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Rick Bart (#47601455)
 member for 3 years, 5 months, 24 days
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Bio Photo I've decided to change my profile on a recent suggestion. I thought Bio (short for biography) meant just that, but I must have been wrong. Besides, maybe it's time to clear up some misconceptions.
I am replacing the "bio" with a mission statement, and that it is to document not only relatives but as many of the deceased as possible buried in the five Taunton Catholic Cemeteries. St. Joseph, St. Francis, St. James, Father Wilson's and if we can find it, Fr. Roach's
This project would not be possible without the dedicated and super help from Deanne at the cemetery office and the great staff at both the Taunton Historical Society and Taunton Public Library and other submitters who are working as a team now.
I also thank the people who have relatives buried in these cemeteries, who I have been conversing via e-mail and public messages. Only one negative response out of 145 messages and many e-mails. That's super!
And let's not forget the dedicated grounds staff of the cemeteries. The Taunton Catholic Cemeteries has a great crew in keeping the cemeteries clean, manicured and in shape.
I'm only related through marriage to maybe 20-30 people buried in these cemeteries, but over the course of finding their "bios" which is kind of limited to their obituaries, it is easy to get attached to them. A lot of interesting Tauntonians, a lot of great stories.
Of course the real reason to document is to honor the deceased by keeping their memories alive on websites such as findagrave and ancestry.
As Mary Anne Evans 22 Nov 1819-22 Dec 1880 the English novelist who wrote under the male pen name of George Eliot, quoted

"Our dead are never dead to us until we have forgotten them"

After reading other contributor's bios, I am amazed at some of the numbers of entries. I see a lot of claims of photo ownership along with the "please do not copy" statements. Please respect their wishes.
But anyone is free to download any photo or entry I submit for their own personal use. In fact, since the size of the photos is reduced to fit on findagrave, if anyone wants the original 5MB photo, just ask and I'll send it e-mail. And if anyone is dissatisfied with any picture I post, let me know and I will attempt a retake. Just remember, I'm not a professional photographer. Some of the stones are worn and some of the highly polished ones are hard to photograph if the sun angle is not right. Photo method suggestions are welcome.
And of course, lookup requests (in the Taunton Catholic Cemeteries only please) will be attempted to be fulfilled.

All Taunton (Massachusetts)Daily Gazette death notices and obituaries prior to 2004 were trasnscribed from microfilmed copies kept at the Old Colony Historical Society 66 Church Green, Taunton, MA 02780 (508) 822-1622
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Norman S. Cole Jr. and Geraldine V. (Beard) Cole
Patrick and Raymond Reardon
Hi thank you so much for the two transfers Patrick and Raymond. Great
Added by Norman S. Cole Jr. and Ge... on Sep 02, 2014 9:11 AM
Norman S. Cole Jr. and Geraldine V. (Beard) Cole
John and Arthemise Emond
Hi Thank you so much for the Transfers that was nice of you to do that for me.
Added by Norman S. Cole Jr. and Ge... on Aug 24, 2014 10:42 AM
Norman S. Cole Jr. and Geraldine V. (Beard) Cole
Mary G. Rose, Mary Fostin and Arthur Ventura
Hi Thank you very much for the three transfers.. That was very nice of you to do that for me.. Thanks
Added by Norman S. Cole Jr. and Ge... on Jul 25, 2014 6:56 PM
Norman S. Cole Jr. and Geraldine V. (Beard) Cole
Arthur P. Ventura
Thank you so much for the transfer..
Added by Norman S. Cole Jr. and Ge... on Jul 24, 2014 7:14 AM
RE: 132257636 Mary Diniz
133215528 this is her husband. Sorry about that.
Added by Karen on Jul 23, 2014 11:15 AM
RE: 132257636 Mary Diniz
Ok No . LOL
Added by Karen on Jul 23, 2014 11:13 AM
Maryann Martel
Thomas Fielding
Thanks so much for the information, I did a little more research and added a little more information to his Bio. I will keep you in mind when it comes to any research in Taunton, here in Fall River, I will be available whenever you need anything. :)
Added by Maryann Martel on Jul 15, 2014 8:24 AM
Barbara Harackiewicz
Marie Menard
You have created an exact duplicate of my memorial that I made in 2011.
Added by Barbara Harackiewicz on Apr 03, 2014 4:03 PM
Thank you for the updates. All fixed.
Added by Gail on Nov 14, 2013 4:33 PM
Deanne (Cobb) Orabona
RE: Mitchells in SF
Ellen P. (Foley) Mitchell DOD: 8/17/1963
Robert Matthew Mitchell DOD: 12/22/1978
Added by Deanne (Cobb) Orabona on Oct 11, 2013 9:52 AM
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