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Subject: Re: [IRISH-NYC] where do I begin? Calvary Cemetery
Date: Sun, 16 Mar 2003 01:37:52 EST
In a message dated 2/23/03 11:30:25 AM Eastern Standard Time,
<< I also
called Calvary and paid $25 and $35, but I learned a
lot from the information they sent. I also enjoyed the
bill the sent for the out standing annual care
charges. ($2,000) Which had not been paid since 1927.
When I hit the lotto I’ll send they some cash. Here’s
the phone number (718) 786-8000) for anyone who may
want to call. You need the date of someone who has
died in the grave. They will tell you the gravesite
and you will have to follow it up with a letter and a
check. They can’t search by name only.
Using the information from the list I contacted Calvary,Re: the only relative
I knew for sure was buried there and that I had a specific date for. They
told me there were 6 burials in the grave. I sent the $35.00 right away and
within a week got the response. It gave me valuable information on the other
occupants, two of whom were totally unknown to me but I was able to
positively identify them. I consider the money very well spent.
They of course also identified me as the responsible person on the invoice
for $800 due for care and assured me that for a total of $1800 I coud insure
permanent care! I suspect that a daughter of the owner had paid annually
until she died, since the last burial (her mother who had lived with her) was
in 1949. She had no children of her own and who knows is really responsible
as of now.
I was disappointed that Calvary gave only the names and dates of burial. The
cemetery records from Dublin (once they find them) give the relationship of
each person to the owner of the plot which is very helpful.
Thanks to those who posted the contact information for Calvary, it prompted
me to action that paid off!