CEMETERY NOTES: Our parish cemetery is located in the 300 block of North Fifth Street in Hamburg (near the Hamburg Armory). For info on columbarium niches or traditional burials or the purchase of plots at our cemetery, please contact John Driscoll at the Burkey and Driscoll Funeral Home at 610-562-2955. John will provide information about our cemetery for anyone interested in pre-planning.
2018 Cemetery improvements include a columbarium (50-niche receptacle for cremation urns) with a statue of the Pieta and paved area with benches will serve as a new meditation focal point. A new sign will be located along the North Fifth Street front view of the cemetery.
The columbarium includes 50 niches for cremains urns. There are 30 single-depth niches and 10 double-depth niches for two urns. Niches are available for immediate purchase for pre-planning purposes. The granite façade of each niche can be engraved at the owner’s expense.
GRAVE DECORATIONS: Glass items (votive candles, globes, etc.), paving stones and bricks are not permitted in the cemetery. These items pose a potential hazard to the cemetery caretakers. Such items will be removed, if necessary.
GRAVESIDE SHRUBS AND TREES are a challenge to cemetery maintenance and procedures as perennial plants mature. When these items become an issue, they will be removed. Please limit plant selections to annuals.