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.

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Mary, George, Gerald, Ted and Sonny...Where are the Others?

None of the individuals below were related to me, but we had a very strong bond. They were employees and the bosses of where I worked for over ten years. When I began working at Father John's Medicine Co., Inc., in Lowell, Massachusetts, these people became my second family, and even after I left, I was in contact with several for many years. There are another eight I would like to locate. Once an employee began working at the company, they never left. Why? They weren't fired, the benefits and hours were great and it was a wonderful company. Several older employees died while I was there, and during my 10+ years there, I was always the youngest person. I decided to honor my former co-workers because I really liked these people and there is nobody else to do it.

Other names I am looking for are: Thomas Fox, Eddie O'Hare, Lila Shannon, Frank Shannon, Joe Carty, Agnes Mellen, Annette Tatre, Anna M. Maloney. Update: I have located information about Eddie, Anna and Annette.

Mary Helen McNamara
1917 - 2011

 George H. Donehue (father to sons Gerald and George)
1880 - 1967 (Large photo above.)
Gerald F. Donehue
1910 - 1993
The above were buried in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Lowell, Massachusetts

George H. Donehue
1912 - 1987
The above were buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Tewksbury, Massachusetts

Lucian T. Villandry  1930  --  2005
His father is below.

Theodore Villandry died May 1965
(Both worked at Father John's Medicine while I was there.)
(Locating this stone took 4 trips to the cemetery.)
The above two were buried in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Chelmsford, Massachusetts.