Lakeside Cemetery Chapel Restoration Fund

Our beautiful Lakeside Chapel within Lakeside Cemetery on North Ave. needs your help. It is a classic New England non-denomination chapel, built to resemble an English country church, with its sharply sloped slate roof and granite stone facing. It was built in c.1932 within the Cemetery, designed by architect Edward Bridge "to be a beautiful and dignified setting for funeral services."

If you have ever walked by or into the scenic grounds of the cemetery, you immediately sense the quiet serenity and park-like beauty among the sugar maple trees in the fall, the colorful dogwoods in spring, and always with the peaceful lake as a backdrop. The cemetery is a private, non-profit entity, which means it receives no funds from the town for upkeep. The cemetery operates solely on income from sale of lots.

For many years now the chapel has come into disrepair, with water infiltration, deteriorating window casings, floors, roof, stained glass widows, masonry, and stucco. In addition, the gracefully arched double front doors are in serious condition. The cost of these repairs far out reach the proceeds from sales of lots in the cemetery. It is our sincere hope to restore this quintessential and historic building to its former glory for possible use for funeral services, concerts, and gatherings. 

Please consider making a donation to help keep this historic building. Your donation is greatly appreciated.

Donations (41)

  • Keri Ann Kyle
    • $100 
    • 3 mos
  • Alexander Andaralo
    • $150 
    • 2 yrs
  • Stephanie and Dennis Donahue
    • $100 
    • 2 yrs
  • Paula Konevich
    • $250 
    • 2 yrs
  • Susan D'Ambrosio
    • $25 
    • 2 yrs

Organizer and beneficiary

Lakeside Cemetery Chapel Restoration Fund
Wakefield, MA
Lakeside Cemetery Chapel Restoration Fund

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