In 2004, Acadian descendants visited Grand-Pré, Nova Scotia. Our ancestors had been deported from their lands in 1755. Many of our ancestors who lived here were also buried here. Sitting near the old willows planted by our ancestors and reflecting on their lives, a cool breeze suddenly blew through the willows. At that moment we felt the spirit of our ancestors. This blog is dedicated to their memory.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Sacred Heart Cemetery, Andover, Massachusetts

My grandfather Etienne (Stephen) Levesque
died at the age of 81. My grandmother Arthemise Dumais died at the age of 88 in Lawrence, Ma

They both came to Massachusetts with their
parents.  My grandmother was sixteen and my
grandfather fifteen.

Cajetan was my grandmother Arthémise's brother. His mother was née Demers and he took her name rather than keeping the Dumais name.

Cajetan died at the age of 60. His wife wife Adèle Massé died at the age of 81.Buried with them are three of their children:

Loretta who died at age 19, Philibert at age 63, Viola Lescarbeau Demers
at age 65. She was the spouse of Gerard Demers.

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Lucie LeBlanc Consentino
Whispers Through The Willows
9 January 2011 - Present


Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith said...

Welcome to the Geneabloggers family. Hope you find the association fruitful; I sure do. I have found it most stimulating, especially some of the Daily Themes.

May you keep sharing your ancestor stories!

Dr. Bill ;-)
Author of "Back to the Homeplace"
and "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories"

Lucie LeBlanc Consentino said...

Hi Dr. Bill,

Thank you for you post and welcome.