St. Mary’s Cemetery offers graves for ground burial of full body or cremated remains. When an interment site is purchased, a certificate of interment rights is issued. When more than one space is purchased, it is advised that a separate cemetery document be completed to assign the spaces so that intended use is recorded.
The purchase of the certificate of interment rights grants use, not ownership, of the space for a specific purpose and this distinction is important. The disciplines of the Catholic church and specific rules and regulations, whether now in place, or adopted in the future, accompany and are integral to the certificate. In new purchases, perpetual care is included in the cost of the easement.
St. Mary’s Cemetery services include the opening/closing of the grave or crypt, the installation of foundations for monuments, and the installation of flush memorials.