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COCOANUT GROVE FIRE

November 28, 1942

List of Casualties

The following is the list of casualties as a result of the Cocoanut Grove Fire that occurred on November 28, 1942. The list of casualties is drawn from the offical report of the Committee On Public Safety of the City of Boston. Although the report lists 490 dead and 166 injured, the generally accepted total of dead is 492. The total of 166 injured includes only those persons who were admitted to hospitals.

INJURED

Last Name First Name/M.I. Address City/Town State Additional Info Facility #
Alweis Paul Harvard University Cambridge MA . Fort Banks 1
Anastos Leonede --- Gay Head MA U.S. Coast Guard Chelsea Naval Hospital 2
Arrivelle Adelaide 52 Avon St. Lawrence MA . Boston City Hospital 3
Balkan Estelle 113 Pleasant St. Winthrop MA . Boston City Hospital 4
Bean Robert 415 Somerville Ave. Somerville MA . Boston City Hospital 5
Bellinger Albert --- Whitinsville MA . Mass. General Hospital 6
Bouvier Louise 377 South St. Southbridge MA . Boston City Hospital 7
Bowen Kathleen 26 Gates St. South Boston MA . Boston City Hospital 8
Bowen Margaret 26 Gates St. South Boston MA . Mass. General Hospital 9
Bruck Fred 72 Foster St. Cambridge MA . Boston City Hospital 10
Burns Robert E. Jr. 21 Mellon Hall Cambridge MA Harvard University Fort Banks 11
Burns William G. Harvard University Cambridge MA Naval Supply School Peter Bent Brigham/Chelsea Naval Hospital 12
Byrne James 14 Longfellow St. Dorchester MA . Boston City Hospital 13
Campos Melissa Broadway Hotel Boston MA . Boston City Hospital 14
Canning Mary 22 Abbott St. Worcester MA . Mass. General Hospital 15
Carballo Louis 12 St. Charles St. Boston MA . Mass. General Hospital 16
Carr Ensign John Lawrence Harvard University Cambridge MA . Chelsea Naval Hospital 17
Carroll Robert --- --- --- U.S. Navy Boston City Hospital 18
Carson Lt. Robert D. --- --- --- U.S. Navy Fort Banks 19
Carter Raymond C.G. 530 East Sixth St. South Boston MA . Boston City Hospital 20
Carty Rita Marie 46 Holbrook St. Jamaica Plain MA . Faulkner Hospital 21
Chiampa Benjamin L. 24 Belmont St. Newton MA . Peter Bent Brigham Hospital 22
Christian Adrian --- Fort Devens MA . Boston City Hospital/Ft. Devens 23
Clark Anne 171 Court St. Keene NH . Mass. General Hospital 24
Clougherty Peggy 178 West Seventh St. South Boston MA . Boston City Hospital 25
Collins Lawrence 320 Washington St. Somerville MA U.S. Coast Guard Boston City Hospital 26
Collins Ronald 24 Donnybrook Rd. Brighton MA . Boston City Hospital 27
Coughlin Helen 79 Ossipee Rd. Somerville MA . Boston City Hospital 28
Coughlin James 79 Ossipee Rd. Somerville MA . Boston City Hospital 29
Cullinan John 112 Spring St. Springfield MA U.S. Navy Peter B. Brigham Hospital/Chelsea Naval Hospital 30
Cummings Mary 5 Chester Ave. Waltham MA . Boston City Hospital 31
Cushing Irene Landing Road Hampton NH . Mass. General Hospital 32
Daniels Vera 62 Williams St. Roxbury MA . Boston City Hospital 33
Davis Harold C. --- Nahant MA U.S. Coast Guard Chelsea Naval Hospital 34
Davis Henrietta 417 V.F.W. Parkway Brookline MA . Mass. General Hospital 35
Davis Saul 417 V.F.W. Parkway Brookline MA . Mass. General Hospital 36
Deagle Gloria 43 Waban St. Newton MA . Boston City Hospital 37
Dee Anna 10 Bromfield St. West Somerville MA . Boston City Hospital 38
DeSisti Michael Soldiers Field Station Cambridge MA Harvard University Boston City Hospital/Chelsea Naval Hospital 39
Dillon John Edward St. Gloucester MA U.S. Coast Guard Marine Hospital 40
Dreyfus Dr. Joseph 37 University Rd. Brookline MA . Boston City Hospital 41
Drolette Albert 122 Colby Rd. Haverhill MA Seaman 2nd Class, U.S. Navy Chelsea Naval Hospital 42
Ducharme Donata Main St. Grosvenor Dale CT . Boston City Hospital 43
Ducharme Dorothy Main St. Grosvenor Dale CT . Boston City Hospital 44
Duggan James P. 16 Hartwell St. Waltham MA . Mass. General Hospital 45
Dunlap Scott Hotel Statler Boston MA . Boston City Hospital 46
Edelen Lt. Joseph West End Ave. Newark NJ . Boston City Hospital 47
Edwards Ltjg John K. Bostonian Hotel Boston MA U.S. Navy Chelsea Naval Hospital 48
Elder John 495 Summer St. Boston MA U.S. Navy Boston City Hospital 49
Emerson Margaret 21 Clifton St. Malden MA . Boston City Hospital 50
Engel Corp. Harry 39 East 60th St. New York NY . Boston City Hospital 51
Estey Eugene 285 Chestnut Ave. Jamaica Plain MA . U.S. Marine Hospital 52
Fenning Ensign George B. Harvard University Cambridge MA Naval Training School Chelsea Naval Hospital 53
Ferrara Romeo --- Somerville MA . Mass. Memorial Hospital 54
Finneran Eugene 53 St. Alphonsus St. Roxbury MA . Boston City Hospital 55
Fitzgerald Edward 89 Grant St. Somerville MA . Boston City Hospital 56
Fitzgerald Ellen 69 Bryant St. Quincy MA . Boston City Hospital 57
Freedman Shirley 39 Avondale St. West Newton MA . Mass. General Hospital 58
Freeley Eleanor 15 Tremlett St. Dorchester MA . Boston City Hospital 59
Fretchling Ltjg David Harvard University Cambridge MA Naval Training School Chelsea Naval Hospital 60
Friedli Frederick 42 Mellon Hall Cambridge MA Harvard University Mass. General Hospital 61
Gaddis Marion 88 Dover St. Somerville MA . Boston City Hospital 62
Garcia Roberto Broadway Hotel Boston MA . Boston City Hospital 63
Gaught William --- --- -- U.S. Navy Chelsea Naval Hospital 64
Gaw Loretta (Russell) 8 Hanry St. Clinton MA . Boston City Hospital 65
Gaw Henry 31 Walker St. Clinton MA . Boston City Hospital 66
Gibson Montgomery 40 Selwyn Rd. Belmont MA . Mass. General Hospital 67
Gibson Mrs. Ruth 40 Selwyn Rd. Belmont MA . Mass. General Hospital 68
Gill John 135 Medford St. Arlington MA . Boston City Hospital 69
Gill Margaret 135 Medford St. Arlington MA . Boston City Hospital 70
Goodwin James W. 314 Wayburn St. North Wellington -- . U.S. Marine Hospital 71
Gould Dorothy 429 Farmington Ave. Hartford CT . Boston City Hospital 72
Graham Douglas 72 Bacon St. Winchester MA . Boston City Hospital 73
Grassgreen Beatrice 1141 Beacon St. Brookline MA . Mass. General Hospital 74
Grassgreen Moe 1141 Beacon St. Brookline MA . Mass. General Hospital 75
Greggs Claude Boston Fire Dept. Boston MA Ladder 15 Boston City Hospital 76
Griffin John 330 Primrose St. Haverhill MA . Boston City Hospital 77
Gross Mrs. Helen 1 Addington Rd. Brookline MA . Mass. General Hospital 78
Guedri Dolly 5 Temple Place West Roxbury MA . Mass General Hospital 79
Hameon Robert --- Gloucester MA . Chelsea Naval Hospital 80
Herman Max --- --- -- U.S. Navy Boston City Hospital 81
Heyman John 129 Sumner Ave. Springfield MA . Boston City Hospital 82
Hill Charles 67 Baker Rd. Everett MA . Boston City Hospital 83
Hodges Lt. Alfred --- Camp Edwards MA 147th Infantry, Co. G Boston City Hospital 84
Hollander Helen 734 Bennington St. East Boston MA . Mass. General Hospital 85
Hollenbeck Ensign John H. Harvard University Cambridge MA Naval Training School Chelsea Naval Hospital 86
Horrigan Robert 26 Rice St. Cambridge MA . Fort Banks 87
Hubert Edgar 2 Wall St. Wellesley MA . Cambridge Hospital 88
Johnson Clifford --- Nahant MA U.S. Coast Guard Boston City Hospital 89
Kenney Charles 12 Glendower Rd. West Roxbury MA . Boston City Hospital 90
King Lt. John 98 Berkshire St. Cambridge MA . Boston City Hospital 91
Koges Simon 38 North Russell St. Boston MA . Fort Banks 92
Krohn Fred 29 Orvis Rd. Arlington MA . Mass. General Hospital 93
Lambrides Cleo 354 Beacon St. Boston MA . Boston City Hospital 94
Lane James --- --- -- U.S. Coast Guard Marine Hospital 95
Lavey Catherine C. 321 Beacon St. Somerville MA . Carney Hospital 96
Leadbetter Edith 63 Walker Rd. Swampscott MA . Carney Hospital 97
Lesberg Jacob 58 Julian St. Roxbury MA . Boston City Hospital 98
Lettini Anne 302 Newbury St. Boston MA . Boston City Hospital 99
Levitan Leon 12 Kilsyth Rd. Brighton MA . Boston City Hospital 100
Liberman Naomi 1163 Beacon St. Brookline MA . Boston City Hospital 101
Maglitta Alphonse --- --- -- . Mass. Memorial Hospital 102
Maher Edward --- --- -- Naval Supply School Chelsea Naval Hospital 103
Mahoney Margaret 99 Clark St. Everett MA . Boston City Hospital 104
Mangos Stepher 1 Fenno Lane Milton MA . Boston City Hospital 105
Marks Leroy 125 Coolidge St. Brookline MA . Peter Bent Brigham Hospital 106
Martell Ruth 499 Hamilton St. Southbridge MA . Boston City Hospital 107
Maulsby Alice 18 Hampden St. Wellesley MA . Boston City Hospital 108
Melnick Samuel 360 Walnut Ave. Roxbury MA . Boston City Hospital 109
Mikalonis Charles 2 Mercer St. South Boston MA . Carney Hospital 110
Miles Dorothy 86 Beacon St. Boston MA . Boston City Hospital 111
Mitchell Edward 6 Lombard St. Dorchester MA . Peter Bent Brigham Hospital 112
Mullin Jeanette 77 Grazier Rd. Cambridge MA . Boston City Hospital 113
Murray Eleanor 2 Orne St. Lincoln MA . Boston City Hospital 114
McGowan Fire Lt. John 45 Westchester Rd. Jamaica Plain MA Boston Fire Dept. Boston City Hospital 115
McGreevey Thomas 200 Bellevue St. West Roxbury MA . Cambridge Hospital 116
McHugh Dr. Joseph 80 Dollwood Rd. Bronxville NY . St. Elizabeth's Hospital 117
McHugh Mrs. Winifred 80 Dollwood Rd. Bronxville NY . St. Elizabeth's Hospital 118
McLaughlin Mrs. Alice 42 Mt. Vernon St. Malden MA . Mass. General Hospital 119
Norris George --- --- -- U.S. Naval Reserve Chelsea Naval Hospital 120
O'Neil Eleanor 56 Lasell St. West Roxbury MA . Boston City Hospital 121
Ouellette Alfred 12 Lander St. Lynn MA . Boston City Hospital 122
Palmer Lt. Ward M. --- Boston MA U.S. Navy Chelsea Naval Hospital 123
Parks John 15 Dewolf St. Dorchester MA . Boston City Hospital 124
Penita Anna 12 St. Charles St. Boston MA . Boston City Hospital 125
Penardi Adele 96 Monk St. Stoughton MA . Peter Bent Brigham Hospital 126
Perkins E.C. Hotel Statler Boston MA . Mass. General Hospital 127
Quinlan Mrs. Dorothy 1379 Commonwealth Ave. Boston MA . Carney Hospital 128
Ramsey Josephine --- Walpole NH . Boston City Hospital 129
Ratte Rita --- Fairfax VT . Boston City Hospital 130
Reddick Walter 65 Warren Ave. Boston MA . Boston City Hospital 131
Rice Mrs. Beatrice 33 Dwight St. Brookline MA . Mass. General Hospital 132
Rice Pvt. Max 14 Melvin Ave. Brighton MA Chanute Field, IL Mass. General Hospital / Fort Banks 133
Rich Virginia Martha 26 Thatcher St. Medford MA . Faulkner Hospital 134
Rifkin Herman 62 Clements Rd. Newton MA . Beth Israel Hospital 135
Rivels William Hotel Brunswick Boston MA U.S. Coast Guard Brighton Hospital 136
Rizzo Daniel 281 Summer St. Lynn MA . Boston City Hospital 137
Russell Lt. Lawrence B. 150 Causeway St. Boston MA . Chelsea Naval Hospital 138
Schein Herbert 104 Crescent St. Waltham MA . Boston City Hospital / O.P.D. 139
Seletsky Lillian 37 Ferncroft Rd. Waban MA . Mass. General Hospital 140
Serbine Burton --- Newport RI U.S. Naval Training School Chelsea Naval Hospital 141
Sharby Mrs. Hortense 240 Roxbury St. Keene NH . Mass. General Hospital 142
Shea Vivian 26 Gates St. South Boston MA . Boston City Hospital 143
Sheehan Thomas Jr. 50 Vernon St. Worcester MA . Boston City Hospital 144
Sheridan Martin 1132 Commonwealth Ave. Boston MA . Mass. General Hospital 145
Sivers Ensign William Albert Harvard University Cambridge MA U.S. Naval Training School Chelsea Naval Hospital 146
Slate Jacob 52 Dysart St. Quincy MA . Mass. General Hospital 147
Slomich Isadore 199 Callender St. Dorchester MA . Boston City Hospital 148
Smith Mae 84 Walnut Ave. Roxbury MA . Boston City Hospital 149
Smith Thomas 11 Holworthy Hall Cambridge MA U.S. Navy / Harvard U. Mass. Gen. Hospital / Chelsea Naval Hosp. 150
Sousa Roland Lafayette St. Salem MA . Boston City Hospital 151
Steinmetz Raymond --- --- -- U.S. Naval Reserve Chelsea Naval Hospital 152
Strogoff Ruth 40 Hatherly Rd. Brighton MA . Boston City Hospital 153
Suckenic Samuel 721 Huntington Ave. Boston MA U.S. Navy Peter B. Brigham Hospital / Chelsea Naval Hosp. 154
Thomas Harold 168 Allston St. Allston MA . Kenmore Hospital 155
Thompson Margaret 70 Bow Rd. Belmont MA . Boston City Hospital 156
Tisdell Marion 19 Bay View Drive Shrewsbury MA . Boston City Hospital 157
Urban Sophie 60 Homes Ave. Dorchester MA . Boston City Hospital 158
Walsh William T. --- Squantum MA U.S. Naval Reserve Chelsea Naval Hospital 159
Watts Loretta Marie 25 Roseclair St. Dorchester MA . Cambridge Hospital 160
Whitmire Capt. Charles Boston Dry Docks Boston MA U.S. Army / Greenville, SC Boston City Hospital 161
Widrow Gerald 12 Kilsyth Terr. Brighton MA . BOston City Hospital 162
Williams Richard 14 Millwood St. Framingham MA . Boston City Hospital 163
Yarchin Abraham 57 Radnor Rd. Brighton MA . Boston City Hospital 164
Yarchin Goldie 57 Radnor Rd. Brighton MA . Mass. General Hospital 165
Zeesman Mrs. Mary (Cooper) 580 Ashmont St. Dorchester MA . Cambridge Hospital 166



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