cemetery St. Joseph’s RC

ST. JOSEPH’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CEMETERY
OPEONGO ROAD
CONC. 6 LOT 26
GRATTAN TWP. RENFREW CO.

 

This church and cemetery were part of the missions by the Diocese of Pembroke. It is located at Esmonde, Ontario, 3 kms from Hwy. #41, south of Eganville, in Grattan Twp.

The road is paved, and the church and grounds are well cared for. The present priest is Father Thomas Fitzpatrick, who with his parents see to the repairs and maintenance of the church when assistance is needed in this capacity. The grass mowing is in charge Rita McPherson, a difficult job as the cemetery is on
the side of a hill.

In front of the church is a monument which reads “In gratitude to St. Joseph The Worker and in memory of the Pioneers of the Opeongo Region who with faith, Prayer and Industry prepared for generations to come, a goodly Spiritual Heritage. Dedicated Aug. 7, l983.”

” …. returning now to the history of Esmonde, this settlement grew during the years 1870-1890 so that a splendid stone church 60′ X 35′ with the old church serving as the sacristy was erected on the Opeongo Line under the direction of Mr. C. Caron of Renfrew, contractor, and dedicated to St. Joseph in September 1890.

A new bell was installed in 1903, and a part of land was set aside for a cemetery.” (from “Lift Up Your Hearts” by Rev. Joseph C. Legree, page 272/3).

This cemetery record contains a map with the location of the headstones shown. It also contains headstone inscriptions.

INDEX
BEHAN
Theresa M.
BELISLE
Vitaline GERVAIS
BERARD
Armidas
Henry George
Mary
Son
BLEMKIE
Agnes E. GUINEY
August M.
BOUDREAU
Elizabeth
BRADLEY
Anne
Ann ROMAN
Catherine
Desmond
Hannah POWER
Harold
John
Mary Irene O’BRIEN
Patrick
Philip
BREEN
Delbert
Laura VELLICATE
Orpha
Stanley
Thomas J.
CARDIFF
G.
Michael T.
R.
CONTANT
Agatha
Desmond H.
Elsie
Louise COULAS
Margory
Urgel
Vitaline GERVAIS
COULAS
Louise
CURRY
Catherine McDONOUGH
Ellen
Joanne
Patrick
Sarah J.
DAVIDSON
Catherine T. VELLICATE
Rachel
William E.
DELLAIRE
Aileen SENIOR
Joseph Leo
Julia MALONEY
DODGE
Wilfred J.
DOLAND
Stanley
DONOHUE
Alice
J. JR.
Andrew
Anne BRADLEY
Annie Catherine
Catherine BRADLEY
Helen A.
James
James Henry
John A.
Josephine Ann
Kathleen
Margaret J.
Mary G.
Patrick
Philip
Thomas
William
William
ELLIS
Alice DONOHUE
Richard
FARRELL
Faye
FINN
William
FOY
Mary
FRANCOEUR
Drexel
Martine
Theresa
GERVAIS
Agnes
Catherine
Vitaline BELISLE
GORMAN
Catherine GUINEY
Catherine WREN
Faye FARRELL
Irene S. GOSSON
John
Margaret Mae
Mary Edna
Simon E.
William J.
GOSSON
Irene S.
GROGAN
Mary FOY
Patrick
GUINEY
Agnes E.
Catherine
HANNIMAN
Anna Mary McKITCHEN
Frank J.
Infant son
Mary R.
William J.
HEMMING
Dennis Robert
HENDERSON
Bridget O’BRIEN
Drusilla M. VALIQUETTE
James
William
William J.
JERVAIS
Charles
Josephine MALATT
JOHNSTON
John E.
John Leonard
Sarah J. CURRY
KEARNS
Annie E. MacADAM
Andrew
Dennis
D.P.
Eva Donahue
Joan
Joseph
Lulie M.
Margaret
Patrick
LACOURSE
Harvey J.
Theresa M. BEHAN
LIMLAW
Basile F.
Bridget Nellie O’BRIEN
John Patrick
LOGAN
Orpha BREEN
LUDGATE
Celina
Theresa E.
McCAULEY
Mary E.
McDONALD
Catherine
Ronald
McDONOUGH
Catherine
McKITCHEN
Anna Mary
John Francis
Mary
Thomas James
William
McNULTY
Bea
John
Mary MORAN
MacADAM
Annie E.
MALATT
Josephine
MALONEY
Julia DELLAIRE
MANION
Agnes GERVAIS
Celina LUDGATE
Charles
Ernest M.
Gertrude
Leo Martin
MERCHAND
John L.
Mary R. HANNIMAN
MORAN
Mary
MULROY
Annie
Daniel J.
Dan
Jane
Robert
Roderick
MURPHY
Frank
Nellie
O’BRIEN
Alexis
Beasie
Bridget
Bridget BRADLEY
Bridget Nellie
Catherine GERVAIS
Catherine McDONALD
Charles Leo
Charles
Earl
John
John P.
John R.
John Kenneth, Rev.
Josephine
Mary Ann
Mary Irene
Matthew
Michael
Patrick
Nora
Willard
PAQUETTE
Agatha CONTANT
POWER
Hannah
RAYCRAFT
Christina
James
Michael
Wilbert
ROWAN
Ann
SENIOR
Aileen
Beasie O’BRIEN
Cecil James Joseph
Clayton
Francis
Mary E. McCAULEY
Nora O’BRIEN
William J.
SHARPE
Patrick George
STANLEY
John Glen
SULLIVAN
Mary Stella O’BRIEN
Shirley A.
Thomas Simon
THOMPSON
Keith E.
Shirley A. SULLIVAN
VELLICATE
Catherine T.
Henry
Laura
Mary Ann O’BRIEN
VALIQUETTE
Alexis O’BRIEN
Ann DONOHUE
Drusilla M.
Harry
Martin J.
Patrick
Matthew
Rachel DAVIDSON
Theresa E. LUDGATE
VALIQUETTE
Elizabeth BOUDREAU
Michael James
WREN
Catherine
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Note: VALIQUETTE,
VALLIQUETTE, and
VELLICATE are different
spellings of the same name.