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Sharon Lavash Hawkins (#47124807)
 member for 7 years, 2 months, 1 day
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Bio Photo I found this on another members profile and it truly expresses how I feel as well: "The life of a person is more than the dash between two dates. It is my hope that the memorials which I create or manage can make the individuals life fuller, even if just linking to family members or adding a few tidbits of information. Researching and including other family information makes them more than graves, they are people.

My Mom @-->--Ruth Bursey Lavash

Her parents:
William Nelson Bursey
Flora Lillian Bradbury Bursey

Her Grandparents:
William Robert Bursey
Mary Brown Bursey

Her Great Grandparents:
Stephen Brown
Catherine Porter Brown

My Dad's parents:
Raymond Lavash
Ellen Veronica Hynes Lavash

My Dad's Grandparents:
Caroline Sampson Lavash
Ernest Paul Lavash

I'm searching for information for the following Families: Lavash, Lavache, Hynes, Higgins, Donohoe,Bursey, Bradbury, Brown, Demeo, Hayes, Sawin. I've been researching my roots for over 20 years and have now started to record cemeteries for others. I've also started adding any Irish and Canadians that I come across, in tribute to my ancesters, military graves & any children that I find - they seem to be the hardest to find & I'm recording them as I find them.

ďA coin left on a headstone lets the deceased soldierís family know that somebody stopped by to pay their respect. Leaving a penny means you visited. A nickel means that you and the deceased soldier trained at boot camp together. If you served with the soldier, you leave a dime. A quarter is very significant because it means that you were there when that soldier died"

This is an abbreviated list of cemeteries that I have visited so far - I've visited some of these because I have family members there -

Belmont Cemetery - Belmont, MA
Calvary Cemetery & Maus. - Waltham, MA
Cambridge Cemetery - Cambridge, MA
Common Street Cemetery - Watertown, MA
Cudworth Cemetery - Scituate, MA
Evergreen Cemetery - Marboro, Ma
Evergreen Cemetery - Leominster, MA
Grove Hill Cemetery - Waltham, MA
Highland Meadow Cemetery - Belmont, MA
Holy Cross Cemetery & Maus. - Malden, MA
Mt. Auburn Cemetery - Watertown/Cambridge, MA
Mt. Feake Cemetery - Waltham, MA
Mt. Pleasant Cemetery - Arlington, MA
Westview Cemetery, Bedford, MA
North Cambridge Catholic Cemetery - Cambridge, MA
Olde Burying Place - Arlington, MA
Old Burying Ground, AKA Ye Olde Burying Ground in Lexington, MA
Old Burying Place - Watertown, MA
Puritan Lawn Cemetery - Peabody, Ma
Ridgelawn Cemetery - Watertown, MA
St. Pauls Cemetery - Arlington, MA
St. Patricks Cemetery - Watertown, MA
Woodlawn Cemetery & Crem. - Everett, MA

and a few others
I normally photograph the whole family plot if it's more than a single grave & will post those as well.
Thank you to Linda Shepard Salzer for all her pics, corrections and updates for all the memorials that I set up for North Cambridge Catholic Cemetery - I greatly appreciate it :)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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Doris Wyss
Adele-Allen-Caroline-Timothy Sumner
Sharon, I wanted to thank you so much for the photos for the Sumner Family. I really apprecite your time and effort to do this for me. I would like to ask your permission to post the photos on ancestry with photo credit to yourself. Please let me know if this would be okay with you. Thanks again, Doris
Added by Doris Wyss on Jun 30, 2016 4:44 PM
Donna Spears
Catherine Clary 132570272
You have created a memorial for Catherine Clary 132570272 and her husband Henry (same lot). I am interested in what you know about her if anything other than her burial.

Added by Donna Spears on Jun 30, 2016 10:00 AM
Mayflower Pilgrim 332
Kelley & Losee Sites
Sharon, Thanks for beautiful photos on the above sites in Mt Auburn. This is a beautiful plot & you have captured it successfully--I'm sorry the other family has no stones except for baby, David. As always, I appreciate your work in this beautiful cemetery. Richard
Added by Mayflower Pilgrim 332 on Jun 24, 2016 2:43 PM
Roger Whiting
Melvin Abbott Conant

Hope all is well.

Thanks for transferring Melvin A Conant to my care. I really appreciate it. Now I can update and put a check by his name as "complete".

All the Best,

Added by Roger Whiting on Jun 23, 2016 3:28 PM
Mayflower Pilgrim 332
Tuckerman, Grubb, Dowling
Sharon, Thanks for beautiful photos on the above sites in Mt Auburn and also clarification of the Tuckerman tomb site. Have a good weekend. Richard
Added by Mayflower Pilgrim 332 on Jun 10, 2016 2:52 PM
Michelle Hill
Thank you for the Dowling photos.
Added by Michelle Hill on Jun 10, 2016 12:55 PM
Laura L
Jane Tuckerman
Thank you so much!!!!
Added by Laura L on Jun 09, 2016 11:20 AM
Bonvie Photo
Thank you so much for the photo of the plot. I thought perhaps six months would be long enough for there to be a stone, but I was wrong. I'll try for one maybe after a year has passed. Thank you very much for taking the photo anyway. He was the husband of my grandmother's first cousin and is remembered very fondly by my mother.
Added by Laura on Jun 07, 2016 9:23 AM
C Yocom
Margaret Fonteyn Briggs

May I please use your gravestone photo for Margaret on another site of mine. This is the only proof for her marriage to Bartholomew Coen and her marriage to James Briggs.
Thank you,
Carol Van Tine Yocom
Added by C Yocom on Jun 05, 2016 10:16 PM
Carrie and Allen
Lawton photos
Thanks so much for taking these photos for me, I really appreciate it!
Added by Carrie and Allen on Jun 05, 2016 4:46 PM
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