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Cemetery Commission
Contact TypeContact Information
Contact:
Parks, Recreation, & Cemetery Director
Cemetery Supervisor
Cemetery Assistant - 978-399-2350
Address:
Pine Grove Cemetery Office
Forge Village Road
Westford, MA 01886
Phone:
Contact Danielle LeBlanc at 978-399-2350
Hours:
7:00 am to 3:00 pm
Monday -- Friday
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Four commissioners are appointed by the Town Manager. They are responsible for the policies as they relate to the Town's six cemeteries. The Cemetery Supervisor is a full-time employee of the Parks, Recreation, and Cemetery Department.  For Cemetery related questions please contact Danielle LeBlanc, Cemetery Assistant at 978-399-2350

MISSION STATEMENT:  The mission of the Cemetery Department is to operate, maintain, and preserve Westford's six public cemeteries; Fairview, Hillside, Pine Grove, Westlawn, Wright, and Pioneer Burial Ground.  Our goal is to ensure services are appropriate, cost-effective, and of the highest quality while providing a clean, safe, and serene environment for all.  

PROGRAMS AND SERVICES: The Cemetery Department, with one full time employee, provides preservation and support for the Town's Cemeteries including showing and selling burial lots, grounds keeping including mowing, caring for turf, trees, walls, roadways, flower beds; readying grounds for Memorial Day and Veterans Day events, arranging for interments, preserving and protecting grave markers, and assisting the general public and visitors.  The Cemetery Supervisor and Department Assistant work with funeral directors. families, relatives, Veteran's Agent, and contractors in coordination of burials, sale of lots, and genealogical research.  

CHANGE IN FEES - EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2012
The Cemetery Commission has approved an increase in the fee structure for cemetery related charges.  The last change in fees was in 2008.  The new charges become effective January 1, 2012.  Listed below are the changes:

Burial Lot  with Monument Privileges (includes Perpetual Care)

Lot Size                        Rate
One grave                 $800          
Two graves              $1600
Three graves            $2400
Four Graves             $3200

Burial Lot without Monument Privileges (includes Perpetual Care)

Lot Size                        Rate
One grave               $400
Two graves              $800
Baby section            $200
(<2 years of age)
Urn Garden              $550
(up to 4 cremations)

Columbarium Niches
Top two rows            $650
Middle two rows        $550
Lower two rows        $450

ADDITIONAL CHARGE FOR NON-RESIDENTS
Per grave                   $400

OPENING CHARGES

Adult                                   $800
Child (< 10 yrs)                                     $300                   
Stillborn                              $150                     
Cremation                            $375
Cremation Child (< 10 yrs)         $150
Cremation (no service)       $150
Columbarium                     $150                        
Disinterment:
                Full Burial           $1200
                Cremation            $400

SATURDAY AND WEEKDAYS AFTER 3PM BURIALS ARE AN ADDITIONAL $300

NO BURIALS ON SUNDAYS OR HOLIDAYS





NEW PROCEDURE/POLICY  -  Flags on Veterans graves - effective November 2010
                             
Flags on Veterans graves will be retired after Veterans Day and replaced prior to Memorial Day.
The Veteran Marker/Flag holder will remain on the grave site.

Veterans Organizations will be removing flags the during the week after Veterans Day    


Westford Cemeteries


The Old Pioneer Burying Ground
Located on Carlisle Road at the corner of Old Lowell Road. There are unmarked stones located here, no marked graves. Some believe it was a family burying ground, others think that it may be a native american burial site.



Fairview CemeteryFairview Cemetery
10.45 acres

Located on Main Street at the corner of Tadmuck Road. Originally called the "East Burying Ground" then later known as the "Snow Cemetery". This is probably the oldest burying ground. The oldest tombstone is dated 1702.



Westlawn CemeteryWestlawn Cemetery
1.7 acres

Located on Concord Road on the Southwest and Country Road on the East.
Also known as "West Burying Ground".
                        



Wright CemeteryWright Cemetery
4.5 acres

Located on Groton Road (Route 40) about 1/4 mile east of North Road.
                        




Hillside CemeteryHillside Cemetery
1 acre

Also known as the "North Burying Ground" or "Nutting Road Cemetery". Located on Depot Road at the corner of Nutting Road.
                        



Pine Grove CemeteryPine Grove Cemetery

Westford's newest cemetery. Located on Forge Village Road about 1/2 mile west of Cold Spring Road.

 
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