Geneablogy: An occasional Journal about our experiences exploring our heritage

Tuesday, December 11, 2001

Laura's great aunt Vic says that Giovanni and Lucia De Rosa are buried in Cedar Lawn Cemetery in Paterson, and that Giovanni died when she (aunt Vic) was 7 or 8 years old, so that would make it in about 1925-6. So I called Cedar Lawn back today to find out where they are. They're in Section 4, Lot 327B. The map on the Passaic County Historical Society, Genealogy Club web site doesn't break the cemetery down by section, so it's not much help. I guess we'll have to wait until we get there. The lady on the phone said that the office is open from 8:30 to 4 on Saturdays; unfortunately, we almost always go up to Laura's parents' house on Sundays, and they're not there then. So maybe we'll go up some Saturday and let them show us on a map where they are. Or maybe we'll go on a Sunday and wander around until we find them.

I also called Calvary Cemetery to find where Vittorio Minnocci and his wife Anna are buried, since Vittorio's death certificate said he was buried there. They're in Section 3, Grave 365. No map available there, but it's a lot smaller than Cedar Lawn; I'm sure we'll be able to find it.

Posted at 2:40:49 PM