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