“It is a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead.”

(2 Maccabees 12:46)

The Cemeteries of St. Mary of the Bay and St. Jean Baptiste are located on Vernon Street in Warren, RI. 

If you have questions or are interested in purchasing a lot, please contact Rob Whitaker at 401-245-7000 ext 15. 

Rules and Regulations for Allowable Plot and Grave Decorating 

St. Mary of the Bay Cemetery and St. Jean Baptiste Cemetery Vernon Street, Warren, Rhode Island 

  • All items except properly planted flowers and American flags qualify as decorations.  
  • All decorations are considered temporary/seasonal and must be seasonally correct (for example, no Christmas in July).  
  • Spring, Summer & Fall decorations are permitted from 3/1 – 12/1.
  • Winter/Christmas decorations are permitted from 12/1 – 3/1.
  • ALL seasonal decorations, lights, additional objects and temporarily attached items should be removed from the cemetery according to the seasonal guidelines above.
  • Any items we deem inappropriate or dangerous to safe maintenance of cemetery grounds will be removed by the cemetery personnel.  
  • Planting will be permitted one foot in front of the monument marker—live flowers only.  
  • No Trees or Shrubs, Curbing, Hedging, Boarders, Wood Chips or enclosures of any kind around the grave/lot are permitted at any time.  

*Rules and regulations packets are available upon request.