St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, established June 1, 1898, is a traditional monument cemetery owned and operated by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland, Maine.
We take great pride in having served the diverse ethnic population of the greater Waterville area for over 100 years. St. Francis Catholic Cemetery is privileged to be a part of the rich history of the city. Many of our families originally came to the Waterville area to find work in the textile and paper mills that thrived along the banks of the mighty Kennebec River.
The cemetery, originally part of the former St. Francis de Sales Parish, is located on 32 acres of land bordered by the Messalonskee Stream to its west and the city's Pine Grove Cemetery and the Kennebec River to its east.
At the present time, the cemetery contains over 15,000 burials.
The Corpus Christi Cremation Garden, dedicated in September 1998, is a flush marker section exclusively for cremation burial. Its lush green grass is accented by colorful perennial plantings. Its towering split-leaf maples provide shade and a sense of tranquility to the area as their limbs sway in the breeze.
A huge monument constructed of Italian marble and Vermont granite depicting the crucifixion of Christ stands at the head of the garden, while flowers form the shape of a chalice and the Holy Eucharist.
In addition to garden burials, granite benches are available for above ground entombment of cremation urns. A columbarium is also planned for the future that will provide 40 or more above ground niches.
St. Francis Catholic Cemetery provides a wide array of services. Some prices are listed below, but many require estimates. All estimates are free.
Any work done on cemetery grounds must be done by cemetery personnel with the exception of planting flowers, which may be done by individuals. A qualified monument dealer must erect all monuments. A monument application is required and is available at the cemetery office or local monument dealers.
We are a regional cemetery providing service to the Corpus Christi Parish in Waterville and St. Joseph Maronite in Waterville.
St. Francis Catholic Cemetery
78 Grove Street P.O. Box 575
Waterville, Maine 04901-0575
Phone: (207) 872-2770
Fax: (207) 872-2770
History - History of St. Francis Catholic Cemetery