Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Obit: Mary Francis Richardson

Daily Evening Item - Lynn, Mass - June 10, 1999

Mary Frances Richardson, 79
Real Estate Broker

     Mrs Mary Frances (Cirafice) Richardson, 79, died Monday in Salem Hospital after a lengthy illness. She was the wife of Elwood C "Rich" Richardson, with who she had shared 51 years of marriage.
     Born in Lynn, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Mahoney) Cirafice. She was raised in Nahant and lived there for 74 years. She was a 1937 graduate of Lynn Classical High and was a graduate of Burdett College.
     Mrs Richardson worked as a real estate broker.
     She was active in the St Thomas Aquinas Church Ladies Sodality, the Girls Scouts and the Infant of Prague Guild of Greater Lynn.
     In addition to her husband, Mrs Richardson leaves two sons, Michael Richardson of Califon, NJ, and Brian Richardson of Huntington Beach, Calif; a daughter Valerie Richardon-Moineau of Swampscott; a sister Helen Wright of Center Ossipee, NH; three grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
     She was also the mother of the late Maureen Richardson.
     The funeral will be held Saturday at 8:30am from the Solimine, Landergan and Rhodes Funeral Homes, followed at 9:30 by a funeral Mass in St Thomas the Aquinas Church in Nahant. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nahant.


Death Notice:

Richardson: Of Nahant, June 7, Mary Frances (Cirafice), age 79 years. Wife of Elwood "Rich" Richardson. Mother of Michael of Califon, NJ, Brian of Huntington Beach, CA, Valerie Richardson-Moineau of Swampscott and the late Maureen Richardson. Sister of Helen Wright of Center Ossipee, NH. Also survived by three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral from the SOlimine Landergan and Rhodes Funeral Home, 67 Ocean St (Route 1A), Lynn, on Saturday at 8:30am, followed by funeral Mass at St Thomas Aquinas Church, Nahant, at 9:30am. Burial in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nahant. Relatives and friend respectfully invited. Visiting hours Friday 4-8pm. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Jimmy Fund, Dana Farber, Inc. 1309 Beacon St, Brookline, Ma, 02446.

Death Notice: Francis P "Sam" Collins

Daily Evening Item - Lynn, Mass - June 10, 1999

Collins: Of Lynn, June 8, Francis P "Sam" of Moulton Street, age 72 years, husband of the late Evelyn (Morley) Collins, father of Michael Collins, Patricia Kelleher and her husband Dennis, Kathleen Collins, brother of Leo Collins, Rita Larson and Genevieve "Pete" Peterson, grandfather of Brendan and Adam Collins. Funeral from the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home , 157 Maple St, Lynn, Friday at 10am. Funeral Mass in Sacred Heart Church at 11am. Relatives and friends respectfully invited to attend. Friends may call today 2-4 and 7-9pm. Donations in his memory may be made to tthe St Anthony Guild c/p the Franciscans, Peterson, NJ 07509-2948

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Obit: Breina L Promisel

Daily Evening Item, Lynn, Mass, June 10, 1999

Breina L Promisel, 55
Interior Designer

     Ms Breina L (Mednick) Promisel, 55, died Wednesday at Salem Hospital.
     Born in Bronx, N.Y., she was the daughter of Abe and Hilda Mednick of Boynton Beach, Fla. She had lived in Marblehead and Salem for the past 25 years. She was a graduate of the University of Bridgeport and earned a Master's Degree from George Washington University.
     For the past 20 years, Mrs Promisel had owned and operated Designs by Breina, a residential and commercial interior design firm she rain from her home.
     She was a member of the American Society of Interior Designers, the Hadassah and the Sisterhood of the Temple Israel of Swampscott. A devoted fan of the arts, she enjoyed music and museums.
     In addition to her parents, Mrs Promisel leaves two sons, Robert S and Alan H Promisel, both of New York City.
     Funeral services will be held Friday at 10am at the Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapels, 10 Vinnin St, Salem.
     Burial will follow at Temple Israel of Swampscott Cemetery, Peabody


Death Notice:

Promisel: Entered into rest, June 9, Breina L (Mednick) of Salem, formerly of Marblehead. Dear daughter of Abe and Hilda Mednick of Boynton Beach, Fla. Devoted mother of Robert S and his wife Susan R Promisel and Alan H Promisel, all of New York City. Services at STANESTKY-HYMANSON Memorial Chapels, 10 Vinnin St, Salem-Swampscott line on June 11 at 10. Memorial observance through Tuesday evening at her late reisdence. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in her memory may be donated to the North Shore Cancer, 17 Centennial Drive, Peabody, 01960

Obit: Anita V Dunn

Daily Evening Item, Lynn, Mass, June 10, 1999
Anita V Dunn, 81
General Electric Employee
     Mrs Anita V Dunn, 81, died Wednesday at the Blaire House Nursing Home in Tewksbury. She was the wife of the late Daniel F Dunn.
     Born in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Philip J, and Annie E (Belanger) LeBel. She had lived in Salem and Lynn, and then moved to Peabody where she resided for 50 years. She was a graduate of Salem High School and Salem Commercial College.
     Mrs Dunn had worked for General Electric in West Lynn. 
     She was a former member of St Ann's Church in Peabody and was also a Girl Scout and Brownie Leader.
     Mrs Dunn leavers her son, Daniel F Dunn Jr of Burlington; three daughters, Maureen E Ruggiero of Billerica, Diane V Doyle of Reading and Carole A Ware of Acton; and two grandchildren.
     She was the sister of the late Lois LeBel.
     The funeral will be held Friday at 8am from the Sweeney Memorial Funeral Home, 66 Concord Road, Billerica, followed by a funeral Mass in St Thomas's Church, Billerica.
     Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody.


Death Notice:
Dunn: of Peabody, formerly of Salem and Lynn, June 9, Anita V (LeBel) Dunn. Wife of the late Daniel F Dunn. Funeral Friday from the SWEENEY Memorial Funeral Home, 66 Concord Road, Billerica, at 9am. Funeral Mass in St Theresa's Church, Billerica, at 19. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 36 Cameron Ave.

Obit: Margaret M Mageary

Daily Evening Item, Lynn, Mass. June 10, 1999

Margaret M Mageary, 81
Communicant of St Pius V Church

     Mrs Margaret M. Mageary, 81, of Wyman Street, Lynn, died Wednesday in a local nursy home after a length illness. She was the wife of Roy A Mageary, with whom she shared 45 years of marriage.
     Born and educated in Lynn, she was the daughter of the late Laurence and Sarah (Fraser) Gallant. She was a lifelong Lynn resident. Mrs Mageary was a communicant of St Pius V Church and was also a former member of the Eagles.
     In addition to her husband, Mrs Mageary leaves three faughters, Judith Blaney-Killoran and Carol F Dow, both of Lynn, and Mary N Nelson of Peabody; a step-son, Edward "Skip" Mageary of Lynn; 20 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren a great-great grandchild; and many nieces and nephews, including Marie Babineau of Lynn.
     She was the stepmother of the late Roy A Mageary Jr and Dorothy Colarusso.
     The funeral will be held Saturday at 8am from the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple St, Lynn, followed at 9 by a funeral Mass in St Pius V Church. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody.
Death Notice:

Mageary: Of Lynn, June 9, Mrs Margaret M (Gallant), of Wyman Street. Wife of Roy A Mageary. Mother of Judith Blaney-Killoran, Carol F Dow, Mary L Nelson. Stepmother of Edward "Skip" Mageary. Aunt of Marie Babineau. Stepmother of the late Roy A Mageary Jr and Dorothy Colarusso. Funeral from the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple St, Lynn, Saturday at 8am. Funeral Mass at St Pius V Church at 9am. Relatives and friends respectfull invited to attend. Friends may call Friday 4-8pm. Donations may be sent to the American Diabetes Assn, 1 Bromfield St, 5th Floor, Boston, ma 02108.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Social: Mrs Carolus M Cobb

I will add more to this post, from other blurbs on the page, but I had this transcribed for someone already, so i'm posting it now.

Daily Evening Item (Lynn) - August 8, 1930 Garden Club Outing Mrs Carolus M Cobb will be hostess at her Lynnfield home on Thursday, Aug 14, to members of the Greater Lynn Garden club, at their all day outing. Plans for the day's program include an illustrated lecture "Throughout the Year with [this word looks like Bulbs, but i'm not positive, its hard to read the image]" and Mrs Alfred Comstock will read a paper on herbs in the garden. Members will take box lunches.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Death Notices: April 25, 1914

Some partial death notices (visitation info omitted, but interment put, if was listed, or if other valuable information). These are very difficult to read from my photo, so I will add what I can. Anything in [Brackets] are my estimates of the text from the best i could make out.

Boston Globe, Saturday, April 25, 1914

Garcia - In Roxbury, April 23, suddenly, Paul Garcia, Funeral from residence of sister, Mrs Andrew Be[llerbe], 273 Putnam Ave, Cambridge

Gillespie - In East Boston, April 23, Annie [E], beloved daughter of James and Mary E Gillespie, Funeral from the residence of her sister, Mrs John Lafferty, 1[09]5 Saratoga Street, Orient Heights

Gilson - In Winchester, April 23, [Tillotson] W. Gilson, 64 yrs.

Gingras - In Cambridge, April 23, Henry J Gingras, 5[5] yrs 17 mos 1[8] days,

Hardwick - In New Bedford, Mass, April 22, William H Hardwick, of Newton Highlands, Mass.

Death Notices: April 25, 1914

Some partial death notices (visitation info omitted, but interment put, if was listed). These are very difficult to read from my photo, so I will add what I can. Anything in [Brackets] are my estimates of the text from the best i could make out.

Boston Globe - Saturday, April 25, 1914,

Harvey - in Cambridge, April 23, Patrick Harvey

Hawks - In Chelsea, Thomas Hawks, beloved husband of Charlotte Hawks (nee O'Leary)

Hay - April 23, Alfred A Hay, 7[3] years [1]1 months

Healy - At Carney Hospital, April 24, Annie M, widow of the late James [B] Healy. Interment at Calvary Cemetery in Waltham

Hogg - In Somerville, April 24, William [P] Hogg

Kelley - in Somerville, April 2[4], John [J], beloved husband of Mary Ellen Kelley (nee Buckley)

Kelley - In this city {Boston}, April 23, Thomas J, beloved husband of Fannie Kelley (nee McK[eo]n)

Kelley - at [Scituate], April 23, Thomas Kelley, 75, formerly of Worcester.

Landregan - in South Boston, Aril 23, Flora [E], beloved daughter of John R and Flora [B] Landregan

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Timothy Crowley - Deaths

I'm still trying to locate more information on my Timothy Crowley, b c 1822, Ireland, that married a Mary abt the same time, also Ireland. With such common names, it's not been easy. I know they were in Manchester, NH abt 1851, where son Dennis was born, then Worcester for the 1860 census. They had 4 known children, Dennis, Mary (born Springfield, according to Worcester records), Johanna (not found a birth for yet), and Catherine (born Worcester). I estimate Timothy died 1860-1870, as I could not place him on any census after 1860, though found a widowed Mary with a Kate, that fits, in Worcester in 1880.

Here are some death records from that period.

Aug 1 1862 Fitchburg - Timothy Crowley, male, married, 40, Killed by jumping from a RR car, Sterling res Fitchburg, laborer, Ireland, Jeremiah Crowley, Mary Crowley, Ireland, Ireland

Jan 14 1879 Worcester - Timothy Crowley, male, __, 60, pneumonia, __, laborer, __, __, __, Ireland

it would be nice if it was the first, seeing as how the parents are listed, but i cannot be sure of either, i'm afraid. this is terribly frustrating

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Nahant Marriages

April 26 1899 Nahant - George D Foye, Nahant, 35, Carpenter, Lynn, John E and Mary A Dow, first
Caroline M Johnson, Nahant, 39, Librarian, Nahant, Chas B and Annie E Johnson, first

Lynn Deaths

Sept 9 1896 - Eva M Blaisdell, single, 21 y 1m 11d, Tubercular Penilornitis, ME, Robert ME

Lynn Marriages

Nov 8 1856, Aaron Lord, Lynn, 20, Cordwainer, Aaron Lord, first
Lucy Ellen Orr, Lynn, 18, Daniel Orr, first

Lynn Marriages

Marriage not entered into tree yet.

Date - Name - Residence - Age - Birthplace - Parents - Marriage #, Official

Oct 9 1881 - Eleanor P Bisbee, Lynn, 24, George W and Olive B, first - Louis DeCormis, clergyman, Lynn
Adelbert Rice, Bear River NS, 28, Lumber Mftr, Bear River, James F and Eliza, first

Jun 10 1849 - John Russell, Lynn, 61, Joseph Russell of Cambridge, Second,
Eliza Treadwell, Salem, 54, Thomas Homaw of Marblehead, second

Feb 21 1867 - Horace Keeper, A Geneva Bisbee, resided Lynn, no other info on either.

may 14 1876 - Geo E Bisbee, Lynn, 23, Shoemaker, Geo W and Olive P, first
Harriet M Brimblecom, Lynn, 23, John and Sarah

Sept 30 James F Bisbee, Lynn, 21, Shoemaker, Lynn, Geo W & Olive B,
Josei E Pratt, Bucksport Center, 21, Bucksport, Capt S B and Evvie

June 14 1905 Bangor Me, J Frank Bisbee, 23, first, 26 Mall St, Clerk, Lynn, James F, Josephine E Pratt
Florence Ella Bailey, 23, first, Bangor Maine, at home, Bangor Me, Samuel O, Clara E Harding

Jan 27 1877 Charles H Poole, Lynn, 29, shoe finisher, S Weymouth Mass, Theron M and Jane, first
Estella Blaisdell, Lynn, 22, S Berwick Me, Elbridge and Jane, first

Obit: Miss Laura E Dean

Daily Evening Item - Lynn, Mass - April 30, 1931

Miss Laura E Dean, 57, 24 Washington Street, Marblehead, died at the Mary Alley Hospital, Wednesday, after an extended illness. She was born in Lawrence, the daughter of the Late John A. and Henrietta (Goodwin) Dean. Miss Dean had resided in Marblehead for many years, and was well known in Lynn.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Obit: Leo Lawrence Pero

July 13, 1928 - Boston Globe

Leo Lawrence Pero

In Somerville, July 12, beloved husband of Josephine Boudreau Pero, Funeral Sunday afternoon at 1:15 from his late home, 86 Concord Ave. Repose mass Monday morning in St Joseph Church at 7:30. Late member of the Order of Eagles, 1038 F. O. E. and North Cambridge Court M. C. O. F. Relatives and friend kindly invited.

Obit: Margaret (McMahon) Pero

December 3, 1964 - Somerville Journal and Somerville Press

Margaret Pero

Mrs. Margaret (McMahon) Pero, 51, of 19 Wyatt St, died Nov 29. Born in Cambridge, she had lived in Somerville for 18 years.
She is survived by her husband, Henry A Pero, a daughter, Mrs. Joan Mercer; 2 brothers Christopher and James McMahon; and a sister Mrs Mary Hogan.
Funeral mass was from the Daniel F O'Brien Funeral Home, with a Solemn High Requiem Mass at St Josephs Church Wednesday morning. Burial was in Cambridge Cemetery.


I don't update my age-old website anymore ( ), so I decided to start this new blog.

Here I will share records that I find, like Obits, books I discover, photos i take, random blurbs about what's on my mind, etc. It will likely be quite random, but maybe the records I post may be helpful to someone who happens by. :)

I compiled so many records, that it will take quite some time to post them all. Be sure to check back

.Site description (as submitted to Cindy's List):

Genealogy blog that shares obituaries, vitals, and other records found in the process of research, along with personal research tidbits and blogging. Most obits and records will be from eastern Massachusetts, but NH, Maine, TN, KS, NE, England & others may also appear. The surnames BLAISDELL & TREADWELL will frequently appear in the records added, along with many Nahant (MA) based families. Information will be eclectic.