Monthly Archives: December 2017

Funeral Card Friday – Joseph Souza, Jr. (1924 – 1986)

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

I received this funeral card from my husband, Paul Souza, and I am posting it here with his permission. The images displayed in this post are from a Roman Catholic funeral card, issued by the funeral home. The card provides Joseph’s date of death and a prayer. There is no funeral home displayed on the card. Joseph is my husband’s […]

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Funeral Card Friday – Joaquin A. “Jack” Lombard (1934 – 2013)

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

I received this funeral card from my husband, Paul Souza, and I am posting it here with his permission. The images displayed in this post are from a Roman Catholic funeral card, issued by the funeral home. Jack’s sister-in-law has a similar card. These cards are unique in my Catholic collection as they do not display an image of a […]

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Christmas Memories

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

As I gazed at this photo, it brought back many memories of my Dad, William Furlani, at Christmas. I remember him bringing in the tree from outside where it had been left to drop a bit. There was always some trimming that needed to be done to fit it into the stand. If I remember correctly, the tree was always […]

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Blog Caroling – Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

Per Wikipedia, “Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella” is a carol that originated in the Provence region of France in the 17th century. It refers to two female farmhands who discover a mother and son in a stable. They tell the village residents, who all come to visit the stable. Again, according to Wikipedia, children in this region dress as shepherds […]

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Funeral Card Friday – George J. Horvath, Jr. (1939 – 2017)

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

I received this funeral card from my friend and fellow genealogical society member, Ann Parry Horvath, and I am posting it here with her permission. The images of displayed in this post are from a non-Catholic funeral card, issued by the funeral home. This card is for Ann’s husband, who recently died in August. The image is bucolic, reflecting the […]

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Funeral Card Friday – Rose Ripchinski (1919 – 1960)

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

I found this funeral card in my collection, but I was not familiar with the individual that it memorializes. At first, I thought it was one of my mother’s bowling buddies since the funeral home is in Ridley Township. Delaware County, PA. I would have been a senior in high school when Rose died. Either I obtained this card because […]

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Funeral Card Friday – Ann Hollingsworth Parry (1917 – 2008)

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

This is another small booklet type funeral card that I received from my friend and fellow genealogical society member, Ann Parry Horvath, and I am posting it here with her permission. The images of displayed in this post are from a non-Catholic funeral card, issued by the funeral home. In this instance, the card has a classic religious image of […]

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