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The Bellevue Cemetery is owned by the City Of Lawrence. Bellevue was established in 1847, at 170 May Street in Lawrence, MA. The cemetery is overseen by a local Board of Directors (appointed by the Mayor) who volunteer their time, knowledge, and skills to guide the Cemetery. A small paid staff is responsible for the daily operation of the Cemetery.
The Cemetery grounds are open daily sunrise to sunset, weather permitting. The Cemetery asks that you respect on going funerals and people visiting their friends and loved ones for their privacy. Sometimes we will need to close the roads to vehicles due to funerals, maintenance, snow and ice on the narrow roads or other safety reasons. However, when the roads are closed, you are free to walk at your own risk in the Cemetery. Skateboards, sledding, cross country or other types of skiing are not permitted in the Cemetery. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4 pm. Ground operation open Monday through Friday from 7 am to 3 pm. We may be available before and after the office hours to meet with you by appointment. The office is closed most holidays and weekends, although we do schedule burials on Saturdays. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
Yes, we do. While the Cemetery is filling up, we still have standard (casket) burial spaces available along with ground burial spaces for cremated remains. Please contact us for more information.
Bellevue Cemetery has a small staff, so please contact the office to set up an appointment. This will ensure we will be able to spend the time needed to answer all of your questions about the Cemetery and the available sites for interment or inurnment.
The pre-need purchase of your grave sites will take a huge burden off your loved ones when you pass. You will have already made the choice of where you are to be interred, the type of burial, and the type of memorial that you want. Yes, you can plan ahead and even have your memorial already installed at your site(s). The only task that usually has to be done at a later time is to have the final inscription information added to the memorial.
When you purchase a grave site at Bellevue Cemetery, you are purchasing an interment right allowing you to make an interment in the designated grave site for which you received an interment Deed of ownership. The Cemetery continues to own the land and cares for the grass and trees.
The opening and closing of the grave. This is the fee for digging, back filling of the grave, and future leveling and grass seeding of the grave and the updating of our records, artificial grass to cover the grave and any needed cemetery equipment.
Cemetery staff also assists with traffic direction and parking assistance as needed and provides all other equipment as needed.
Additional cost may include overtime.
The Cemetery also can arrange for installation of a new stone as well as an inscription of an existing granite memorial if needed.