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Family returns father's ashes to former home

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John Garrity reached inside a cloth bag and pulled out a beautifully crafted wooden box, placing it on the ground near a similarly-sized hole.

Here, on a cemetery plot behind Immaculate Conception Church in New Richmond, a Friday funeral service would bring the life and death of a man full circle. A handful of family and friends was on hand to witness the long-awaited homecoming.

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