Generation 4

4. JAMES LAWRENCE4 DROWN (HAMILTON3, LEANNA2 MATTATALL, EPHRAIM1) was born September 24, 1924. Passed away July 12, 2016. He married Aferdita Drown

Aferdita Drown, age 83, of Woburn formerly of Somerville, died unexpectedly, May 11th  2007 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. She was the beloved wife of James L. Drown. Born in Boston she was the daughter of the late Niko and Clara (Lazor) Tseko.

Aferdita was a Woburn resident for over fifty years and was a devoted homemaker and enjoyed being with her family. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children; Debra Redding, Jamie Strzepek and Wayne Drown. She is also survived by nine loving grandchildren and five loving great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be conducted in the McLaughlin – Dello Russo Funeral Home 60 Pleasant St. Woburn, Wednesday at 2:30 PM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend and may visit with the family prior to the service from 1 PM to 2:30PM. Services will conclude with burial at Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. It has been requested that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Aferdita’s memory to the American Cancer Society 30 Speen St. Framingham, MA 01701

DROWN, James L. Of Woburn, formerly of Somerville, July 12, 2016. Beloved husband of the late Aferdita (Tseko) Drown. Devoted father of Debra Redding of St. Pete, FL, Jamie Strzepek and her husband Kenneth of Lexington, Wayne Drown and his wife Linda of Belgrade, ME. Also survived by 9 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Brother of Donald Drown of Woburn, the late Ruth Graney, Edward Drown and Edna Rolan. Family and friends will gather at the McLaughlin – Dello Russo Funeral Home, 60 Pleasant Street, WOBURN, Wednesday morning, July 20th, at 8:30 a.m. and process to Woodbrook Cemetery, 100 Salem St., Woburn, for a graveside service at 9 a.m. Family and friends are also invited to attend a memorial service at the Grace Chapel, 59 Worthen Rd., Lexington, at 11 a.m. James was a proud United States Navy Veteran of WWII. It has been requested that, in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in James’ memory to Grace Chapel Ministry Offices (Attn: Finance), 3 Militia Drive, Lexington, MA 02421. To leave an online message of condolence, please visit

James was raised in Somerville and was member of the Somerville High School graduating class of 1942. James was a standout student athlete in high school and in 1941 he was chosen as a captain of the football team and in that same year was selected as the team’s most valuable player. James was a proud WWII Veteran and honorably served in the United States Navy from 1942 to 1952 attaining the rank of Chief Petty Officer. When James returned to civilian life he began his career as a truck driver and worked for Berman’s Motor Express of Medford for well over 30 years prior to his retirement in 1982. He was a member of the Teamsters Union local 25.

Always keeping busy, James enjoyed doing handy work around his home and even built his own in ground swimming pool, one of the first in the area. James was also a man strong in his faith and enjoyed being a member of Grace Chapel in Lexington where he was a regular attendee of the men’s bible study group and he also enjoyed volunteering in many different capacities at the church.

Children of JAMES DROWN and EFFIE are:



EDNA FRANCES4 DROWN (HAMILTON3, LEANNA2 MATTATALL, EPHRAIM1) was born April 02, 1926. She married HOWARD ROLAN January 17, 1948 Howard Rolan passed away on 17 October 2014 in Murrietta, CA.  

More about Howard Rolan:  Howard Rolan, 92, of Murrieta, CA passed away on Friday, October 17, 2014. Howard was born in Cheektawoga, NY. He married Edna F. Drown Rolan on January 17, 1948 in Boston, MA. He is survived by his daughters and their spouses, Gail and Eric Forseth and their children, Cory and Jamie Forseth; Patti Bucko and her son, Ryan Johnson; and Pamela and Jay Garrett and their children, Katherine and Faith Gal; and niece, June and Eugene Schnaufer.

Graveside will be held on Friday, November 14, 2014 at 10 a.m. at Riverside National Cemetery. Service will be held on Saturday,  November 15, 2014 at 11 a.m. at United Methodist Church in El Centro, with Ronald Griffen officiating. The family suggests memorials to Jobs Daughters International. – See more at:

Children of EDNA DROWN and HOWARD ROLAN are:

 Passed away i. GARY5 ROLAN.
9. ii. GAIL ROLAN.
10. iii. PATTI ROLAN.
GAL, San Diego, CA.

1932. He married DOROTHY.

Children of DONALD DROWN and DOROTHY are:

 Passed away 2016 ii. DAVID DROWN.

RUTH4 DROWN (HAMILTON3, LEANNA2 MATTATALL, EPHRAIM1) was born January 04, 1920 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Milford, NH – Ruth E. (Crickard-Drown) Graney, 96 of Milford, NH, passed away early Saturday the 23rd of January at the Merrimack Community Hospice House after a period of declining health.

Ruth was born in Boston, Mass. January 4, 1920 and was the daughter of Ethel (Crickard) and Hamilton Drown. Ruth was raised in the Boston area and a graduate of Everett High School class of 1938. Her former husband, James E. Graney Sr., passed away in 2001. She resided in Milford, NH for the past 25 years and previously resided in Nashua, NH and Boston, MA.

Ruth worked for Doehla Greeting Cards from 1962 till her retirement in 1992 at the age of 72. She began in the greeting card production line and later became the Office Manager, a dedicated and compassionate employee for 30 years.

Ruth attended the Pilgrim Church in Nashua for many years and more recently Good News Bible Church of Wilton, NH. Ruth also was a founder of the Nashua Newcomers Club in the early 1950’s.

Ruth enjoyed travel and loved to visit her Daughter Judith (and family) in San Diego, CA. She often spent time in Islesboro, ME with her daughter Barbara and her family. She enjoyed several trips to various parts of the country with family and friends. Ruth’s birth family originated in Nova Scotia and had the opportunity to return there in 2001. Ruth loved to read, sew, knit, crotchet and decorate cakes.

Her family meant the world to her and she enjoyed the time she spent with all of her family members. She spent a great deal of time with her daughter Barbara and Son-in-law Scott who shared in her caregiving in the most recent season of her life. Her great grandchildren Maddie and Olivia were often seen visiting her weekly and sharing snacks, cuddles and love. Ruth will be missed by all who knew and loved her. She was a classy, caring, loving and strong woman.

She is survived by her three children, Judith and her husband Mike Trest of Waxman, NC, James E. & Terry Graney of Bristol, RI and Barbara J. and her husband Jonathan Scott Brown of Lyndeborough NH. Six Grandchildren, Heather, James, Jennifer, David, Chris and Beth and eight great Grandchildren, Brittany, Connor, Samantha, Casey-Ruth, Hailey, Madelyn, Cameron and Olivia.

She is also survived by two Brothers, James Drown of Winchester, Mass. and Donald Drown of Woburn, Mass. She was pre-deceased by her still born son and her parents, her Brother Edward and his wife Jean, whom she loved deeply, Her sister Edna and brother in Law Howard of California. Her mom Ethel passed away when Ruth was 15 months old. She spent her life missing getting to know her mom.

Relatives and friends are invited to join with the family in a celebration of the Life of Ruth Graney on Saturday the 30th of January at 1:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 327 North River Road Milford, NH 03055. Burial will take place in the spring in the South Cemetery, Lyndeborough, NH Donations may be made in her memory to the MVAA (Milford Volunteer Ambulance Association) 66 Elm Street, Milford NH, 03055.

Passed away January 23, 2016. She married JAMES EDWARD GRANEY May in Boston, Massachusetts. He was born July 25, 1916 in Boston, Massachusetts. He passed away March 13, 2001.

Children of RUTH DROWN and JAMES GRANEY are:

i. BABY BOY5 GRANEY, b. April 28, 1945. d. April 28, 1945
11. ii. JUDITH LYNNE GRANEY, b. April 03, 1946, Boston, Massachusetts.
12. iii. JAMES EDWARD JR. GRANEY, b. April 24, 1949.
13. iv. BARBARA JEAN GRANEY, b. March 13, 1955, Nashua, New Hampshire.

8.EDWARD HAMILTON4 DROWN (HAMILTON3, LEANNA2 MATTATALL, EPHRAIM1) was born 1918. He married JEAN BOLIVAR December 07, 1946 in Winchester, Massachusetts. He passed away on Jan 1992 in Winchester, Massachusetts, USA. She was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and died in Winchester, Massachusetts.      

Children of EDWARD DROWN and JEAN BOLIVAR are:

i. ROBERT5 DROWN, b. January 25, 1948, Winchester, Massachusetts.
ii. CYNTHIA DROWN, b. March 27, 1954, Winchester, Massachusetts.