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Evergreen Cemetery

Committee Members
John Ricklefs
Fran VanHousen
Barbara Hughes
Candace Cerretani 
Alicia Cerretani 

Frequently Asked Questions

On the Southern slope of Each Beecher Hill, overlooking the village, in 1851, the citizens of Owego established Evergreen Cemetery—a “Rural Cemetery”—a park-like burial ground, a picnic area, a pleasant stroll, and an escape among the clouds from the vagaries of life in what was becoming a crowded Village.
Evergreen is the municipal cemetery of the Village of Owego under the supervision of the Department of Public Works. The DPW telephone is (607) 687-1101 or fill in the complaint form on the Village website.
The Village is exploring creating additional burial space in Evergreen. Currently there are over 9,200 people buried in Evergreen and there are no open plots available.
We invite you to join the Evergreen Cemetery Committee and/or the Friends of Owego Evergreen Cemetery. The Friends is a 501(c)3 charitable corporation who organize work-days, educational seminars, tours, and target donations toward specific restoration projects beyond the normal Village maintenance work. Both are volunteer organizations whose division of labor is organized by their shared vision to maintain Evergreen as the "gem" of Owego. 

Contact the Evergreen Cemetery Committee via their Facebook page linked above, and contact the Friends at