Stranger’s Rest

This rustic gazebo is a replica of one dedicated to the memory of Benjamin Anthony by his wife, Sarah W. Anthony. Erected in 1885 near Benjamin Anthony’s burial lot, the shelter is a unique feature in the cemetery landscape, combining utility and comfort with novelty and beauty of design.


Years later, the original structure had deteriorated to the point of being unsafe and was razed in 1975. The new gazebo, completed in 2005, is located in the historic section of the cemetery. This tranquil location with its sweeping views of the Seekonk River has been dedicated to cremation burial. Each cremation lot will accommodate two individuals. Small upright markers reminiscent of older historic lots memorialize those buried at Stranger’s Rest.

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