Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday ~ St. Casimir's Cemetery, Hudson, NH

Holy Cross Cemetery,  founded by St. Casimir's church, is located on Ledge Street in Hudson, New Hampshire.  It is tucked in back of St. Patrick's cemetery.  Both cemeteries were established by large Roman Catholic churches across the river in the city of Nashua.  The parish of St. Casimir's was located on Temple Street, and most of the parishioners were Lithuanian immigrants who came to work in the nearby mills.   Casimir was the patron saint of Poland and Lithuania, and the statue in his image was moved to St. Patrick's when the church closed more than ten years ago.   The church property in Nashua was converted into a large apartment complex.  

I enjoyed reading the names in this cemetery.  You don't see these names in the typical rural New Hampshire burial grounds!

The former St. Casimir church on Temple St, Nashua, New Hampshire

Casimir Place Apartments http://www.stewartproperty.net/cp.html

The Dioceses of Manchester, New Hampshire website http://www.catholicnh.org/

Copyright 2012, Heather Wilkinson Rojo

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