The Grave of Joseph J. Danko

My uncle, Joseph J. Danko, died in 1991.  He is buried in Notre Dame Cemetery where many other Danko and Skowronski relatives are buried.  Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Map of Notre Dame Cemetery.

Monument for Joseph J. Danko - Obverse

Monument for Joseph J. Danko – Obverse

Monument for Joseph J. Danko - Reverse

Monument for Joseph J. Danko – Reverse

Military Marker for Joseph J. Danko

Military Marker for Joseph J. Danko

SOURCE: Joseph J. Danko grave marker, Notre Dame Cemetery, St. Matthew Section, Lot 122, Grave 2 (Worcester County), Massachusetts, photographed by Stephen J. Danko, 09 Sep 2005.

The front of the monument reads:

DANKO

HE WILL RAISE THEM UP ON EAGLE’S WINGS AND HOLD THEM IN THE PALM OF HIS HAND

The back of the monument reads:

1919 JOSEPH J. DANKO 1991

HIS WIFE
HELEN F. SKOWRONSKI

Yours Only Forever

The military marker reads:

JOSEPH J DANKO
SGT US ARMY
WORLD WAR II
SEP 2 1919     JUL 5 1991

Joseph J. Danko served as a sergeant with Company A, 366th Military Police Service Battalion, United States Army, in the European-African-Middle Eastern theater, and was a member of the 713th Military Police Association.

The Cemetery Record for this lot shows that:

Notre Dame Cemetery No. 06 – Owner: Danko, Joseph & Helen

Lot – Sec-SMATT Lot-122 Grv-1-6 ==============    12 X 16
       UAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA?
       3                            3                                                       3                           3
       3             6             3  —————————————–   3             5            3
       3                            3                                                       3                           3
      UAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA?
       3                            3                           3                          3                           3
       3             4             3              3           3            2           3             1            3
       3                            3                           3                          3                           3
       AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAU
Space  Deceased/Resvd                                 Burial Date       Age    Container
——-   ———————————————       ——————    ——     ————–
1           Reserved
2           Danko, Joseph J., Husband               07/08/1991     71       PALMER
3           Danko, Helen, Wife
4           Reserved
5           Reserved
6           Reserved 

AAAAAAEnd of ListAAAAAAA

As with my Uncle Mike Danko’s grave, there is an American flag on Uncle Joe’s grave.  The medallion on the flag holder states “WW II US VETERAN”.

Copyright © 2007 by Stephen J. Danko

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2 Responses to The Grave of Joseph J. Danko

  1. Norma says:

    A tribute to him for his service to our country.

  2. Yes, indeed, Norma. In World War II, my father, five of my six uncles, and one first cousin served in the military.

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