Re: William Francis Norris Desmond--Nova Scotia

Title: Re: [nscumber] William Francis Norris Desmond--Nova Scotia
Just located this on Google:


Mary Lillian Pidgeon Desmond

Birth:     unknown
Death:     Jul. 21, 1997
Bristol County
Massachusetts, USA

DESMOND -- July 21, 1997, Mary Lillian (Pidgeon), 81, of Melville Towers, widow of William N. Desmond, sister of B. Irene Latimer and Ella A. Elek. In lieu of flowers, Mrs. Desmond had requested that Masses be offered for the repose of her soul. Funeral from the DONAGHY FUNERAL HOME, 465 County St., this morning at 8. Funeral Mass at St. Anthony of Padua Church at 9. Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Sacred Heart New Cemetery
New Bedford
Bristol County
Massachusetts, USA
Created by: Des
Record added: Jul 20, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 114113507

On 17-03-24 7:04 PM, "nscumber" <> wrote:


It’s known that William Francis Norris Desmond of Parrsboro died 10 May 1980 in New Bedford, Mass.

I was recently sent this obit (below) by someone who wishes to remain anonymous.

Would anyone on the list be able to confirm this by a marriage record etc?


To: David Winter <davidwinter@...>
Subject: William Desmond--Nova Scotia

Hi David,
I think I've found his second wife, whom he married after moving to New Bedford, MA and divorcing Phyllis Graham Desmond (later Hiltz).  I don't know if you've seen this record previously and am curious if you think it is a match.  It's from South Coast Today, New Bedford, MA 22 July 1997.  I've copied and pasted it below.  It does not look like he had any more children.  
[Name removed-DAW]

NEW BEDFORD -- Mary Lillian (Pidgeon) Desmond, 81, of Melville Towers died Monday, July 21, 1997, at St. Luke's Hospital. She was the widow of William N. Desmond, who died in 1980, and the daughter of the late Joseph E. and Josephine (Melanson) Pidgeon.
A lifelong resident of New Bedford, she was a communicant of St. Anthony of Padua Church.
Before her retirement, she was a sales clerk at Star Store and also worked at Sowle Mill and the Acushnet Co.
Survivors include two sisters, B. Irene Latimer of New Bedford and Ella A. Elek of Orange City, Fla.; and nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by the Donaghy Funeral Home, 465 County St. A funeral Mass will be said at 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. Anthony of Padua Church.