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, https://youtu.be/4F2cozg7ubU, 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…