The Grave of Sophie Skowronski and John Soboroski

I’ve been exchanging information about the Skowronski family with a cousin of a cousin, Louise Gagnon.  Yesterday, Louise visited St. John’s Cemetery in Gardner, Massachusetts and Notre Dame Cemetery in Worcester, Massachusetts and sent me copies of the photographs she took there.

I was especially interested in the photographs Louise took of the grave of Sophie Skowronski and John Soboroski.  Sophie was the last child of Alexander Skowronski and Frances Dymek.  John was Alexander Skowronski’s half brother.  John Soboroski and Alexander Skowronski immigrated to the United States together on the S.S. Graf Waldersee, arriving at Ellis Island on 29 Mar 1903.  Both are listed on the passenger manifest under the surname Siborowski.

The Monument for Sophie Skowronski and John Soboroski - Obverse

The Monument for Sophie Skowronski and John Soboroski – Obverse
Photograph copyright 2007 by Louise Gagnon. Used with permission.

The Monument for Sophie Skowronski and John Soboroski - Reverse

The Monument for Sophie Skowronski and John Soboroski – Reverse
Photograph copyright 2007 by Louise Gagnon. Used with permission. 

SOURCE: Sophie Skowronski and John Soboroski grave marker, Notre Dame Cemetery, Section Unknown (Worcester County), Massachusetts, photographed by Louise Gagnon, 12 Mar 2007.

The front of the monument reads:

SKOWRONSKI

The back of the monument reads:

SOPHIE
1926 – 1926
JOHN
SOBOROSKI
1897-1976

I’m not sure exactly where this monument is located within Notre Dame Cemetery, but Louise mentioned that it was way in the back of the cemetery by Lyman Street.  From that description, I suspect this monument is not far from where my Aunt Bronisława Dańko is buried.

Copyright © 2007 by Stephen J. Danko

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One Response to The Grave of Sophie Skowronski and John Soboroski

  1. karen miller says:

    John Soborowski (my great uncle) and sophie skowronski (my aunt) were indeed buried in the back of Notre Dame Cemetary in Worcester, Mass. It is in the old section of the cemetary. There are only tire tracts in that section so basically you need to walk through. My aunt bronislawa danko’s grave is on the walk toward John’s and Sophie’s grave. I never really knew about her until Steve was looking for it, found it and set up a grave stone….that is when i saw it. Walked by that way several times in the past and never knew she was there! Thanks Steve!

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