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Lou Ricciarelli - Wickford Village, Rhode Island
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 401Photos
N 41° 34.348 W 071° 26.770
19T E 296056 N 4605199
Quick Description: Lou Ricciarelli is honored with an engraved monument in a pocket park by Gardner's Wharf at the northeast inlet to Wickford Cove in Wickford, Rhode Island.
Location: Rhode Island, United States
Date Posted: 10/10/2019 1:02:32 PM
Waymark Code: WM11EXV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni
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Long Description:

Lou Ricciarelli is honored with an engraved monument in a pocket park by Gardner's Wharf at the northeast inlet to Wickford Cove in Wickford, Rhode Island. Set on a gray granite plinth, the upward-facing ovoid of polished black granite is engraved:

LOU
RICCIARELLI


MAY THE ROAD RISE TO MEET YOU.
MAY THE WIND BE ALWAYS AT YOUR BACK.
MAY THE SUN SHINE WARM UPON YOUR FACE.
MAY THE RAINS FALL SOFT UPON YOUR LEASE.
AND UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN
MAY GOD HOLD YOU IN
THE HOLLOW OF HIS HAND.

JAN. 15, 1953
JULY 27, 2009

The slightly angled from horizontal face is also adorned with three laser engraved elements: a photo of Mr. Ricciarelli and his dog is attached at the top center; a quahog clam shell at the lower left of the text; and an oyster shell at the lower right.

The monument is accompanied by a park bench and a wind swept evergreen to the north. Low landscape greenery surrounds the rest of the area. A view to the east looks across a narrow marina with berths along the rocky shorelines.

Mr. Ricciarelli passed away while diving for quahogs from his 25-foot boat, the Chelsea Ann.

Website with more information on either the memorial or the person(s) it is dedicated to: [Web Link]

Location: Gardner's Wharf in Wickford, Rhode Island

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