The Grave of Robert Sharron and Barbara Sharron Haffty

Alexander Skowronski’s lot in Notre Dame Cemetery includes the graves of Alexander Skowronski, his wife Frances Dymek, his daughter Jean B. Skowronski Sharron, and Jean’s husband Michael Danko.

Jean’s name, as inscribed on the monument, makes reference to her first husband, Robert H. Sharron, who died in 1946.  Robert Sharron’s grave is located in another section of Notre Dame Cemetery.

Monument of Robert Sharron - Front

Monument for Robert H. Sharron and Barbara J. Sharron Haffty – Front

Monument of Robert Sharron - Back

Monument for Robert H. Sharron and Barbara J. Sharron Haffty – Back

SOURCE: Robert H. Sharron and Barbara J. Sharron Haffty grave marker, Notre Dame Cemetery, Section 25-C, Graves 1, 2 (Worcester County), Massachusetts, photographed by Stephen J. Danko, 09 Sep 2005.

The inscription on the monument reads:

ROBERT H. SHARRON
1917 — 1946
SEAMAN 1/C USN
HIS DAUGHTER
BARBARA J. SHARRON HAFFTY
1942 — 2003
OUR LOVING MOTHER

The US Navy Classification Guide describes a Seaman as:

Keeps deck ship-shape. Acts as messenger, lookout, sideboy, telephone talker. Stands anchor watch, lifebuoy watch. Mans guns and handles ammunition. Mans boats. must know organization of ship, including personnel and plan of ship. Ties knots used in seamanship, splices rope, handles ground tackle. Takes soundings. Performs specifically assigned duties at general quarters and emergency drills. 

As a final note, the initial “B.” in Jean B. Skowronski Sharron’s name – stands for Barbara, the same name she gave her daughter.

Click on the link for a PDF copy of the map of Notre Dame Cemetery in Worcester, Massachusetts.

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One Response to The Grave of Robert Sharron and Barbara Sharron Haffty

  1. In the archive on the Bits of Blue and Gray website there is a column about “Cleaning and Photographing Gravestones” There are some ideas about how to, hopefully, read those hard to read stones.

    Jayne
    http://www.bitsofblueandgray.com

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