Cemetery Records and Details of the Skowronski / Dymek / Danko Grave

Yesterday, I posted the photograph of the monument on the graves of Alexander Skowronski, his wife Frances Dymek, his daughter Jean B. Sharron Danko, and Jean’s husband (my uncle) Michael J. Danko in Notre Dame Cemetery.  Click on the link for a PDF copy of the map of Notre Dame Cemetery in Worcester, Massachusetts.

The Cemetery Record, provided by Notre Dame Cemetery, Worcester, Massachusetts, reads as follows:

Notre Dame Cemetery No. 04 – Owner: Skowronski, Alexander, Mr.

Lot – Sec-HF Lot-245 Grv-1- =================           12 X 11
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       3                            3                           3                          3                           3
       3                            3                           3                          3                           3
       3                            3           3OB         3                         3                            3
       3             4             3              3           3            2           3             1            3
       3                            3                           3                          3                           3
       3                            3                           3                          3                           3
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Space  Deceased/Resvd                                 Burial Date       Age    Container
——-   ———————————————       ——————    ——     ————–
1        Skowronski, Alexander, Owner           01/07/1970   82     ASPH
2        Skowronski, Frances, Wife                   06/25/1963   73     ASPH
3        Danko, Jean B., Mrs., Daughter            10/22/1996   79     WILB
3OB   Danko, Jean, Baby, Great Grandchild  09/21/1999  Stillb  COMBO
4        Danko, Michael J., Son-in-law              11/21/1981   68     PALMER

AAAAAAEnd of ListAAAAAAA

I mentioned yesterday that there was one additional burial in this lot that was not inscribed on the monument.  This burial was for Jean Marguerite Danko, granddaughter of Michael and Jean Danko and great granddaughter of Alexander & Frances Skowronski.

Grave Marker for Jean Marguerite Danko

Marker for Jean Marguerite Danko

SOURCE: Jean Marguerite Danko grave marker, Notre Dame Cemetery, Holy Family Section, Lot 245, Grave 3OB (Worcester County), Massachusetts, photographed by Stephen J. Danko, 09 Sep 2005.

There is also another marker, commemorating Michael Danko’s service in the US Navy.

US Military Veteran Marker for Michael J Danko Jr

Marker for Michael J. Danko, Jr.

SOURCE: Michael J. Danko, Jr. grave marker, Notre Dame Cemetery, Holy Family Section, Lot 245, Grave 4 (Worcester County), Massachusetts, photographed by Stephen J. Danko, 09 Sep 2005.

The marker for Michael J. Danko, Jr. reads:

MICHAEL J DANKO JR
SF1 US NAVY
WORLD WAR II
SEP 13 1913     NOV 19 1981

The SF1 indicates that Michael J. Danko, Jr. was a Shipfitter First Class.  The US Navy Classification Guide describes a Shipfitter as:

Makes repairs to hull and deck structures. Puts ship plates in place, rivets together sections of steel plates and hull framing. Scarfs and closes seams between overlapping steel plates. Cuts, chips, files, and caulks angles, seams, and rivets. Welds. Renews gaskets in watertight doors, parts, and hatches. Installs and repairs pump connections. lays out, bends and shapes sheet metal and metal sections. Threads and fits pipes. Works closely with Metalsmith and Carpenter’s Mate.

To the left of the main monument is a US Flag.  The flag holder includes a medallion that reads:  US VETERAN:

US Veteran Flag Marker for Michael J Danko Jr

Medallion on Flag Holder

SOURCE: Michael J. Danko, Jr. Flag Holder Medallion, Notre Dame Cemetery, Holy Family Section, Lot 245, Grave 4 (Worcester County), Massachusetts, photographed by Stephen J. Danko, 09 Sep 2005.

The “Rules, Regulations and Policies” of Notre Dame Cemetery and Chapel Mausoleum state:

FLAGS: One (1) American flag is permitted on each grave in which a Veteran is interred. The cemetery is not responsible for placing flags on lots. However, flags may be obtained at the cemetery office.

PLEASE NOTE: Only one flat granite marker is allowed at the foot of each grave. This also includes Veteran markers.

SOURCE: Notre Dame Cemetery and Chapel Mausoleum, Rules, Regulations and Policies (Worcester, Massachusetts: Notre Dame Cemetery and Chapel Mausoleum).

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5 Responses to Cemetery Records and Details of the Skowronski / Dymek / Danko Grave

  1. Cheryl Palmer says:

    Steve, this grave site has been so very interesting to follow. Can I ask, what is a Palmer container? I have enjoyed this series at the cemetery! Sad about the baby, beautiful headstones!

  2. Hi Cheryl! I have to admit that I have no idea what a Palmer container is, or what the difference is among the various types of containers mentioned on this cemetery record. Perhaps some other reader might know and would like to comment?

  3. Drew Smith says:

    I think the containers refer to the burial vaults used to house the caskets. For instance, there is a company called “Wilbert Burial Vaults” (with locations all over the U.S.) that supplies vaults, and in Worcester, MA, there is a company called “Flagg-Palmer Precast, Inc” that supplies burial vaults. So the “WILB” and “PALMER” in the container column probably identifies what company is providing the burial vault.

  4. Thanks, Drew! Both of these companies have addresses in Worcester County, Massachusetts.

    Lamontagne Wilbert Burial Vault
    9 Main St
    Sutton, MA 01590

    Flagg Palmer Pre Cast
    440 Washington St
    Auburn, MA 01501

  5. Cheryl Palmer says:

    Ok, burial vaults! I learn something new everyday! Thank you Drew!

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