Norwell Town Seal CemeteryPlease remove holiday wreaths

and decor in preparation for
the cemetery’s spring cleaning.
Any holiday items that remain
after APRIL 1st will be removed.

Thank you,
Norwell Cemetery Committee

Cemeteries of Norwell Map

Cemetery Division Overview

The Town of Norwell Cemetery Division is committed to providing a serene, attractive, and contemplative setting for the families of the deceased at all Norwell cemeteries. We are dedicated to overseeing the process of compassionate, timely, and high quality burial arrangements that respect the wishes and beliefs of the deceased and their families.

Application for Memorialization / Inscription

An Application for Memorialization/Inscription should be submitted for approval to the Cemetery Liaison prior to any work being started so there is no question concerning the acceptance of the proposed memorial. Acceptance of this application and of the initial payment does not constitute complete approval. The application is accepted with the condition that the memorial or marker is subject to a final inspection to ensure it is in compliance with all cemetery rules and regulations and with the specifications that were originally submitted.

A current Price Sheet is available through the Cemetery Liaison, and checks may be payable to the Town of Norwell and should be included with this application.

Download Norwell-Application-for-Memorial-2019-10-10.pdf

Cemetery Personnel

NameTitlePhone Email
Glenn Ferguson Director 617-645-7710 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Denise Nestor Administrator Assistant 781-659-8009 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  Cemetery Specialist, 
Heavy Equipment Operator
   


Cemetery Committee

NameTitlePhone Email
Wendy Bawabe At Large Board Member (2020)    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Brian Kelley At Large Board Member (2019)   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Chad Forman At Large Board Member (2020)    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cemetery Frequently Asked Questions

Category Question Answer
Purchase Who can purchase a cemetery lot in Norwell? Not restricted to Norwell residents. Please refer to the price list on this website for further information.
Decorations Are there other restrictions for lot decorations? No decorations allowed on top of the monuments. Religious items such as vigil lights and crosses are not allowed. Also hanging baskets, fences, stones, rocks, borders, bird houses, and glass items are not allowed.
Decorations When do they remove Winter/Christmas decorations? Winter/Christmas decorations are removed April 1st.
Flowers Can I plant flowers in the ground? YES for Monuments - annuals only are allowed.
NO for flat markers - potted plants only are allowed. Visit Cemetery Rules & Regs Section 7 for more details.
Flowers How can I report stolen flowers off a grave site? Stolen flowers can be reported to the Norwell Cemetery Office at 781-659-8009 and to the Norwell Police Department at (781) 659-7979
Grave Rubbing Is grave rubbing allowed in any of Norwell's cemeteries? No, grave rubbing is not allowed.
The wax or marker material can get on the grave markers and can accelerate their deterioration.
Hours What hours are the cemeteries open? Cemeteries are open from sunrise to one half hour after sunset.
Records How do I find information about family internments? The cemetery internment records are available at the Norwell Cemetery Office at 781-659-8009. Or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Town vs Private Are the cemeteries owned by the Town of Norwell, or are they privately owned? Cemeteries actively maintained by the Town of Norwell are found by clicking here. For contact information on other Norwell cemeteries, please call the Norwell Cemetery Office at 781-659-8009.
Genealogy Where can I find genealogy information?

Please go to www.findagrave.com