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"A cemetery may be considered as abandoned when all or practically all of the bodies have been Removed therefrom and no bodies have been buried therein for a great many years, and the cemetery has been so long neglected as entirely to lose its identity as such, and is no longer known, recognized and respected by the public as a cemetery. 1953 OAG 2978."

Friday, December 21, 2012

The Catholic Cemetery Association of the Cleveland Catholic Diocese Announces its New "Adopt-A-Marker" Program for Headstones of Priests and Nuns


Thanking Melissa Malone of the Catholic Cemeteries Association, Diocese of Cleveland for sharing this exciting information about their upcoming "Adopt-A-Marker" program:

 "This program is solely for headstones of priests and nuns that are at least 50 years of age or older, and/or damaged.  We do wish to extend this program to all headstones within the coming years."

"Each donor will receive a certificate acknowledging their gift and the before and after photographs of the headstone preservation/restoration." 

Melissa has informed me that the program's details and donation form will be made available on their website after the first of the year.  

In the meantime, below are Melissa's direct phone number and email address regarding the program.   

Also below is the program's announcement sheet with more details and "Adopt A Marker Donation Form"


Melissa Malone
Your Catholic Cemetery Representative
Direct (216) 570-6668



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