The Grave of George A. Hanley

While visiting family graves in St. John’s Cemetery in Worcester, Massachusetts, I came upon the grave of George A. Hanley and his wife Anne Rembiszewski. Anne Remiszewski was the sister of Charlotte Rembiszewski who, in turn, was the wife of Henry Slowatycki. Henry was the brother of Walter Slowatycki and (bear with me here) Walter was the father of my cousin’s wife.

The Grave Marker of George A. Hanley and Anne Remibiszewski - Front

The Grave Marker of George A. Hanley and Anne Remibiszewski – Front

SOURCE: The Grave Marker of George A. Hanley and Anne Remibiszewski – Front, St. John’s Cemetery, Justice Section, Row 3, Lot 15 (Worcester, Worcester Co.), Massachusetts, photographed by Stephen J. Danko, 09 Sep 2005.

The front of the monument reads:

HANLEY

1918 GEORGE A. HANLEY 2000
HIS WIFE
1925 ANN REMISZEWSKI 1996

The front of the monument, however, is by no means as interesting as the back of the monument.

The Grave Marker of George A. Hanley and Anne Remibiszewski - Back

The Grave Marker of George A. Hanley and Anne Remibiszewski – Back

SOURCE: The Grave Marker of George A. Hanley and Anne Remibiszewski – Back, St. John’s Cemetery, Justice Section, Row 3, Lot 15 (Worcester, Worcester Co.), Massachusetts, photographed by Stephen J. Danko, 09 Sep 2005.

The back of the monument reads:

JAMES A. HANLEY +1917
HIS WIFE
JENNIE M. HANLEY +1912
THEIR CHILDREN
BRIDGET +1888     JAMES F. +1947
ELENOR +1897     SARAH +1952
JOSEPH +1914     CATHERINE +1957
GEORGE A. +1938     IDA M. +1961
JOHN E. +1939     CLARA E. +1966
MARY J. +1941     CHRISTINE E. +2002

The back of the monument shows the name and year of death of George A. Hanley’s father (George A. +1938), the names and years of death of what at first glace appear to be eleven aunts and uncles, and the names and years of death of his grandparents.

Christine E. who died in 2002 is, in fact, the daughter of George A. Hanley and Anne Remiszewski, not his aunt. I have not yet confirmed the relationships of any of the other people named on this monument.

Copyright © 2008 by Stephen J. Danko

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One Response to The Grave of George A. Hanley

  1. Cheryl says:

    What a find! Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all markers listed family members like that? Christine’s year does vary significantly from the other individuals on the back of this marker in comparison. I wonder how many people may have looked at this and assumed she was one of the children………………

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