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BDonovan (#47446352)
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Bio Photo I would be glad to help locate the graves in my local area. I would ask for some background information if you have it. Any information will only increase your chances of a successful locate. Sometimes it may be another cemetery in the same town. So give as many clues as you can. And pay it forward.

Please ask to use family photo's. Feel free to use any grave photos.

I am interested in the following lines:
Donovan's of West Brookfield/Holyoke, Mass
Quinlan's of Warren, Mass
Harrington's of West Brookfield/Fall River Mass/Chicago Ill.

Any information would be greatly appreciated.

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Joneta Burke
RE: Eileen Palmieri
It was my honor to spend some time with your relatives today.
Added by Joneta Burke on Sep 27, 2015 10:14 PM
Joneta Burke
RE: John A Palmieri
Hello - There is an Eileen Palmieri on the back of the stone, and I took a picture of that too. If you make a page for her, I will gladly add her photo too. Let me know what you want me to do.
Added by Joneta Burke on Sep 27, 2015 7:48 PM
Rachel G
RE: Francis LaBrash
You're welcome - no, I am not related.

Rachel G
Added by Rachel G on Jun 05, 2015 6:44 PM
RE: Edwin Harder
What a cute son you have and you're not too bad either......from an old lady. ha Shirley
Added by Shirley on May 17, 2015 10:17 AM
Edwin Harder
Thank you so much for taking the time to go to the cemetery and take the nice photo for me and putting it on Find A Grave. I appreciate it a lot!!
Shirley from Alabama
Added by Shirley on May 17, 2015 10:10 AM
Maria B.
Hello BDonovan:

My pleasure ...anytime.
Added by Maria B. on Jan 18, 2015 10:14 AM
Julie Ellefson
Francis LaBrash
I will try to get the photo for you, all the other LaBrash's have photo's of the headstone there, Francis' is the only one that is not. I will try to get this done asap.
Added by Julie Ellefson on Dec 08, 2014 6:26 AM
David Sorel
RE: Doc photo and more
moved Doc's photos ... thanks again.

BTW ... you may be interested in reading about the dark side of Doc in the book best-seller that came out in 1955 about a bastard child of his ... yes ... true. title: The Greer Case. 1955 pub. author: David Peck. I gave copies to two who knew the man when they were just boys ... both of whom had their lives saved by Doc. (one of the last survivors of the Valley) ... they were stunned. quite the story. think you'll be interested in this bit of Quabbin Valley back history.

all the best wishes for the Holiday to you and your family.

Added by David Sorel on Dec 05, 2014 7:18 PM
David Sorel
hello again and best whises
Hello BD and very fast note ..

first ... to wish you and your family the very best of Holidays.

you're living in Belchertown, you might find that J. Armstrong's son, "Jr." died there in your town in like 1970s "of unknown nativity".

at this writing, it's uncertain to me that he'd lived on a cot in the Belchertown fire station or not ... am researching that aspect right now.

have interviewed witness that he did live in a chicken house on Webster Rd. in Enfield (MA) circa 1937 .. with the chickens. all of it owned by the Howe's (of said book fame, etc.). he had a cook-stove and cot in there quite comfortable. hear also that such a thing was not uncommon then back there in "the valley"..

so as such for the name Armstrong ... "the line came to its end" there in Belchertown, as the old books said back then.

again ... many thanks and all the best to you and yours.

D Sorel
Added by David Sorel on Nov 27, 2014 6:58 PM
David Sorel
RE: Jeremiah Armstrong
Hello BD ... and thanks much for your very kind note. yes ... will take up your idea ... but must explain that I'm a computer dummie ... so will give it my best shot and hope for the best.

by the way, I'm the guy who added all those old "Real Estate Photos" to the Quabbin Park site of the town hall and such. I tired to add some equally dated "Real Estate Photos" the State had also made of the original graveyards, but Find a Grave said 'no'. alas, might try again.

do appreciate your efforts out there at the Park. I've sent past 5+ years studying up on some of the Quabbin folks and am very glad to see that someone (like you) has located some of these folks at the Park. I appreciate your efforts.

I think you'll find Howe's outline of J. Armstrong most compelling.

thank you again and hope we can keep in touch.

D Sorel
Added by David Sorel on Nov 26, 2014 12:43 PM
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