Memorial stones available for Healing Garden in Farmington


FARMINGTON —  Engraved stones creating a lasting memorial to a loved one or friend may be purchased and become a permanent part of the Healing Garden at Franklin Memorial Hospital.

Each of the stones, which sell for $50, will benefit Franklin Memorial Auxiliary, and will be set along the hospital’s Memorial Stone Path in the garden.

The Healing Garden is between the hospital and the Medical Arts Center. It consists of colorful flowers among the stately pines and small pond offering a serene setting for visitors, patients and staff. A variety of vibrant perennials provide blooms throughout the season and the soothing sound of a trickling brook adds to the peaceful haven.

The Franklin Memorial Auxiliary plans many activities and special events to raise thousands of dollars annually to support Franklin Memorial Hospital.

“This an opportunity to remember loved ones who have passed on,” said Donna Cunliffe, an auxiliary member and chairwoman of the Memorial Stone Path committee. “It’s also a chance to honor those special people in our lives who are still with us.”

Brochures with ordering information for the Memorial Stone Path are available in the hospital’s gift shop, near the main entrance to the hospital. For additional information, contact Cunliffe at 645-3412.

The FMH Auxiliary’s mission is to promote the spirit of service to patients at FMH. Past auxiliary gifts have benefited patients, staff and the community.