Cemetery Division

The Cemetery Division is part of the Public Works Department and is responsible for: 

  • Grounds maintenance
  • Recordkeeping for the five cemeteries in Manchester.
Contact Kay Mol:
molk@manchester.ma.us
978-526-1242 


The Five Cemeteries:

Rosedale cemetery

1661 Cemetery


Located on the corner of Summer and Washington Street, 1661 Cemetery is Manchester’s oldest Cemetery.

Union Cemetery


Union Cemetery, located on School Street, is filled with many familiar names, mostly those lost in the Civil War.

Rosedale Cemetery


Rosedale Cemetery, located on School Street and Rosedale Avenue, is also home to Crowell Chapel

Rosedale Extension Cemetery


Rosedale Extension Cemetery, located north of Pleasant Street, is where the Cemetery Office can be found.

Pleasant Grove Cemetery


Pleasant Grove Cemetery is located on the corner of Pine Street and Pleasant Street. This is the only cemetery that has a special area reserved for cremation lots and is the only cemetery that has available burial space.

Cemetery space is sold by an individual lot or a four-grave lot. The four-grave lot is allowed an upright marker (headstone), whereas the individual lot is restricted to a flat marker set flush with the ground.