Historic Oakdale Cemetery

Thank you for visiting historic Oakdale Cemetery. The gentle terrain and natural setting make this an especially peaceful site. Some of Sanford’s most prominent citizens are buried here, including members of the Goodall family.

Oakdale Cemetery was established in 1895 as the area’s first non-denominational memorial park. The cemetery grew under the leadership of its first president, Ernest M. Goodall. The park is currently run by Trustees of Oakdale Cemetery, a three-member board appointed by the Sanford Town Council.

The cemetery spreads over 44 acres. The Great Works River meanders through. The older section of the cemetery is nestled around a pond and traversed by a series of gently winding roads. A stone chapel, no longer in use, lends a quaint atmosphere to the cemetery. The newer section is more level and open, laid out with straight roads.

Services We Offer

Oakdale Cemetery offers burial plots and services to meet a range of needs. You may contact us at any time to discuss your needs or to schedule an appointment to learn more. More detailed information regarding our burial services can be found below.

Pre-Planning

For pre-planning, burial plots may be purchased and stones installed prior the to time of death. You may call us any time to schedule an appointment for lot sales or for information about available plots. Prearranging for burial may be done by contacting the funeral home of your choice who will help with planning services and scheduling interments.

Available Properties & Pricing

Currently we have full size burial plots available in 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6 grave plots.

  • Single grave plots are available in the single grave section in the back right hand side of the cemetery. Only flat grave markers may be installed in this section.
  • Two grave plots are available in the 1500 section of the cemetery. Four grave plots are available in the 1600 section of the cemetery and three and six grave plots are available in the 800 section of the cemetery.
  • Multiple plots may be purchased side by side if a larger amount of burial space is desired. In order to erect an upright monument you need to have at least a 2 full size grave plot.
  • In addition to an upright monument, a flat grave marker may be installed for each person who will be buried on a plot.
  • Monuments may only be installed after speaking with cemetery management to ensure proper placement and size. Each individual full size grave can accommodate one casket and one urn or two urns if no casket is to be buried.
  • Urns may be buried on a full lot for a $500 surcharge for each urn. Prices for the purchase of graves and the full lot surcharge do not include grave opening fees.

Urn garden plots are available in 1 or 2 grave plots.

  • Urn plots are only available in the urn garden located across from the cemetery office. Only flat markers may be installed in the Urn Garden.
  • Upright monuments are not able to be installed in the urn garden.
  • Monuments may only be installed after speaking with cemetery management to ensure proper placement and size. Each individual full size grave can accommodate one casket and one urn or two urns if no casket is to be buried.
  • Each urn garden grave can accommodate only one urn. Additional urns may be buried on a full lot for a $500 surcharge for each urn. Prices for the purchase of graves and the full lot surcharge do not include grave opening fees.

Interments may be scheduled through the funeral home of your choice or by contacting the cemetery directly.

  • The cemetery does not direct or officiate services, this will be the responsibility of the funeral director or the family member who is scheduling the arrangements.
  • Burials are conducted between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM Monday through Friday and from 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon on Saturdays.
  • There are no burials on Sundays.
  • There are no burials from Friday to Monday on Memorial Day weekend in order to keep the cemetery accessible to everyone at all times throughout the weekend.
  • To schedule a Monday burial the cemetery should be contacted no later than the Thursday before to ensure there is time to have the grave opened for the services.

Full Size Graves

Cost per Grave: $350
Perpetual Care: $350

Total per Grave $700

Interment Fees

Casket Burial: $900
Urns: $500
Full Lot Surcharge: $500
Saturday Surcharge: $300

Urn Garden Graves

Cost per Grave: $250
Perpetual Care: $250

Total per Grave: $500

Contact Us

127 Twombley Road, Sanford, ME  04073

For Burial Questions
Contact Dan at
207-432-6664 or 207-324-4104

For Property Maintenance Questions
Contact the Sanford Parks and Recreation Department
207-324-9130