Riverside Cemetery

History

Riverside Cemetery was established in 1880 after the York Street Cemetery reached capacity.  The first burials occurred in 1880.  The City purchased additional property to expand Riverside in the early 1920s.  Many prominent figures from Plymouth’s history are buried at Riverside including members of the founding families like the Pennimans, the Blunks, the Starkweathers, and the Wilcoxes.  There are veterans from the Civil War, World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War and other wars buried in Riverside.  Veteran graves are marked with an American flag each year for Memorial Day in remembrance of their service.

Location

Riverside Cemetery is located at 680 Plymouth Road.  It is located behind the 35th District Court (660 Plymouth Rd.) and behind Massey Field.  The Cemetery office is located at 1231 Goldsmith.

View the map of Riverside.

Services

Graveside services are permitted April through November.  Graveside service include the use of the tent and four chairs.  Mausoleum services are permitted December through March.  Mausoleum service includes the use of the indoor mausoleum and four chairs.

Due to COVID-19, graveside services are currently limited to 100 people and mausoleum services are prohibited.

Graves and Mausoleum

The Department of Municipal Services operates and maintains Riverside Cemetery. 

There are two interment location options in Riverside Cemetery: above-ground in the Garden Mausoleum or in-ground in a grave. 

Above Ground

The Garden Mausoleum accommodates full-body entombment in crypts and cremated entombment in niches.  A single niche accommodates two cremain entombments.  A single crypt accommodates one full-body entombment and two cremains or four cremain entombments.  A double crypt accommodates two full-body entombments and four cremains or eight cremain entombments.  These rules are subject to change and may depend on other factors like casket size.

In Ground

A single, adult grave accommodates full-body burial and cremain burial.  One adult grave accommodates one full-body burial and two cremain burials or four cremain burials.  These rules are subject to change.

Cost and Fees

The fees to purchase a grave, niche, or crypt depend on residency status.  Opening and closing fees also depend on residency status.  Taxpaying residents of the City of Plymouth get discounted pricing because their property tax dollars support the Cemetery.  The price of niches and crypts include the opening and closing for the first interment (additional fee for Sunday/Holiday) and one nameplate.  These costs are subject to change and do not include every situation or burial arrangement.  Currently, payment is accepted via cash or check only.

Grave Prices

Single Grave (Block K or O): Resident – $900, Non-Resident – $1,750

Single Grave (Other Blocks): Resident – $1,100, Non-Resident – $1,950

Two Plot Graves (Block M): Resident – $1,800, Non-Resident – $3,500

Family Plot (6 Graves): Resident – $5,400, Non-Resident – $10,500

Family Plot (10 Graves): Resident – $9,000, Non-Resident – $17,500

Crypt and Niche Prices

Niche (Lower Two Rows): Resident – $950, Non-Resident – $1,000

Niche (Middle Two Rows): Resident – $1,350, Non-Resident – $1,400

Niche (Upper Two Rows): Resident – $1,150, Non-Resident – $1,200

Single Crypt (Eye Level): Resident – $3,650, Non-Resident – $3,750

Single Crypt (Upper Level): Resident – $3,450, Non-Resident – $3,550

Double Crypt (Eye Level): Resident – $6,350, Non-Resident – $6,450

Double Crypt (Upper Level): Resident – $5,950, Non-Resident – $6,050

Opening and Closing Costs – Graves

The cost to open and close a grave, niche, or crypt is due upon burial and cannot be pre-paid.  Opening and closing costs depend on the day and time of the interment.  Overtime rates apply to interments scheduled at 2:00 p.m. or later.

Adult Full Body Burial (Resident): Monday-Friday – $950, Saturday/Overtime – $1,100, Sunday/Holiday – $1,200; Winter Surcharge add $250

Adult Full Body Burial (Non-Resident): Monday-Friday – $1,500, Saturday/Overtime – $1,650, Sunday/Holiday – $1,750; Winter Surcharge add $250

Adult Cremain Burial (Resident): Monday-Friday – $250, Saturday/Overtime – $300, Sunday/Holiday – $350; Winter Surcharge add $50

Adult Cremain Burial (Non-Resident): Monday-Friday – $400, Saturday/Overtime – $500, Sunday/Holiday – $550; Winter Surcharge add $100

Opening and Closing Costs – Niches and Crypts

Niche Entombment (Monday-Saturday): Resident – Included in purchase price, Non-Resident – Included in purchase price

Niche Entombment (Sunday and Holiday): Resident – $300, Non-Resident – $500

Niche Entombment (Second Interment, Monday-Saturday): Resident – $200, Non-Resident – $350

Single Crypt Entombment (Monday-Saturday): Resident – Included in purchase price, Non-Resident – Included in purchase price

Single Crypt Entombment (Sunday and Holiday): Resident – $400, Non-Resident – $400

Double Crypt Entombment (Monday-Saturday): Resident – Included in purchase price, Non-Resident – Included in purchase price

Double Crypt Entombment (Sunday and Holiday): Resident – $400, Non-Resident – $400

Marker/Foundation/Nameplate Installation Costs

Foundations are required for all grave markers that are not a flush marker.  The installation charge depends on the size of the grave marker/gravestone and range from $175 to $275.  Installation of a veteran stone is $190.  To purchase a grave marker, please contact a funeral home or monument company directly.

One nameplate is included with the purchase price of a crypt or niche.  Nameplate order forms are available in the Municipal Services office.  The second nameplate can be purchased at market rate, typically $200 to $300.

 

Appointments

To make an appointment to review options and/or purchase a grave, niche, or crypt, please contact the Municipal Services office directly.  Appointment times are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.