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At a meeting Monday on proposed changes to cemetery rules, some residents complained that their graveside mementos have been badly treated by cemetery workers, while others voiced their support of the staff who run Duxbury’s four burying grounds.
The meeting Monday night was in front of the Board of Selectmen, who called it to
make sure the public was informed of the new rules and regulations being recommended by the Cemetery Trustees and Cemetery Superintendent Patricia Pappas.
Cemetery Trustee Robert Hayes explained the rationale for the updates, saying that in recent years, cemetery users have been personalizing the burial plots of their loved ones with items that can be maintenance and safety hazards as well as individualizing their areas so they don’t fit in with the rural character of Duxbury’s cemeteries, specifically the Mayflower Cemetery on Tremont Street.