Town Owned Cemeteries
The Hudson Cemetery Trustees are responsible for the five (5) Town owned cemeteries: Ford, Blodgett, Center, Senter, and the Poor Farm Cemetery. All are closed to further burials. It is the duty of the Trustees to ensure the cemeteries are cared for with lawn and grave maintenance, head stone care, that the records of known graves are accurately kept, and other duties.
The Trustees of the Trust Funds are responsible for the money given for perpetual care, not the Cemetery Trustees.
Privately Owned Cemeteries
Cemetery Trustees are not responsible for the private Cemeteries in Town:
Hills Farm, Derry Road . . . . . . . . . . . . Ron Leclair, 774-226-3548
Westview, Burnham Road . . . . . . . . . . Ruth Parker, 603-882-7506
Sunnyside, Central Street . . . . . . . . . . Fred Fuller, 603-889-0407
St. Patrick's, Derry Road . . . . . . . . . . . Margie Gray 603-881-8131
St. Casimir's Holy Cross, Ledge Rd . . . (same as St. Patricks above) 603-881-8131
Unpublished cemeteries in town include the cemetery for the Nuns of the Presentation of Mary.
Tasks of the Trustees include an annual organizational meeting and tour of all 5 Town cemeteries to see how they survived the winter, the assessment of stone damage and the need for repair, and maintenance of records. Projects include the purchase of the Poor Farm Cemetery in 2006, including fencing and installation of a monument on the site. All Town cemeteries were mapped to include head stone locations to scale and GPS references. The next project is to update the records with the inscriptions on each headstone before they are lost to the weather forever. Should a private Cemetery fall into neglect, it would be the responsibility of the Trustees to acquire that cemetery and protect it for posterity.
The Cemetery Trustees meet on an as-needed basis