Thursday, March 13, 2008

The Obituary of Joseph A. Maille, 1933, Dracut, Massachusetts

Published in The Lowell Sun 20 Feb 1933, pg. 17

MAILLE -- Joseph A Maille a prominent resident of Dracut and very well known in this city where he lived for many years before removing to Dracut, died this morning at his home, Arlington street, Dracut. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Maria (Prud'homme) Maille, three sons, Ernest and Ludger Maille of Dracut and Cuthbert of Londonderry, NH; two daughters, Rev. Sister Jean d'Avila of the Grey Nuns of the Cross of St. Joseph's convent, this city, and Mrs. Moise L. Daigle of Dracut; and two brothers, Edmond and Henry Maille of this city. Deceased was a member of Court St. Antoine, OFC.

Published 23 Feb 1933, pg. 4


MAILLE--The funeral of J. A. Maille, a prominent resident of Dracut took place this morning at eight o'clock from his home, Arlington street, Dracut, and was largely attended. A solemn high Funeral mass was celebrated at 9 o'clock at St. Louis Church by Rev. Arthur O Mercier, assisted by Rev. Roland Dandelin, as deacon and Rev. Remi Maynard, as sub deacon. Seated within the sanctuary were Rev. Louis G. Bachand, OMI, pastor and Rev. Arthur J Lemire, OMI, assistant pastor, both of St. Jean Baptiste church. The church choir, under the direction of Conrad Gregoire, san Perreault's mass. The solos of the mass were sung by Mrs. Idola Campbell, Miss Ruth Desrosiers, Edward Desrosiers, Edward Coutu, J. Omer Allard, Jules Morrissette, Rodolphe Asselin and Etienne Bernier. At the offertory Mr. Morrissette sun Leybach's "Pie Jesu;" at the Communion, Stoeklin's "Misereremini Mei" was sung in duet by Mrs. Campbell and Mr. Coutu. At the end of the libera the choir sang "De Profondis" and as the body was taken from the church Faure's "Crucifix" was sung in duet by Mr Coutu and Mr Gregoire. Miss Ida Mongrain was the organist. Attending the mass were the Grey Nuns of Charity of the Franc-American orphanage; Grey Nuns of the Cross of St. Joseph's convent, St. Joseph's hospital and Ste. Jeanne d'Arc convent. There were also the pupils of Rev. Sister St. Jean d'Avila, a daughter of the deceased, from St. Joseph's parochial school. The attendance at the mass was unusually large. The bearers who also represented Court St. Antoine, OFC, were Edmond Lambert, Alphonse Desrochers, Adolphe Rondeau, Adelard Sylvestre, Gustave Bourgeois and Charles M. Paille. Representing the League of the Sacred Heart were J. B. Guilbault, Joseph Champagne, Oliver Clement, Joseph Madore, Alcide Champagne and Narcisse Belleville. The Franco-American club of Dracut was represented by Alphonse Dalphond, Zoel Houle, Alphonse Biosson and Euchariste Bellefeuille. There were many beautiful flowers. From out of town were Mr and Mrs Cuthbert Maille, Emile Maille, Leo Maille, Miss Rachel Maille and Gerald Maille, the alter boy during the mass, all from Londonderry, NH; Mrs. Hornisdas Guilbault and Herve Beaulieu of Providence, RI; Mr and Mrs Philip Cayer, Mr and Mrs Henry Cayer and Mr and Mrs Hervo Cayer of Woonsocket, RI; and Cleophas Maille of Fitchburg. Burial was in the family lot in St. Joseph's Cemetery, where committal prayers were read by Rev. Mr. Mercier. The funeral arrangements were in charge of Funeral directors Amedee Archambault & Sons.

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