A. Sciolto & Son Monuments is a family-run business specializing in fine granite monuments and Italian marble statuary.
The Sciolto family began in the monument business when Vito Sciolto (born 1890 in Falcone Messina, Italy) began working in the Italian quarries and learning the stone-cutting trade. He moved to Providence, RI in 1906 and began work in local monument shops, then perfected his skills while working for several years at the quarries in Barre, VT.
Returning to Providence in 1913, Vito opened the first Sciolto monument shop at 418 Atwells Avenue (the area which is now known as historic Federal Hill).
In 1917, Vito’s son Anthony was born and it was not long before he was following his father to work and beginning to learn the art of stone-cutting. Into adulthood, Anthony worked at his father’s side assisting him and, eventually, beginning to create monuments on his own.
Following Vito’s death in 1952, Anthony opened a shop at 541 Dyer Avenue in Cranston, RI. At the time, Anthony’s son was the same age he had been when following his father to work in Providence. This family tradition continued as Anthony Jr. began learning the skills to assist his father at work.
After studying at RISD and serving in the military, Anthony Jr. returned to Cranston to join the family business full-time. Today, father and son work side by side in creating unique memorials which can be seen in virtually every cemetery in Rhode Island as well as several monuments which have been shipped world-wide.
At almost 99 years old, Anthony Sr. has no plans to retire and still comes to work beside his son every day. Together, they continue the family tradition of providing exquisite memorials at reasonable prices.