The Church encourages the burial of Catholics in Catholic cemeteries (Canon 1180.1). Burial in the consecrated ground of a Catholic cemetery is a sign of baptismal commitment and gives witness, even in death, to faith in Christ's resurrection.

Famous person buried at St. Mary's Cemetery:
Count Primo Magi
The Count was a midget that travelled with the Barnum and Bailey Circus in the late 1800s. It is claimed the count received his title from Pope Pius IX.

 

St. Mary's Cemetery

Sacred Heart Parish owns and operates St. Mary's Cemetery, located on Wood St. in Middleborough. St. Mary's first burial dates back to 1891 and currently has lots available in the new Hopedale section. All parishioners are welcome to purchase lots in a pre-need or at-need manner. Payment plans are available. It is not required to be Catholic to be buried at St. Mary’s. For more information, please call the Parish Offices at 508-947-0444. A copy of the cemetery regulations may be viewed and downloaded from the link below.

Cemetery Regulations

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