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A grave is a single burial space while a lot is one or more contiguous burial spaces. Throughout most of the cemetery, lots consist of 1, 2, and 4 graves; in our new section 9, lots of any size can be purchased.
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Each grave costs $1,000 for residents or non-residents.
Since most of the inhabitants of the town's two cemeteries are entered into a database, this information is only a phone call away. In the future, we hope that the database will be accessible from this website. Call Craig Sullivan, Superintendent at 978-540-2480 for more information about your ancestors' burial sites.
There are some areas in the cemetery where only flat markers are allowed. During the regular mowing season, you may not place anything on the graves that will interfere with mowing. This is explained very carefully when you purchase your lot.
Burial lots can be purchased by visiting the cemetery in the administration building at Westlawn Cemetery.
No, graves in the flat areas and monument areas are priced the same.
Cash or check may be used to purchase lots. Credit cards are not accepted. Town by-laws require full payment at the time of purchase.
No, in fact, you are not required to put a monument or flat marker on the lot.
This is the administration building which was built in 1993. It contains the superintendent's office and restrooms as well as two columbariums for the burial of cremains. Office hours are from 8 am to 2:30 pm.
Cremains are the cremated remains of a deceased person.
Yes, cremains can be buried in any lot and up to six cremains can be buried in a single full grave.
No, we no longer bury one casket above another.
Artificial flowers are allowed from November 1st to April 1st. Only real flowers may be used during the remainder of the year.
No potted or planted flowers are allowed in the flat marker areas. Any flowers will be removed prior to the next mowing or when they die.
Flowers may be planted in front of the monument extending only one foot beyond the stone. Any plants that are dead will be removed.
Yes, if you purchase the shrubs, our staff will plant them for you. There is a $50 fee for planting. The type of shrub must be approved by the cemetery superintendent prior to planting.