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Sharon Lavash Hawkins (#47124807)
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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:)


Instructions: How do I add a link from one memorial to another?

In order to create a link in the biography of one memorial to someone else's memorial (such as the person's spouse or parent), you will need to use a bit of HTML code. It's hard to put into words, so here is an example (from Johnny Carson's biography which has a link to Red Skelton's memorial page): Pioneering Television Legend, Comic, Host. Carson began his entertainment career in radio but quickly moved to television. He moved to Hollywood to become a writer for "The Red Skelton Show."

In the biography, you would need to type
< a href="">Name< /a>

where XXXXXXX is the GRid number of the memorial you want to link. The GRid is a unique id for each memorial and as such is the only thing within the entire URL that must be included. The "Name" is what will show up on the screen as a link.

You will need to remove the space between < and a at the beginning as well as the space between the < and / at the end. The spaces were added here to actually show you the code.

You can also use "Add relationship links" on the memorial page. You can add the links to father, mother, and multiple spouses. Adding this information will automatically post the reverse information to the linked memorial as well.
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Ralph Gowen
thank you for the picture of his grave marker

Added by Ralph Gowen on Oct 19, 2017 1:51 PM
Bobby Kelley
Thank you so much!! When i was there i was like HOW dis i miss it!! Now i see he didnt have ons!

Added by Bobby Kelley on Oct 14, 2017 2:47 PM
Myers-Snow family plot
Thank you so much for finding the tombstones for Frederick Myers and Barzillia Snow in Mount Auburn Cemetery! Great Job! Thanks again!
Added by Karrie on Oct 13, 2017 8:58 PM
Margaret Maresca Butler
RE: Burke Family in Cambridge, MA
No problem!!!!

Let me know when you want me to delete my duplicates.

Added by Margaret Maresca Butler on Oct 10, 2017 3:54 PM
Margaret Maresca Butler
RE: Burke Family in Cambridge, MA
I don't mind deleting!!!!! Mine are the duplicates! You don't even have to transfer - don't need ownership! Just want info corrected and links to family including William being linked to father.

Added by Margaret Maresca Butler on Oct 10, 2017 5:46 AM
Margaret Maresca Butler
William Burke North Cambridge Cemetery
My William is linked to his father so I can't delete!

Added by Margaret Maresca Butler on Oct 09, 2017 7:05 PM
Margaret Maresca Butler
William and Helen Burke at North Cambridge Catholic
Duplicates on them also!
Added by Margaret Maresca Butler on Oct 09, 2017 6:38 PM
Margaret Maresca Butler
RE: Charles Burke #57172191 North Cambridge Catholic
Added by Margaret Maresca Butler on Oct 09, 2017 6:35 PM
Margaret Maresca Butler
Charles Burke #57172191 North Cambridge Catholic
I just left you a message that you can fix the info and I will delete mine - I can't - my info is linked to other info that I put in!! I linked him to his parents - William and Helen - which are duplicate of yours!

Added by Margaret Maresca Butler on Oct 07, 2017 7:30 AM
Margaret Maresca Butler
Charles Burke #57172191 North Cambridge Catholic
Good Morning

I just realized that I duplicated a memorial of the above relative. You entered the info in 2010 and I entered in 2011. Can you fix your info to match mine - birth and death info and link parents??

Let me know when you do and I will delete my duplicate.

Added by Margaret Maresca Butler on Oct 07, 2017 7:23 AM
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