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Kenneth Joseph Raposa (#46626426)
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Bio Photo Born & raised in Fall River, home of the Battleship Massachusetts Museum, Marine Museum, Historical Society, former cotton textile manufacturer of the world, Fall River Line Steamship Authority and yes, home of the infamous Lizzie Borden.

Son of the late Joseph & Marilyn Ann (Foley) Raposa and 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 areas. My sister is Lori Ann (Raposa) Albernaz and my nephew Jacob J. 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 1985 I relocated to Boston/Brighton then Charlestown and for 17 years in Everett until 2011. 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. Long before her passing I was always interested in my family history, the good, the bad and the ugly. We all have it!

I find comfort by visiting Find A Grave memorials and it has always amazed me with the different ways people memorialize their loved ones. In addition to being an member of and (NEGHS) New England Historical Genealogical Society, I continue to research my roots and assist others doing the same. Being a photo volunteer for Find A Grave keeps me busy and I enjoy helping others with their requests, while learning interesting facts along the way.

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. Now back home, I am active with The Little Theatre of Fall River and Fall River Historical Society and very active being a photo volunteer concentrating in Oak Grove, North Burial Grounds, St. Patrick's, St. Johns & Notre Dame & Beth El Cemeteries. I am happy to assist with photo requests. Each cemetery has there own specific rules when requesting information. See the notes on each cemetery site or just ask and I can lead you through it.

To properly and easily locate a grave in the following cemeteries the following info is required :

Notre Dame: Grave #,Section #,Pass #

St Pat's: Grave #,Plat #

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

Oak Grove: Grave #, Intersecting Ave & Path name.

St. Mary's: Grave #,Section #

Beth El: Grave #,Section #

NOTE: (Fall River, RI, aka: TROY, etc).

In 1803 Fall River separated from Freetown and incorporated as a town. 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 town became a city in 1854. In July 1843 the southern part of what is now Fall River was called Fall River, RI. In 1856 Tiverton, RI split off it's 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.

Please note, any photos taken by me , as a Photo Volunteer for Find A Grave are intended for the sole use on a Find A Grave memorial only.

06.18.2013, 08.31.2013, 11.10.2013, 03.21.2014, 10.08.2014 KJR
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Terri Donahoe
Charles Proctor
Ken thank you so much for going the extra mile to get this photo. Sadley there is no headstone but I am not particularly surprised by this. I had quite a hard time locating my great grandfather and your photo puts good closure on what has been a long journey. Thanks again!

Terri D.
Added by Terri Donahoe on Oct 21, 2014 6:52 PM
Dennis Rose
RE: Leo
Thanks for the additional info about Leo, the picture i put up was i think from about 2005, a vacation spot when a bunch of us got together, We got thrown out of a comedy club cause Leo was funnier than the comedian :) when we left about a dozen people left with us so we had a traveling party. Where ever he went people gravitated to him, He will be missed. If you want i can transfer him to you, he was a good friend of mine, but not a relative. Denny
Added by Dennis Rose on Oct 12, 2014 6:31 AM
Rose Moran(1914-1914)
buried at St. Patrick's in FR. she was a relative. the Death certificate I have says DOB was Apr 10,1914 and Death Aug 17,1914. also states she was 4 months and 7 days at time of death. her parents were Rose E. Kearns and James J. Moran. these facts differ slightly from your memorial. thanks so much for all your help with my relatives.
Added by lizyt on Oct 09, 2014 10:30 AM
carol smith
Jeremiah D. Barker
Hi,would you mind adding his military service.According to Headstones Provided for Deceased Union War:Barker,Jere D. CPL Go G,58th Reg Mass. Inf,Fall River,June 10,1884.His number is # 88760491. Thank you.
Added by carol smith on Sep 11, 2014 8:18 AM
Bronislawa Zmuda Jagielski
Hello Kenneth,
The plot location I posted for Bronislawa is what was given to me. I doubled check to make sure the information was correct on the document I have and it's the same as what I posted. Thank you very much for trying to get a picture for me.

Kind regards,
Added by Joyce on Sep 09, 2014 2:46 PM
Julia Zmuda Sowa
Thank you Ken for Julia's picture. I appreciated your kindness. We have a lot of Zmuda relatives buried at this cemetery. I've just started doing research for my husband on the Zmuda family.
Kind regards,
Added by Joyce on Sep 09, 2014 2:37 PM
patty kenny
Thank you!
WOW, you made my day, Kenneth! Thank you so much for taking and posting a picture of Bridget Barnes's resting place.

Added by patty kenny on Sep 02, 2014 1:35 PM
Thank you for the photos!
Added by J W on Sep 02, 2014 1:34 PM
Christine Brown
RE: Assad Mickool
Assad was married twice and had five children with each wife. The lat wife's name was Affife and she may have followed one of the younger children to Florida. Notre Dame has no record of a dual graves, My grandfather, Salem Mickool was the oldest.

Beau Raposa was married to Joyce Hanna of Fall River.(b. 1935) Her father was Elias Hanna, mother: Annie Mickool. I believe she and Beau had one child Tracey. Joyce was a twin of Shirley Hanna and they are all still in Fall River.

Does any of this ring a bell???

Added by Christine Brown on Aug 24, 2014 6:50 PM
Christine Brown
Mickool photo
Tank you so much for the photo of Assad Mickool, my great-grandfather. It's interesting he was buried with his wife(s). Sent you an personal email yesterday-hope to hear from you!

C. Brown
Added by Christine Brown on Aug 24, 2014 4:26 PM
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