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Suki Davey (#47883436)
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Bio Photo "Close to my heart you'll always be - Genealogy is the connection to you and me!"

Your tombstone stands among the rest, neglected and alone. The name and date are chiseled out on polished, marbled stone.

It reaches out to all who care, it is too late to mourn. You did not know that I exist, you died, and I was born. Yet each of us are cells of you, in flesh, in blood, in bone. Our blood contracts and beat a pulse, entirely not our own.

Dear Ancestor, the place you filled, one hundred years ago, spreads out among the ones you left, who would have loved you so.

I wonder if you lived and loved, I wonder if you knew, that someday I would find this spot, and come to visit you. (Author Unknown)

BTW for those of you sending all the corrections regarding only one name in the first block of records for searching ease, even when the individual has 3 or 4 names, as in good Catholics who always have Marie or Joseph in their names (which is usually the first name) - be careful what you ask for - I'm working on the corrections, however if you search on Marie or Joseph now you get over 2,500 of my names alone. Good luck finding the individual you are looking for, especially if it's Marie and you don't know how many times she married. I find those of you insistent on this interesting - especially as Find A Grave refuses to fix my husband's relative who has no first name - his name is Spotted Tail and because he's famous his record is handled by management - they have Spotted for his first name and Tail for his last name. Not CORRECT, but what the heck, it fits in the box.


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Bob
RE: Jeanette Gosselin
I'm guessing I am much older than you (Biddeford High School, Class of 1956) but is it possible our paths might have crossed somewhere? I discovered a few years ago that, after talking to a lady who lives here in this park with me, that her grand father and my grandfather were brothers, she lived in Biddeford Pool, she graduated 1 year after me, and she and her sister rode with me on the same school bus. It's interesting, and sometimes scary, what you find out doing genealogy. Bob
Added by Bob on Jul 23, 2016 7:11 AM
Bob
RE: Jeanette Gosselin
I have put all these Gosselins in my "Family Tree Maker" but the only reason is because Antoine Gosselin married Regina Brunell, daughter of Gedeon Brunelle, whose son was Joseph Brunelle, father of Lucille Brunelle Beaudoin who was my uncle Arthur (Pete) Beaudoin's wife. I don't put anything in my "Family Tree Maker" that doesn't somehow relate to me, even a great distance. Also it's like a great big puzzle and I enjoy doing it. Bob
Added by Bob on Jul 23, 2016 7:01 AM
Bob
Jeanette Gosselin
Hi: I think I missed this obituary when I sent you all the others I got from the Biddeford library. If I did send it, it's a duplicate.
Biddeford Daily Journal Obituary for Jeanette Gosselin 4/24/1984
Jeanette Gosselin
BIDDEFORD - Jeanette E. Gosselin, 69, of 33 Quimby St., died Monday at Maine Medical Center, Portland.
She was born in Biddeford, July 31, 1914, daughter of Albert J. Beaudoin Sr., and Helen Hurtubise Beaudoin and attended St. Mary’s School.
Mrs. Gosselin was employed for several years by Pepperell Mfg. Co. and later by Bruce Shoe Co. She was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church.
Survivors are her husband, Sandra E. Gosselin, her mother, Helena Beaudoin Conley, and a brother, Albert J. Beaudoin Jr., all of Biddeford; and a sister Mrs. Howard (Helen) Taute of Arundel.
A funeral mass will be held Thursday at 9 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church. Internment is to be in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Saco.
Calling hours are tonight, 7 to 9, and Wednesday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Cote Funeral Home, Beach Street, Saco.
Added by Bob on Jul 22, 2016 2:35 PM
SimonisRuffus
RE: Apollinaire Garneau
I enjoyed for sure seeing that picture of Apollinaire Garneau. He was my great-grand-father's cousin. Long way...but families get closer in genealogy... Findagrave and Facebook help people to connect and transforming this world smaller and closer as well.

And THE question... How did you find that picture? On Ancestry.com? This is really the same guy and I had his original obtiuary picture in my hands. So nothing is fake!

Have a nice day and talk to you soon!
Added by SimonisRuffus on Jul 22, 2016 12:33 PM
Bob
Robert Gosselin Obituary
Hi: The obituary I sent you yesterday for Robert Gosselin was from the Biddeford Journal the afternoon he died was only a notification of his death. I asked Brooke Faulkner at the McArthur Library to check the next days edition for additional information and this is what she sent to me.
If you need information from the library, she is extremely helpful.Bob
Biddeford Journal/Tribune Obituary 4/12/1990
Robert Gosselin, 82, assistant postmaster
BIDDEFORD - Robert B. Gosselin, 82, of 3 Dental Ave., died Wednesday at Southern Maine Medical Center.
He was born in Biddeford on Aug. 20, 1907, a son of Antoine and Alma Nadeau Gosselin, and and attended Biddeford Schools.
Gosselin worked more than 15 years as a foreman for the Diamond Match Corporation. He helped establish a Diamond lumber mill plant in Mattawamkeag in 1933, which at time was the largest lumber yard in New England.
He later worked 31 years for the U.S. Postal Service, including 20 years as assistant postmaster in Biddeford. He retired in 1973.
During his retirement he worked 12 years at Dutch Elm Golf Course, Arundel, retiring from that job in 1985.
He was a founding committee member of Boy Scout Troop 36 and served as the financial secretary. He was a charter member of the St. Joseph Credit Union and served 20 years on its board of directors.
He was a member of the St. Louis Alumni Association and was its first vice president in 1940. He was a fourth degree member of the Knights of Columbus and a member of Union At. Jean Baptiste de Bienfaisance.
Gosselin was a member and Eucharistic minister at St. Joseph Church.
Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Simone I. Bouthot Gosselin of Biddeford, two sons, Robert R. of Biddeford and the Rev. Gerard G. Gosselin of Lewiston, two daughters, Pauline Romax of Biddeford, and Donna Nadeau of Saco, a brother, Paul G. of Biddeford, eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph’s Church. Bishop Joseph Gerry, Order of St. Benedict will be the main celebrant.
Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.
Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at R.G. Bolduc and Sons Funeral Home, 291 Alfred St. The Luke E. Hart Council 260, Knights of Columbus will meet for prayers at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Added by Bob on Jul 22, 2016 11:20 AM
Bob
RE: Simone Gosselin
You are correct. I copied it incorrectly from the newspaper obituary. These old eyes don't always see things accurately. Sorry.
When checking this I found I had made a big mistake on her husband, Robert. The 1940 census listed a Robert Gosselin, birth date about 1908, living on Gove Street, with a wife named Theresa, which I thought might be Simone's middle name with 4 children so I entered this information in my Family Tree Program. Now after entering Robert Gosselin's name again, a second 1940 census comes up with a Robert Gosselin and all the correct information, including his wife's name Simone and the children's names Pauline and Robert. If I hadn't typed granddaughter instead of daughter on the copy I sent to you and you hadn't noticed it, I never would have found the mistake, so thanks for letting me know. Bob
Added by Bob on Jul 21, 2016 1:01 PM
SimonisRuffus
RE: Appolinaire Garneau
Hey Cuz'/Suki! :)

I've cleared few pictures (2) for Apollinaire Garneau. You'll have room to add the one (or the ones) that you found. Thanks, I can't wait to see those new pictures!

Have a nice day!
S.R.
Added by SimonisRuffus on Jul 21, 2016 12:27 PM
Bob
Alma Gosselin
Biddeford Journal Obituary Mrs. Antoine Gosselin 1/25/1913
MRS. ANTOINE GOSSELIN
Death of Resident of St. Marys Street Occurred This Afternoon.
Mrs. Antoine Gosselin died at her home, 56 St. Marys street, this afternoon, about 1:30 o’clock. She is survived by her husband and four children.
Notice of the funeral will be given later.
Added by Bob on Jul 21, 2016 8:16 AM
Bob
Raymond Gosselin Obituary
Biddeford Journal Obituary Raymond Gosselin 2/10/1965
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Raymond Gosselin
Word has been received here of the death February 1 of Raymond J. Gosselin, 56, of Woonsocket, R.I., and a former resident of Biddeford.
He was born in Biddeford, Dec. 20, 1908, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Antoine Gosselin. He was a yarn supervisor at the Waucantuck Mills, Uxbridge, Mass for two years and previously had worked in other textile mills for many years.
Surviving include his widow, Neema (Sicard) Gosselin; a daughter, Mrs. Marcel Pouliot, Valdosia, GA., and four brothers, Maurice N., Robert B., and Paul G. Gosselin, all of Biddeford, and Lionel Gosselin, Saco, and one grandchild.
Funeral services were held Friday from the Holt Funeral Home, Woonsocket, R.I., followed by a solemn requiem mass in Holy Family Church and internment was in St. Jean Baptist Cemetery, Woonsockett, R.I.
Attending the services from the Biddeford-Saco area were Maurice N. Gosselin, Robert B. Gosselin, Mr. & Mrs Lionel Gosselin, Robert Gosselin, Gerald G. Gosselin, Mrs. Henry Gosselin, Mrs. Arthur Brunelle, Raymond J. Gosselin and Francis J. Perry.
Added by Bob on Jul 21, 2016 8:11 AM
Bob
Simone Gosselin
Biddeford Journal Obit 10/10/1994
Simone Gosselin, devoted wife, mother
BIDDEFORD - Simone I. Gosselin, 81, formerly of 3 Dental Ave., died Saturday at Southern Maine Medical Center after a long illness.
She was born April 8, 1913, in Biddeford, a daughter of Octave and Eugenie Michard Bouthot, and was educated locally.
Mrs. Gosselin was a member of St. Joseph’s Church. She was also a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, Le Club Fremont and Les Dames de Ste, Anne.
She enjoyed sewing and took great pleasure in her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Her husband, Robert B. Gosselin, died April 11, 1990.
Survivors include two sons, Robert R. of Biddeford and the Rev. Gerald G. of Camden; two granddaughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Pauline) Lomax of Biddeford and Mrs. Art (Donna) Nadeau of Saco; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Added by Bob on Jul 21, 2016 8:09 AM
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