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There is an old saying that only two things are certain in life: death and taxes. Since there are many political and financial web sites that are devoted to the subject of taxes, we won't dwell on them at this site.

Maine Death Care is a site where news, information, and opinion regarding the death care industry in Maine is collected into one location. We have information on funeral practices, burials and cremations, and related issues. We also provide contact information for the various governmental agencies which regulate the death care industry in Maine.

We are hopeful that this web site will fulfill a need for a centralized repository of information from a variety of disparate sources, into one easy to navigate site. We have gathered this information from a variety of sources, and to the best of our knowledge, it is accurate and current.

What's New?

City negotiating to bring crematorium to Oak Hill Cemetery.

A national crematory company is negotiating a lease with the city to build at the front of Riverside Drive's Oak Hill Cemetery. Read the story in the Sun Journal.


Harrison officials taking inventory of cemeteries, researching ownership.

Town Clerk Melissa St. John said people came to the Town Office to purchase lots at Bolsters Mills Cemetery on Bolsters Mills Road and that got her thinking about graveyards in town.Read the story in the Sun Journal.


Gardiner residents hope neglected family cemetery can be restored.

A recently rediscovered small cemetery dating to the 19th century has been vandalized and is in the middle of a gravel pit owned by Drilling & Blasting Rock Specialists. Read the story in the Kennebec Journal.


Richmond considering land gift to cemetery for a crematory.

A Richmond special town meeting Wednesday will ask whether the town should donate about five acres of town land to the Cotton Cemetery Association. Full story in the Kennebec Journal.


Neglected Farmington Revolutionary War cemetery to be fixed.

An incentive program by Walmart is donating money in the name of employees who volunteer for the Red Schoolhouse Cemetery restoration project. Full story in the Kennebec Journal.


Death With Dignity-A Post

This isn't news so much as opinion. My opinion, in point of fact, on the subject of death with dignity. Jim Jacobsen, Admin.


Eight sets of remains found in Cornish

Officials suspect a contractor moved headstones but not the bodies when a cemetery site was cleared for a town hall in the 1920s. Read the story on the Portland Press Herald.


East Dixfield man finds long-lost Canton Mountain Cemetery

Nelson Coolidge of East Dixfield may have finally found the final resting place of Simon Coolidge, his sixth great-grandfather, who was the first settler in Canton and Jay in the late 1700s. Watch the video for this interesting story on the Lewiston Sun Journal web site.


Norridgewock man discovers others buried in family's cemetery plot

A Norridgewock man says he was shocked to find members of another family buried in his family's plot in a town-owned cemetery. Read the story at the Lewiston Sun Journal web site.


Three accused of digging up relatives remains for move to another Maine cemetery.

Police say the men, charged with abuse of a corpse, wanted the exhumed relatives to be closer to other family plots. Read the story in the Portland Press Herald


Thorndike woman's death shrouds part of new burial trend

This is a very nice article on alternatives to traditional burial in Maine. Read the article on the Bangor Daily News' site.


Evergreen Cemetery is Expanding

Faced with the possibility of running out of burial space within the year, Evergreen Cemetery's overseers are planning to add 800 to 1,000 graves near the main entrance as the cemetery continues its steady expansion. Read the story in the Portland Press Herald.


Auburn Scouts Mark Graves of 1945 Fire Victims

Cub Scout Pack 111 in Auburn and its committee members are raising money for memorial markers for the victims of the 1945 Lacoste Babies Home fire. Read the story.

03/21/14 Committee Relaxes Expensive Cemetery Maintenance Mandates

Maine Municipal Association Legislative Bulletin

03/21/14 Vinalhaven pilot arranges free flights for Maine veterans to visit national war memorials.

This is an interesting article from the Bangor Daily News.. Read the article.

Legislative Update

LD 1662 (SP 656) "An Act To Clarify the Law Governing the Maintenance of Veterans' Grave Sites"

Last Senate Action 2/6/2014 - Report READ and ACCEPTED. On motion by Sen. Tuttle of York for the Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs referred to the Committee on State and Local Government. Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.

Last House Action 2/11/2014 - Report was READ and ACCEPTED. The Bill was referred to the Committee on State and Local Govenment in concurrence. Ordered sent forthwith.

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