SAINT JAMES CEMETERY

St. James Cemetery, named for the patron saint of Holy Ghost’s first pastor, Fr. James Hamilton, is administered by Holy Ghost Parish and is located off Harvard Street in Whitman. The Cemetery is frequently visited not only by those who wish to pray for buried loved ones but also by those who seek a quiet, beautiful place to meditate, reflect and pray. Each Memorial Day a service of remembrance and tribute is held at the Cemetery, particularly honoring those who gave their lives in service to our country. In the priests’ section is a marker, donated by the Knights of Columbus Cardinal Spellman Council, Whitman, in prayerful remembrance of the unborn. Cemetery Superintendent Vincent Tonello and his assistant James Lewis constantly maintain the beautiful grounds.

 

For information about St. James Cemetery please phone

Holy Ghost Parish, 518 Washington St, Whitman MA 02382
781-447-4421

St. James Cemetery is located on Harvard Street, Whitman, MA 02382

 

Cemetery Regulations

 NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED IN OUR CEMETERY

WHEN A HEADSTONE IS IN PLACE FLOWERS SHOULD NOT BE PLANTED MORE THAN 18 INCHES (1.5 FEET) AWAY

SHRUBS ARE BY PERMISSION ONLY (DWARF SHRUBS) , PLANTED AS CLOSE TO SIDE OF THE HEADSTONE AS POSSIBLE TO ALLOW FOR MOWING AND WEED WHACKING AROUND THE SITE.

NO FLOWER OR MULCH SHOULD BE PLANTED BEHIND THE HEAD STONE UNLESS YOU HAVE A FOUR GRAVE LOT OR MORE.  THIS PREVENTS PLANTING ON SOMEONE ELSE'S GRAVE SITE. 

NO FLOWERS OR STONES SHOULD BE PLACED OR PLANTED AROUND FOOT MARKERS.

NO STONES OF ANY KIND SHOULD BE PLACED OR PLANTED AROUND THE GROUND AT THE FOOT STONE OR MARKER.  OBVIOUSLY A HAZARD TO MOWING

NO BENCHES OF ANY KIND SHOULD BE PLACED AT THE GRAVE SITE.

TRIMMING SHRUBS AT THE GRAVE SITE (DWARF SHRUBS ONLY) IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE OWNER.  CEMETERY PERSONNEL WLL ASSIST IN PULLING SHRUBS AND RE LOAM ON REQUEST.

DEAD FLOWERS AND SHRUBS WILL BE REMOVED BY CEMETERY PERSONNEL. 

NO METAL OR PLASTIC FENCES OF ANY KIND MAY BE PUT UP AT GRAVES.  THEY WILL BE REMOVED BY CEMETERY PERSONNEL. 

CEMETERY PERSONNEL HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMOVE ANY AND ALL ITEMS THAT DO NOT COMPLY WITH THESE RULES AND REGULATIONS. 

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