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
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
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
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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.
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.
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:
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).