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Welcome to the Pine Grove Cemetery

The Pine Grove Cemetery
in Lynn, Massachusetts municipally owned cemetery.  Established in the mid 1800’s, it boasts a variety of historically significant features and landmarks.  The cemetery consists of approximately 250 acres of which 82 developed and houses between 88,000 and 90,000 interments. The Pine Grove Cemetery Office is opened for Lot Sales, by appointment only.

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List Pine Grove Cemetery Office
  Contact
Email
Phone
Fax
Address
Helen Fortucci | Clerk
hfortucc@lynnma.gov
(781) 268-8000 Ext: 13
(781) 477-7074
c/o Dept. of Public Works
250 Commercial Street Lynn, Ma 01905

Pine Grove Cemetery Tours | Watch For New Tours In The Spring

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Columbarium At Pine Grove Cemetery

The Pine Grove Cemetery now has a Columbarium located on Catalpa Avenue facing the pond area.  It has 112 Niche’s and each niche can hold two cremations.

The cost of each Niche is as follows:
$2,000 for Lynn Residents | $3,000 for Non Residents

The cost includes both inurnments as well as all engraving.

For further information contact:
                             Helen Fortucci – Pine Grove Cemetery
                             c/o Lynn DPW
                             250 Commercial St.
                             Lynn, Ma 01905
                             781-268-8000 ext. 13
                             hfortucc@lynnma.gov

Application for purchase of Niche can be obtained by selecting “Forms” from menu on left.

New Item Application for Right of Inurnment within Columbarium

Pine Grover Cemetery Rates | Effective July 1, 2015

List Current Services Resident Non-Res.
 

Adult Internment Over 10 Years Years Old

$900 $1,400
  Child 1 Years to 10 Years Old $250 $250
  Stillborn Up To 1 Year Old $200 $200
  Interment of Cremated Remains
(Container must be non-biodegradable)
$300 $500
  Entombment Fee $700 $700
  Saturday Interment | Additional Charge
(Closed contractual holidays see below)
$500 $500
New Year's, Martin Luther King, President's, Patriot's, Memorial, Independence, Labor, Columbus, Veteran's, Thanksgiving, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, Half Day Before Christmas
  Late Arrival Charge | Monday thru Friday | Arrival 2 PM and After $200 $200
  Public Welfare Burial | Lynn Residents Only
(Includes outside container)
$500 N/A
  Disinterment $1,300 $1,300
  Disinterment of Cremated Remains $300 $300
  Disinterment and Re-interment of a Vault $1,800 $1,800
  Grave Box $450 $450
  Double Depth Lawn Crypt $700 $700
  Tent Rental (First Come-First Serve Basis) $150 $150
  Recording Fee $50 $50
  Shrub Removal (For 2 Shrubs) $110 $110
  "Imitation" Burial Set Up Charge $300 $300
  Perpetual Care - Veterans Lots Effective 10.17.1983 (WWI Lot excluded) $100 $100
List Current Lots Resident Non-Res.
  Cremation Lot for 4 | Flush Memorial $500 $1,000
  Cremation Lot for 6 | Upright Memorial $650 $1,300
  Single Grave | Flush Memorial $750 $1,500
  Single Grave | Upright Memorial $900 $1,800
  Two-Grave Lot, Double Depth, Upright Memorial $1,400 $2,800
  Two-Grave Lot, Double Depth with Pre-installed Crypt (Mandatory in Starling Section), Upright Memorial $2,100 $3,500
  Multi-Grave-Lots-Upright Memorial (Per Grave) $900 $1,800
  Baby Graves (42"Lx24"W) Container must be Comb. Vault such as plastic or fiberglass | Not to exceed grave size $250 $450
  Columbarium (2 Cremation Niche) Includes both inurments and engraving $2,000 $3,000
 
List Current Grave Re-Use Resident Non-Res.
  Reuse Fee $900 $900
List Current Foundations Resident Non-Res.
  Minimum Charge | Foundations $250  
  Charge for Setting Markers in Private Lots $50  
  Charge for Setting Veterans Marker    
  Veterans Lots Only $25  
  Private Lots $125  
  No Charge for Foundation in Angel Lot    
  Set Fee With Purchase of a New Lot (Must be paid at time of purchase)
    Single Graves | Both Flush and Upright $250  
    2-Grave Lot d.d., upright $250  
    2-Grave Lot, side-by-side $350  
    3 Grave Lot, side-by-side $450  
    4-5-6 Grave Lot, side-by-side $550  
    6-Grave Lot (3 in front, 3 in back) $450  
    8-Grave Lot (4 in front, 4 in back) $550  
       
Guaranteed Funds Only - Bank Check, Money Order or Funeral Home Check Only

New Item Pine Grove Cemetery Prices | July 1, 2015

Pine Grove Cemetery Gate Hours | Opening and Closing

CEMETERY GROUNDS CLOSE AT DUSK

GATE HOURS OPEN
Main 24 Hours a Day
Parkland Avenue
Springvale Avenue
North Bend Street
Monday Through Friday
9 AM Until 2:30PM
Legal Holidays All Gates Open
Month of May All Gates Open
In the Event of Weather Related Snow Emergencies
All Gates Will Remain Open
For Plowing Operations

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32 Whole Cemetery
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31 Mount Dearborn Hill
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30 Rose Path
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29 Main Avenue
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28 Forest Avenue
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27 Lily Path
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26 Linden Avenue
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25 Chapel Avenue
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24 Chestnut Avenue
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23 Maple Avenue
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22 Jasmine Path
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21 Beech Path
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20 Sycamore Avenue
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19 Poplar Avenue
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18 Birch Avenue
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17 WWI Veterans Lot
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16 Ailanthus Avenue
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15 Willow Avenue
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14 Larch Avenue
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13 Willow Avenue
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12 Genista Avenue
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11 Buttonwood Avenue
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10 Hemlock Avenue
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9 Locust Avenue
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8 Beech Avenue
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7 Thorn Avenue
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6 Magnolia Avenue
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5 Birch Avenue
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4 Elm Avenue
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3 Lawn Avenue
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2 Juniper Avenue
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1 Genesta Avenue
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Cemetery Records and Files

All Cemetery Records and Files
are located at the Department of Public Works Administrative Offices at 250 Commercial Street, Lynn, where daily cemetery operations are conducted.  Staff is available, full-time, to answer all inquiries, hours of operation are below.

Requests for lot appointments, price scheduling and general information:

List Cemetery Records Office
  Phone
Fax
Address
(781) 268-8000 Ext: 13
(781) 477-7074
250 Commercial Street, Lynn, MA 0l905
List Records Office Hours | 250 Commercial Street
 

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday

8:30 AM to 4 PM

Tuesday 8:30 AM to 8 PM
Friday 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Rules and Regulations

Rules and Regulations of Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn, Massachusetts
Effective October 2015


New Item Pine Grove Cemetery Rules and Regulations | 2015

Organization

In the City of Lynn, there is a Board of Cemetery Commissioners, who serve without pay and who perform and exercise the powers and duties conferred upon them by the City Charter and the General Laws of the Commonwealth.  The Commissioners shall have the sole care, superintendence and preservation of the Pine Grove Cemetery, the Eastern and Western burial grounds and of the New Light burial ground, so far as the City of Lynn has any right to exercise jurisdiction over the same, and any additional cemeteries and land which may be from time to time, acquired by the city for cemetery purposes.

The Board of Commissioners make all necessary by-laws, rules and regulations governing the sale of lots and the care and development of the cemeteries and burial grounds aforesaid not inconsistent with the terms of any agreements or deeds of trust or other conditions upon which conveyance of real estate have been or may be made to the City of Lynn for cemetery purposes, and not inconsistent with the Laws of the Commonwealth and with the further provisions of this ordinance and of any ordinances or ordinances of the City of Lynn.

The said Board is also authorized to take and hold any grants, donations, and bequests of property upon trust and to apply the same or in the income thereof for the improvement or embellishment of said cemeteries or burial grounds or for the repair, preservation or removal of any monument, or other erection, or for the planting and cultivation of plans on any lot or for any other improvement consistent with the use of said cemetery according to the limits of such grant, donation or bequest.

The Pine Grove Cemetery office is located at 145 Boston Street, Lynn, Massachusetts and is opened for lot sales by appointment only.  All cemetery records and files are located at the Lynn Department of Public Works Administrative Offices at 250 Commercial Street, Lynn, 01905 where daily cemetery operations are conducted.  Staff is available, full-time, to answer all inquiries.  All requests for lot appointments; price scheduling and general information should be directed to (781) 268-8000 extension 13 or email us at hfortucc@lynnma.gov

Graves of Interest

While the most visited site at Pine Grove is the grave of Harry Aggannis, the “Golden Greek” the legendary Red Sox First basemen and BU quarterback, there are distinguished notables, including:

- John Adams – Civil war Medal of Honor Recipient;
Served in the Civil War as Captain and Commander of Company I of the 19th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.  Awarded the Medal of Honor for his bravery at the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia.

- John Alley – Civil War, US Congressman;

- Benjamin Franklin Falls, Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient;
Served in the Civil War as Color Sergeant of Company A, 19th Massachusetts Infantry.  Awarded the Medal of Honor for his bravery during the Third Day of the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

- Henry Lovering – US Congressman.  Served in the Civil War in the 8th regiment, Massachusetts Infantry.  Served as a State Representative.  Served as City Assesor and Mayor of Lynn in 1881 and 1882.

- Lydia Pinkham, a spirited Quaker lady from Lynn who created an elixir to cure female ills.

- William Poole – Civil War, Medal of Honor recipient; Served as Quartermaster on Board the USS Kearsarge when she destroyed the Alabama off Cherbourg France in 1864.

- Elihu Thomson was one of the most prolific inventors of all time.  He held approximately 700 electrical patents in his name.  Elihu Thomson, founder of the Thomson Houston Electric Company, a genius and scientific pioneer.

- Charles Herbert Woodbury, artist; well respected and teacher known for his sense of the New England coast.  He evoked the power of the sea, winning second prize in a Lynn contest in 1880.

- Francis Moore, One of the revolutionary patriots who undisguised assisted in throwing tea into Boston Harbor.  Unlike most of his comrades who were dressed as Indians, Francis Moore participated in the Tea Party openly and without disguise.  He was a baker in Cambridge and supplied the Patriot’s army while encamped in the vicinity with bread at a great personal sacrifice. Moved to Lynn after the Revolution and is buried in Pine Grove Cemetery.

Pine Grove History

Pine Grove Cemetery is a Lynn, Massachusetts, municipally owned cemetery and has achieved notoriety by being proclaimed as one of the largest cemeteries in the country.  

Established in the mid l800’s as a privately owned cemetery, it was then sold to the City of Lynn in l850.  It boasts a variety of historically significant features and landmarks and it has been said that the burial ground, rich in history, is home to prominent artists, inventors, political leaders and even paupers.

The cemetery consists of approximately 250 acres of which 82 developed and houses between 88,000 and 90,000 interments. The cemetery has been recorded in Ripley’s Believe It or Not as the “second longest contiguous stone wall in the world”, second only to the Great Wall of China.  The wall is built of fieldstone and was built by the WPA in the 1930’s.

Amongst the cemetery properties are architecturally distinct structures including the chapel, tomb and main office.  Pine Grove Cemetery remains intact as a well-preserved example of early picturesque cemetery design.

  • The Rhodes Memorial Chapel, built in l891, is among the landmarks of Pine Grove Cemetery and an innovative design of the late l9th century Richardson Romanesque style in Lynn.  The donation by Mrs. Amos Rhodes, as a gift in memory of her husband was generously granted to the City of Lynn.  Over the years, it has been refurbished and the stained glass windows are valued at over $10,000.  Pine Grove’s name comes from the wealth of pine trees that frame the Rhodes Chapel and the entrance drive off of Boston Street.
  • The Pine Grove Cemetery Receiving Tomb was originally constructed during l866-l868, part of a  building campaign following the civil War, to modernize the facilities.  The Tomb remains intact as part of the mid l9th century landscape design, made of granite ashlar construction with cast iron doorway in Ruskinian Gothic style. 
  • The Cemetery Office Building on the grounds was erected in 1860, inside the Boston Street gates at the bottom of the hill leading into the Rhodes Chapel.  The Pine Grove Cemetery gates, of cast iron are valuable examples of mid l9th century civic design, well incorporated into the landscaping of the cemetery. 
  • The Cemetery’s Greenhouse operations have been widely recognized across our country for the highly popular flourishing of landscape designs.  The greenhouse has twin bays where flowers and plants are grown from seed.  The plants are used for endowed lots and for flowerbeds in different locations around the cemetery and the greenhouse has a heating system to maintain temperatures year round.

Pine Grove Cemetery Clean Up | Fall 2016

DPW Commissioner Andrew Hall and Arthur Dulong III, Chairman of the Pine Grove Cemetery Commission announces that the fall cleanup of the cemetery will commence on October 15, 2016 and will continue through November 1, 2016, pending any weather delays.

Any summer planters and miscellaneous items left on the graves that will interfere with the fall clean-up and maintenance of the cemetery will be removed from the lots and graves commencing October 15th. All fencing and borders must be removed.  Please cut back all perennial plants.  Vigil Lights, Mums and fall decorations may remain. The replacing of any items on the graves will be prohibited from October 15th through November 1st.

Any resident having questions or needing additional information may contact the Lynn DPW, Cemetery Division at (781) 268-8000 x13.

Thank you for your cooperation.

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