Tuesday, 15 December 2015

On This Day In Family History (December 15):

1884: 3x-Great-Granduncle August Andreasson passed away, aged 30.

2007: Grandmother Helen Patricia (Meagher) Anderson passed away, following a lengthy battle with sarcoma, at her home, 215 Copeland Street, Brockton, Massachusetts, aged 67.

The Enterprise
December 18, 2007 
Helen P. Anderson 
Helen P. (Meagher) Anderson, age 67 years, of Brockton died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007, at her home, where she had resided for the past 48 years, after and lengthy battle with cancer. She was the wife of David W. Anderson of 48 years. Born Sunday, Nov. 17, 1940, in Brockton, she was a daughter of the late Fredrick and Edna (Benoit) Meagher. Helen was a lifelong resident of Brockton and was educated Brockton schools. She retired due to illness after 20 years of service from the Community Bank in Brockton. She enjoyed bowling, traveling around New England, especially Northern Maine, going to Foxwoods, trips to Cape Cod Cannel, and most of all, spending time with her grandchildren and family. In addition to her husband David, she is survived by two daughters, Joyce M. Anderson and her companion Scott Vieira of Taunton and Cheryl Lynne McRae and her husband David of Taunton; four grandchildren, David McRae Jr., Ashley McRae, Alyssa McRae and Amanda Vieira; five sisters, Edna Walsh of South Easton, Theresa Duquette of Brockton, Barbara Tamulevich of Brockton, Mary Kespert of Biddeford, Maine, and Dorothy Burgess of South Yarmouth; three brothers, Robert Meagher of Taunton, Wilfred Meagher of Bay Town, Texas, and Walter Meagher of Kansas City, Mo.; and many nieces and nephews. She was also the mother of the late Raymond A. Anderson and the sister of the late Fredrick J. Meagher Jr. and James J. Meagher. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007, at 10:30 a.m. in the Dahlborg-MacNevin Funeral Home, 647 Main St., Brockton. Interment will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery in West Bridgewater. Visitation will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007, from 4-8 p.m. For additional information or directions, please visit www.d-mfh.com. Arrangements are by the Dahlborg-MacNevin Funeral Home, Chapel for All Faiths, 647 Main St., Brockton. 508-586-4391. 

2009: Half-Uncle Frederick Chester McRae passed away in Lorain County, Ohio, aged 63.

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