River Bend Cemetery Carving

Babcock-Smith House Museum
124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI   02891

Flower Garden in Stone

A detail search of the monuments in River Bend Cemetery reveals a variety of flowers cut in stone by Westerly's talented craftsmen past and present

Comolli bouquet carved by Richard Comolli, Westerly's last statue cutter and carver. It was cut for his wife Maria in 198.


Gehmlich daffodil

The daffodil symbolizes rebirth.


Isaac Smith, Sr. dogwood

Dogwood symbolizes the crucifixion.


Franklin Smith Iris

The iris symbolizes faith and hope.


Bicknell Lily

The lily symbolizes chastity, faith, and purity.

Fyfe Lily of the Valley

The lily of the valley symbolizes innocence and humility.

Stewart Passion Flower

The passion flower symbolizes of the last days of Jesus and especially his crucifixion.A full bouquet of roses and lilies combines symbols.

Newall Poppy

The poppy symbolizes consolation and eternal life

Chapman Rose

The rose symbolizes love and remembrance.

Darrach Thistle

The thistle, the national symbol of Scotland, represents the suffering of Christ.


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