Wednesday, November 28, 2007

The Obituary of Joseph Arthur Robillard, 1937, Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts

Here is the death notice of my paternal great-grandfather, Joseph Arthur Robillard.

Published on page 2 of Lowell Saturday Sun, 30 Jan., 1937.

Joseph A. Robillard

Joseph Arthur Robillard a resident of this city for many years, died earlier today at his home, 90 Aiken St., after a long illness, aged 69 years. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Philomene (Foucher) Robillard, and two daughters, Mrs. Leo Patenaude and Mrs Francois Fournier of this city. Three sons, Rosario and Heria of Central Falls, R. I., and Antonio Robillard of Lowell, and a brother Jerome Robillard of Cohoes, N. Y. He was a member of The Holy Family Soldality of St. Joseph's parish and The Catholic Foresters, Court St. Antoine No. 566.

Published in The Lowell Sun, 2 Feb., 1937


The funeral of Joseph Arthur Robillard took place this morning at 9 o'clock from his home, 90 Aiken street, and was highly attended by relatives and friends. A 9 o'clock at St. Jean Baptiste church a Solemn high funeral mass was celebrated by Rev. Andre Payette, O. M. I., assisted by Rev. Alphonse Houle O. M. I., as deacon and Rev. Narcisse Cotnoir, O. M. I as sub deacon. The choir, under the direction of Rudolphe E. Pepin, sung the requim mass by Pietro A. Yon. The solos were sung by Elzear Cote, Wilfred Jacques, Eugene Corbell and Rudolphe Pepin. Scated within the sanctuary was Rev. Edward J. Carrier, O. M. I. The Holy family Sodality was represented by Adelard Isabelle, Hermenlglide Ducharme, Lucien Bergeron, Joseph Valee, Amdee Jacob and Alfred Genest. The Catholic Foresters Court St. Antoine was represented by John H Primeau, Ferdinand Rousseau, Cleophas Heroux, Anastasie Beauregard, Maxime Cornellier and Joseph Boudreau. La Legion Franco-Americain was represented by Alfred Hall and Joseph Mercier, and the auxillary of the Legion by Laura Gilbert, Rose Lamoureux and Eva Duguay. The bearers were Gaspard Bourgeault, Henry Nadeau, Alcide Riberdy, Alexander Clermont, Adelard Rivet and Arthur Deneault. There were many floral offerings. Burial took place in the family lot in St. Joseph's Cemetery where the committal prayer were read by Rev. Napoleon Savard, O. M. I. The arrangements were under the direction of Funeral Directors Amdee Archambault & Sons.

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