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

Cemetery Office

The Office and Maintenance facility is located in Pine Ridge Cemetery.

130 Billerica Road
Chelmsford, MA 01824

Telephone: (978) 250-5245
Email: dboyle@townofchelmsford.us

Office Hours:
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM, Monday-Friday, or by appointment.

Cemetery Visiting Hours:
Sunrise to sunset, every day

Forefathers Hours:
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.

Cemetery Commission

  • Gerald L. Hardy, Chairman
  • Thomas A. St. Germain, Commissioner
  • Valerie Peterson Shupe, Commissioner
  • David J. Boyle, Cemetery Superintendent