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Faneuf, George Adolphus


Age: 18, credited to St. Albans, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF
Service: enl 11/23/61, m/i 2/18/62, PVT, Co. F, 8th VT INF, reen 1/5/64, pr CPL 7/1/64, pr SGT 5/18/65, m/o 6/28/65

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Birth: 09/28/1845, St. Albans, VT
Death: 10/19/1925

Burial: St. Joseph Cemetery, Chelmsford, MA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Wayne Henry

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 11/11/1892, MA; widow Sophia M., 10/24/1925, MA
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None


2nd Great Grandfather of George 'David' Faneuf, Lowell, MA

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St. Joseph Cemetery, Chelmsford, MA

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George A. Faneuf

George A. Faneuf. A well-known resident of Lowell for half a century, died last evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Thomas H. Kelley, 9 Plymouth Street. He was particularly well known in Grand Army circles and always displayed keen interest in the affairs of the local posts. Mr. Faneuf is survived by his wife, Sophie (Bessette) Faneuf, two sons George W. and Charles L. Faneuf: two daughters, Mrs. Thomas H. Kelley and Miss Alice M. Faneuf: two sisters, Mrs. Bernard Gunn of Ware, N.H. and Mrs. Emma Burlingame of Clinton, Iowa, and five grandchildren. He was a member of Post 120 G.A.R.

George A. Faneuf

The funeral of George A. Faneuf, a veteran of the Civil war and resident of Lowell for over 45 years, took place yesterday at 8:30 o'clock from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Thomas H. Kelley, 9 Plymouth Street. In attendance at the funeral were the following delegations" Post 120 G.A.R., Quartermaster Nevers, Senior Vice Commander Clogston, Officer of the Day Patenaude, Commander Barrett, and Post Commander Flanders; the B. F. Butler Woman's Relief Corp. 75, Aura E. Lindquist, S.V.P., Helena Quinn, P. P., Mary Prescott, Mary Day, Annie Mahoney, Catherine Frawley and Nellie Donahoe; the Mary E. Smith Tent, Daughters of Veterans, Mrs. Grace E. Noonan, S.V.P., and Mrs. E. Bakke; At St. Rita's church at 9 o'clock, a funeral mass was celebrated by Rev. C. J. Cotter. The choir under the direction of Miss Marie J.C. O'Donnell sang the Gregorian chant and the solos of the mass were sung by Mrs. Thomas Vaughan and Frederick Cummings. Miss Marie J. C. O'Donnell was the organist. There were many beautiful flowers. The bearers were George W. and Charles L. Faneuf, sons, Thomas H. Kelley and Edward Bourassa. At the grave Rev. Fr. Cotter read the committal prayers. The burial was in St. Joseph's cemetery under the direction of Undertakers James F. O'Donnell & Sons.

Military Record: FANEUF, GEORGE N., Saint Albans; enlisted 11/23/1861, mustered in 2/18/1862 as Private in Company F, Eighth Vermont Infantry; rre-enlisted 1/5/1864; promoted corporal 7/1/1864; promoted Sergeant 5/18/1865; mustered out 6/28/1865.

Source: The Lowell Sun, October 20, 1925; Lowell Courier-Citizen, October 20 and 23, 1925; Revised Roster.

Contributor: Dave Faneuf, 2nd-great-grandson of George A. Faneuf