Planning Ahead

Where should I begin when making final arrangements?

When death occurs, there are many decisions that must be made in a short amount of time, which can be emotionally and financially stressful. By pre-planning your funeral arrangements, many of these tough decisions can be made thoughtfully and wisely in advance to ensure your final wishes are carried out as desired.

Before selecting cemetery space, you must decide if you will have a traditional funeral or if you are choosing cremation. This will help you choose the best cemetery space for your funeral arrangements. Pre-planning and purchasing cemetery space in advance also locks in today’s cost.

TRADITIONAL FUNERAL OPTIONS

For those choosing a traditional funeral with ground burial, any of the ground spaces within the gardens listed below can be selected. Purchase of a traditional ground space does not include the monument/marker costs.

  • Field of Honor (Veterans)
  • Blessed Mother Catholic Garden
  • Garden of Peace
  • Garden of Devotion
  • Companion Garden
  • Jewish-Oaklawn Garden
  • Greek Orthodox Christian Garden
  • Private Family Estates (Minimum of 5 Spaces)

For those choosing a traditional funeral with above-ground entombment, the Chapel of Memories Mausoleum offers several different crypt styles, both indoor & outdoor. A mausoleum crypt purchase includes 1 bronze plaque and 1 flower vase. For families that wish to pre-plan a family estate, the cemetery also offers private mausoleums. These mini-mausoleums are custom designed for each family and are placed in the Private Family Estate section of the cemetery.

Main Chapel INSIDE CRYPTS Couch, Side-by-Side, & Single Crypts
Main Chapel II INSIDE CRYPTS Side-by-Side, True Companion & Single Crypts
Corridor B INSIDE CRYPTS Side-by-Side, True Companion & Single Crypts
Corridor C OUTDOOR CRYPTS Side-by-Side, True Companion & Single Crypts
Garden A OUTDOOR CRYPTS True Companion & Single Crypts
Garden B OUTDOOR CRYPTS Side-by-Side, True Companion & Single Crypts
Garden C OUTDOOR CRYPTS Side-by-Side & Single Crypts
Garden D OUTDOOR CRYPTS True Companion
Garden E OUTDOOR CRYPTS Side-by-Side, True Companion & Single Crypts
Garden F OUTDOOR CRYPTS Side-by-Side & Single Crypts
Private Family Estates OUTDOOR CRYPTS *Custom Designed for Each Family

CREMATION OPTIONS

Cremation pre-planning offers many unique options, as well as traditional inurnment options. The biggest decision to make before selecting cemetery space is whether you prefer burial or above-ground inurnment.

For burial of cremated remains, any of the ground spaces within the gardens listed below can be selected. Purchase of a traditional ground space does not include the monument/marker costs. Dorchester Memory Gardens also features 2 Reflection Gardens for burial of cremated remains. These spaces include the urn vault that is required for burial of cremains and a 1’x 1’ American Black granite marker.

TRADITIONAL BURIAL GARDENS

  • Field of Honor (Veterans)
  • Blessed Mother Catholic Garden
  • Garden of Peace
  • Garden of Devotion
  • Companion Garden
  • Jewish-Oaklawn Garden
  • Greek Orthodox Christian Garden
  • Private Family Estates (Minimum of 5 Spaces)

CREMATION BURIAL GARDENS

  • Reflections Garden A
  • Reflections Garden D

For above-ground inurnment of cremated remains, the cemetery offers several different niche spaces within the Chapel of Memories Mausoleum and the Blessed Mother Catholic Garden Columbarium.

 

Main Chapel INSIDE NICHES *SOLD OUT
Main Chapel II INSIDE NICHES Single Niches
Garden Wall A OUTDOOR NCIHES *SOLD OUT
Garden Wall B OUTDOOR NICHES Single Niches
Garden Wall C INDOOR NICHES Single Niches
Garden Wall D INDOOR NICHES Single Niches
Garden Wall E OUTDOOR NICHES Single Niches
COLUMBARIUM OUTDOOR NICHES Double Niches

For families that wish to create a more personalized memorial for above-ground inurnment of cremated remains, the cemetery offers many unique private cremation right options to include: cremation benches, pedestals, fountains, birdbaths and customized mini columbarium.

MONUMENTS & MARKERS

After the cemetery space you have chosen is paid-in-full, a monument/marker can then be selected. There are different requirements for the different ground burial options within the cemetery gardens. All families wishing to order a monument must first obtain approval from the cemetery office. There are installation and perpetual care fees associated with monument/marker installations that must be paid in advance also.

GARDEN MONUMENT REQUIREMENTS
Field of Honor (Veterans) FLAT BRONZE ONLY
Blessed Mother Catholic Garden GRANITE HEADSTONES or FLAT BRONZE MARKERS
Garden of Peace GRANITE HEADSTONES or FLAT BRONZE MARKERS
Garden of Devotion GRANITE HEADSTONES or FLAT BRONZE MARKERS
Companion Garden GRANITE HEADSTONES or FLAT BRONZE MARKERS
Jewish-Oaklawn Garden GRANITE HEADSTONES ONLY
Greek Orthodox Christian Garden GRANITE HEADSTONES or FLAT BRONZE MARKERS
Private Family Estates GRANITE HEADSTONES & FOOTMARKERS ONLY
Reflections Gardens FLAT GRANITE ONLY- 1’x 1’ American Black Granite
 
INSTALLATION FEES .57 cent, per square inch of the monument base
PERPETUAL CARE FEES .08 cent, per square inch of the monument base

For mausoleum crypts, a bronze plaque and a bronze flower vase will be ordered and installed at no extra charge. For columbarium niches and mausoleum niches, a bronze plaque will be ordered and installed at no extra charge.

OPENING & CLOSING COSTS:

Opening & closing costs can only be paid after a death has occurred. These costs are based on the type of cemetery space to be used and the day of the funeral service.

FUNERAL TYPE Ground Burial Mausoleum Private Entombment
TRADITIONAL Garden of Peace
Garden of Devotion
Blessed Mother Catholic Garden
Field of Honor
Jewish-Oaklawn Garden
Companion Garden
Orthodox Christian Garden
Private Family Estates
Main Chapel
Main Chapel II
Corridor C
Corridor B
Garden A
Garden B
Garden C
Garden D
Garden E
Garden F
Custom Designed Mausoleums for families of 2-10 people
CREMATION Garden of Peace
Garden of Devotion
Blessed Mother Catholic Garden
Field of Honor
Jewish-Oaklawn Garden
Companion Garden
Orthodox Christian Garden
Private Family Estates
Reflections Garden A
Reflections Garden D
Main Chapel II
Garden Wall B
Garden Wall C
Garden Wall D
Garden Wall E
Columbarium
Cremation Bench
Pedestal
Fountain
Bird Bath
Sundial
Mini Columbarium