‘We Welcome Everyone’: Cemetery in Frazer Now Allows Families to Be Buried with Their Pets


Philadelphia Memorial Park in Frazer now allows families and pets to be buried together at the cemetery’s newly introduced Saint Francis section, writes Matteo Iadonisi for 6ABC. 

Since 1929, the cemetery has offered final resting places, including a regular pet cemetery, a mausoleum, a veteran section, and a community columbarium for cremated remains. 

“As a non-sectarian cemetery, we welcome everyone,” said Eric Miller, Manager of Family Services at Philadelphia Memorial Park. “Our doors are open to all faiths, all backgrounds, with options for folks that want to think traditional or think outside the grave, as we call it.”

With more people asking if it was an option to be buried with their pets, Philadelphia Memorial Park took the initiative. As a perpetual place of rest, this cemetery has a fund set up for the care and maintenance of the land after it fills up. 

“I’m so happy that we can do that because I’m giving thought to that as well for my favorite furry friend,” said Elaine Jones, who has been a Family Service Counselor at the cemetery for 26 years. 

Read more about family and pet burials at 6ABC.  

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