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, January 15, 2012

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,  JANUARY 9, 2012
LORRAINE A. DUCHESNE, OF LOWELL, MA; 71
JOSEPH FALCONE, OF SOMERVILLE, CAMBRIDGE, BILLERICA, BROCKTON, MA, WW II VETERAN, AGE 92
NORMA JEAN HITE WILGOREN, OF WEST PALM BEACH, FL, FORMERLY OF NEWTON, MA
DAVID F. STECCHI, OF DRACUT, MA; 76
KATHERINE B. OLIVER, OF LOWELL, MA, LOVING WIFE, MOTHER, AND GRANDMOTHER; 84
LAURIE ELLEN QUINLAN, OF LOWELL, MA; 54
RITA A. (PELLETIER) DESIAURIERS, OF DRACUT, MA, 1937 - 2012

TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2012
CECILE L. HUGO, OF LOWELL, MA, LOVING MOTHER, GRANDMOTHER, AND SISTER; 98
JEFFREY PAUL McGRATH, OF HARWICH PORT, MA; 55
ARTHUR J. KEELEY, FORMERLY OF WOBURN, SON IN BILLERICA; 56
PETER M. BURKE, OF LOWELL, MA, AIR FORCE VET
JAMES JOSEPH DURKIN, JR., OF CHELMSFORD, MA, LOVING FATHER, GRANDFATHER, AND GREAT-GRANDFATHER
LUCY (FREITAS) PITTA, LONGTIME HIGHLANDS (LOWELL) RESIDENT; 93
ALEXANDRIA 'ALICE' HIGGINS, OF LOWELL, MA, LOVING MOTHER AND GRANDMOTHER; 75
HAROLD A. HAWKES JR., TEWKSBURY MACHINIST; 82

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2012
RICHARD N. DENNIS, RETIRED ARMY CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER; 64
GABRIELLE E. COOLONG, OF CHELMSFORD, MA, LOVING MOTHER AND GRANDMOTHER; 70
ROBERT J. FADDEN, OF DRACUT, MA, M/A-COM RETIREE, ARMY VET; 73
EVANGELINE LAGANAS, FORMERLY OF LOWELL, DESIGNED, MADE CUSTON WEDDING GOWNS; 85
ROSALIND B. CARITO, LIFELONG RESIDENT OF LOWELL, MA
IRENE DANCAUSE, RETIRED LOWELL, MA SCHOOLTEACHER; 92
JOHN 'JACK' J. ROSCOE, LIVED IN TEWKSBURY; ARMY, AIR FORCE VET; 74
VALDEMIRO M. 'VAL' SILVA, OF TEWKSBURY, MA, LIVED IN LOWELL, ST. ANTHONY CHURCH MEMBER; 65
MARY R. 'BECKY' GALLAGHER, LOWELL, MA NATIVE; OF DAVENPORT, FL, LOVING WIFE, MOTHER, SISTER


THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2012
FRANCISCO P. MONTEIRO, OF LOWELL, SERVED IN PORTUGUESE ARMY; 93
ROSALIND B. CARITO, LIFELONG RESIDENT OF LOWELL, MA
HELEN B. (BOWMAN) CUNDALL, FORMERLY OF GROTON, MA; 80
SUSAN M. ABERLE OF BURLINGTON, MA
JOAN BYRNE HEATON, MOTHER OF CHRIS BROWN, GRANDMOTHER OF ETHAN BROWN
OUDALONE SOUKSANANIKONE, BORN LAOS, OF LOWELL, MA, BELOVED FATHER; 53
FRANK M. POLAK SR., OF NASHUA, NH, USPS RETIREE, WW II VET; 89
JOAO P. MADERIA, BELOVED HUSBAND, FATHER, GRANDFATHER; 70
BEATRICE HUNT IAMS, OF CHELMSFORD, CHORISTER AND CHOIRMASTER, VARIOUS EPISCOPAL CHURCHES FOR 84 YEARS; 99
GARY W. DREW, OF PEPPERELL, AIR FORCE VET; 69\


FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2012
JAMES P. PATSOURAKOS, OF LOWELL, MA; 95
MARIA FREITAS, BORN PORTUGAL, OF LOWELL, MA, BELOVED MOTHER, GRANDMOTHER, GREAT-GRANDMOTHER, AND SISTER
ELEANOR KIRBY CHASE, OF BEVERLY, MA FOR OVER 90 YEARS, DIED IN ACTON, MA; 1918 - 2012; AGE 93
GLADYS (FICHTNER) JOHANSON, OF LITTLETON, MA; 83


SATURDAY, JANUARY 14, 2012
IRENE C. (DESROSIERS) MARQUIS, OF PELHAM, NH; FORMERLY OF LOWELL; 82
FRANK MICHAEL POLAK SR., OF NASHUA, NH; 89
EARL A. LeBOURDIS; LIFELONG LOWELL RESIDENT; 84
THERESA JULE (DILLENSCHNEIDER) PALMER, FORMERLY OF BRAINTREE, OF WEYMOUTH, MA
STEVEN DECKER, FORMERLY OF CHELMSFORD, MA, DIED VALRICO, FL; 52
LEON RALPH HICKEY, OF CARIBOU, ME, FORMERLY OF LOWELL; 65


SUNDAY, JANUARY 15,L 2012
BARBARA HUNTLEY, FORMERLY OF CHELMSFORD, MA, OF BARRINGTON, RI; 91
DOLORES C. MARCOTTE, FORMERLY OF PELHAM, NH AND DRACUT, MA; 75
JIM REILLY, OF BOSTON, FORMERLY OF LOWELL, FORMER GOLDEN GLOVES BOXER AND US NAVY VETERAN; 64
HARRY C. CURTIS, JR., OF SPRING HILL, FL, FORMERLY OF BILLERICA, MA; 75
DAVID M. DRINAN OF BILLERICA, MA; 58
ARMAND P. MERCIER; 78, FORMER CITY COUNCILOR AND MAYOR
JOHN O. ROBERTS, OF HUDSON, NH; 73
JOHN J. POWERS, III, FORMERLY OF WESTFORD, MA, OF NEW IPSWICH, NH; 48
JOSEPHINE A. NEVESKA, OF TEWKSBURY, MA; 88

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