Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday: Louis Mayotte, Cimetiere St-Joseph, Chelmsford, Massachusetts

Louis Mayotte, the son of Olympe (Jean-Louis, Eualie Roberge) and Marie Alice Blanche Jodoin (Joseph, Parmelie Dupont), was the brother of my youngest daughter's great-grandmother, Celine Courtois nee Mayotte. Louis died in Lowell Massachusetts on 15 February, 1934 at the age of 26. He is buried in Section Q, lot 89 with his parents and two of his brothers, Olympe Gerard and Jerome. I have included his obituary below.

Unfortunately, the exact publication information of the obituary is not known. However, I am led to believe that it was published in the Franco-American newspaper, L'Etoile. I have included a translation below.

Ce jeune boulanger etait proprietaire de la boulangerie Sunkist  dans la rue Cheever. ---Funerailles a 9h.15 lundi matin a St-Jean-Baptiste.
C'est avec regret    que les nom breux amis de M. Louis Mayotte du numero 201,   rue  Cheever  apprendront la nouvelle de sa mort survenue hier apres-midi a l'hopital St-Joseph, a l'age de 26 ans, 7 mois et 19 jours.

Il etait ne et avait ete eleve en cette ville depuis cinq ans il etait proprietaire de la boulangerie Sunkist, situee sur la rue Cheever. Il etait un jeune homme d'un caratere doux et aimable et un jeune Franco-Americain estime.

Il laisse son espous Mme. Lilliane Mayotte nee Frenette:, deux enfants, Andre et Paul mayotte; ses parents, M et Mme Olympe (Jodoin) Mayotte; deux soeurs, Mlls Celine et Therese Mayotte, et trois freres, Jerome, Gerard et Robert Mayotte. ? etait membre de la Societe de la Sainte-Famille de la paroisse St-Joseph. Le defunt tut transporte a la demeure de ses parents, 215 rue Cheever par l'entrepreneur M-R. Laurin.

Ses funerailles imposantes auront lieu lundi matin a 8h.15 de la demeure mortuaire. Le service solennel sera celebre a 9h.15 en l'eglise St-jean-baptiste avec diacre, sousdiacre et choeur de chant. Parents et amis sont pries d'y assister L'inhumation se fera dans le lot de la famille au cimetiere St-Joseph.

Les arrangements funeraires ont ete confies l'entrepreneur M.-R. Laurin.
My translation:

The young baker was the owner of the Sunkist bakery on Cheever street. ----Funeral at 9:15 Monday morning at St-Jean-Baptiste.

It is with deep regret that the many friends of Mr. Louis Mayotte, number 201, Cheever street,. will learn the news of his death yesterday morning at St.-Joseph hospital, at the age of 26 years, 7 months and 19 days.

He was born and bred in this city and became the owner of the Sunkist bakery, located at Cheever street, five years ago. He was a young man of  character,  sweet and kind, a young Franco-American that everybody loved..

He leaves his bride Mrs. Lilliane Mayotte nee Frenette; two children, Andre and Paul Mayotte, his parents, Mr. and Ms. Olympe (Jodoin) Mayotte, two sisters, Misses Celine and Therese Mayotte, and three brothers, Jerome, and Robert Gerard Mayotte. He was a member of
Societe de la Sainte-Famille at St-Joseph parish. The undertaker M R Laurin carried the deceased to the house of his parents, at 215 Cheever St

An impressive funeral will begin Monday morning at 8:15 at the funeral home. The funeral service will be held at 9:15 at St-Jean-Baptiste with deacon, sub-deacon and choir. Friends and family are invited. The burial will take place in the family plot in St-Joseph's cemetery.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to undertaker M.-R. Laurin.
Thank you to Ruth Major Lapierre & Sue Johnson nee Mayotte. Ruth, the author of  Major Boutron et/and compagnies, helped me with the obituary translation and Sue sent me the very nicely photographed photos you see above as well as a copy of the original obituary clipping.

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