MA; 41
DONALD A. ST. LAURENT, II, OF HUDSON, NH; FORMERLY OF BILLERICA; 29
EDWARD R. "NED" MACKEY, OF TEWKSBURY, RETIRED ENGINEER; 82
ROBERT J. RIORDAN, OF KENNETH CITY, FL, FORMERLY OF LOWELL; 82
FLORENCE E. "FLO" (STEELE) TOMYL, OF MAYNARD; 84
GLENDON W. BREWSTER, OF WESTFORD; 83
ROSARIO J. FRAGALE, OF NEW PORT RICHELY, FL, FORMERLY OF LOWELL AREA; 74
GEORGE B. La COURSE, JR. (SONNY), 64, OF LOWELL, LOVING BROTHER, UNCLE, AND FRIEND, U.S. ARMY VIETNAM WAR VETERAN


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2011
FRANCIS  G. "GIBBY" FEEHAN, OF LOWELL, MA
WILLIAM M. REGAN, OF MANCHESTER, NH; FORMERLY OF LOWELL; 61
ARETI  (PHOUSIAS) PAPARISIS, OF LOWELL, MA; 93
DOLORES M. (COTE) (LeCOURT) SASSER, OF OCALA, FL, FORMERLY OF LOWELL
MARY C. VALLESIO, OF TEWKSBURY, MA, RETIRED ACCOUNTING CLERK; 73


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2011
BARBARA P. LUCAS, FOOD PANTRY VOLUNTEER; WIFE OF SUN, SENTINEL COLUMNIST; 76
PETER GABRIEL JR., FORMER CHAIRMAN OF THE SCIENCE DEPT. BILLERICA PUBLIC SCHOOLS; 77
VERONICA M. GRENDA, LOVING MOTHER AND GRANDMOTHER; AGE 98
BLANCHE I. (SEVIGNY) LaCHANCE, LOVING MOTHER, GRANDMOTHER, AND SISTER; 91*
EDWARD J. IVERSON JR., WORKED AT G.W. ARCHER MOBIL IN LITTLETON AND AYER; NAVY VET; 59
LILLIAN GRIECO, RESIDENT OF LOWELL; 90
ELIODORO 'LEO' SILVA OF LOWELL; 59
LARZ A. GRYMES JR., AIR FORCE VETERAN, OF BILLERICA; 81
ALFRED FAIRBROTHER, RAISED IN WILMINGTON, MA, VIETNAM WAR VET; 66
DORIS (MONLEON) LACOY PEREDINA, OF TYNGSBOROUGH, MA; 81
ANGELIA T. BRABANT, OF TEWKSBURY, FORMERLY OF WILMINGTON; 73
LIDUINA ESPINOLA, OF LOWELL, MA; 84


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2011
LAWRENCE J. KELLEHER, OF TEWKSBURY, MA, RETIRED EVERETT PATROLMAN; 83
JAMES T. BESHARA, OF LOWELL, MA, WWII VETERAN, SERGEANT U.S. AIR FORCE; 90
JOSEPH F. MILLANAZZO, JR., OF LOWELL, WORKED AS A ROOFER; 65
VIRGINIA L. MAILHOT, 1931 - 2011


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2011
EDWARD V. GUDEK, OF DRACUT, KOREAN WAR VET; 87
DAVID M. BORDELEAU, OF LOWELL, MA AND FORMERLY OF NASHUA, NH, LOVING HUSBAND, FATHER, SON, AND BROTHER; 48
VIRGINIA M. JOHNSON, OF BILLERICA, LOVING WIFE, MOTHER, AND GRANDMOTHER; 80