Parish CemeteryRoman Catholic Burial Place in Hamburg, PA
CEMETERY NOTES: Our parish cemetery is located in the 300 block of North Fifth Street in Hamburg (near the Hamburg Armory). For info on columbarium niches or traditional burials or the purchase of plots at our cemetery, please contact John Driscoll at the Burkey and Driscoll Funeral Home at 610-562-2955. John will provide information about our cemetery for anyone interested in pre-planning.
Recent cemetery improvements include a columbarium (50-niche receptacle for cremation urns) with a statue of the Pieta. A paved area with benches serves as a meditation focal point. Flowering trees and other shrubs help provide a peaceful setting.
The columbarium includes 50 niches for cremains urns. There are 30 single-depth niches and 10 double-depth niches for two urns. Niches are available for immediate purchase for pre-planning purposes. The granite façade of each niche can be engraved at the owner’s expense.
GRAVE DECORATIONS: Glass items (votive candles, globes, etc.), paving stones and bricks are not permitted in the cemetery. These items pose a potential hazard to the cemetery caretakers. Such items will be removed, if necessary.
GRAVESIDE SHRUBS AND TREES are a challenge to cemetery maintenance and procedures as perennial plants mature. When these items become an issue, they will be removed. Please limit plant selections to annuals.
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