Today was one of those great days for a genealogist… I found some lost relatives. We had been looking for years to try and figure out who my gg-grandmother’s family was and today Mary Ann Giza from the Town Clerk’s Office in Easthampton, Mass tracked Exina down and sent us the news. We are VERY grateful.
The note that came states:
I was only able to find Exina Deyo’s death certificate on file here in Easthampton, MA. She died on Dec. 27, 1956 at age 73 years. Her husband was listed as George Deyo and she was widowed at the time of her death. Her parents are listed as Alexander Minor and Louise Paige both born in Churubusco, NY as was Exina. She died of a cerebral accident and is buried in St. Brigid’s Cemetery in Easthampton. Her address at the time of death was 6 High St., Easthampton (more toward downtown, off of Union St.) She was listed as having resided at that address for 15 years prior to her death.
The funeral home in charge of the arrangements was Boucher Funeral Home (now goes by Boucher-O’Brien Funeral Home) at 7 Pleasant St., Easthampton. They may have information on George if their funeral home was used for the arrangements. Their phone number is 413-527-0015 and the owners are Tom and Mary O’Brien.
Also, another chance for information on George could be Immaculate Conception Church in Easthampton. Their cemetery is St. Brigid’s where Exina was buried. Their phone number is 413-527-9778. The Rectory address is 33 Adams St., Easthampton, MA 01027.
I looked extensively for George’s death record. I not only checked the index (for 1915-56 but also checked the original records (going through each record) for 1933-38.
Maybe they moved out of Easthampton around the time of George’s death and Exina later moved back?
Hopefully the Immaculate Conception Church has George’s date of death at least. I do not know if they would have any further info. regarding where his death record is located.
Hope this information helps. Please contact us if we may be of further assistance.
Mary Ann Giza
Asst. City Clerk