Ed Rushford, Cemetery Sexton Town Office: (802) 384-0113
The Cemetery Department is responsible for the maintenance of all Town cemeteries which include Brookside, North Street, Pleasant View, Poplar Grove, and also those located in West Chester and on Spoonerville and Smokeshire Roads. The Department is also responsible for the mowing and maintenance of the park area near the Town Hall, the Green on Main Street, the Town Garage lawn, Memorial Field, the Library lawn, the Pinnacle recreation area, and several small areas for a total of approximately 32 acres.
The Cemetery Sexton is a member of the Vermont Cemetery Association, an organization dedicated to excellence in the care and administration of cemeteries in the State of Vermont. The Sexton also belongs to the Vermont Old Cemetery Association, an organization dedicated to the restoration and preservation of Vermont’s historic cemeteries. Cemetery lots are available and arrangements for purchase can be made by contacting the Cemetery Sexton at the Town Office. Owners of Chester cemetery lots are requested to please remove summer seasonal arrangements from lots by October 31 and fall/winter seasonal arrangements by April 15. Also, planting of trees and shrubs is not allowed.