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Bill Bourbeau (#47387362)
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I'm a middle school English teacher that spends "spare" time conducting genealogical research. I have spent lots of time in the Forest Hill and Laurel Hill cemeteries, but recently focused most of my efforts at St. Bernard's and St. Joseph's.

Please feel free to use photos that I take for whatever purpose you choose. However, any and all photos must include proper source information in the citation. This allows other researchers to maintain the integrity of the research process.

I often have additional and/or higher quality images, and sometimes additional information, for many of the memorials. Please contact me if interested.

Please note that although I strive to take the best possible quality photos, I occasionally upload pictures that I plan to replace in the future.

I generally create memorials with the same spelling used on the marker, when one exists. Additional information, such as names of parents, also utilize information/spelling as seen on the primary sources.

Several gravestones at Laurel Hill no longer stand where they were first erected. Several factors, including erosion and vandalism, have led to these stones being placed in seemingly random locations. I try to document both where these stones are now, and where they should be.
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Jason Lessard
Thank You
Added by Jerry on Oct 20, 2016 9:39 PM
Sky at
Thank you
Thank you so much for the French family grave photos. It is much appreciated.
Added by Sky at blueskyzupabove@zo... on Oct 18, 2016 1:19 PM
Ada Taylor photo request
Thanks so much for looking. I have updated memorial and listed no marker.
Added by Don on Oct 17, 2016 11:56 AM
Avery-Martha Stockwell
Thank you so much for your time and effort to photograph and post a photo to Martha's memorial. Would also add this photo to her husband's memorial? - Avery Stockwell Memorial# 121264157 Thanks again!
Added by AnitaKilburnPowers on Oct 14, 2016 5:03 AM
Sally Holden Dyson
Henry Jonas Holden gravestone
Thanks for photographing this gravestone for the Henry Jonas Holden family. I live so far away and haven't been able to travel back to MA in a long time because of health issues. This is really appreciated!!
Added by Sally Holden Dyson on Oct 13, 2016 12:34 PM
Steven M
Daniel P. Langerlier (#139543373)
Thanks for the photographs.
Added by Steven M on Oct 13, 2016 12:18 PM
Ralph Gowen
Raitt headstones
thank you for the pictures of their headstones!

Added by Ralph Gowen on Oct 13, 2016 11:59 AM
Allison Ferris Pierce
Maria Aiken
If you visit Laurel Hill Cemetery & have the time & desire, would you be willing to look for Maria Aiken, please? I haven't put in an official photo request, because I'm not positive she's there. She died between 1846 & 1853. Since her husband remarried in Fitchburg, I'm hoping this is where she is. Thank you for your consideration of this request.
Added by Allison Ferris Pierce on Oct 10, 2016 7:50 PM
George L Munroe #144657728
Hi Bill, I was wondering if you have more info on George. I believe I have found his wife's grave, but am not quite sure of the match. In your research did you find a Lawrence Munroe? If you could email me I would greatly appreciate it (posted on my profile page). Thank you, Zoe
Added by zoomurray on Oct 08, 2016 7:10 AM
Sharon Howland
Peter Lawless

I have an obit for Peter Lawless who died in 1944 and is buried in St. Bernard's Cemetery in Fitchburg. Are you interested?

Added by Sharon Howland on Sep 30, 2016 4:39 PM
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