St. Francis Xavier Church Watches Over Its Flock in Winooski, VT: Part 2

After my preview video went live, I announced it on Facebook and added I had found no information online about the cemetery.  Many on Facebook and someone in the YouTube comment section suggested I should contact the parish.  I took their advice and I’ll list below what Diane told me.

Year established:  1868
First burials:  1868
Size of cemetery:  Unknown
Open to new burials?  There are only cremation lots available.  OR…if you currently have a     plot, you are golden.  Those are your choices.
Mixed Religion Cemetery?  Somewhere between the 1960’s and the 1990’s, the cemetery was opened to non-Catholic and non-Winooski residents.  That said, she thought about 95% of those buried there were Catholic Winooski residents.
Notables:  Father Audet who founded the parish.
Location of older graves:  Older graves are closest to the church.

Today’s video is Part 2 of 2,, of my strolling exploration of St. Francis Xavier Cemetery’s oldest section.  I captured some beautiful funerary art and made an interesting discovery of the pair of Gabriels(?) with their horns.  One is blowing it and the other raising it to his mouth.  I enjoyed my walk and invite you to join me…


This pair welcomes from the church parking lot entrance.
Blow Gabriel, Blow!
Funerary Art
Such a detailed thumb!
St.Francis Xavier Church Watches Over Its Flock
The tall piece to the right is missing its urn, which is buried. See next picture.
Urn broken off its base. Thankfully, still in existence and visible!

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