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Kenneth Joseph Raposa (#46626426)
 member for 15 years, 11 months, 13 days
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Bio Photo Me & Find a Grave:

I am in my 16th year as a member of Find-A-Grave, photo volunteer, history buff and genealogist. If you are seeking photos of a grave, I offer the following suggestions. This will greatly increase your chance of having your request fulfilled easily and quickly.

Click on the cemetery tab of your memorial. Use the cemetery contact info listed to request the grave location information. Each cemetery is different, so ask for the specifics as indicated below.

Notre Dame Cemetery:
Section #, Row #, Pass #, Grave #

St Patrick's Cemetery:
Plat #, Row #, Grave #

St John's Cemetery:
Plat #, Row #, Grave #

St. Mary’s Cemetery:
Plat #, Row#, Grave #

Oak Grove Cemetery:
Avenue & Path Name, Grave #

North Burial Ground:
Avenue Name, Grave/Lot #

Beth El Cemetery:
Section #, Row #, Grave #

Hebrew Cemetery:
Section #, Row #, Grave #

Photos taken by me are intended for the use on a Find A Grave memorials only. “Thank You,” is courtesy shown for the efforts of any and all photo volunteers.

Me, Genealogy & History:

It has always amazed me with the different ways people memorialize their loved ones. In addition to being a member of Ancestry.com, (NEGHS) New England Historical Genealogical Society and the Fall River Historical Society & Tour Guide, I continue to research my roots and assist others doing the same. In 2015, it did two DNA tests. Since then I have relatives coming out of the woodwork. This has led me to take another close look at my public tree (Kevret’s Family Tree) on Ancestry.com. In doing so I have paid more attention to very minor details and any claims or information in my tree is supported by attached documentation on Ancestry and Find-A-Grave. Should you ever see an error or have info to fill in any missing blanks, please do contact me.
Being a photo volunteer keeps me busy and I enjoy helping others with their requests, while learning interesting facts along the way.

In 1803 Fall River separated from Freetown Massachusetts. In 1804 the town name was changed to TROY and was used until 02.12.1834 when the name was changed back to Fall River. The post office at the time had a Troy, MA and Troy, NY. Fall River incorporated as a city 1854.

In July 1843 the southern part of what is now Fall River was called Fall River, RI. In 1856 Tiverton, RI split off its industrial northern section (Fall River, RI). In 1861 the Supreme Court moved the state line south from Columbia Street to State Avenue thus creating Fall River entirely within Massachusetts. As part of this court decision Pawtucket, MA became Pawtucket, RI. The mansion that now is the home of the Fall River Historical Society was originally located on Columbia Street. Built in 1843 it was ¾ in Massachusetts and ¼ in Rhode Island and served as part of the Underground Railroad. The house was moved (yes moved) in 1870 to its present location @ 451 Rock Street. The last owner/occupant of the house Elizabeth Hitchcock Brayton passed away on September 8, 1935. The house passed to David Anthony Brayton who in turn gifted it to the Historical Society. Please visit us at www.fallriverhistorical.org.


Me, my family and my home town:

Born and raised in Fall River, home of the Battleship Massachusetts at Battleship Cove & Museum, Marine Museum, Fall River Historical Society, former cotton textile manufacturer of the world, Fall River Line Steamship Authority and yes, home of the infamous Lizzie Borden, Durfee Theatre, the mills and the Quequechan River.

Son of the late Joseph & Marilyn Ann (Foley) Raposa. Grandson of the late Joseph & Josephine (Mattos) Raposa and the late James & Cecile E. (Bernier) Foley.

I was raised in the Sts. Peter & Paul & St. Anne's Church & St. Mary's Cathedral areas.

My sister is Lori Ann (Raposa) Albernaz, my nephew Jacob J. Albernaz and brother in law Raymond Albernaz of Tiverton, Rhode Island.

A 1974 graduate of Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School I attended Rhode Island College in Providence, RI. & New England Technical Institute.

In 1971 at age 13 I became involved with The Little Theatre of Fall River during their production of "Fiddler on the Roof". At age 20 another theater journey began, that lead to my founding of The People's Theatre of Fall River, Inc. During these times I was involved in many productions with many groups until 1985.

In the middle of 1985 I relocated to Boston/Brighton then Charlestown, MA and for 17 years in Everett, MA. Life throws us many a curve. In March of 2006, my mother, my friend, passed away unexpectedly. This void created by her passing will never be filled. In 2010 I suffered a near death experience and was hospitalized six times. On top of multiple issues I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s. In July 2011 I moved back to the Fall River area after 27 years of living in the Boston area. It's nice to be home.
Since my return I keep myself busy with all of the things I have mentioned above. In June of 2015 I underwent Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) to treat my tremors. While not a cure, it has helped. If you or a loved one is facing DBS surgery, it is a tough decision.

So, with all I have said, do and plan to do, please feel free to reach out to me on Facebook or visit with me at the Historical Society.

Best wishes to you for 2016.

Kenneth Joseph Raposa
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sophie
Kenneth Joseph Raposa
I just read your bio that you have on your page , Very interesting and found you to be an amazing man that has acomplished so much , Keep up the good work as a Gave walker I take our research very serious,. Good luck @ thank you.

Added by sophie on Jun 16, 2016 5:38 AM
Tom McManus
RE: Nelson Thomas Jennings
You are welcome!
Added by Tom McManus on Jun 11, 2016 7:42 PM
DiIesoAnuszczykfinder
Herbert Heywood
Good morning! Thank you for taking s photo for Herbert's memorial. It appears you've attached the wrong marker, however. When you have a moment if you could get that switched, I'd greatly appreciate it. Thank you for the effort thus far! -Nicole Anuszczyk
Added by DiIesoAnuszczykfinder on May 24, 2016 10:50 AM
Holly Stevens
George and Catherine Kelly
Thank you very much for trying to get a picture of their marker.
Added by Holly Stevens on May 24, 2016 9:48 AM
Holly Stevens
Leary
Oh wow!!! That is amazing!! Thank you so much.
Added by Holly Stevens on May 24, 2016 9:35 AM
Joyce Guinasso
Almerinda Santos Rock
Hi, Kenneth I have deleted the duplicate.

Joyce
Added by Joyce Guinasso on May 06, 2016 6:48 AM
Maryann Martel
RE: DYER
I will and I can transfer them to you if you want.
Added by Maryann Martel on Apr 19, 2016 7:04 AM
Maryann Martel
RE: Ellen Donovan
your welcome, I have the rest of the family's deaths, but the father I can't find so I am going to go to the library and will follow him in the city directorys to find his death. The last one to die was a middle child Lena Francis in 1943, I bet she is at st. pat's. I am going there tomorrow as I have finished off all the B's and hopefully will get the C's. So, I will check on her. I like to group all the families together,it really helps others who are looking for their family.
Added by Maryann Martel on Apr 18, 2016 5:22 PM
Joyce Guinasso
Joseph George Rock
Hi Kenneth, I will make the corrections later on today.

Thank you,
Joyce Rock Guinasso
Added by Joyce Guinasso on Mar 24, 2016 8:11 AM
D. Montgomery
RE: James Morton (Transcription)
Hello.Thank you for your quick response. Very much appreciated.
Best regards...
Added by D. Montgomery on Mar 22, 2016 7:19 PM
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