Mountain View Cemetery is operated by the Town of Shrewsbury under the jurisdiction of the Parks and Cemetery Commission. Dating back to before the Town's incorporation, Mountain View Cemetery has a rich history and is the final resting place for many of the Town's prominent, historical residents. The Old Corner of Mountain View Cemetery (Sections 1-9) is part of Shrewsbury's Historic District and on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Cemetery currently provides burial space for only residents of the Town of Shrewsbury. In 2017, the Morey Chapel Columbarium was constructed and provides niche spaces to hold cremated remains. Niches are available for purchase by Town residents for their use, or use by immediate family members (parents or children).
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Connected Board and Committees:
Parks and Cemetery Commission
About the Cemetery Division
Location Mountain View Cemetery is located on Boylston Street (Route 140). The lot sale office and garage are located behind the parking lots of the Fire Department Headquarters and the First Congregational Church. As of July 2022, there is a full-time staff member working at the lot sale office and garage.
Office Open by Appointment To purchase a lot or niche, please call 508-841-8560 to schedule an appointment at the lot sale office and garage. Requests for family history and genealogy should be made in writing via mail to Shrewsbury Parks and Cemetery Maintenance Division, 100 Maple Avenue, Shrewsbury, MA 01545, or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that any requests taking more than 2 hours of research time will be charged an hourly fee.
The Cemetery staff consists of:
Parks and Cemetery Maintenance Division Manager
Parks and Cemetery Maintenance Foreman
Cemetery Program Manager
All positions work for the Parks and Cemetery Division. The Cemetery uses private contractors to perform the grave excavation, leaf clean-up, and mowing of the cemetery grounds.