West Springfield Cemetery

Find West Springfield Massachusetts cemeteries, memorial parks, mausoleums, graveyards, gravesites, graves or mortuaries. Cemeteries provide information on funerals and burial services including internment, headstones and grave markers, burial grounds, cemetery plots, vaults, crypts, as well as burial records for national, state,.

BNai Jacob Cemetery 366 Kings Highway West Springfield MA 01089 617-244-6509

St Thomas Cemetery 47 Pine Street West Springfield MA 01089 413-736-2334

St Thomas Cemetery 1089 Kings Highway West Springfield MA 01089 413-739-4779

West Springfield Beth El Cemetery 1089 Kings Highway West Springfield MA 01089 413-739-3415

West Springfield Beth Israel Cemetery 366 Kings Highway West Springfield MA 01089 617-244-6509

About West Springfield Cemeteries

Cemeteries in West Springfield, MA are burial grounds where cultural, ethnic, or religious burial observations and rituals are practiced. Public Cemeteries in West Springfield make their plots available to the general public. West Springfield Private Cemeteries restrict their use based on religious affiliation, family, ethnicity, or some other group identifier. Military Cemeteries in Hampden County are generally restricted to veterans and other individuals who have served in the armed forces. In some cases, family members of veterans may also be buried in Military Cemeteries.

Interested parties may contact Cemeteries for questions about:
  • Finding a cemetery near you
  • West Springfield Public and Private Cemeteries
  • Military Cemeteries in West Springfield
  • Information about funerals and burials
  • West Springfield burial records and gravesite history
West Springfield Burial Records

West Springfield burial records, which are of interest to genealogists and family researchers, are available as public records. Burial records for individuals buried in West Springfield may be obtained from the office of the West Springfield Cemetery where that burial took place. The Hampden County government may provide these records at the Offices of the Hampden County Cemetery, Hampden County Parks and Public Works Departments.

Public Cemeteries in West Springfield, MA

Public Cemeteries may be owned by the Hampden County government, or they may be privately owned. They are open to the public and generate most of their revenue from the sale of individual burial plots, gravesites, and mausoleums in West Springfield, Massachusetts. Government-owned Cemeteries may also be partially funded by the operating budget of West Springfield. The operation and maintenance of government-owned Cemeteries in West Springfield is usually the responsibility of the Hampden County Parks Department or Public Works Department.

West Springfield Private Cemeteries

Massachusetts Public Cemeteries that are privately owned include Cemeteries owned by West Springfield businesses and non-profit organizations, such as churches. A Cemetery owned by a church or other religious institution may be considered a Public Cemetery if it is open to the general public. Many Cemeteries are owned by small, West Springfield based businesses. However, a growing number are owned by a handful of large, national companies. In these cases, a local West Springfield business is often retained as the operator of the Cemetery.

Cemetery Operations

The licensing and operation of Cemeteries is regulated by Massachusetts State. The location of Public Cemeteries is regulated by local ordinances and Hampden County zoning rules. Massachusetts State requires West Springfield Public Cemeteries to establish an endowment or other fund for the perpetual care and maintenance of the Cemetery. A certain portion of each burial plot sale must be designated for the future care and maintenance of the Cemetery grounds. These requirements are intended to ensure that funds are available to maintain the Cemetery even after all of the burial plots have been sold. Massachusetts may also regulate service fees charged by West Springfield Cemeteries.