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Town of Marblehead
Abbot Hall
188 Washington Street
Marblehead, MA 01945
Cemetery Commission
Cemetery Commission
Catherine M. Kobialka

294 West Shore Drive
Marblehead, MA  01945

Ph: 781-631-1182
Fax: 781-639-3423

Monday - Friday
7:30 AM - 3 PM
Richard F. Coletti (Chairman)
William H. James
Matthew Wolverton

  • The Board of Commissioners has three members who are elected to three-year, staggered terms.
  • The Commission sets policy, establishes regulations and oversees the Cemetery budget.
  • The Cemetery Department is administered by a Superintendent, appointed by the Commissioners, who has jurisdiction over all Town Cemeteries.

When We Meet
Meetings are held At 7:00 PM at the Cemetery Office Building in Waterside Cemetery on the second Tuesday in March, June, September and December (unless otherwise posted).

What We Do
The Cemetery Department is responsible for the delicate task of burying the deceased in a caring and timely manner. This Department is also responsible for the complete maintenance of Waterside Cemetery as well as Harbor View Cemetery. The Recreation and Parks Department maintains Old Burial Hill, Harris Street, Hooper Tomb and Green Street Cemeteries. 

Memorial dealers are required to request a permit for any work to be done within Town cemeteries. The dealer should apply at the office at Waterside Cemetery.
Fee $20.00.

Foundation Order
Memorial dealers should apply at the office at Waterside Cemetery. Foundation orders received after May 15th will be held until after Memorial Day. No foundations are poured after November 1st until spring.
Fee varies.

* Work permits and foundation orders are to be signed by the lot owner or representative.