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Sharon Lavash Hawkins (#47124807)
 member for 7 years, 11 months, 30 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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Margaret Colford
RE: Hilda Y Sampson
You're quite welcome. Happy I could help.
Added by Margaret Colford on Apr 30, 2017 11:58 AM
Ralph Gowen
thank you for the picture of their headstone and creating a memorial for Faith. I sent a number of edits tieing her together with family members, etc.

Added by Ralph Gowen on Apr 29, 2017 11:21 AM
Anne (Winsor) Gosse
Susie & Arthur Chipman
Thank you Sharon for the photo. Much appreciated. Will be added to the family tree. Blessings
Added by Anne (Winsor) Gosse on Apr 28, 2017 11:17 AM
Darrell B Guay
Nellie Bacon Rawles
I want to thank you Sharon very much for this photo, she was my grandfather's sister and finding her and seeing her stone is very special to me, so thankyou-- Darrell Guay from Sanford, Maine
Added by Darrell B Guay on Apr 28, 2017 4:58 AM
Jo Ann Ford
Thank you so very much, Jo Ann
Added by Jo Ann Ford on Apr 25, 2017 2:43 PM
RE: Thank You So Much
Dear Sharon:

Thank you so very much. It's deeply appreciated more than you know.

Have a wonderful Day.

Added by Deb on Apr 25, 2017 9:23 AM
Thank You So Much
Dear Sharon:

Memorial# 172620368 and Memorial# 142153867

I Can't thank you enough for the Photo of my Uncle/Godfather's and My Aunt/Godmother's Headstone. It's beautiful.

You also took a photo of the entrance to the cemetery, I believe it was in 2012, that only comes up if you search for the cemetery. Could you kindly add that photo as well? I would deeply appreciate it.

My heart felt thanks for the lovely photo, it means the world to me.

Forever grateful,

Added by Deb on Apr 25, 2017 6:50 AM
L Evans
Alfred Vinal
Thank you so very much for the great photos..... I really appreciate it.
Added by L Evans on Apr 24, 2017 7:31 AM
Trevor Baxter
RE: Titanic grave photo.
Hi Sharon,
Thank you, very much appreciated.

Regards Trevor
Added by Trevor Baxter on Apr 23, 2017 3:26 PM
Trevor Baxter
Titanic grave photo.
Hi, Sharon,

I am a Titanic researcher, i see on find a grave you have a photo of 1st class passenger Caroline L.Brown # 6596935, i am looking for your permission to download the photo to help with my research, i hope you can help.

Regards Trevor
Added by Trevor Baxter on Apr 23, 2017 1:31 PM
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