(Almost) Wordless Wednesday – Margaret Doran and Friends

Shown here, third from the left, is Margaret "Margie" Doran of Harrison, New Jersey. This was from the World War Two era, and could have been taken in Coney Island, New York. Wordless Wednesday is a blogging prompt suggested by GeneaBloggers.  “To participate in Wordless Wednesday simply create a post with the main focus being … Continue reading (Almost) Wordless Wednesday – Margaret Doran and Friends

In Memoriam – Joseph F. Zielinski (1909-1944), of Harrison, NJ – Lest We Forget

From: In Memoriam; published by the town of Harrison, NJ in 1947.  Joseph F. Zielinski (1909-1944): "A veteran of action in the invasion of Normandy and the Battle of Cherbourg, Machinist Mate 2nd Class Zielinski was inducted into the naval service on August 23, 1943.  He trained at Lido Beach, New York, and Norfolk, Virginia. … Continue reading In Memoriam – Joseph F. Zielinski (1909-1944), of Harrison, NJ – Lest We Forget

Surname Saturday – Mahoney Clan

This photograph from 1951 shows Thomas Mahoney (1931-2002) with his arms around his wife, Sheila Joyce Lewis Mahoney, and also his mother, Mary Dorothy Zielinski Mahoney (1906-1985). On the far left, family friend and honorary auntie, Lilly Flaherty Bannon (1895-1976) sits. I always remembered Lilly's name because she had lily white hair. All of these folks had … Continue reading Surname Saturday – Mahoney Clan