On Saturday I attended a brief walking tour of St. Michael Cemetery with a group of genealogy friends and colleagues from the Boston University Genealogy program. The tour of St. Michael Cemetery adjoined our tour of Forest Hills Cemetery, as the two cemeteries face each other across Walk Hill Street in the Forest Hills neighborhood of Boston.
St. Michael Cemetery was established in 1905 to serve the burial needs of the ever-growing Italian population of the Boston area. It was the deep wish of the Italian community to have a burial ground that preserved their cultural traditions.
We walked through the main gate of St. Michael and visited several of the beautiful memorial statues that adorn the cemetery. Each monument reveals the deep religious faith of the Italian community buried within its grounds.
I have many memories of visiting this cemetery during my childhood and adulthood, as my own dear grandparents Vincenzo and Antonetta are buried in this cemetery.
For additional information about St. Michael Cemetery please visit their website at http://www.stmichaelcemetery.com.