CEMETERY COMMISSION

Address: Board of Cemetery Commissioners, 2 Coldbrook Road, Unit 1, Oakham, MA 01068

Board Meetings: Quarterly.  See Town Hall bulletin board for upcoming meetings.

 

Summary:

There are three elected Cemetery Commissioners that make up this board.  The Board is responsible for the administration of all aspects of the town-owned cemeteries, including upkeep, lot sales, burials, recordkeeping, and capital improvements.

Town-owned cemeteries include (location in parenthesis):

  • Pine Grove Cemetery* (Old Turnpike Road)
  • South Cemetery* (North Brookfield Road)
  • Southwest Cemetery (Lincoln Road)
  • Center Cemetery (Oakham Center)
  • Green Hollow Cemetery (Crawford Road)
  • Boyd Cemetery (Off Spencer Road)

* Indicates lots available for sale

Schedule of Fees Effective July 1, 2014

Lot Sales- Cemetery lots are available for sale in either Pine Grove or South cemeteries.  Perpetual care must be purchased along with the lot.  The pricing is as follows:

Single Grave lots - $150 for the lot and $250 for perpetual care = $400 total
Double Grave lots - $300 for the lot and $450 for perpetual care = $750 total

Interment (Burials)- Full-Earthen burials are permitted 365 days a year in all cemeteries.  Cremation burials are permitted only when the ground is not frozen, typically May through November.  Burial fees are as follows:

Full Burial: $875

Cremation Burial: $400

The above fees include grave locating, opening/closing, and administration.