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St. Jean Baptiste d’Amerique

Statue of St. John the Baptist in Saint Francis Xavier Cemetery on Weaver Street in Winooski, Chittenden County, Vermont, just west of U.S. Route 7. It marks the final resting place of Pierre Villemaire (1844-1904) and Albert Pariseau (1880-1946), and was erected by L’ Union St. Jean Baptiste D’ Amerique, a Franco-American association. Saint Francis Xavier parish was established in 1868 to serve the local French-Canadian population.

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Is Fuair an Chroí

Monument to the Marrion family in St. Joseph Cemetery off Archibald Street in Burlington, Chittenden County, Vermont, just south of the Winooski River and U.S. Route 7. St. Joseph is the oldest Catholic cemetery in Burlington, and was used primarily for Irish Catholics. Buried here are James T. Marrion (1868-1926), Katherine Delany Marrion (1870-1939), and their young daughter Natalie D. (1895-1900). James Marrion was a granite manufacturer in Barre, south of Montpelier.

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Pray For The Dead

A beautiful sculpture of the Virgin Mary in St. Mary’s Cemetery on James Street, south of Clayton, New York in Jefferson County. The monument commemorates the Lanther family. Notice the serpent being crushed under Mary’s foot.

Clayton is a quaint town along the St. Lawrence River with an antique boat museum and a few shops along the river. If you visit, don’t miss 1000 Islands River Rat Cheese farther up James Street, downtown.

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Tears of a Dying Angel

Memorial for the Edmond Painchaud family in Old Mt. Calvary Cemetery off Archibald Street in Burlington, Chittenden County, Vermont, just south of the Winooski River and U.S. Route 7. Buried beneath this statue of an angel with arms crossed are Edmond Painchaud (1834-1918), Octavie Vautrin Painchaud (1848-1920), and their children, Joseph R. (1877-1932), J.M. Roch (1886-1956), Phillippe E. (1887-1956), M. Louise, and M. Yvonne.

Old Mt. Calvary was primarily for French-Canadian Catholic families.

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Bring Me To Heaven

A time-worn sculpture of the Virgin Mary in St. Mary’s Cemetery on James Street, south of Clayton, New York in Jefferson County. Looks to be made of cement and was possibly painted at one time. Clayton is a quaint town along the St. Lawrence River with an antique boat museum and a few shops along the river. If you visit, don’t miss 1000 Islands River Rat Cheese farther up James Street, downtown.