The Cemetery Department is responsible for the operation and maintenance of Six town cemeteries as attractive, dignified, and appropriate burial grounds. The three member, Elected Board of Cemetery Commissioners is responsible for the governance of all Town cemeteries. The Cemetery Commission appoints a Superintendent to manage daily department operations.
Town Cemeteries/Year Established
Chelmsford’s first cemetery was established circa 1655. 1690 is the date of the first stone bearing an inscription, but a few uninscribed stones of rough surface appear to mark the earliest graves.
- Forefathers Burying Ground
Chelmsford Center — 1655
- Heart Pond Cemetery
South Chelmsford — 1774
- Riverside Cemetery
North Chelmsford — 1841
- West Chelmsford Cemetery
West Chelmsford — 1852
- Pine Ridge Cemetery
Near the Center Village — 1888
- Fairview Cemetery
Main St. North Chelmsford — 1928
The Office and Maintenance facility is located in Pine Ridge Cemetery.
130 Billerica Road
Chelmsford, MA 01824
Telephone: (978) 250-5245
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM, Monday-Friday, or by appointment.
Cemetery Visiting Hours:
Sunrise to sunset, every day
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, every day
Cemetery lots may be purchased in all cemeteries except Forefathers and Riverside and are shown by appointment. Please call our office for more information or to schedule an appointment.
- Gerald L. Hardy, Chairman
- Thomas A. St. Germain, Commissioner
- Valerie Peterson Shupe, Commissioner
- David J. Boyle, Cemetery Superintendent