Wednesday, February 06, 2008

The Obituary of Celina Ferron, 1942, Lowell, Massachusetts

Published in the Lowell Sun 5 March 1942

Miss Celina Ferron, a resident of Lowell for the past 45 years and an attendant of St. Joseph and St. Jean Baptiste churches in St. Joseph's parish died yesterday afternoon at the home of her sister, Mrs. Alfred Simoneau, 9 Dutton street, after along illness. She was a member of the Third Order of St. Francis and the bread fund of the French-American orphanage.
Surviving her are five sisters, Mrs. Simoneau, Mrs. Blanche Guilmette and Mrs. Peter Farely of Lowell; Mrs. Joseph Gagnon of East Chelmsford and Mrs. Domonic Lavalle of of St. Paulin P. Q.; two brothers, Joseph Ferron of Lowell and Henry Ferron of Dracut; and several nieces and nephews. The body was removed to the Archambault funeral home 311 Pawtucket St.

Funeral Notice
FERRON---Died in this city March 4, Miss Celina Ferron at the home of her sister, Mrs. Alfred Simoneau, 9 Dutton street. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home, 311 Pawtucket street. Funeral will take place Saturday morning at 10 o'clock from the funeral home. At 11 o'clock at St. Jean Baptiste church, a solemn high mass will be celebrated. Burial in St. Joseph cemetery. Funeral directors Amdee Archambault & Son in charge
Published 9 March 1942, The Lowell Sun
The funeral of Miss Celina Ferron, one of the better known citizens of French extraction in this city who died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Alfred Simoneau, 9 Dutton street, after a long illness, took place Saturday morning. The cortege preceded by an open car filled with floral tributes, left the Archambault funeral home, 311 Pawtucket street, to arrive at St. Jean Baptiste church, where at 11 o'clock a solemn high funeral mass was celebrated by Rev. Jean Valliere, O. M. I., assisted by Rev. Eugene Fournier, O. M. I. as deacon and by Rev. Armand Morrissette, O. M. I., as sub-deacon. Present were many relatives, friends and neighbors. The church choir under the direction of Rudolphe E. Pepin, musical director, organist and choir master, sang the requiem mass by Pietro A Yon. The singers were Edward Coutu, Emile Lagasse, Arthur E. Paquin, Leo Cote and Wilfred Jacques.
A delegation representing the Third Order of St. Francis was composed of Miss Anna Mailhot, Miss Philomena Demers, Miss Marie Morrissette and Miss Diana Cote. Also present at the mass were the Grey Nuns of the Cross from Notre Dame de Lourdes parish. The bearers were Leo Ferron, Arthur Gagnon, Raymond Ferron, Paul Maille, Robert Moran and Maurice Simoneau, all nephews. Burial took place in the family lot in St. Joseph's cemetery were the committal prayers were read by Rev. Lucien Brassard, O. M. I. funeral Directors Amdee Archambault & Son were in charge of the arrangements.
It is to be noted that Celina died at the home of her sister, Victoria Simoneau. Victoria Simoneau nee Ferron was my Great-Aunt. She ran a boarding house at 9 Dutton St., for many years. The header on my blog is a picture of the south-east side of the Dutton St., front row in Lowell, Massachusetts before it was demolished.

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