Hi - I am one of those Gravels from Ware, Ma.My pepere, Wilfred David Gravel, married Dorilla Phaneuf (who was, herself, I think, a LeClaire - there were about 12 kids in the merged Phaneuf-LeClaire family).Wilfred and Dorilla had a daughter, Jeanette, who was a victim of influenza in 1917 (?) at age 7.They also had 2 sons - Roland, (born 1919? - died 2000), and my father, Raymond Ferdinand, (1922-1996).Together, the boys were responsible for 9 more Gravel children, and 25 Gravel grandchildren (and to date, 8 great-grandchildren).
I grew up in Ware, next door to the store/bakery/butcher shop (WD Gravel & Sons) that my family ran until 1971.Unfortunately, I've never heard of Gravel's Luncheonette, but maybe my older brother or sister - or my cousins -have.I'll ask them.
I am looking for information about my pepere's ancestry - we are travelling to Brittany next spring and plan to stay several days in Dinard, the birthplace of Joseph Masse Gravel.I would love to trade information with anyone who can help me.