15. Thelma Lawson was born on 10 May 1928 in Seal Harbor, Mt. Desert, Maine, USA. She died on 10 September 1995 at the age of 67 in Seal Harbor, Mt. Desert, Maine, USA. She was buried in Maine Veterans Memorial cemetery, Augusta.
Thelma Lawson and James W. Harper Sr. were married on 4 February 1945. James W. Harper Sr., son of Julian Young Harper and Julia M. Kelley, was born on 27 September 1927. He died on 16 March 1980 at the age of 52 in Tremont, Hancock County, Maine, USA.9,10
Name Birth Death Last Residence Last Benefit SSN Issued
Thelma Lawson-10497 and James W. Harper Sr.-10498 had the following children:
Thelma Lawson and John Joseph Garzarelli were married on 8 November 1987. John Joseph Garzarelli12, son of Dominico Garzarelli and Julia (Giavina?) Dibartano, was born on 7 September 1926 in Clayton, New Jersey, USA. He died on 30 July 2005 at the age of 78 in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, USA.10
ORLAND - John Joseph Garzarelli, 78, died July 30, 2005, at the Maine Veterans' Home, Bangor. He was born Sept. 7, 1926, in Clayton, N.J., the son of Domanic and Julia (Dibartano) Garzarelli.
John was a proud veteran who served his country during three wars. He retired from the U.S. Coast Guard and served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the American Legion Jerry Dobbins Post No. 157, Stockton Springs, a life member of VFW Post No. 109, Ellsworth, a life member of the Franklin Veteran's Club, and member of Cootie, a military order of VFW, Old Town.
He is survived by his wife, Gertrude "Cookie" (Petzel) Garzarelli of Orland; two sons, Gary Garzarelli, and Mark Garzarelli; step-son, Blake Gary and his wife, Theresa; brother, Mario Garzarelli of West Collingswood, N.J.; sister, Albine Manske of Camp Hill, Pa.
A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, 2005, at the Franklin Veteran's Club. Private interment will be at the Maine Veterans' Memorial Cemetery, Augusta. Donation in John's memory may be made to the Maine Veterans Home Activities Department, 44 Hogan Road, Bangor, ME 04401. Arrangements by Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home, 28 Elm St., Bucksport.