A gem in the woods

A Private, Peaceful
Resting Place

Getting to know this special place

South Byfield Cemetery

Small. Intimate. Quiet. Peaceful. Community. These are just some of the words that have been used to describe the South Byfield Cemetery.

Founded in 1856, South Byfield Cemetery has a great history. Among a host of notable individuals and families, some acclaimed people with gravestones here include John Odgen and Judge William Moody. We are also very proud of the fact that 368 veterans rest here today. But the history we are most proud of is the generations of local families who reside here.

This is a unique place for many reasons, primarily due to the fact that this is a private cemetery. In essence South Byfield is “for the community, run by the community.” Unlike a municipal property, this is a place and a community that prides itself on being responsive, attentive, and caring. All of those who oversee the cemetery, call this home, and will be residing here eternally.

The grounds are comprised of 14 acres situated in picturesque Georgetown, Massachusetts. Tucked away in a rural part of the North Shore, it’s meticulously maintained and a beautiful spot for loved ones to pay their respects in a peaceful environment. We hope you’ll come by some day and visit the grounds.

Who can be buried here?

A Local Resting Place

As a private cemetery, many ask “Who can be buried here?”

This is a local cemetery committed to local people who are seeking a final resting place. Residents of Byfield and Georgetown, and those within a 6-mile radius are invited to secure a burial plot here. In addition, immediate relatives (i.e., children) of those already calling this their eternal home may purchase a plot.

South Byfield Cemetery is a community that genuinely cares about its generations of family members. While we are private, our mission is to support and serve local families with great compassion and care.

One simple step to plan for tomorrow

Pre-Planning & Pricing

Thinking about the benefits of a private cemetery versus the traditional public option and want to chat with one of our family members?

With a single call you can secure a spot at South Byfield Cemetery. It’s never too early to initiate planning for your burial place and rest comfortably with the knowledge that you’re prepared for the future.

To learn more, simply call us at 978-352-2839 or send us a note using the contact form below. We welcome your call or note when you’re ready.

It takes a community

Pride in Volunteering

Our family members are very passionate about this haven and many have lifelong skills that sustain the tranquility and outlook of the grounds.

We also have “neighbors” or local individuals who lend a hand on occasion to maintain this special place. This volunteer support comes with no ties, expectations or long-term commitment, just sheer gratitude.

If your heart tells you that a simple act of volunteering would feel good, then we’d love to hear from you. This is a community that welcomes your talents, endeavors, and graciousness.

today, tomorrow and beyond

Contact Us

    Our 2022 Sponsor

    Conte-Giamberardino Funeral Home is proud to be this year’s sponsor of the South Byfield Cemetery. We are fortunate to be part of such a special place where families can honor their loved ones.


    “From the first time my Mother Nonna walked these roads with her grandchildren, she knew she wanted to rest peacefully as part of this community.”


    – Massimo M.


    83 Warren Street
             Georgetown, MA 01933



    © Copyright 2022 South Byfield Cemetery | Site Developed by Double-0 Marketing