The Riverside Cemetery is located on the Bennoch Road and is the only municipal cemetery in Orono. All burials must be scheduled through the Town Office at 207-866-2556.
Scheduling / Selling of Lots / Perpetual Care / Maintaining Database
The Town Clerk’s office issues cemetery conveyances to new owners as soon as possible after the sale and confirmation that the space is available for purchase. Only current Orono residents are allowed to purchase lots in the Riverside Cemetery. With each lot that is purchased there is a perpetual care fee for the continued maintenance of the lot by the Town. Copies of the conveyances are filed in the vault and the owner’s name is recorded on the cemetery maps. All plots sold are recorded by the following fields: Map/Range/Lot #. Any person(s) buried are also recorded on the card.
Perpetual Care Fees / Lot Placement
The Town currently sells three (3) and six (6) place lots at the cemetery and only human remains may be placed within the cemetery grounds. The Urn garden will accept cremations. The resident will consult with the cemetery sexton to see what lots are available for purchase. Once a location is agreed upon, the cemetery sexton completes a cemetery lot request form and sends the resident to the Town Office to complete the transaction.
Lot Prices are: Lot Size (3) $450 Lot Size (6) $900 Urn Garden $150
1 full-size burial equals 3 cremations
No burials are allowed from November 30th - May 1st
No burials on Memorial Day, 4th of July, or Labor Day
Weekends and other holidays, please contact the Public Works Department
NO MONEY OR CHECKS ARE TO BE COLLECTED AT THE CEMETERY.
ALL MONEY IS TO BE PAID AT THE TOWN OFFICE.
Interring Fees Chart
Lot Opening Price Chart – May 1st through November 30th
Please note: NO burials on Sundays
Monday – Friday
Casket / Full Burial
Saturdays only: $550
with vault: $200
with vault: $300
with vault: $325
Anyone requesting burial must have written permission from the lot owner prior to opening the ground if they are not directly related or noted on the conveyance.