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Gravestone abbreviation

Postby rdesmone » 01 Aug 2012, 19:25

I recently found my grandfather's gravestone and I am confused by something in the inscription. It says "R.D. Sua Moglie." I am sure sua moglie is "her/my husband" but I can't find out what R.D. means. Can anyone help?

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Re: Gravestone abbreviation

Postby PippoM » 03 Aug 2012, 07:37

"sua moglie" is "his wife".
As to "R.D.", do you have an image to post?
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Re: Gravestone abbreviation

Postby Julo » 04 Aug 2012, 05:09

Could be the name initials of his wife

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Re: Gravestone abbreviation

Postby MoonlightSkywriter » 24 Aug 2012, 21:33

This happened to my ggrandmother, who was previously married to my great grandfather the 2nd wife did not like her she despised her so when he buried her he used her initals for her burial. so this is why they do initals of their spouses

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Re: Gravestone abbreviation

Postby Bosetti » 29 Aug 2012, 13:04

rdesmone wrote:I recently found my grandfather's gravestone and I am confused by something in the inscription. It says "R.D. Sua Moglie." I am sure sua moglie is "her/my husband" but I can't find out what R.D. means. Can anyone help?



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Re: Gravestone abbreviation

Postby rdesmone » 27 Jun 2013, 20:56

That is more than likely what it is. The letters are not her initials, and we kept thinking something like "Rest in Peace." Thanks much for the help.


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