The Grave of Benjamin S. Skowronski, Sr. and Ruth E. Grillo

Benjamin S. Skowronski, Sr. and his second wife, Ruth E. Grillo, are buried in Notre Dame Cemetery, Worcester, Massachusetts.  The grave is located in the St. Mark Section, Lot 107, Graves 1 and 2.  Click on the link for a PDF copy of the map of Notre Dame Cemetery.

Monument for Benjamin Skowronski and Ruth Grillo - Front

Monument for Benjamin S. Skowronski, Sr. and Ruth E. Grillo – Front

Monument for Benjamin Skowronski and Ruth Grillo - Back

Monument for Benjamin S. Skowronski, Sr. and Ruth E. Grillo – Back

SOURCE: Benjamin S. Skowronski, Sr. and Ruth E. Grillo grave marker, Notre Dame Cemetery, Section St. Mark, Lot 107, Graves 1, 2 (Worcester County), Massachusetts, photographed by Stephen J. Danko, 09 Sep 2005.

The front of the monument lists the family name: SKOWRONSKI.

The back of the monument reads:

BENJAMIN S.
SKOWRONSKI SR.
1910-1998
HIS WIFE
RUTH E.
GRILLO
1926-2000

The cemetery record for this lot states:

Notre Dame Cemetery No. 04 – Owner: Skowronski, Ruth E., Mrs.

Lot – Sec-SMARK Lot-107 Grv =================  12 X 10 1/2
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       3             4             3              3           3            2           3             1            3
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Space  Deceased/Resvd                                 Burial Date       Age    Container
——-   ———————————————       ——————    ——     ————–
1        Skowronski, Benjamin S., Sr.               11/10/1998   88     PLANTE
2        Skowronski, Ruth, Wife                        12/21/2000   74     PLANTE
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SOURCE: Burial Record, Benjamin S. Skowronski, Sr. and Ruth Grillo, St. Mark Section, Lot 107, Graves 1-4. Notre Dame Cemetery, Worcester, Massachusetts.

My experience in obtaining cemetery records varies from cemetery to cemetery, but generally I’ve been able to obtain burial records and other cemetery records on file.  Occasionally, a cemetery has asked for a photocopying fee.  Once, a cemetery asked for a donation of five dollars per record.  Some cemeteries would not provide a copy of the records at all.

Notre Dame Cemetery was helpful in providing computer printouts of their records at no charge, but they would only provide a few records while I waited.  When I requested a large number of records at one time, they preferred to search and print the records at their convenience and mail the records to me at a later date.  Once, they even provided me with a photocopy of the original, hand-written records when I had a question about the accuracy of the computer record.

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4 Responses to The Grave of Benjamin S. Skowronski, Sr. and Ruth E. Grillo

  1. Cheryl Palmer says:

    Enjoyed hearing about your cemetery records experience. The Skowronski monument is absolutely beautiful!

  2. All the Skowronski gravesites in Notre Dame Cemetery have impressive and beautiful monuments, but I agree the monument for Benjamin Skowronski and Ruth Grillo is particularly so.

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