Serving the Towns of Malden, Melrose, Reading and Wakefield for Over 100 Years.
O’Rourke Bros. Memorials and Abate Monuments continues to serve Wakefield, Reading, Melrose and Malden with compassionate service and impeccable craftsmanship. We are familiar with the rules and regulations in all local cemeteries and can help you choose the appropriate size headstone for your lot. Depending on whether you’re interested in an upright headstone, a flush or bronze marker or a bench, there are many questions that arise. Every cemetery has their own rules and regulations, and sometimes restrictions vary depending on the section in the cemetery.
For instance, Lakeside Cemetery in Wakefield allow for memorial benches with a written appeal, while others may not. Some cemeteries such as the Charles Lawn Memorial Park in Reading have very specific rules about memorials; in this cemetery, a wide granite flat marker is required on all lots. Malden is home to Holy Cross Cemetery, one of the largest in the area. Holy Cross is also serves as the headquarters of the Catholic Cemetery Association of Boston. As this is a large cemetery with many sections, there are a lot of restrictions with regards to the size of your memorial. While the newer sections’ rules are firmly established, some older lots in Holy Cross have more flexible guidelines managed by the superintendent. Regardless of which cemetery, our job is to inform you of the options available, while making sure that you understand the requirements of the cemetery, their fees and obligations.
We also offer cemetery lettering in all the local cemeteries and can add a name and date for you without having to outsource. We have our own mobile lettering truck and cut all our own inscriptions all over the North Shore. Please call us or use our webform. We’d be happy to give you a no-obligation estimate.
Please visit our indoor showroom in Salem, or our sister store in Beverly to view our extensive inventory of beautiful memorials. Our proximity to Wakefield, Reading, Malden and Melrose, our beautiful showrooms and our on-site manufacturing plant are only three good reasons to choose O’Rourke Bros. Memorials. Whether you’re interested in a memorial bench, headstone, pet memorial, mausoleum, bronze memorial, contemporary gravestone or flush granite marker, we treat every customer with respect and dignity, guiding you through the process of creating a lasting tribute to those you love.
We regularly serve the following cemeteries in Malden, Melrose, Wakefield and Reading:
- Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden, MA
- Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose, MA
- Charles Lawn Memorial Park, Reading, MA
- Wood End Cemetery, Reading, MA
- Forest Glade Cemetery, Wakefield, MA
- Wakefield Town Cemetery, Wakefield, MA
- Lakeside Cemetery, Wakefield, MA