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LEGGE, SCANLON: Obituaries

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Published obituaries of LEGGE & SCANLON family members.

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These are my transcriptions of obituaries appearing in The Attleboro (Mass.) Sun.

History of this Document

01 May 2007, revision 1.
Initial publication.
12 June 2007, revision 2.
Willard Scanlon's obituary.


SCANLON, Louisa Ann (Legge)

The Attleboro (Mass.) Sun, Monday, January 13, 1936. On microfilm at Attleboro Public Library. I photocopied and transcribed it 30Apr2007.
Louisa's obit
Mrs. Louisa Scanlon Dies; Funeral Tues.

Mrs. Louisa Ann Legge Scanlon, 69, a highly respected resident of the city for many years and wife of James, died suddenly early Sunday morning at her home, 15 Martin st. from a heart attack. News of her death was a distinct shock to friends and there was deep sorrow for her family. She had been about her home active and apparently in usual good health during Saturday.

A native of Dorchester Eng. Mrs. Scanlon was born July 8, 1866 and came to this country 40 years ago. She was a home-loving woman and outside of her deep interest in her family she was an active member of All Saints' [Episcopal] church.

Besides her husband she is survived by four [sic, three] children, Mrs. Henry Lacoille, Willard, Herbert and Mrs. James Thornelly [sic, her sister, Frances Jane], the latter of Pawtucket.

The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 and burial will be in Moshassuck cemetery, Central Falls. The bearers will be Leroy and Henry Barlow, Arthur and Frederick Masse [sic, Massey], Howard and Ernest Fletcher.



The Attleboro Sun, 02Mar1948, p. 2. On microfilm at Attleboro Public Library. I photocopied and transcribed it 30Apr2007.
James's obit
J. M. Scanlon Passes Away

James M. Scanlon, who made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Gladys (Henry) LaCoille of 89 Tyler st., died early this morning in his 82nd year. The deceased, who was a retired silversmith, had been in failing health for the last four or five years, but had been confined to his bed only about five weeks.

Born in Dublin, Ireland, the deceased was the son of William and Bessie (Dillon) Scanlon, both natives of England. He had made his home in this city for 40 years. His wife, Mrs. Louisa (Legge) Scanlon, died in 1936.

Mr. Scanlon was an attendant at All Saints Episcopal church. He was a member of the U. S. Collyer Lodge, Manchester Unity Odd Fellows, and was a past noble grand of Enterprise lodge, IOOFMU of Cumberland, before the two lodges consolidated.

In addition to the daughter, with whom he made his home, the deceased is survived by two sons, Willard of this city and Herbert of New Bedford. He also leaves four grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Lucy Gerecke and Mrs. Elizabeth Woodworth of this city.

The funeral service will be held at the John W. Money funeral home, 160 Park st., Thursday morning at 11 o'clock. Rev. Shirley B. Goodwin, rector of All Saints' Episcopal church, will officiate. The interment and committal service will be held at the Moshassuck cemetery, Central falls.


WOODWORTH, Elizabeth (Scanlon)

The Attleboro (Mass.) Sun, Friday, 09Nov1951. On microfilm at Attleboro Public Library. I photocopied and transcribed it 30Apr2007.
Lizzie's obit
Mrs. Elizabeth Woodworth Dies

Mrs. Elizabeth (Scanlon) Woodworth, who made her home with her sister, Mrs. Lucy Barlow Genecke [sic, Gerecke] at 12 Eldridge st., passed away at her home this morning in her 80th year, after being confined to her home or bed for the past two years. The deceased was the widow of Gerho Woodworth.

Born in Middleton, Lancashire, Eng., Mrs. Woodworth had made her home in this city for 40 years. She was the daughter of the late William C. and Elizabeth (Dillon) Scanlon, natives of Ireland, and was a member of All Saints Episcopal church.

In addition to the sister with whom she lived, the deceased is survived by the following nephews and niece: Henry Barlow of this city, Herbert Scanlon of New Bedford, Willard Scanlon and Mrs. Gladys (Henry) LeCoille, of this city. There are also three grand nieces and one grand nephew.

A private funeral service will be held at the John W. Money funeral home, 160 Park st., Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Rev. W. Leighton Burgess, Episcopal rector, will officiate.


SCANLON, Willard

Attleboro (Mass.) Sun, Thursday, May 14, 1970, no. 25081, p. 2, col. 2 (death notice); p. 3, col. 2 (obit). On microfilm at Attleboro Public Library. I photocopied them 11Jun2007 and transcribed them.
Willard's obit Willard's obit

SCANLON — Of Attleboro on May 13. Willard Scanlon of 159A Park St., Attleboro. Husband of Hazel (Carpenter) Scanlon. Services at the Money-Cook Funeral Home, 160 Park St., Attleboro Friday May 15 at 2 p.m. Friends will be welcome at the funeral home Thursday evening 7 to 8 p.m. Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery, North Attleboro.

Willard Scanlon

Mr. Willard Scanlon, 72, husband of Hazel (Carpenter) Scanlon, died yesterday at Sturdy Memorial Hospital. Formerly of 159A Park St., he had been a resident of Attleboro for over 50 years. Mr. Scanlon was an employe of Robbins Co. for more than 40 years.

Born in Cumberland, he was a son of the late James and Louisa (Legg) Scanlon.

Besides the widow he is survived by a son, Walter C. Scanlon of North Attleboro; a daughter, Mrs. L. Wayne (Jeanne) Higley of Philadelphia, a brother, Herbert Scanlon of West Newton; a sister, Mrs. Gladys LaCoille of Arizona, and five grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. from the Money-Cook Funeral Home. Interment will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, North Attleboro.