Cemetery Commission

The Cemetery Commission operates and maintains the Highland Cemetery.

Please make sure you shut off the yard hydrant completely when finished using it, thank you.

Contacting the Cemetery Commission

Cemetery  Hours: The Cemetery is open dawn to dusk 7 days a week.
Cemetery Location: 54 Centre Street (Across from the Town House.)
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 7:00am – 3:00pm
Office Location: Highway Garage- 2 Dedham St. (Behind the old railroad station across from the Town House.)

Telephone: (508) 906-3328
Fax: (508) 785-8115

Mailing Address:
Cemetery Commission
P.O. Box 250
Dover, MA 02030-0250

Position Name Email
Supervisor Lawrence “Rusty” Dauphinee cemetery@doverma.org


Cemetery Commission Members

Position Name Term Expires Email
Chair Pope Hoffman 2020 phoffman@doverma.org
Secretary Carol Jackman 2021 cjackman@doverma.org
Member Mariah Riess 2022


Meetings are held once a month. Check the Town Calendar for meeting dates and times. Review the Cemetery Commission’s meeting minutes for a record of their meetings.

Dover Town Code Description of Responsibilities

Dover Town Code
There shall be a three-member Cemetery Commission elected on a rotating basis of one member each year for a three-year term. The Commission’s responsibilities shall include, but shall not be limited to, the operation of the Highland Cemetery in accordance with M.G.L. ch. 114, §§ 22, 23.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to purchase a plot?
Only current residents who have lived in Dover for at least 5 years.

Who is eligible to be interred?
Anyone designated by the plot owner.

How do I buy a plot?
Please contact the Cemetery Supervisor.

How do I arrange for interment and arrange for a memorial headstone or marker?
Please contact the Cemetery Supervisor.

Can I walk my dog?
Highland Cemetery no longer allows dogs in the cemetery.

Can’t find what you are looking for? Ask a question.