Memorial Day Preparations
MIKE SPRINGER/Staff photo
Sarita Moore of Essex pauses to reflect on her family's past as she tidies up the family plot of the O'Connell's, her mother's side of the family, on Thursday afternoon at Calvary Cemetery in Gloucester. Moore's mother, aunt and grandparents are buried at the site. Her grandfather Raymond M. O'Connell, who died in 1978, was known as "the Lobster King." He owned the Consolidated Lobster Company of Gloucester, which at one time was the world's largest distributor of lobsters, with lobster pounds scattered across New England and Nova Scotia.