General Rules:

  1. The cemetery is opened from 7:30 AM to 8:30 PM. The cemetery office will be open during the summer season from 8:30 AM until 4:00 P.M Monday through Friday and the winter and from 8:30 AM until 3:30 P.M
  2. Employees of the cemetery are not permitted to do any work for lot owners except upon order of the management but are required to be courteous to all visitor.
  3. All fees or charges for services are payable at the cemetery office as herein stated and patrons of the cemetery are requested not to pay any fee or gratuity to any cemetery employee.
  4. Persons within the cemetery shall use only the avenues, roads, walks and alleys, and no one is permitted to walk upon or cross lots or lawns unless it be necessary to do so to gain access to one’s own 10L The cemetery expressly disclaims liability for any injuries sustained by anyone violating this rule.
  5. Persons visiting the cemetery or attending funerals are prohibited from picking flowers, wild or cultivated, breaking or injuring any tree, shrub or plant, or from writing upon, defacing or injuring any memorials, fence, or other structure within the cemetery grounds.
  6. Motor cars and vehicles must be kept under complete control at all times. When meeting a funeral procession they must stop until the procession passes. They must not pass a funeral procession going the same direction. Motor cars must not be left with the engine running and the emergency brakes must be set when the driver is not in his seat Muff1ers must not be opened nor the horn sounded within the cemetery.
  7. Drivers of motor cars or vehicles hired to attend a funeral must remain quietly in their seats during the funeral services.
  8. The following things are prohibited:
    1. The driving of motor cars or other vehicles through the gates or in the cemetery at excessive speeds.
    2. Driving any motor car, vehicles or animal across or upon any grave, lot or lawn or parking area or leaving the same thereon.
    3. Parking or leaving any motor car or vehicle on any road or driveway within the cemetery at such location or in such position as to prevent any other car or vehicle from passing the same, and if so parked or left the management reserves the right to remove the same.
    4. Making a complete or partial reverse turn of any motor car or vehicle on any road or driveway within the cemetery.
  9. No bicycles or motorcycles will be admitted to the cemetery except such as may be in attendance at funerals or on business.
  10. Children under fifteen years of age are not permitted within the cemetery or its buildings, unless accompanied by an adult.
  11. Receptacles for waste material are located at convenient places. Hence, the throwing of rubbish on the drives and paths, or any part of the grounds, or in the buildings is prohibited.
  12. The placing of boxes, shells, toys, metal designs, ornaments, chairs, settees, and similar articles, upon lots will not be permitted and if so placed, the management reserves the right to remove them.
  13. It is of the utmost importance that there should be strict observance of the proprieties in the cemetery. Hence, all persons within the cemetery should avoid conduct unbecoming a sacred place.
    1. Loud or boisterous talking.
    2. Loitering on the grounds or in any of the buildings.
    3. Bringing refreshments into the cemetery or consuming them on the cemetery grounds.
    4. Soliciting of any commodity within the cemetery.
    5. Placing of signs, notices or advertisements of any kind within the cemetery.
    6. Bringing dogs into the cemetery or any buildings.

Bringing firearms into the cemetery except by a military escort accompanying a veterans funeral or attending memorial services.

Enforcement of Rules:

The Management is hereby empowered to enforce all Rules and Regulations and to exclude from the Cemetery any person violating the same. The Management shall have charge of the grounds and buildings including the conduct of funerals, traffic, employees, lot owners and visitors and at all times shall have supervision and control of all persons in the Cemetery.

These additional Rules and Regulations pertain to the entombment or inurnment of human remains in a mausoleum in St.Joseph’s Cemetery.

  1. Ownership of a St Joseph’s Cemetery Mausoleum crypt or niche comprises the right to perpetual use of the burial right in each space conveyed and the right of inscription acceptable to St Joseph’s Cemetery. Title to St Joseph’s Cemetery mausoleum buildings and all their parts and appurtenances remains in perpetuity with the Cemetery.
  2. Upon full payment, the Cemetery shall deliver to the buyer a certificate evidencing said entombment rights to the buyer and his heirs in perpetuity. The purchase price includes perpetual care in accordance with New York State law.
  3. Entombment Rights purchased from the Cemetery are for entombment or internment purposes only and not for speculation or investment.
  4. Crypts may be used for the entombment of human remains only. Only one entombment or internment may be for each single crypt and only two may be made in a double or companion crypt
  5. Memorial inscription of crypt fronts must conform uniformly with the rules set out by the Cemetery. Each inscription must be handled by the Cemetery and is limited to the legal name, year of birth and year of death for each person whose crypt space is reached through the aperture covered by the crypt front
  6. Floral remembrances must comprise of silk or artificial only. They will be placed in Cemetery approved containers in the area specified for the crypt
  7. No object of any kind may be placed on the crypt front at any time. Any such objects shall be removed and disposed of.
  8. The Cemetery shall not be liable for damages as a result of an act of God or malicious mischief or for any other occurrences where the Cemetery has exercised reasonable care.
  9. All services about the crypt or mausoleum requiring labor shall be performed by the Cemetery or its authorized agents.
  10. Removals from in-ground burials can be made to mausoleum crypt but specific arrangements must be made at the Cemetery Office.