Wednesday, May 19, 2010

TOMBSTONE/MEMORIAL OF THE IERVOLINO FAMILY - Calvary Cemetery, Queens, New York







This is one magnificent monument to this family. What does it tell us? Well, it tells us the family was very much Catholic - faith meant a lot to each member. The beautiful carving of Christ taken down from the Cross is breathtaking. The stone also tells us that this family was very close and they loved art and they loved each other very much. The cameos of the father and mother are wonderful and really help to show those of us in later generations what they looked like. I love stones like this! You can actually see who is buried below you - it makes each stone personal and special. Bottom line - this tombstone/memorial is a real piece of art!



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