What is wrong with this picture? After extensive research, I found that my grandmother Odille Doiron LeBlanc who died in 1909 at the age of 42 is buried in the above grave at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Andover, Ma. When she died, in addition to my grandfather who was then sixty-three years old, she left children who ranged in age from twenty-one to thirteen (my father George).
When searching for where she might have been buried, I contacted a friend and distant cousin who at the time was secretary of Sacred Heart Parish. She searched the burial records and found that my grandmother was buried in the above grave. A few years later while chatting with some of my mother's first cousins, they told me that the Demers couple buried in that grave lived in their parent's triple decker tenement in South Lawrence and that when Odille died the family was too poor to purchase a plot so this couple generously offered that she be buried in their plot. Unfortunately her name was never engraved on the headstone but thanks to my good friend, at least I know where she is buried. This is another reason you should never give up searching. We just never know the what and wherefore of the past.
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Whispers Through The Willows
Lucie LeBlanc Consentino