1930’s-1940’s Copy-Ocean-Clear Lobsters Consolidated Lobster CO INC Gloucester MA (Bay view)
As I said I would send. My mother sent this to me of her Father (Chester E. Mac Neil) lived both in Lanesville Duley Street early 30’s and Bay View, Washington Street. Mom told me – Lived on Duley Street when she was about 2 around 1933 young child her Dad Chester Mac Neil worked for the Ocean Clear Lobsters – drove out of Bay-view Lobster Company driving a truck. Later family moved to Kilbey Street in the year of 1935, then to Washington Street where mother Mildred Mac Neil lived until late 90’s…The music is for my fond memories of Grampy and Grandmother God knows they were there when we needed them most! (Chester E. Mac Neil in the sky summer of 1968- wife Mildred Mac Neil (Fitting words of song in the sky please post both thanks you and his Wife Mildred Mac Neil). Family is way too important!
The man in the Roadie Cap is Chester by left close to van…Mr. Raymond O’Connell (owner) with Brother in Boston pier North Shore Lobster Company State Street Boston according to her. He drove his truck out of Bay view Mr. Bob Lee worked in office and she said she road with him across cut bridge and sometimes on trips to Boston. I think she said his longest trip was to Nova Scotia? She told me he stopped driving after injuring his shoulder dislocated never was the same after. (He had a beautiful garden in on his property I know (we ate vegetables out of it) :-)
Have to rotate view clockwise on PDF…This copy is yours to post (Fred-Capt Joe)…and keep…
Keep up the great work at GMG and I will pass on other’s as they come available to the foundation of my childhood Cape Ann.
Gloucster Daily Times Obit her passing on into the sky with her father.
Mildred E. (Peters) MacNeiI Mildred E. (Peters) MacNeil, 106, wife of the late Chester E. MacNeil, died Friday, April 11 2002, in the Grey cliff at Cape Ann Nursing Home. Mrs. MacNeil was born Dec. 21, 1896, in Williamstown, daughter of the late James W. and Mildred (Giroux) Peters. Mrs. MacNeil, known only as Mrs. Mac, resided in Bay View with her grandson and his wife, Richard and Carol MacNeil, for many years.
Mrs. MacNeil was an active member of the community and the Sacred Heart Church in Lanesville, where she was a member of the Ladies ‘Auxiliary. She often sang in the Sacred Heart Choir and performed in minstrel shows around Cape Ann. She was a good cook and her pies and doughnuts were “legendary” at Sacred Heart bakes sales. During World War II, she often took in the Annisquam Coast Guard Station attendants, Opening her house to the men stationed there before the facility burned down. She was often quoted saying that was the least she could do, and that she hoped other women overseas were opening up their homes to her sons. Cape Ann Known for the great cooks passed on through Generations.