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Sharon Lavash Hawkins (#47124807)
 member for 7 years, 7 months, 5 days
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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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Mayflower Pilgrim 332
Amos Keyes Family--Mt Auburn
Sharon, Thanks so much for beautiful photos on the above memorials. I appreciate your continued work on these sites in Mt Auburn. Richard
Added by Mayflower Pilgrim 332 on Dec 01, 2016 1:05 PM
Steve & Donna Gagne' Woodward
Sharon, thank you for the photo of Marilyn Keyes grave. Your time and effort is greatly appreciated.
Added by Steve & Donna Gagne' Wood... on Nov 30, 2016 11:16 PM
Mayflower Pilgrim 332
Wilds & Holmes Sites
Sharon, Thanks for your note & beautiful photos on the above sites in Mt. Auburn. I like when you add footstone marker on plot with another photo of plot. I am busy now entering sites in two cemeteries in Yakima, Washington & will be returning to my work in Mt Auburn when I finish this project in a week. Hope your holiday safe & happy. Richard
Added by Mayflower Pilgrim 332 on Nov 27, 2016 8:50 AM
Steven M
William Paine (#150689885)
Many thanks for the photographs. They are very helpful.
Added by Steven M on Nov 26, 2016 7:51 PM
Trifone stone
Thank you for the photo.
Added by rjcruit on Nov 22, 2016 12:34 PM
F.S. Strong
Thank you so much for providing the photo of his gravestone. It is greatly appreciated!
Added by pcamp on Nov 05, 2016 12:02 PM
Mayflower Pilgrim 332
Holmes Memorials
Sharon, Thanks for your recent photos on the Holmes family sites in Mt. Auburn. I appreciate your continued work on the Holmes family. Richard
Added by Mayflower Pilgrim 332 on Oct 27, 2016 1:42 AM
Patricia Gaquin
Hobart @ Mount Auburn
Thanks for the additions of the Hobart grave pics. Mount Auburn is such a beautiful place but I seldom get the time to make the
trek' from the south shore... Thanks again! Pat
Added by Patricia Gaquin on Oct 20, 2016 11:30 AM
Glenn M. Massey
John & Lucy Jane Tallman Haigh

Thank you so much for the great memorial photos of my 1st Cousin 4x removed and her husband. God Bless.
Added by Glenn M. Massey on Oct 19, 2016 1:13 PM
Debra Turner
Thank you for adding the nice cemetery photos!
Hi Sharon. Thank you for photographing and adding the very nice cemetery photos, and also for adding the inscription for my ancestor Anna Turner Hobart (Find A Grave Memorial# 146283546) and her husband Arthur Hobart, along with the added flowers. It was a nice surprise and very much appreciated!
Added by Debra Turner on Oct 18, 2016 12:38 PM
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