Monday, February 04, 2008

The Obituary of Claude Ferron, 1930, Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts

FERRON---Claude Ferron died last night at the home of his daughter Miss Victoria Ferron, 9 Dutton Street aged 75 years. During the last 35 years he resided in Lowell and up to his retiremment 12 years ago he was the owner of a boarding house. His pleasant disposition and honesty gained him the admiration and esteem of all those with whom he came in contact. He leaves six daughters, Miss Celine Ferron, Miss Victoria Ferron, Mrs. Joseph Gagnon, Mrs Arthur Guilmette and Mrs. John Moran, all of Lowell, and Mrs Dominique Lavalle of St. Paulin, P. Q.; two sons, Joseph Ferron and Henry Ferron, both of Lowell and two brothers, Maxime Ferron of Joliette, P. Q., and Benjamin Ferron of St. Leon P. Q.; also 23 grandchildren. He was a member of the Holy Family Society.
Published in the Lowell Sun on 7 November 1930. I forgot to note the page number : S Below is the funeral announcement which was published 10 Nov. 1930 in the Lowell Sun. Again, I forgot to note the page number.
FERRON---The funeral of Claude Ferron took place this morning at 8 o'clock from the home of his daughter, Miss Victoria Ferron, 9 Dutton Street. Solemn funeral mass was celebrated at 9 o'clock at St. Jean Baptiste church by Rev. Arthur Lemire, OMI, assisted by Rev. Louis G. Blachand, OMI as deacon and Rev. Narcisse Cotnoir, OMI as sub-deacon. The choir under the direction of the organist, Mr. Rodolphe E. Pepin, sang Antonio Mauro's funeral mass, the solos being sustained by Mr. Rodolphe E. Pepin, Mr. Arthur Leveille, Mr. Elzear Cote, Mr. Edouard Coutu, Mrs. Maria Jacques and Miss Cecile Vincent. At the end of the mass the choir sang Menegali's "Jesu Salvator Mundi" A very large number attended the funeral and more were at the church in respect of deceases whom they held in high esteem. Among those from out of town were Mrs. Dominique Lavalle of St. Paul P. Q., Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Mercier, Mr and Mrs Albert Duchaine of Shawinigan Falls P. Q., Mr and Mrs John Riley of Haverhill and Mr and Mrs. Alfred Cloutier of Hartford Conn. The Holy Family Society was represented by Messrs. Alphonse Ninteau, Joseph Cloutier, Amdee Jacob, Isidore Tetreault, Ernest Sauvageau and Pierre Dupuis. The bearers were Messrs. Oscar Lamie, Ernest Morin, Arthur Metty, Narcisse Asselin, Ephraim Guilmette and J. Tremblay. Burial was in the family lot in St. Joseph's cemetery were Rev. Lucien Brassard, OMI recited the committal prayers. Arrangements were in charge of Joseph E. Tremblay.
Benjamin Ferron, the brother of my Claude Ferron, was the grandfather of Jacques Ferron


  1. Anonymous11:08 AM

    Good morning Michelle,

    I'm sure that your Claude is related to Jacques and Marcelle Ferron. But it means that Claude died at the age of 86, not 75 as indicated in the Lowell Sun.

    The Claude I found was born Oct. 20, 1844 to Joseph Ferron and Marie Ouellet in St-Aimé-de-Richelieu (also called Massueville).

    He married:
    1- Celina Lamy in St-Léon-le-Grand (Maskinongé) on July 31, 1866
    2- Georgiana Rabouin in St-Paulin (Maskinongé) August 22, 1876

    He also has brothers named Maxime (m. Marie-Louise Martin) and Benjamin (m. Victoire Lescadre).

    Claude and Celina Lamy's first -born (July 26, 1867 in St-Léon-le-Grand) was named Celina.

    Claude and Celina Lamy had a daughter named Alida born November 13, 1869 also in St-Léon-le-Grand; she married Thomas Lavallée on May 17, 1887 in St-Paulin and Dominique Lavallée (a widower) on October 21, 1908.

    Of course, I can email the originals if you wish.

    Have a nice day,

    Jacqui (Tiernan)

  2. Hi Jacqui : )

    Thank you so much. You must be correct as Georgiana Rabouin is my
    Great-grandmother. I am very happy you posted this information. I really appreciate yoru help. I do have an obituary for a Celina Ferron, Claude's daughter. I will post it shortly.

    : ) Michelle

  3. Jacqui, I only have the funeral notice for Celina and no definate date of death. I posted it a few minutes ago. I am going to go back to the library again and see if I can find the death notice and or obituary. Hopefully I just overlooked it. Thanks again for all your help!