Woodlawn-North Purchase Cemeteries is Private properties. The grounds are primarily for the use of proprietors (lot owners); columbarium niche owners, mausoleum crypt owners and the families and friends of the deceased. Therefore, no photography of gravestones is permitted. Although it is private and exists primarily as a resting place for past generations, Woodlawn North Purchase Cemeteries offers a place of serenity and beauty for quiet enjoyment.
Visitors are welcome to walk, bicycle or drive around our grounds (please observe 10 mph speed limit). We ask visitors to wear proper attire including shirts and footwear, and respect the privacy and solemnity of graveside services. No walking of pets without a leash, skiing, skateboarding, fast bicycling, rollerblading or picnicking is allowed on our grounds. Jogging and fast walking are acceptable but, for safety reasons, no earphones may be worn at any time.
Visitors are on the grounds at their own risk and Woodlawn North Purchase Cemeteries will in no way assume responsibility or liability for any injury that visitors might sustain during their visit.
Children under 16 years of age are welcome to visit but must be accompanied by an adult agreeing to bear responsibility for their conduct.
Pedestrians are expected to walk only on the roadways or on lanes designated for their use. If the only access to a lot is across another lot, then the necessary crossing is permitted.
Vehicular travel should be limited to the roadways and should be done slowly and as quietly as possible.
Trees and shrubs are placed throughout the Cemetery by the Cemetery for overall beauty and serenity of the grounds.
The following are prohibited at Woodlawn North Purchase Cemeteries:
- Bringing alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs into the Cemetery is strictly prohibited.
- Bird Houses
- Planting and Removal of shrubs, Trees and flowers without approval by superintendent
- Faded fake or dead plants (The Cemetery reserves the right to remove all flowers, wreaths or other decorations from lots as soon as they become unsightly).
- Glass Containers, Metal rods not approved by superintendent
- Dumping or littering of any kind
- Lighting fires at or near the cemetery grounds is strictly prohibited.
- Except by written permission of the Cemetery, no one may take photographs or record any video within the Cemetery at any time.
- Use of drones is prohibited in the Cemetery.
- Instructing persons in the use and operation of a motor vehicle
- No person, other than employees of the Cemetery and authorized landscape company shall be allowed to perform any work within the Cemetery without permission from the Cemetery superintendent.
- Handmade Unapproved Monuments
- Soliciting or selling any product or service
- Placement of signs, Political Banners, notices and advertisements unless placed by the Cemetery.
- Carrying weapons of any kind (military funerals and law enforcement officers excepted)
- Lounging and sunbathing
- Sledding, ATVs, snow mobiles and dirt bikes
- Disturbing or damaging any structure, tree, plant, shrub and grassed area
Fences, hedges, curbing enclosures, ironwork, wirework, seats, vases, landscape lighting and corner posts above grade are to be approved and can also be removed by the superintendent or cemetery workers without notice
The Cemetery may at any time enter upon the lots or graves to keep the same neat, and clear off the grass, weeds, wilted flowers and debris. The Cemetery reserves the right to remove any artifacts from the grave, i.e. artificial flowers, stuffed animals, ribbons, bows, balloons and dead plants which are determined to be unsightly or faded and present a detriment to the natural beauty of the Cemetery. The Cemetery reserves the right to use their discretion to make this determination.
The Cemetery shall have the right to remove all offensive and improper objects.
Object whose appearance, condition and safety warrant removal and/or violate the Cemetery’s rules and regulations. The Cemetery also will not be liable for any Keepsake, souvenir, flower, grass, shrubs or decoration removed, damaged or lost by any cause.
The Cemetery reserves the right, without notice to amend, suspends, revise, alter, modify and make exceptions of any of these Rules and Regulations without consent or approval to the outside public or deed owners
The Cemetery reserves the right to resurvey and subdivide unsold lots or plots or parts thereof.
Private contractors and others will be held responsible for any damage done to lots, graves, paths, roads, plantings, trees, structures, etc., including damage to the lawn, and shall take all necessary precautions to avoid damage.
Owning the deed to a grave plot or lot does not make you the owner. Instead, it simply gives you interment rights for future use
Owners of a plot or lot should always present deed when making any decisions as to the instructions of placement of a loved one or monument
Owners of a lot cannot place any items 1 ½ feet in front of monument
Incasing a lot preventing maintenance will not be allowed
An order in writing is required from the lot or grave owner of his/her representative whenever grave work is to be done.
The use of one grave space shall be limited to interments as follows unless otherwise permitted by the Cemetery:
- One adult burial, or
- One adult burial and one infant burial, or
- One adult burial and three urns of cremated remains, or
- Four urns of cremated remains
In an effort to protect the privacy of our lot owners, photography and videography is restricted to scenes of the landscape, nature and architectural designs. The use of movie cameras, Phone recording, Trail cameras and live models is strictly prohibited.
Individuals wishing to take photographs or use film intended for publication or commercial use are prohibited from doing so without the written consent of Woodlawn North Purchase Cemeteries. Permission of photographs taken on the cemetery grounds must be made in writing and include proofs of the photos intended for publication along with an outline describing the article.
In the unlikely event it is determined that the cemetery has acted improperly or has erred either in making internments or in the placing of structures or in the inscriptions or records, The cemetery reserves the right to make necessary corrections
All interments, disinterment, cremations, dispositions and removals will be subject to the laws, ordinances and regulations of the State of Massachusetts and the city of Attleboro which are now and from time to time hereafter may be, in force.
All the rules and regulations are intended to be in conformity with the by-laws of the cemetery and with the charter through which it exists.
The cemetery should be consulted in regards to any and all questions, which may arise under any rules and regulations as well as any questions, and subjects, which are not covered and or listed therein.
It is the duty of the grave owner to notify the Cemetery of any changes in the mailing address and any contact information.
It is the policy of the cemetery to consider those who do not conform to these policies as trespassers and treat them accordingly, requesting their departure or taking whatever action is deemed appropriate.