b: 14 July 1898, Littleton ME; bap: 17 December 1899, St Mary's RCCh, Houlton ME
The following contained in correspondence between Mildred & her niece:
Graduated from St Josephs Academy of Maine, Bangor ME, 12June1916.... sister Martha made her graduation dress of organdy and it was described as the prettist dress in the class.... thought Martha was a great dressmaker with great taste; sister Mary gave her a camera.... also attending was sister Madolyn & niece Mary Louise Lee (O'Shea) as flower girl...|PIX: Graduation Diploma|
Lifetime practising RN; grad St Vincent's Hosp Nursing School, NYC.... resided NYC from 1920's-1980's
Worked for Gen Motors at the 1939 Worlds Fair, NYC, Catholic Charities, NYC the Manhattan Eye & Ear Hosp & many others plus private nurseing
Big on reading and self education
In NYC, she and sister Madolyn were "roomies", off & on, Madolyn paid base rent only, no extras
"Had the gout", as a result, the Dr ordered her off red meat, off the booze and off condiments, a regimen that lasted two weeks, at the end of which she celebrated with a couple of martini's.... sister Martha was tolerant of a drink , though, sister Myrtle was'nt
Pearl Haggerty willed her $300 with which she purchased a new Zenith B/W TV set & had some cysts removed from her scalp
Thought the Peter & Nancy Haggerty family trek from Ireland to the Bangor ME happened after the Revolutionery War in the 1700's (?) and thence to Aroostook Co in the 1820's .... (USA citizenship records state that Peter Haggerty arrived in the USA, 1831, from NB Canada)
Thought Thomas Jefferson was the greatest of US Presidents, educated & intellectual
Active with Tammany Hall (democrat political outpost) when first in NYC.... but " voted Republican".... "never voted for FDR (Roosevelt)".... "big Jimmie Walker fan" (1920's NYC mayor who liked fun, frolics & graft more than honest management of NYC).... "voted for President Warren Harding" (another fun & games lover, insisted that Harding was "taken in" by an ambitious wife & crooked friends, ie Teapot Dome scandal).... voted for all other Republican presidential nominee's".... "liked Barry Goldwater".... disliked JFKennedy, "bad egg", "his father was the same".... although a big supporter of Nixon at first, concluded he was a "chauvinist pig" .... Jimmie Carter, "unqualified" for the presidentcy
Considered Jackie Kennedy Onassis a "clothes horse" without any brains & that the Onassis family were well rid of her for the $25M settlement
Enjoyed any Eugene O'Neill presentation
Thought she should have been a journalist
Earned a degree via Cardinal Spellman from the Fordham Univ School of Social Work
She says "Mamie Conlogue knows the family history"
Continually housed transiting relatives from the farm on Littleton Ridge to the big outside world: Ruth Dibblee, Jim Haggerty (6 years), Mary Louise Lee (O'Shea), Majorie Lee (Gann), Tim Donovan , Dick Costello (was his god mother), et al
Entertained a continual stream of visiting relatives.... sister Martha treked to NYC religiously once a year for a shopping & cinema fix.... nephew Wilfred Donovan alway stayed a few days enroute to Albany for his annual government meetings.... nephew Edward visited during the 1939 NY Worlds Fair.... cousin Gerald Laverty while in the army during 1955 enjoyed a theatre visit with her where she promtly sucumbed to deep snoring sleep
Usually had a couple of drinks at 4pm, preferred vodka in later yesrs, then dined at 7:30pm
Managed Ruth (Dibblee) Cogan etc burial at Gate of Heaven RCCem dispite RCCh strictures
Worried about Margaret Mary Haggerty's mental condition
Thought men liked Louise Costello Barkin for her beauty & charm like her Gm Louisa Laverty Haggerty..... was thrilled when Dick Costello & Arthur Dibblee phoned her on mothers day
Had a boyfriend & former medical patient, Jimmy Napier (married), mfg of costume jewelry, very generous to all, offered to buy the building where Mil lived so that she would have a life home, wealthy philanthropist, d:
Adored & helped educate the O'Shea kids.
Survived all of her sisters (5)
Her final estate contained assets of $990.34 & expenses of $990.34
Generally thought by many to be distinctively ideosyncratic
d: June 1980, NYC, found in her apartment after 7 days, she had been the family historian, NYC Board of Health probably destroyed all of her records; services at Holy Family RCCh NYC; interred Gate of Heaven RCCem, White PLains NY; Walter B Cooke Funeral Home managed the funeral|PIX: Madolyn, Mildred, Mary, early years|
b: 28 September 1899, Littleton ME; bap: 17 December 1899, St Mary's RCCh, Houlton ME;
Lifetime practising RN, mostly private nursing, worked for many years for members of President Roosevelt's family; grad: Peter Bent Brigham Hosp Nursing School, Boston MA, 1922, her sister Martha helped with the tuition payments; was nurse supervisor, at one time, at the Boston Lying Inn Hosp, was attractive & popular with the staff; resided NYC 1920's-1970's, at times with her sister Mildred Haggerty; in the 1930 national census, she is noted as being 29 years old living in Manhattan NYC at Irving Place with a friend Elizabeth Oliver. Later in her declining years she resided with her sister Myrtle Donovan at her farm in Ludlow ME; SSN 102-22-2181; not married
d: 10 March 1973 in ME, Bangor State Hosp, alzheimer's disease; interred Gate of Heaven RCCem, White Plains NY...Dan Costello, John Costello, Tommy Haggerty, Wilfred Donovan & Rev William Abbott attended the funeral|PIX: Madolyn, Mildred, Mary, early years|>>> |Note from Niece|>>> |PIX: Gravesite|
b: 21 November 1900, Littleton ME; bap: 28 April 1901, St Mary's RCC, Houlton ME
d: 3 June 1903; childhood fire accident; interred St Mary's RCCem, Houlton ME, gravestone in place ....Pix: Gravestone
b: 5 March 1902, Littleton ME; bap: 13 July 1902, St Mary's RCCh, Houlton ME
Farmer .... SSN:005-12-6502.... b: Littleton ME.... inherited the Haggerty family homestead at Littleton Ridge, ME which he sold piecemeal through time to the neighboring Fitzpatrick's.... remaining property now owned, 1998, by his daughter, Madolyn (Haggerty) Boutilier.... "did not complete high school".... "had the shingles, down to 130 pounds".... had emphsema.... had a gambling habit.... In the 1930 National Census, he was noted as the owner of the Littleton Ridge farm; his wife, Blanche, dau. Therese & mother Louisa, then 70 years old, all lived there w/o a radio.... once offered his nephew, John DeNapoli, entree to his private wine cellar, which happened to be in the trunk of his car, in order to toast the Haggerty clan; how the event further transpired is unrecorded .... 2 kids|Family Gravesite Pix|
m: Blanche M Kiley; 10 November 1926, St Mary's RCCh, Houlton ME, o: Rev Silke, w: James Daley & Esther Kiley ; (b: 2 May 1904, d: December 1979, Houlton ME, SSN:006-64-6070)|PIX: Blanche Kiley Haggerty & child|
d: 21 August 1978; age 76 years; coronary artery occlusion; interred w/Blanche; (age 75 years), St Mary's RCCem, Houlton ME, gravestone in place
Therese Winifred; b: 15 July 1929, Houlton ME; d: 2 August 1930; interred St Mary's RCCem Houlton ME, gravestone in place
Madolyn Gertrude (Boutilier); b: 6 December 1932; m: on 10 February 1956, Keith E Boutilier, 19AUG1931-21SEPT2006; ....Keith PIX....his SSN:005-28-8125
695. Patricia Ann Benn Boutilier Sawyer (daughter of Cedric Shirley Benn, Edward Shirley "E Shirley", Jonathan Moses 'Moses', Ephraim Barer, William) was born on 4 Jun 1963 in Hodgdon, Aroostook, Maine.
Patricia married (1) Wayne Mark Boutilier, son of Keith Boutilier and Madolyn Gertrude Haggerty, on 5 Jun 1981 in Houlton, Maine. The marriage ended in divorce. Wayne was born on 28 Jul 1960.
Patricia and Wayne had the following children:
AKGBGEA 1079 M i. Mark Wayne Boutilier was born on 3 Nov 1981 in Houlton, Maine. He died on 5 Dec 1981 in Houlton, Maine of SIDS (crib death).
Patricia married (2) Shawn P Sawyer, on 30 Aug 1985 in Auburn, Maine. He was born on 30 Jul 1961. They live in Auburn, Maine.
Shawn and Patricia had the following children:
AKGBGEB 1080 F ii. Samantha Sawyer was born in 1990.
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