News and Events

Two major Special Annual Events take place each year, and others are posted here as they occur.

In addition, we invite you to come back from time to time to see the latest news and events.

Special Annual Events

MEMORIAL SERVICES

For more than twenty-five years, the Friends of Cedar Grove Cemetery has sponsored memorial masses. These masses are held on the Sundays before Memorial Day and Christmas at 11:00 am, in memory of all who rest with us. Held in our seventy-five-year-old Gilman Chapel, the services attract more than two hundred people. Attendees participate in the Mass, and then enjoy light refreshments in the office, or weather permitting, on the grounds adjacent to the Chapel. Flowers may be brought to decorate the altar, in memory of our loved ones, and are then returned to the family after the service.

We feature a one-half hour guided tour of different sections of the Cemetery following these services. We hope to continue this practice, and to expand it in the future.

VETERANS MEMORIAL DAY SERVICES

On Memorial Day of each year, for more than fifty years, exercises are held to honor all deceased military men and women, and support our active troops. The seven Dorchester AMVETS, VFW, and AMERICAN LEGION Posts parade into the Cemetery in full formation. They place memorial wreaths, play taps, fire a 21-gun salute and listen to patriotic music. Many high-ranking political and military leaders have been featured speakers at this event. Hundreds of people participate in the ceremonies.

Cedar Grove Cemetery Christmas Wreaths Now AvailableCHRISTMAS WREATHS

Our beautiful fresh 12 inch Christmas Wreaths are now available for $35 each to be placed on the grave or headstone of your loved one. Please call the office at 617-825-1360 to place your order.

NEWS

Cedar Grove Still Boasts Old-Time Charm

This article first appeared in the Dorchester Argus-Citizen, May 10, 1990 By Anthony Sammarco, Argus-Citizen Correspondent The Cedar Grove section of Dorchester represents what is commonly known as “New Dorchester,” as opposed to the northern area of the town. To...

EVENTS

Sunday, December 17th at 11:00 a.m. – Christmas Mass

At Gilman Chapel WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN US for the 37th annual celebration of Christmas Mass at Gilman Chapel starting at 11:00 a.m. Sponsored by the Friends of Cedar Grove Cemetery. Refreshments to follow in the Cemetery...