Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday: Mr. Francis Xavier Bergeron, Cimetiere St-Joseph, Chelmsford, Massachusetts

In a follow up to a post that I made last week, I am posting the final resting place and obituary of my first cousin 2x removed, Josephine Robillard's husband, Francis Bergeron. Born as Francois Xavier Bergeron, Francis was the son of Philippe (Francois, Louise Hele ou Helie?) and Odelie Courshaine (Damase, Margeuerite Lafond). He was born and baptised on 23 Feb. 1888 at St-Cyrille de Wendover, Drummond co., Quebec. In 1918 Francis worked for the Lawrence Manufacturing Company on Suffolk street in Lowell as a bolter and as far I can tell, he and Josephine only had one child. Francis died in 1952, twelve years before his wife, and is buried in section A, lot 112 with his parents and siblings.

Published in the Lowel Sun Thursday 24 April, 1952, pg. 6.

Francis X. Bergeron died last evening at St. Joseph's hospital. He was born at St. Cyrille P.Q. Canada, and had been a resident of this community for over 50 years. Mr. Bergeron was a machine operator in a cotton mill. He was a member of the Holy Name society of St. Jean Baptiste parish and also of the CMAC. Besides his wife, Mrs. Josephine (Robillard) Bergeron of Lowell, he is survived by a daughter, Miss Cecile Bergeron of Lowell; four sisters, Mrs. Claire Theriault, Mrs. Rose Bergeron and Mrs. Mira Brassard of Lowell and Mrs. Regina Lafond of Drummondville, Canada; three brothers, Deneri, Arthur and William Bergeron , all of Lowell; also several nieces and nephews.

BERGERON -- Died in Lowell, April 23, suddenly at St. Joseph's hospital, Francis Xavier Bergeron of 53 Salem street. Calling hours from 7 to 10 p.m. today and from 1 to 10 p.m. Friday. at the Tremblay funeral home, 744 Merrimack street. Funeral mass in St. Jean Baptiste church Saturday morning at 9 o'clock. Burial in St. Joseph's cemetery under the direction of the Joseph E. Tremblay funeral directors.

1 comment:

  1. Hello. My name is Stacy Johnson Zimmerman. I am descendent of Thomas Marion Melot, son of one Catherine Bergeron and grandson of Francis Xavier Melot and Zozetta, aka Josetta aka Josephine Bergeron. In researching Francis Xavier, I found your blog, and was surprised to see his daughter Cecile listed in his obituary but not his daughter Catherine, my Great-great-great Grandmother. Can you shed any light upon this, please? It is very important to the family history that I'm working on. I can be reached at stacibar98@gmail.com . Thanks so much.