Friday, January 30, 2015

Funeral Card Friday - Garbarini

In Loving Memory of 

Madeline Garbarini

Died December 11th 1971


Madeline Garbarini, born 1925 in Hoboken, NJ, was the daughter of Catherine Finan (1898-1978) and John Garbarini (1896-1931). She was my first cousin, 2x removed. Rest in Peace.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Cemetery Crime Thursday - New Orleans


Access restricted at famous New Orleans cemetery due to vandalism
January 28, 2015

Want to get into St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 in New Orleans? Unless you're with an official escort, have ties to someone buried there, or are a member of the spirit world, the oldest cemetery in the city is off limits.

Vandals have long targeted the above-ground plots at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, which dates back to the 1700s and is owned by the Archdiocese of New Orleans. But lately, more and more people have been defacing the cemetery's most famous attraction, the tomb of voodoo queen Marie Laveau. Last year, someone came after hours and painted the tomb pink, and while it's been a longstanding tradition to mark Xs on the grave for good luck, over the past few months the practice has picked up dramatically.

"It became apparent that we needed to take some action to protect the sanctity of the space, as well as the historic nature of the cemetery," Sarah McDonald, spokeswoman for the Archdiocese of New Orleans, told Reuters. Starting in March, tour operators will have to register with the archdiocese and pay $40 for one visit or $4,500 for an annual pass, and visitors will have to go through them to get past the gates. The money brought in will go toward paying for more security.  ~Catherine Garcia

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Wednesday's Wedding



13 October 1962

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church
Highlands, New Jersey

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Monday, January 26, 2015

Military Monday


1st Lt., Co. M
117 Inf., 30th Div.

May 31, 1895, Oct. 7, 1918

Killed in Action


Saturday, January 24, 2015

Saturday's Siblings

Saturday's Siblings

My grandfather, Stephen Cooke (far left) with 
brothers, Joseph & Eugene, and sister Mary