Dear, Catherine,I was researching my family history when I stumbled on this message board.My mother, Phyllis Coleman Mignery, was a sister of Cedric. Even though I was five at the time, I well remember the night she received news of Cedric's death. It was VJ day and people were celebrating with bonfires in the street in front of our house while my mother sat weeping in the dark. We were living in Massachusetts at the time amd my dad, an Air Corps chaplain, was still in Europe. My only direct memory of my uncle is of a very likeable man, looking sharp in his naval uniform. My mother always wondered what happened to Margot, as she moved away shortly after and did not keep in touch.
Your father had a bright future that was cut tragically short. He was born in Bingham Maine, graduated from Harvard with an engineering degree, and served on the staff of Admiral Spruance. We never stopped missing him.
David Mignery-- Edited by DBMignery on Friday 22nd of June 2012 08:06:20 AM