Remembering Little Claudette

I was looking this morning at my Ancestry tree and was checking Amazing Alyce’s family tree. I was also looking at the pictures Alyce had sent in 2010, pictures she only could identify her father David. She had no idea who were the other people.

 

 

Together we were able to identify who were all these people.

That was seven years ago…

Then I started remembering Little Claudette and her cousin Eugene Albert Moreau.

We once talked about him on the phone then Claudette started crying…

Claudette thought Eugene had died in World War Two. I told her I was going to find out.

That was seven years ago…

This morning I started looking for more information on Ancestry which led me to this on Find a Grave

 

Since Claudette was on Facebook I wanted to write her a message, but before doing so, I looked at her Ancestry file and then I found this on the Internet…

Which led me to this…

Obituary for Claudette Jean Stackpole

Claudette Jeanne Lagasse Stackpole, 79, of Palatka passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2016 in Crescent City under hospice care. She was born October 4, 1936 in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Claudette was the daughter of Samuel and Marie Lagasse and the sister of Dolores T. Lagasse Dawson.

She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She graduated from Holy Family High School in New Bedford in 1955. Claudette married Richard Bradford Stackpole(deceased), a graduate of Tufts University in Civil Engineering. Richard was a Civil Engineer in U.S.

Navy and his private career in Engineering lead Claudette to live and travel worldwide. In her younger years, Claudette, who was affectionately known as “C.J.” to her friends, was a homemaker and owned a small tennis shop in Miami, called C.J’s Sportswear and Boutique. She was second generation French Canadian and spoke French fluently. She had a deep faith in Jesus Christ.

She loved to minister to people in the nursing homes, prisons and through food giveaways. She will be dearly missed by all her family and friends. She is survived by her three children and daughter-in-law, Richard B. “Rick”Stackpole, Jr. of Palatka, Lisa Marie Stackpoleof Atlanta, Georgia and Pastor Theodore B. “Ted” and Angie Stackpole of Palatka. Claudette has 5 beautiful grandchildren, Victoria, Skyler, Jaycee, Emilie and Baylee-Anne.

A memorial service will be held at First Assembly of God in Palatka on Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First Assembly of God, 3111 St. Johns Ave., Palatka, FL 32177.

Little Claudette will always be remembered…

 

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Seven years ago…

I had written this…

A day in a life…

The wedding of Samuel Lagasse and Marie-Anne Lepage

Claudette, Sam’s little girl, sent me this on Tuesday. If you don’t know who Claudette is…

Click here.

There is someone else who is playing ball with us…

He is Claudette’s nephew who sent me this picture and a whole lot more.


Stephen and I are fourth cousins. He lives in Texas. He identified all the people on the photo except the woman on the right. I knew who she was…

Marie Michaud.

Claudette had this picture of Marie Michaud and her two sons Albert and Roger.

Double play…

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Who’s the bridesmaid and who is the flower girl?

Hercule Poirot

This will be all presumptions from my part. Since the best man is Sam’s brother David, I figure the bridesmaid to be Marie-Anne’s sister.

But who could she be? Marie-Anne Lepage had three sisters…