Cemetery Department

The Westford Cemetery Department manages, maintains, and preserves Westford's six public cemeteries:

[Note: The other two cemeteries in Westford, St. Catherine of Alexandria Cemetery (on Pine Ridge Road) and the Russian Orthodox National Cemetery (also known as the Russian Brotherhood Cemetery, on Patten Road), as well as the "Keyes cemetery" or "Jonas crypt" (on Jonas Road) are privately owned and do not fall under the supervision of the Cemetery Department.]


The Cemetery Department works collaboratively with private funeral homes and directors, families, Westford's Veteran Services Officer Ryan Cobleigh (VSO), private contractors and vendors, volunteers, and researchers to coordinate burials, sell burial lots, cremation niches, and burial rights, organize cemetery events, and field queries on genealogical research.


The Cemetery Department provides preservation and support services for the above six cemeteries, including:

  • Assisting in the purchase of gravesite lots, burial rights, and columbarium (cremation) niches;
  • Arranging interments and disinterments;
  • Arranging for the order and placement of a veterans marker;
  • Landscaping the cemeteries (mowing, planting, pruning, removing trees and shrubbery, maintaining flower beds);
  • Plowing roads and clearing paths;
  • Repairing walls and structures on cemetery grounds;
  • Assisting the public related to making funeral arrangements, visiting a cemetery, and geneaology research;
  • Organizing Memorial Day and Veterans Day observances and other special events.

Westford Cemetery Department personnel are committed to serving the community and visitors to our cemeteries.  We are dedicated to maintaining and preserving our cemeteries and looking after the final resting places of our beloved departed citizens entrusted to our care. Please contact us with any questions or concerns.

  1. Heather Monahan

    Senior Adm. Asst. for Cemetery & Veterans Services
    Phone: 978-692-5526
    Hours: Mon, Tue, and Thur 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

  2. Richard 'Dick' Nawoichik

    Cemetery Supervisor
    Phone: 978-692-5526
    Hours: Mon-Fri, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    Westford public cemeteries are open Sunrise to Sunset.

    Group email is cemetery@westfordma.gov

  3. Physical Address
    68 Forge Village Rd.
    Westford, MA 01886


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    Mailing Address
    68 Forge Village Rd.
    Westford, MA 01886

    Phone: 978-692-5526
    Fax: 978-692-5590