Rochester Cemetery
17 Franklin Street
Rochester NH

Rochester Cemetery is owned and operated by Rochester Cemetery Association.  Franklin Street separates the older North side of the cemetery from the South side.

Lot Sales/Interment Rights can be purchased from the cemetery superintendent. 
Each Full-size grave can accommodate a casket and up to 2 cremation urns.  Single and Double grave lots can accommodate a flat marker only.  We also have granite Columbarium Niches available for cremation burials with which can hold up to 2 urns. 
*Please note that the purchase of a burial lot does not mean you have ownership of the land.  It gives you and whomever you assign burial rights within the lot.

Burials can be scheduled: Mon-Fri - 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. Saturdays for an additional charge.
To reach us click on the Contact link at the top of our page.

Cemetery Rules and Regulations

*Memorial Day Flowers allowed 10 days before Memorial Day and must be removed by June 10th.  Only lots that have monuments with extended bases or cement pads on the side of the  monument will be allowed to display flowers after June 10.
*No Planting of Shrubs, Trees, Plants or Flowers on any grave.
*No Trinkets, Vigil Lights, Toys, Photos, Glass Containers, Potted Plants, etc. on any grave.  Items that do not conform with the rules and regulations will be removed by the cemetery staff.
*No Food or Beverages are allowed  on cemetery grounds.
*The cemetery is a carry in/carry out cemetery, please take what you brought in with you including flower/plant clippings.
*No Dogs Allowed.
*Cemetery closes at dusk 

Fees and Charges

Cost of Lots:  Price per grave
($500 for lot and $500 for Perpetual Care)


Columbarium Niche w/Engravable Granite Front
Opening fee (first opening free) Second Opening 
2 Cremation Urns per Niche


Opening of Grave (Mon-Fri)


Opening of Grave (Saturday)


Cremation Burial (Mon-Fri)
Cremation Burial (Mon-Fri) With Vault


Cremation Burial (Saturday)
Cremation Burial (Saturday) with Vault


Opening of baby/small child's grave (Mon-Fri)


Opening of baby/small child's grave (Saturday)


Contact Us

By Phone: (603) 953-8051  

By Mail: Rochester Cemetery Association
PO Box 1511
Rochester, NH 03866-1511


Entrance to South Side of Cemetery


North Side of Cemetery

Aerial View of Rochester Cemetery

South Side of Cemetery

Rochester Cemetery 
17 Franklin St
Rochester NH