Saturday, April 20, 2013

MUSEUM of QUÉBEC History

GRÉVIN Museum
5th Floor
Eaton Center
705 Ste-Catherine St., West
Montréal, QC 

If you intend to visit Montreal this summer, the Grévin Museum is worth a visit. It depicts the history of New France (Québec) via persons, who helped forge Canada. Among these historical figures, you'll see:

1) KATERI TEKAKWITHA, whom Pope Benedict XVI canonized in Ocober 2012. She died in 1680 at the Kahnawake Reserve on the south shore of Montreal near Châteauguay, QC.

2) St. MARGUERITE BOURGEOYS died in 1700. She founded the Roman Catholic religious order of the Contregation of Notre-Came in Montreal, QC.

3) St. MARGUERITE d'YOUVILLE, d. 1771 and was the first Canadian-born person to be canonized by the Roman Catholic Church. She founded the Sisters of Charity of Montreal, commonly known as the Grey Nuns.

4) Sr. MARIE de L'INCARNATION died in 1672. She founded the Ursuline Monastery in Québec City, QC.

5) St. BROTHER ANDRÉ died in 1937. A healer, he founded St. Joseph Oratory in Montréal, QC.

6) PADRE PIO, although not a Canadian but an Italian, is also featured at the museum. He was a mystic and healer who was born in 1887 and died in 1968.

To discover more about the founding of NEW FRANCE
and to get to the GRÉVIN museum, 
take the underground METRO,
and
get off at the
McGILL station.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

GENEALOGY and where it can lead you

GENEALOGY
 took a surprising lead in the work of researchers 
Michael BAIGENT, 
Richard LEIGH ,
 Henry LINCOLN
 in their book which brought them to France and to our French-Canadian ancestry.
Published in 1982,
 THE HOLY BLOOD AND THE HOLY GRAIL
 gave rise to many queries and comments, some for, others against. Of course, the authors then had to publish another book in reply...
THE MESSIANIC LEGACY (1987) 
and later...
THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS DECEPTION (1991)
and finally...
THE JESUS PAPERS: EXPRESSING THE GREATEST COVER-UP IN HISTORY (2006).
These publications are for serious researchers of genealogy & not for faith-filled believers!!!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The MORMONS and GENEALOGY

The Latter Day Saints
commonly known as
the MORMONS
are well-known as having created the world's largest family database.
Most persons, who have dabbled in family ancestry, know this and have used the LDS database for their research. For this reason, I think you may be interested in the 2007 publication of a book written by
Donald AKENSON
If you have done any family research,
look up
SOME FAMILY; THE MORMONS
AND HOW HUMANITY KEEPS TRACK OF ITSELF.

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Demise of WEBSHOTS

Unfortunately, WEBSHOTS was sold in 2012. The new owners changed the format & usage of the site when it became WEBSHOTS SMILE. The 2,000+ family pictures, etc. that I had there are no longer available & I've not found a comparable site where I may upload them. I barely managed to save the pictures, thanks to a friend.On the other hand, the identity of many of the individuals may be lost.
The work of 12 years is almost all lost, but I do want to thank everyone, who shared their pics with me & who allowed me to share them with you via WEBSHOTS.
Please don't write to tell me about possible sites where I may upload the pictures. I've seen them all & none, thus far, responds to my needs. Maybe eventually, a programmer will create another site that will have the amenities that the former WEBSHOTS had.
Some of my previous, older posts may contain a link leading you to the original WEBSHOTS.Of course, they'll lead you to nowhere. Sorry about that...but I can't do anything about it at the moment. And, I don't know if I'll have the courage to start this venture anew. At least the pictures of our ancestors were available for many years & now I don't know what the future will hold for them.

That's Life!

Connie LEMONDE's
latest publication
available on 
Amazon.com
You may read these biographies as they were shared on C'EST LA VIE, Connie's 5 minute, English radio program. Hard copies of Kindle copies of most of Connie's books are available, as is her latest, THAT'S LIFE!
Let's encourage ouf
favorite Franco-American writer...

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Herve William DUCHARME (1914-1982)

On this Veteran's Day weekend, 
in memory of 
Herve William DUCHARME, 
known to his fellow soldiers  as 
FRENCHIE.
PVT 31375811, 172nd Warner. Was part of Company C, 39th Infantry Training Battalion at Camp Croft, an element of the 2nd Infantry Division that was in Europe. Underwent glider training. Good Conduct Medal and European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Medal. Combat Infantryman Badge. On discharge papers, he is listed as being part of the 1206th  Quartermaster Company. Soldiers in this Company were:
1.    Applegate      Vincent F.   PFC
2.    Bass                Willie C.   PFC
3.    Beck              George       Pvt
4.    Benfante           J. L.         Pvt.
5.    Blume              Otto          Cpl
6.    Bowles            Thomas L. Sgt.
7.    Brenner            George      Cpl
8.    Brogdon           John C. Jr  Capt.
9.    Byrne                Raymond V. PFC
10.    Carroll             Marvin W. Sgt.
11.    Clanton           Earnest E. Pvt.
12.    Clupper           Fred L.      Sgt.
13.    Davis              King E.      Pvt.
14.    Dempsey        Charles A.  M/Sgt.
15.    Desmong        Paul E.       T/Sgt.
16.    Donovan        James         Cpl
17.    Drifmeyer      Raymond W. Cpl
18.    Drozdowski   Chester V.    PFC
19.    Druback        Edward J.     S/Sgt.
20.    DUCHARME  Herve W.      PFC
21.    Dym             Irving            PFC
22.    Enstein        Wilbert          PFC
23.    Evanson       Arthur F.        Pvt
24.    Evitts           Forest           PFC
25.    Feasler         John F.          S/Sgt.
26.    Finklestein    Richard        Spec.
27.    Flowers         Ernest E.  
28.    Forrester       William        S/Sgt.
29.    Funderburk    William T.     M/Sgt.
30.    Garrard         Harold A.  Pvt.
31.    Giannetti       Bethando R.  Pvt.
32.    Graham         William J.  Cpl
33.    Greene          John W.     PFC
34.    Haggard        Willie L.     PFC
35.    Harker          Orris W.    S/Sgt.
36.    Harvard        Augustus R.  PFC
37.    Hendrix        John F.       Sgt.
38.    Hildebrand   Samuel H.  Sgt.
39.    Holmes       Albert C. Jr  Pvt.
40.    Hoover        Gary L.         PFC
41.    Houck         George D.  Pvt.
42.    Irish           Russell C.  1st Lt.
43.    Jacen         Joseph C.   PFC
44.    Kaczorek   Joseph E.      1st Lt., 
45.    Kearney    Joseph F.    Sgt.
46.    Keener      Allen            PFC
47.    King          James          Pvt.
48.    Koerper     Walter C.  Maj.
49.    Kolakowski    Joseph    Pvt.
50.    Kostyshak      Peter     PFC
51.    Kulasinski      Andrew J.  Cpl
52.    Lewis         Roy A.        Sgt.
53.    Lineberger  Kelly A.   T/Sgt.
54.    Long           Clyde          PFC
55.    MacInnes   Carlton A.  Cpl
56.    Machnik     John S.        Cpl
57.    Marchese   Dominick   S. Sgt.
58.    Marcou       Leonard G.  Pvt.
59.    Martin        Bernard J.  1st Lt.
60.    Matthews   Jack R.        PFC
61.    McBee       Ralph W.   Cpl
62.    McConnell  Billie G. E  PFC
63.    Neuhardt    Charles P.  PFC
64.    O'Connell  Richard F. S/Sgt.
65.    Oliver        Oswell O.  S/Sgt.
66.    Ovehile      G. G.         Cpl
67.    Passwater  Paul R.      Sgt.
68.    Powell        Paul E.      Cpl
69.    Reagen      Clyde E.     Cpl
70.    Ricci          Gaston M.  Cpl
71.    Roland       Vincent       PFC
72.    Ross          Joseph        Cpl
73.    Ruppert     Russell W.  T/Sgt
74.    Ruth           L.                 Cpl
75.    Schneider  Ludwig G.   S/Sgt
76.    Schneider  Victor W.   Sgt.
77.    Shearer     Joseph E.    T/Sgt
78.    Sheets       Charlie R.   Cpl
79.    Silvio         Victor V.     PFC
80.    Simon        Richard B.  1st Lt.
81.    Smith         Howard C. Cpl
82.    Stephens   Charles J.    PFC
83.    Tell            Walter V.   PFC
84.    Temkin      Samuel       M/Sgt.
85.    Tinsley      Richard R.  PFC
86.    Tomkin      Samuel       M/Sgt
87.    Tounpas    Aristides     Sgt.
88.    Visca        Dominick R. Spec. 5
89.    Whatton    John J.         Cpl
90.    Willard      Robert A.   1st Lt.
91.    Wozniak    Andy            Cpl

Thursday, October 18, 2012

DINA Marie Marguerite BÉLANGER (1897-1929)

Dina BÉLANGER
born 1897-04-30
in Québec City, QC
was the daughter of Octave BÉLANGER (Olivier+Dina BELLEAU) & Séraphia MATTE (Joseph+Virginie DELISLE), who were married 1896-06-21 in St-François-de-Sales parish, Neuville, Portneuf County, QC.
Dina was an only child since her brother died at one year of age. Being alone, her parents doted on her & provided the best education available at the time. She had musical talent; therefore, she was sent to the New York City Conservatory to study piano for 2 years.
Dina was a very religious person & in 1921 her parents gave in to her desire to become a nun. She entered the Roman Catholic religious community of the Sisters of Jesus and Mary in Québec City, QC where her musical talent was put to good use. In religion, she was known as Sister St. Marie-Cécile-de-Rome.
Dina was of fragile health and died on September 4, 1929 at the convent in Sillery, QC.
Dina was known as a MYSTIC and suffered from the invisible STIGMATA. 
For pictures of Dina BÉLANGER
and for her biography,

Sunday, October 14, 2012

As Winds and Seasons Change

Connie LEMONDE, our Franco-American author from Woonsocket, RI, has another book available via Amazon.com and CreateSpace
As Winds and Seasons Change
is the story of a woman who overcomes traumas and heartbreaks, but something precious is missing. It sleeps in her purse....until she is plagued with Alzheimer.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Our Franco-American Author

 
THESE TWO BOOKS ARE NOW AVAILABLE ON
AMAZON.COM
in
KINDLE and PRINT.



At fifteen years old, their path is already set, as maggie runs away from home, and Janey decides to be a nun.  Maggie’s naivety leads her into prostitution, thievery, and struggles with her emotions. Janey’s assignment to a mission brings her temptations, weaknesses, inner conflicts and a heartbreaking decision that follows her through life.  Many years later, their paths cross again, and an uncanny coincidence and startling revelation leads them into a deep and happy lifetime friendship.
 Review
“A good read, and a few tears, as their love and sacrifices bring the book to a beautiful, yet unepected last chapter, and a lasting friendship.”  Murmur

Whether one suffers from the heartbreaking loss of death, or other types of separation from someone, there is definitely hope for a better life. 
          Time does heal. Life does go on. Joy does return.
          This little book contains thoughts and hints to encourage those who, through divorce, widowhood, or other forms of separation, are suddenly living alone, and having difficulty adjusting to this change

Reviews from Kindle
          If you know someone who is not used to living alone, and that person suddenly finds herself (or himself) in that situation, this is a good book to share to help that person make the transition.
----------------------------------
          I wouldn't share the book with a person still experiencing insufferable pain, but it is a good read for a person who is starting to come back from the shock of an unexpected change. This book will help the reader understand that every situation has advantages, and you just need to be open and willing to embrace a new experience. 

Perhaps it will help the person to move on and to embrace life again. Hopefully, it will help. It is worth a try.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Trefflé GUIMOND+Odile DUCHARME

Thanks to the family, I have uploaded to album # 7 on my Webshots site, a scanned photo of 
Trefflé GUIMOND,
son of Israël+Césarie ROY,
 his wife, 
Odile DUCHARME,
daughter of Raphaël+Julie CHAGNON dite LAROSE,
and their 14 children:
Wilfrid, Émile, Eugène, Fabiola, Joseph, Albert, Isabelle,
Bernadette, Hormisdas, Lionel, Lucienne, Donat, Éva, Gérard.
The couple married in St-Hyppolite-de-Wottonville, Wolfe County, QC
on 1894-06-25.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Alice BADEAU (1907-1999)

A Franco-American,
ALICE BADEAU
was born in
Fortierville, Lotbinière County, QC.
She married, lived and died in
Woonsocket, RI
Watercolor (2012) by Connie LEMONDE
 
BADEAU

(1)
Jacques BADEAU
Anne ARDOUIN
Circa 1631
LaRochelle, FRANCE
(2)
Jean BADEAU
Marguerite CHALIFOU
1665-10-28
Québec City, QC
(3)
Fabien BADEAU
Marie-Anne CORBIN
1698-11-12
Québec City, QC
(4)
Fabien BADEAU
Marie-Thérèse MARIÉ
1728-11-04
Québec City, QC
(5)
Bertrand BADEAU
Charlotte GOSSELIN
1765-06-17
Château-Richer, Montmorency County, QC
(6)
Pierre BADEAU
Josèphte (Josette) GINGRAS
1792-09-11
Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Portneuf County, QC
(7)
Guillaume BADEAU
Marie-Olympe FONTAINE
1822-09-24
Deschaillons-sur-St-Laurent, Lotbinière County, QC
(8)
Télésphore BADEAU
Vitaline LEBOEUF
1866-11-19
            Deschaillons-sur-St-Laurent, Lotbinière County, QC
(9)
James (Jimmy) BADEAU
Odila CHARLAND
1900-09-24
Fortierville, Lotbinière County, QC
(10)
Alice BADEAU`
1907-1999

Friday, August 10, 2012

C'est la vie

C'est la vie
is a 5 minute, English, radio program
created & produced by
CONNIE LEMONDE.
Each week, Connie shares the biography of a person, who is probably a relative of ours. The program is produced in Woonsocket, RI; therefore, many of the featured people are from, or have passed through, Rhode Island during their lifetime or that of their ancestors.
To enjoy
C'est la vie
lust go to the following link
and then,
CLICK on LISTEN
to hear his week's biography. 

Saturday, August 04, 2012

"Mega" parish inaugurated

Msgr. Luc CYR,
Roman Catholic bishop of Sherbrooke, QC
will inaugurate
a new "mega" parish
on September 9, 2012.
The parish of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Coeur-Immaculée de Marie) will be comprised of the faithful of the following parishes of the Sherbrooke diocese:
St- Adrien-de-Ham (formerly in Wolfe County)
Ste-Anne-de-Danville (formerly in Richmond County)
St-Camille (formerly in Wolfe County)
St-Joseph-de-Ham-Sud (formerly in Wolfe County)
St-Georges-de-Windsor (formerly in Richmond County)
St-Hippolyte-de-Wotton (formerly in Wolfe County)
St-Isaac-Jogues-d'Asbestos (formerly in Richmond County)
The inauguration will take place in the Asbestor church of St-Isaac-Jogues.


Tuesday, July 31, 2012

More books by CONNIE LEMONDE on KINDLE

BOOKS ON KINDLE
To those who read one or some of these books: If you like them, Connie would appreciate it very much if you would send in a REVIEW on AMAZON.com. It can be as short as one sentence.  

FOR YOUNG ADULTS AND UP

 BEST FRIENDS
At fifteen years old, their path is already set, as Maggie runs away from home, and Janey decides to be a nun. Maggie’s naivety leads her into prostitution, thievery, and struggles with her emotions. Janey’s assignment to a mission brings her temptations, weaknesses, inner conflicts and a heartbreaking decision that follows her through life.
Many years later, their paths cross again, and an uncanny co-incidence and startling revelation leads them into a deep and happy lifetime friendship. 

THE FAMILY SECRET
Vermont 1947--a French-American family
When six-year-old Michelle’s mother hears that her husband was going to give a nice surprise to the child, she sends the girl away to a boarding school in Canada.
“But why?” the child asks.
She does not get a direct answer.
For years, at the convent in Canada, and then at her aunt Lena’s  in New Hampshire, Michelle continues to be hurt and disturbed by the distorted images and confused feelings that she has about her mother and father. Then the family secret is revealed--and her life turns around completely.

FOR CHILDREN 3RD GRADE UP

MELINDA’S DOLL And The Mysterious Rose
Melinda’s mother doesn’t love her, and she mistreats her. The only comfort the girl has is her doll, Louise. When her mother gets upset with her daughter, she gives the doll to a stranger, and Melinda is devastated. Then, a beautiful angel comes in a dream to give her “a rose from God,” a message of hope. It is not until several years later, however, that her dream is fulfilled. And all because of her doll, Louise!
 
THE GREAT WHITE CLOUD
Del’Or and the millilights (millions of colored lights) come from the Great White Cloud and bring young Stevie along on their mission to save an abandoned dog and cat. In the process of helping them, the boy learns about the power of color, and how it affects the lives of people and everything on earth.

TEEJO’S HEROIC JOURNEY
Teejo is a young llama with very short legs, and his peers use this difference to ridicule him. Yet because of his short legs, Teejo becomes a hero.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Connie LEMONDE's books on KINDLE


NOW ON KINDLE
at
AMAZON.COM

BOOKS BY CONNIE LEMONDE
Revised from printed versions

If you read any book, I would appreciate your sending a review--short, or long!
Thank you.

AS WINDS AND SEASONS CHANGE (For young adults and up)
Camille’s teen-age pregnancy becomes a traumatic event whose effects follow her for decades. It adds bitterness to her relationship with her father and casts a cloud over her relationship with the soldier she loves dearly. At the final news of his tragedy in battle, she gets depressed and has a near-fatal accident which, she believes, was thwarted by her deceased mother. This brings her hope. Alone, and through drastically changing times, she succeeds at building a fulfilling life. Then Azheimer’s strikes and she is left with nothing but fleeting memories of her past--until her most precious gift comes to her.

WHO FOUND MOO-MOO? (For children - 8 years and up)
A small dog runs away just a few days after the LaPlumes adopt him. As the family and a few “unconventional” characters join in the search for the dog, personal relationships develop, or are mended. When they finally find the dog, they’re sad to know why he ran away; but they’re very happy, not only because he’s safe and will return to a loving family, but because some of the persons found one another!

ADAPTING TO LIVING ALONE (For young adults and up)
Mini book: Most women who find themselves suddenly alone due to divorce, separation, death or other events, go through a roller coaster of emotions such as hurt, bitterness, fear, inadequacy, uncertainty, anger, etc; and it can take a long time to adjust to their new status.
This little book contains reflections and down-to-earth suggestions to help them on their new path and in their everyday activities.


More to come!

CHILDREN (seven or eight years old and up)
Teejo’s Heroic Journey (
The Great White Cloud
Melinda’s Doll and The Mysterious Rose


OLDER TEENS, YOUNG ADULTS AND ADULTS
Best Friends
The Family Secret
Changing Winds and Seasons
ZING! Colored Halos and A Rainbow
Help Daisy Find Her Treasure

POEMS
Uphill and Downhill

Friday, June 29, 2012

Archdiocese of Montréal, QC dissolves 3 parishes

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Montréal 
has dissolved the following parishes:
Saint-Camille (1960-2012),
whose territory will be under the auspices of
Sainte-Colette parish
founded in 1960 in Montréal-North
Saint Rémi (1956-2012)
 &
 Saint-Vital (1926-2012)
whose teritories will be under the auspices of
Saint-Vincent-Marie-Strambi parish
founded in 1951 in Montréal, North.
The dissolved parishes are all in
Montréal-North sector of the city.

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Children of Arthur LEMIEUX and Ludivine LAMBERT

In album 12 of my Webshots site, you'll find the Marriage Records of the children of Ludivine LAMBERT and her first husband, Arthur LEMIEUX:
Éveline,
Arthur,
Stella,
Normand
You will also find the Death Record of their first child, Délia.

Saturday, June 02, 2012

New Hampshire BOURGEOIS Marriage Records

In Album 23 of my Webshots site
you'll fine the 
NH Marriage Records of
Émile BOURGEOIS
son of
Philippe BOURGEOIS+Corinne BERGERON
and
Marie-Anne TURMEL
daughter of
Jean TURMEL+Rébecca THIVIERGE
as well as the marriage records
of their 4 children:
Antoinette "Toni",
Marguerite "Peggy"
Albert
and his twin,
Édouard "Edward"

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Children of Joseph E. ST-GELAIS & Éva BOISVERT

 In album 11
 of my Webshots site,
you'll find 
the Marriage Records 
of the children of
Joseph E. ST-GELAIS & Éva BOISVERT: 
Alida (2), Irene, Roger, Armand, Clara

Children of Joseph DUCHARME and Emma ROY

In album 8 of my Webshots site, 
you'll find the 
Marriage Records of the 6 children of 
Joseph DUCHARME and his 1st wife, Emma ROY: 
Raoul, Hector, Fabiola, Émilien, Clémence & Jeannette (known as Marie-Jeanne on the record). 
You'll also see the Death Record of 
Pauline LEMAY, 
the 7 month old daughter of 
Clémence DUCHARME+Camilien LEMAY. 

Monday, May 21, 2012

Joseph-Arthur CIMON (1875-1909)

Joseph-Arthur CIMON
was the son of
Georges CIMON
and
Zélie MARTIN
He died of accidental drowning in the Merrimack River in Manchester, Hillsborough County, NH.
He was the first husband of
Alice TREMBLAY,
daughter of
Xavier TREMBLAY
and 
Catherine CÔTÉ.
Joseph-Arthur and Alice were the parents of Cécile, Liliane & Albert "Whitey."
After the death of Joseph-Arthur, Alice TREMBLAY became the 2nd wife of Joseph DUCHARME, son of Raphaël DUCHARME and Julie CHAGNON dite LAROSE.
You may view the DEATH CERTIFICATE of
Joseph-Arthur CIMON
by going to Album 9 of my Webshots site:


Délia LEMIEUX Death Record

Délia was the daughter of
Arthur LEMIEUX
and
Ludivine LAMBERT,
who was the 3rd wife of
Joseph DUCHARME,
son of
Raphaël DUCHARME
and
Julie CHAGNON dite LAROSE

Death Record: TREMBLAY+DUCHARME

The following death record may be found in Album 11 at: http://community.webshots.com/user/murmurd

Alice TREMBLAY (d/o Xavier+Catherine CÔTÉ),
who died in Manchester, NH
and her son,
Gérard DUCHARME,
who died in Boston, MA

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Florina GERVAIS (1888-1979), MNDA

Are you interested in the GERVAIS lineage? I've recently discovered that the Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of the Angels (Soeurs Missionnaires de Notre-Dame-des-Anges), was founded by Florina GERVAIS, the daughter of Pierre GERVAIS+Rosalie MARTEL. The community's Mother House is located in Lennoxville (Sherbrooke), QC.
You may read the life story of
Florina GERVAIS
by clicking on the title above.

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Marguerite "Margot" THÉRIAULT-DAVIAU (1923-2012)

Our sympathy goes out to the family of Marguerite "Margot" THÉRIAULT-DAVIAU, who died at her home on March 30, 2012 at the age of 89 years. She was the 2nd child of a family of 12 & leaves 5 living siblings.
 

Nos condoléances à la famille de Marguerite "Margot" THÉRIAULT-DAVIAU qui est dcd vendredi, le 30 mars 2012, chez-elle à Ottawa, ON. Elle était la 2ième d'une familly de 12 enfants. Elle laisse  4 soeurs et un frère, ainsi que 2 filles & 2 garçons.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

LEMIRE/LEMYRE/LAMÈRE descendants


I am also researching the descendants of Mathurin LEMIRE+Jeanne VANNIER, whose son, Jean LEMIRE married Louise MARSOLET (Nicolas+Marie BARBIER) 1653-10-20 in Notre-Dame church, Québec City, QC. I would appreciate hearing from modern-day descendants of the LEMIRE lineage. Of course, I'll share the results of my research with anyone, who shares his/her LEMIRE family history and links up with the information I already have in my genealogy files.

Donald MERRILL+Irene CONGDON

Looking for info re: the following couple: Donald MERRILL, b. 1895-02-18 in Fort Wayne, IN. d. 1972-03-26 in Portsmouth, NH. During 1920 he was in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Savannah. His wife was Irene CONGDON. Am particularly interested in his son Donald MERRILL Jr. 1923-02-13 in New London, CT d. 1974-07-17 probably in NH. He joined the U.S. Army in 1941-02-24 and was discharged 1945-12-09. He married Anna DUCHARME (probably Élie+Alma LASSONDE) 1946-12-14 in Manchester, Hillsborough County, NH. She was born 1924-04-21 in Somersworth, NH, d. 2008-07-24.
Any and all info would be appreciated, even heresay.... Thanks a bunch in advance..

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Florence DUCHARME (1898-1981)

Born in 1898 in Worcester, MA
Florence DUCHARME
was the 13th of 15 children
of
Napoléon DUCHARME
and
Amélie BEAUDOIN
In 1922, she entered the Roman Catholic religious community of the Congregation of the Sisters of St-Anne in Lachine, QC.
For photos of her family,
click on the title above
and go to the DUCHARME+ROY album.

DUCHARME
(1)
Pierre CHARRON
Judith MARTIN
1632
St-Martin-de-Meaux, Champagne, (Seine et Marne) FRANCE
(2)
PIERRE Nicolas CHARRON dit DUCHARME
Catherine PILAT
1665.10.19
Notre-Dame parish, Montréal, QC
(3)
François CHARRON dit DUCHARME
Marguerite TREMPE-PIETTE
1701.01.30
Sorel, Richelieu County, QC
(4)
Étienne CHARRON dit DUCHARME
Marie-Françoise LATOUR-BAYARD
1734.11.11
Berthier, QC
(5)
Étienne DUCHARME
Marie Anne AUBIN-LAMBERT
1762.01.11
Sorel, Richelieu County, QC
(6)
Ambroise CHARRON dit DUCHARME
Angélique BOTTINEAU
1818.11.23
Sainte-Élisabeth, Joliette County, QC
(7)
Joseph Ambroise DUCHARME
Marie-Élisabeth ROY
1843.01.17
Contrecoeur, Verchères County, QC
(8)
Napoléon DUCHARME
Amélie BEAUDOIN
1881-02-22
Putnam, CT

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Rita Louise GUERTIN, RSM (1913-2011)

Rita Louise GUERTIN
(Sr. George, RSM)
daughter of
Jean-Baptiste GUERTIN
Angéline BOURQUE/BURKE
died Wedneday, December 7, 2011 at the age of 98 years.
The niece of George Albert GUERTIN, the 3rd Roman Catholic Bishop of Manchester, NH, Rita had been a member of the Sisters of Mercy for 72 years. She was known in religion as Sr. George. A graduate of Mount St. Mary College in Hooksett, NH, she obtained an M.A. in French from Boston College & did further studies in French at the "Institut Catholique" in Paris, FRANCE.
Sr. George taught languages (principally French & Spanish) for 35 years at the high school and; college levels. She was a teacher at St. Joseph High School for Girls in Manchester, NH and at Mount Saint Mary Seminary in Nashua and Mount St. Mary College in Hooksett. From 1957 until 1978 she taught French, Spanish, and Latin, and was head of the department of modern languages at Mount Saint Mary College. After the school closed in 1978, Sr. George worked at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, NH where she was an assistant to the chaplain, making pastoral visits to patients. For 5 years she volunteered as a tutor at the Hillsborough House of Correction in Manchester, where she taught English to French- and Spanish-speaking men. She also tutored local students in French. In 1989, she moved to Warde Health Center in Windham, N.H. There she helped in the center’s gift shop, and visited and prayed with the residents.
Sr. George died 2011-12-07 at the Warde Health Center, 21 Searles Rd., Windham, NH. Burial was at St. Joseph Cemetery, Bedford, NH.
 Learn more about the
Sisters of Mercy
and the
Searles Castle,
where their novitiate was located,
by clicking on the title above.
Also, check out the link below to read an article about the "Going Away" party that was given for Rita Louise GUERTIN before she entered the convent of the Sisters of Mercy and became Sr. George. Very interesting considering that it was 72 years ago

C'est la vie radio program re: Franco-Americans & others

C'est la vie
by
Connie LEMONDE
Each week, Connie summarizes the biography of a local individual, whom she has interviewed &  who has accepter to share the story of a part of his or her life with the listeners. Oftentimes, these are persons of Franco-American descent since WOON 1240 is a Rhode Island station, a state to which many people from Québec immigrated to find work in the mills. The 5 minute biography is in English, of course, and, thus far, many listeners have found it interesting. You may even find a long-lost relative. A new program is available each week from Saturday to Saturday, 
CLICK on the title above
and then
CLICK on C'est la vie
and
Enjoy!

Friday, July 08, 2011

Bishop George GUERTIN (1869-1931)

George GUERTIN
was born 
1869-02-17
in 
Nashua, NH, 
the son of 
Georges GUERTIN and Louise LEFEBVRE. 
He undertook his Classical Studies in Sherbrooke, QC and entered St. John’s Seminary in Brighton, MA. In 1892-12-17 he was ordained to the Roman Catholic priesthood. In 1907-03-19 he was appointed by Pope Pius X as the 3rd Bishop of the diocese of Manchester, NH, thus becoming the first alumnus of St. John’s Seminary to be named a Bishop. He died 1931-08-06.
GUERTIN
(1)
Louis GUERTIN
Georgette OR Georgine LEDUC
Anjou (Maine-et-Loire), FRANCE
(2)
Louis GUERTIN
Élisabeth LECAMUS/CAMUS
1659-10-26
Montréal, QC
(3)
Louis GUERTIN
Marie-Magdeleine CHICOINE
1688-08-06
Montréal, QC
(4)
François-Xavier GUERTIN
Élisabeth OR Isabelle CHARON
1734-06-07
St-François-Xavier-de-Verchères, Verchères County, QC
(5)
Michel GUERTIN
Élisabeth OR Isabelle GOYET or  GOGUET
1769-11-06
St-Sulpice, l'Assomption County, QC
(6)
Louis GUERTIN
Catherine TRUDEAU
1797-07-31
St-Fran
(7)
Toussaint Augustin GUERTIN
Adélaïde DUPONT
1834-02-04
St-Antoine-sur-Richelieu, Verchères County, QC
(8)
Georges GUERTIN
Louise LEFEBVRE
1866-10-08
St-Hugues, Bagot County, QC

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Mgr. René AUDET (1920-20-11)


René AUDET
was born in Montréal, QC
January 18, 1920
the son of
Louis-Napoléon AUDET
Marie-Louise BLAIS
After having completed the required Classical and Theological studies in Montréal, he was ordained to the Roman Catholic priesthood on May 30, 1948.
As his first assignment, René AUDET was named assistant pastor at St-Paul parish in Rouyn, QC from 1948 to 1951. Thereafter, he accepted several other activities and studies. He was eventually ordained Bishop on July 31, 1963. On February 22, 1968, he became the 4th Bishop of  the diocese of Joliette, QC where he remained till retirement.
Msgr. AUDET died at the Ignace-Bourget Residence in Montréal, QC on  June 12, 2011 and will be buried in Joliette, QC.
René also has a brother, Maurice, who is a Roman Catholic priest in Montréal, QC

AUDET

Innocent AUDET
Vincente REINE
Poitiers, Poitou (Vienne), FRANCE
(1)
Nicolas AUDET dit LAPOINTE
Madeleine DESPRÉS
1670-09-15
Ste-Famille, Île d’Orléans, Montmorency Cty, QC
(2)
François AUDET dit LAPOINTE
Marguerite BERNARD
1709-06-03
St-Laurent, Île d’Orléans, Montmorency Cty, QC
(3)
François AUDET
Madeleine BAILLARGEON
1736-11-19
St-Laurent, Île d’Orléans, Montmorency Cty, QC
(4)
Augustin AUDET
Marie NADEAU
1773-10-24
St-Charles, Bellechasse Cty, QC
(5)
Jean AUDET dit LAPOINTE
Louise DALLAIRE
1805-01-28
St-Gervais, Bellechasse Cty, QC
(6)
Ferdinand AUDET
Marie-Louise NADEAU
1841-05-11
St-Anselme, Dorchester Cty, QC
(7)
Ludger AUDET
Virginie BAILLARGEON
1876-09-19
St-Anselme, Dorchester Cty, QC
(8)
Louis-Napoléon AUDET
Marie-Louise BLAIS
1915-01-07
Immaculée-Conception church, Montréal, QC