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Sharon Lavash Hawkins (#47124807)
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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
and 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.

A coin left on a headstone lets the deceased soldier's 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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E Randall
Alma and Emery Coffin
Thank you Sharon for the nice headstone picture on Memorial 139409947 and 139409927. It looks great. Thanks for checking in on them.
Added by E Randall on Aug 23, 2016 7:20 PM
Thanks so much for the photo
Added by Montereygenealogist on Aug 09, 2016 8:38 PM
Lucretia Phillips
Thanks so much for the photo Linda
Added by LINDA JOYCE OLDENBORG-SMI... on Aug 08, 2016 6:02 AM
Julia Myers
Thanks Sharon for the update. Don't know where I got the date of birth. Hope you're having a wonderful summer.

Added by Saratoga on Aug 06, 2016 5:14 PM
Uncle Bob
Thank you for the quick response to my request. The pics were great and very helpful.

Added by Uncle Bob on Aug 06, 2016 7:51 AM
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Sarah "Sanie E." Crocker
Probably the above--pls add photo if you have one. Thanks.
Added by Mayflower Pilgrim 332 on Aug 01, 2016 2:49 PM
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Helen Crocker
Sharon, I would say you are correct on the tombstones for the two Helens buried in this plot.
Thanks for your work on the Crockers in Mt Auburn. I am slowly going thru your notes. Richard
Added by Mayflower Pilgrim 332 on Aug 01, 2016 2:44 PM
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Pratt sites--Mt Auburn
Sharon, Thanks for beautiful photos on the above sites. Stay cool this summer. R.
Added by Mayflower Pilgrim 332 on Jul 18, 2016 1:28 PM
Judith Lee Howard Shea
Evelyn Weston Curtis
I see you JUST added this one! Is the other table-looking stone of Allen Curtis, her husband?
Thank you so much,
Judith Lee Howard Shea
Added by Judith Lee Howard Shea on Jul 14, 2016 1:08 AM
Judith Lee Howard Shea
Maria Malleville Allen Curtis
And plus is it okay if I put it on I assume it would be, but thought I would ask!
Added by Judith Lee Howard Shea on Jul 14, 2016 12:32 AM
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