Rules and Regulations play an important part in the beautification and preservation of the sacred resting place of the faithful departed. They are intended not as restraining, but rather as defining an orderly plan of operation, care and permanent maintenance.

  • All Cemetery business must be transacted at the Cemetery office. Persons other than Cemetery officials are not authorized to conduct business for the Cemetery.
  • Office hours are from 8:30 until 4:00 weekdays, Saturdays by appointment. Closed Sundays.
  • The Cemeteries are open daily. Visiting hours are during daylight hours unless otherwise posted.

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Decorations

Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery and certain sections of St. Agnes, Menands and St. Mary’s, Troy allow only fresh cut flowers in approved cemetery vases except during the Christmas season.  

Christmas floral pieces on an easel, Christmas decorations in an approved vase, and evergreen blankets are welcome on graves from November 15 to January 15.

An American flag is welcome on a grave for Memorial Day. Various veteran and civic groups place flags on veteran’s grave for Memorial Day. These groups typically retrieve flags for reuse. 

One standard floral saddle is welcome on a monument.

Two non-ferrous, composite vases, Metalcraft™ or equivalent, of an appropriate size, are welcome on a monument base in a non-permanent manner.  

Fresh cut flowers only are welcome in our mausoleums.

Please return bronze vases to the flush inverted position when not in use.  For safety, bronze vases should be in the flush inverted position during the winter months.

Any article placed in the cemetery in violation of these rules and regulations will be removed and discarded without notice. Common violations include, but are not limited to: urns, flower planters, boxes or flower pots; corner posts, wooden or plastic crosses, plantings of any kind, statues, figurines, toys or stuffed animals, crushed stone or wood chips, fraternal symbols, flags and flag holders, trellises, solar lights, shepherd hooks,  glass of any kind.

General Clean Ups

A general cleanup will be conducted in the Cemetery twice a year, beginning on or about April 1 and November 1. All decorations will be removed and discarded at these times. 

All Christmas decorations will be removed and discarded beginning January 15, time & weather permitting.

The lot owner is responsible for removing decorations that they wish to save prior to these dates.

Cars and bicycles

We ask that you respect our guidelines that automobiles shall not be driven through the cemetery grounds at a speed greater than twenty miles per hour. This is for the safety and well-being of all. Automobiles are also not allowed to park or to come to a full stop in front of an open grave unless they are in attendance at the funeral.

Additionally, no bicycles or motorcycles shall be admitted to the cemetery except those that may be in attendance at funerals or on business.

Pets

Please keep pets on a leash at all times. Be respectful and clean up after your pet.