April Cemetery Clean-up for all Cemeteries


Monday, Apr. 01, 2024 - 8AM


Friday, Apr. 19, 2024 - 4PM

Winter decoration clean-up for our cemeteries and lots will begin on April 1st at all Albany Diocesan Cemeteries. Lot owners are requested to remove any decorations they wish to save before April 1st.

Fresh cut flowers in an approved vase are always permitted provided they are in good condition. All other decorations will be removed during the cleanup.

The cleanup of all cemeteries takes some time, and depending on weather and the number of burials, may take a week to complete. During the cleanups, cemetery staff removes and discards all items from graves.

Grounds staff are instructed to leave any permitted new seasonal decoration that appears to be newly placed and is in accordance with the current Cemetery Rules and Regulations. Of course, this is a judgment call for our staff, so it is better to wait until after the cleanup to place decorations. Items placed in violation of cemetery rules and regulations or in disrepair may be removed and discarded at any time.

Annual clean-up dates generally start:

Feb. 1 (new date), Apr. 1, Nov. 1

Thank you for helping to keep our cemeteries beautiful!