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Kenneth Joseph Raposa (#46626426)
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Bio Photo Born & raised in Fall River, home of the Battleship Massachusetts Museum, Marine Museum, Historical Society, former cotton textile manufacturer of the world, Fall River Line Steamship Authority and yes, home of the infamous Lizzie Borden.

Son of the late Joseph & Marilyn Ann (Foley) Raposa and grandson of the late Joseph & Josephine (Mattos) Raposa and the late James & Cecile E. (Bernier) Foley.

I was raised in the Sts. Peter & Paul & St. Anne's Church areas. My sister is Lori Ann (Raposa) Albernaz and my nephew Jacob J. Albernaz of Tiverton, Rhode Island.

A 1974 graduate of Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School I attended Rhode Island College in Providence, RI. & New England Technical Institute.

In 1971 at age 13 I became involved with The Little Theatre of Fall River during their production of "Fiddler on the Roof". At age 20 another theater journey began, that lead to my founding of The People's Theatre of Fall River, Inc. During these times I was involved in many productions with many groups until 1985.

In 1985 I relocated to Boston/Brighton then Charlestown and for 17 years in Everett until 2011. Life throws us many a curve. In March of 2006, my mother, my friend, passed away unexpectedly. This void created by her passing will never be filled. Long before her passing I was always interested in my family history, the good, the bad and the ugly. We all have it!

I find comfort by visiting Find A Grave memorials and it has always amazed me with the different ways people memorialize their loved ones. In addition to being an member of and (NEGHS) New England Historical Genealogical Society, I continue to research my roots and assist others doing the same. Being a photo volunteer for Find A Grave keeps me busy and I enjoy helping others with their requests, while learning interesting facts along the way.

In July 2011 I moved back to the Fall River area after 27 years of living in the Boston area. It's nice to be home. Now back home, I am active with The Little Theatre of Fall River and Fall River Historical Society and very active being a photo volunteer concentrating in Oak Grove, North Burial Grounds, St. Patrick's, St. Johns & Notre Dame & Beth El Cemeteries. I am happy to assist with photo requests. Each cemetery has there own specific rules when requesting information. See the notes on each cemetery site or just ask and I can lead you through it.

To properly and easily locate a grave in the following cemeteries the following info is required :

Notre Dame: Grave #,Section #,Pass #

St Pat's: Grave #,Plat #

St John's: Grave #,Plat #,Row #

Oak Grove: Grave #, Intersecting Ave & Path name.

St. Mary's: Grave #,Section #

Beth El: Grave #,Section #

NOTE: (Fall River, RI, aka: TROY, etc).

In 1803 Fall River separated from Freetown and incorporated as a town. 1804 the town name was changed to TROY and was used until 02.12.1834 when the name was changed back to Fall River. The town became a city in 1854. In July 1843 the southern part of what is now Fall River was called Fall River, RI. In 1856 Tiverton, RI split off it's industrial northern section (Fall River, RI). In 1861 the Supreme Court moved the state line south from Columbia Street to State Avenue thus creating Fall River entirely within Massachusetts. As part of this court decision Pawtucket, MA became Pawtucket, RI.

Please note, any photos taken by me , as a Photo Volunteer for Find A Grave are intended for the sole use on a Find A Grave memorial only.

06.18.2013, 08.31.2013, 11.10.2013, 03.21.2014 KJR
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RE: Rose Dalton Kearns
thank you! she was my Great Great Grandmother and I'm interested in any information about her. this really helps.
Added by lizyt on Jun 24, 2014 5:13 PM
Rose Dalton Kearns
in St. Patrick's Fall River. where did you get info as to cause of death? thanks!
Added by lizyt on Jun 24, 2014 2:12 PM
Maryann Martel
John, James, and Margaret
I eliminated James, and Margaret, and transferred John to you, don't know why I didn't catch the duplicates.
John and Margaret were the parents to my great great Uncle Michael, he married my Great Grandmother Hannah (Ryder) McGarty's little sister, she was my grandmothers Aunt, my fathers great aunt and my great great Aunt. That is how we are connected, haha. My maiden name was Marois, my grandmother was Mary Cecila (McGarty) Marois she married Rene Marois and my father was their middle child William and I am his oldest child, probably not really important to you but I bereft of sharing info with long distant family members. No one in my family is as interested in the connections as I am, sorry for babbling on and on. I added John and Margaret to Michael's site and you can follow it to my parents, etc.
Added by Maryann Martel on Jun 12, 2014 6:48 PM
RE: Minnie Brendess
That is what I suggested to the manager. I gave her the link to the website and hope she will follow up as this is probably her family. Thanks for the help.
Added by Apollymi on Jun 08, 2014 3:34 PM
RE: Meimn Brendess
See, that is my problem. I notified the manager that this should be deleted because it was a Burial Unknown and she "plopped" it in this cemetery, probably from the death certificate. I agree with your reasoning, but without a tombstone in the proper cemetery, there is no way to know if this one is correct. I wonder where the parents are buried. There are no other Brendesses on her in Massachusetts.
Added by Apollymi on Jun 07, 2014 6:51 PM
Meimn Brendess
Thank you for the photo of the death certificate. I was hoping for a picture of the actual stone.
Added by Apollymi on Jun 07, 2014 3:57 PM
cindi brockman
RE: McAndrew Photos
Hello. It was my privilege to do so...
Added by cindi brockman on Jun 02, 2014 5:24 PM
Carrie Anne Perez
Thank You
Thank you for taking the photo of her grave site. It is appreciated!
Added by Carrie Anne Perez on Jun 02, 2014 11:13 AM
Jim Flannery
Charles Fish
Thank you for attempting to find the Oak Grove Cemetery grave of Charles Fish d.1898. According to the cemetery grave card of which I have a copy, his grave is located on Mina Path. I will call the cemetery to see if Mina and Minta Paths are the same. Thanks for your efforts,
Added by Jim Flannery on May 11, 2014 5:47 PM
Salty Antoni
Georgianna Ethier:
thanks for the info and posting Clarina's grave photo -- appreciate your help very much
Added by Salty Antoni on May 08, 2014 5:09 PM
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