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Mary S. (#47572796)
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Bio Photo I am of Acadian (French from what is now Nova Scotia), Irish and Italian ancestry, and my husband is of French-Canadian and Eastern European Jewish ancestry.

Our Canadian ancestors came to New England in the late 19th and early 20th century, to work in the mill towns of Maine, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

I LOVE the early New England gravestone art! But my main focus for genealogy is with our Canadian immigrant ancestors.

I love an excuse to go puttering around local cemeteries, taking photos. Hope I can continue to add listings and photos here for many years to come!


Many of my photos have GPS tags in the EXIF Data, and I've added that information to some of the memorials. But Find A Grave makes this very cumbersome to do, so I haven't added all of them. ALSO, some of the GPS tags are wrong, because of an intermittent problem with my camera that I'm trying to get the company to diagnose and fix. So, please, before sending an edit to add the GPS tags, look at the location to make sure it makes sense, and isn't located in some swamp a mile away!


I hate having to post this, BUT:

If you want to send me corrections/additions for the memorials I manage, PLEASE use the Edit Tab on the memorial page. I won't make changes from messages left here.

I put a lot of work into my memorials - I don't just post the minimum FAG requires. Don't tell me that you'll send me your notes on a family and I can update my memorials from them. Send the SACs using the Edit Tab on the individual memorials, if you want me to make changes.

I will not post an obituary in its entirety, ever. It's a violation of copyright law, and also risks listing living persons.

And I will NOT link a memorial to an "Unknown Burial" memorial. Come back when you know where s/he is buried.

Requests for transfer will be judged on a case by case basis. For example, if you are trying to use Find A Grave as a genealogy site by adding all your "Burial Unknowns," I will not transfer to you. Although a wonderful genealogical resource, Find A Grave is intended as a burial registry and I won't encourage behavior that runs contrary to that.
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Jacques Deslauriers
RE: More on Aurélie Dion
Thanks for allowing me to use the photo.
I would like to edit Aurelie's bio but since I am not the owner I guess this is not possible.
The first sentence should say : Daughter of Eustache Yon (or Dion) and Celeste Messier.

Added by Jacques Deslauriers on Oct 07, 2015 2:18 PM
Jacques Deslauriers
More on Aurélie Dion
Just added a memorial for Paul Brouillette and edited the links for his wife and chlidren but the updates take a little while to appear.

Would it be possible for me to use the headstone photo you posted for Aurélie Dion. I would like to add it to her page on our family's genealogy site.
I would mention your name as the source of the photo.
Added by Jacques Deslauriers on Oct 07, 2015 12:13 PM
Joyce Guinasso
Alfred LaRocque
Hi Mary, Thank you for the information regarding the cemetery that Alfred iss buried in. I will try to keep this in mind when making my next photo request for anyone who died before 1921.

Joyce Rock Guinasso
Added by Joyce Guinasso on Oct 07, 2015 7:52 AM
James Bianco
One more thing..
Fantastic photos! It looks to be complete now, you are truly an asset to Find A Grave. Jim
Added by James Bianco on Oct 07, 2015 6:39 AM
James Bianco
Achsah (Wing) White
Great sleuth work finding Achsah's death place and date!
Added by James Bianco on Oct 07, 2015 6:35 AM
Jacques Deslauriers
Memorial 126134710
In the text you mention Aurelie's parents. Her father was Eustache Dion and her mother was Celeste Messier.
I edited her birth date which is, according to the church records, 16-6-1845.

She maried Paul Brouillette probably in the US.

In 1900 their son Homer maried Regina Deslauriers in Granby,Québec. The church document mentions that Homer's parents live in the US.

I am currently gathering the pieces and will have more info in a near future

Jacques Deslauriers
Added by Jacques Deslauriers on Oct 06, 2015 6:34 AM
James Bianco
Patience Wing
My error, I found Jabez and for some reason I added her thinking she was his wife. If she is not buried Plummer St. when you find the cemetery I will remove her memorial. I am also free over the next two weeks and can head over there myself if you let me know where you think it is. I understand if you want to photograph it yourself, but please let me know if I can help! Jim
Added by James Bianco on Oct 04, 2015 5:15 AM
James Bianco
Northbridge Cemeteries
Hello Mary, I see that you have worked very hard creating many memorials in Northbridge and I have a question I hope you can help me with. Are you aware of a cemetery in town which is called The "Plummer Street Cemetery"? I have a small transcript for a cemetery so titled with just a few names which were not (until now) memorialized on Find A Grave. A couple of the names appear to have cenotaph memorials in The Riverdale Cemetery (Marcus Aldrich is one). The corresponding notation in The Vital Records of Nortbridge for this cemetery is G.R.5. Unfortunately at the front of the VR Book the name of this cemetery is not listed, although I know from my transcript these people were interred in the aforementioned Plummer Street Cemetery. I could use your expert advice on this one! Thanks so much, please email me via my profile page or post a message on my bio page. Jim in Westfield, Ma.
Added by James Bianco on Oct 02, 2015 5:12 AM
bill preston
Donald Nelson
Thank you for updating his profile. Bill Preston
Added by bill preston on Sep 29, 2015 8:26 PM
Mark St. Andre
John Edward St. Andre
Greetings! I see that you have photographed a number of graves at St. Patrick's in Worcester County, MA. My father is looking for his father's grave, John Edward St. Andre (deceased in early 1940's), and by calling St. Patrick's found out that it is in Lot 86 of the Calgary Section of the cemetery.

Find A Grave shows that 88% of the cemetery has been photographed, but I cannot find John Edward St. Andre. It's possible he is buried near or even with his mother, Sophronie Gauthier St. Andre. I have just submitted an official photo request to get a photo of her grave, but I thought I would write to you as it appears you have done a lot of photos in this cemetery.
Here is Sophronie's memorial.
Thank you!
Mark St. Andre
Added by Mark St. Andre on Sep 23, 2015 11:00 AM
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