Cemetery

For cemetery inquiries, please contact Jennifer Gosselin at the Public Works Office at 692-4266.

INTERMENTS

Rules and regulations of the Trustees of Forest Glade Cemetery of the City of Somersworth, New Hampshire are made for the protection of Lot Owners in conformity with the City Ordinances and Statutes of the State of New Hampshire.

Business hours are Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (noon), 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. The office is in the Public Works Facility at 18 Lilac Lane, off of Blackwater Road. The phone number is 603-692-4266.

All full casket internments are required to have a vault.

All cremains must be in a non-biodegradable urn or container if they are to be buried. If the urn or container is biodegradable, such as a wooden urn, it is required to have an urn vault.

Interments will not be performed on Sundays, New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July Fourth, Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Winter months (unless weather permits).

MONUMENTS AND FLOWERS

Monuments and markers may be erected subject to the approval of the Cemetery Trustees.
A single, two, or three grave lot will only be allowed flat markers flush to the ground.
In the cremation area, all grave markers will be 2’x1’ flat markers flush to the ground. Only one marker per cremation lot.
Four grave lots or larger will be allowed an upright monument with a base long enough to place flower pots (one on each side). Only one upright stone is allowed per lot.
No enclosures of any nature, such as fences, ditches, or curbs are allowed.
No trees or shrubs will be planted on any lots, because they would interfere with the cutting and trimming of the lots.
Flowers may be planted as long as they do not interfere with the cutting and trimming of the lots. Flower beds will be placed not more than 12 inches from the face of the monument only.
Potted plants, baskets, flowers, wreaths, and sprays of natural evergreens are permitted. All decorations, potted plants, and baskets will be removed two weeks after the specific holiday or as soon as they become faded or unsightly. If they are not removed at the end of two weeks, the Cemetery Staff will remove and dispose of them.
The Cemetery will not be responsible for any flowers, decorations, holders, or other devices or receptacles placed on graves.

Visitors are forbidden to walk across Cemetery lots unless on their way to visit a grave.

Motor vehicles must not be operated within the Cemetery at a rate of speed that is not greater than reasonable and proper, because the roadways are narrow, winding, and used by pedestrians.

Forbidden in the Cemetery*:

Dogs, unless they are on a leash. The dog owner must clean up any excrement.
Consumption of alcoholic beverages.
Riding of recreational vehicles, such as four wheelers, snow mobiles, go-carts, and skateboards.
Display and/or sale of goods, wares, or merchandise.
Any unauthorized people after sundown or when the Cemetery gates are closed.

*Exceptions to these rules may be made by a majority vote of the Cemetery Trustees.

PRICES OF LOTS

CEMETERY RATES

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Cemetery Rules and Regulations