Asten, Michael Charles b. September 14, 1834 d. September 14, 1885 Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Although his actual first name was Michael, he served under his middle name of Charles. AS native of Nova Scotia, Canada, he enlisted in the Union Navy during the Civil War and served as a Quarter Gunner on board the "USS Signal". He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery in defending the "Signal" from Confederates on the Red River, Louisiana on May 5, 1864. His citation reads "Proceeding up the Red River, the USS Signal engaged a large force of...[Read More] (Bio by: Don Morfe) Saint Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA Plot: Section 22, Lot 111 GPS coordinates: 41.8645134, -71.4086533 (hddd.dddd)
McGrath, James Howard b. November 28, 1903 d. September 2, 1966 Presidential Cabinet Secretary, Rhode Island Governor, US Senator. He served as President Harry S Truman's Attorney General from 1949 to 1952. Prior to that he served as United States District Attorney for the District of Rhode Island from 1935 to 1940. He was Governor of Rhode Island from 1940 to 1945 and served as a Senator from Rhode Island in the United States Senate from 1946 to 1949. (Bio by: C.S.) Saint Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
McVinney, Russell Joseph b. November 25, 1898 d. August 10, 1971 Roman Catholic Bishop. The first native Rhode Islander to serve as bishop of the Diocese of Providence, he was ordained at the American College Catholic University of Louvain in Leuven, Belgium on July 13, 1924, and went on to study journalism at the University of Notre Dame in 1935. On July 14, 1948 he was consecrated Bishop of the Diocese of Providence. Among his accomplishments during his tenure as bishop were his efforts in facilitating the reopening of the American College Catholic...[Read More] (Bio by: Linda Peloquin) Saint Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA Plot: entrance to the cemetery, in front of the chapel.
Ormsbee Jr., Francis Edward b. April 30, 1892 d. October 24, 1936 World War I Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was a Chief Aviation Pilot in the US Navy. He was awarded the Medal of Honor as a Chief Machinist's Mate. His citation reads "For extraordinary heroism while attached to the Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla., 25 September 1918. While flying with Ens. J.A.Jova, Ormsbee saw a plane go into a tailspin and crash about three-quarters of a mile to the right. Having landed nearby, Ormsbee lost no time in going over-board and made for the wreck...[Read More] (Bio by: Don Morfe) Saint Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
Roberts, Dennis Joseph b. April 8, 1903 d. June 30, 1994 Governor of Rhode Island. He graduated from Fordham University in 1927 and received a law degree from Boston University Law School in 1930, afterwards practicing in Providence. A Democrat, he served in the Rhode Island Senate from 1935 to 1939 and was Chairman of the Rhode Island Democratic Party from 1938 to 1943. He served in the Navy during World War II as a Lieutenant Commander and head of a school that trained military members for sabotage and other behind the lines activities, which...[Read More] (Bio by: Bill McKern) Saint Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA Plot: Section D: Lot 45