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Sharon Lavash Hawkins (#47124807)
 member for 8 years, 3 months, 20 days
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Bio Photo I found this on another members profile and it truly expresses how I feel as well:
"The life of a person is more than the dash between two dates. It is my hope that the memorials which I create or manage can make the individuals life fuller, even if just linking to family members or adding a few tidbits of information. Researching and including other family information makes them more than graves, they are people.

My Mom @-->--Ruth Bursey Lavash
Her parents: William Nelson Bursey
Flora Lillian Bradbury Bursey
Her Grandparents:William Robert Bursey
Mary Brown Bursey
Her Great Grandparents:Stephen Brown
Catherine Porter Brown

My Dad's parents:Raymond Lavash
Ellen Veronica Hynes Lavash
My Dad's Grandparents:Caroline Sampson Lavash
and Ernest Paul Lavash

I'm searching for information for the following Families: Lavash, Lavache, Hynes, Higgins, Donohoe,Bursey, Bradbury, Brown, Demeo, Hayes, Sawin. I've been researching my roots for over 20 years and have now started to record cemeteries for others. I've also started adding any Irish and Canadians that I come across, in tribute to my ancesters, military graves & any children that I find - they seem to be the hardest to find & I'm recording them as I find them.

A coin left on a headstone lets the deceased soldier's family know that somebody stopped by to pay their respect. Leaving a penny means you visited. A nickel means that you and the deceased soldier trained at boot camp together. If you served with the soldier, you leave a dime. A quarter is very significant because it means that you were there when that soldier died".

This is an abbreviated list of cemeteries that I have visited so far - I've visited some of these because I have family members there -
Belmont Cemetery - Belmont, MA
Calvary Cemetery & Maus. - Waltham, MA
Cambridge Cemetery - Cambridge, MA
Common Street Cemetery - Watertown, MA
Cudworth Cemetery - Scituate, MA
Evergreen Cemetery - Marboro, Ma
Evergreen Cemetery - Leominster, MA
Grove Hill Cemetery - Waltham, MA
Highland Meadow Cemetery - Belmont, MA
Holy Cross Cemetery & Maus. - Malden, MA
Mt. Auburn Cemetery - Watertown/Cambridge, MA
Mt. Feake Cemetery - Waltham, MA
Mt. Pleasant Cemetery - Arlington, MA
Westview Cemetery, Bedford, MA
North Cambridge Catholic Cemetery - Cambridge, MA
Olde Burying Place - Arlington, MA
Old Burying Ground, AKA Ye Olde Burying Ground in Lexington, MA
Old Burying Place - Watertown, MA
Puritan Lawn Cemetery - Peabody, MA
Ridgelawn Cemetery - Watertown, MA
St. Pauls Cemetery - Arlington, MA
St. Patricks Cemetery - Watertown, MA
Woodlawn Cemetery & Crem. - Everett, MA
and a few others
I normally photograph the whole family plot if it's more than a single grave & will post those as well.
Thank you to Linda Shepard Salzer for all her pics, corrections and updates for all the memorials that I set up for North Cambridge Catholic Cemetery - I greatly appreciate it:)

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Many thanks for posting the picture of the Proctor Plot - sad there's nothing to be see yet - perhaps later....
Added by Adrienne on Aug 17, 2017 2:06 PM
Farrar headstones
Thank you for your time and effort to fill my photo request. I appreciate you sharing your photographing skills will me
Added by Karen on Aug 16, 2017 7:22 AM
Mayflower Pilgrim 332
Litchfield Sites--Mt Auburn
Sharon, Thanks for the beautiful photos on above memorials. I appreciate your beautiful photos on the sites. Richard
Added by Mayflower Pilgrim 332 on Aug 07, 2017 1:39 PM
Thanks for the photo's Sharon. Hope you're having a great summer!

Added by Saratoga on Aug 07, 2017 11:18 AM
Tony Lattanzio
Barberio grave stone
Just a note to say thank you for the phot of the grave stone for Louis Barberio.
Tony Lattanzio
Added by Tony Lattanzio on Aug 07, 2017 10:34 AM
RE: John J. Nichols
Hi Sharon:

I don't know him. I've been visiting when I can for the kindness and compassion for what you have given to me.

The beautiful photos you took of my Aunt/Godmother's memorial #142153867 and my Uncle/Godfather's memorial #172620368.

What you and the other photographers do is a blessing to us all. Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication, it is deeply appreciated.

God Bless,

Added by Deb on Jul 30, 2017 9:38 AM
Dominique Potier
Gardon L Barrows # 134531249
Thanks Sharon for your picture . I can't tell if he was an US Air Force Airborne Troop Carrier during the WW2 ... if one day you find his obit or more info could you contact me ?
Added by Dominique Potier on Jun 23, 2017 1:50 AM
Lani Bartelt
RE: Samuel Bigelow
Received your message but I am confused as I have 4 Samuel Bigelow's in my tree and Samuel Bigelow IV would be close in birth and death dates but I have no record for a Mary Ann Cole in my tree...?
Lani Bartelt
Added by Lani Bartelt on May 26, 2017 9:42 AM
Mayflower Pilgrim 332
Maj John Chipman Gray
Thanks so much for adding plot photo--makes the site. Hope you are having warm weather in Boston. Richard
Added by Mayflower Pilgrim 332 on May 25, 2017 3:40 PM
Charlene Adams
Appleton photos

Thank you very much for the great photos of the Appetons in Mount Auburn Cemetery.

Added by Charlene Adams on May 18, 2017 7:34 AM
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