About Us


Rockland Cemetery, located in the Town of Orangetown, was organized in 1847 by Eleazar Lord, author, educator and first president of the Erie Railroad. As a non-sectarian cemetery, Rockland cemetery is open for burials of all races, religions and walks of life.  The Cemetery is the final resting place of over 12,000 people.  It is a place to celebrate the lives of those people, each with a story of their own.  With nearly 156 acres remaining for future development, Rockland cemetery will continue to inter people for many years to come.

We encourage you to learn more about Rockland Cemetery through this website. Our professional staff and board of directors are here to serve our families and visitors, and will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have regarding our beautiful facility

Our Team at Rockland Cemetery considers it a privilege to care for the grounds and the features of this rustic beauty resting place


Board of Directors

We have an extremely dedicated team of local residents who make up the Board of Directors of Rockland Cemetery.  Their dedicated leadership and business acumen have placed the cemetery in an enviable position of financial soundness and care.


Our Staff

We are very fortunate to have truly dedicated staff of employees that takes pride in maintaining our grounds to the highest possible standards.  These standards ensure that the Cemetery is a peaceful place, affording dignity and respect to those who have gone before us.  General maintenance of our grounds and facility ensure access and decorum without interruption.


Plot Owners Please Note:

Artificial flowers will be removed from the grounds on or shortly after May 15th.  If you would like to keep your pieces please remove them before then.  Flowers and plants can be planted anytime now, please keep in mind that they must be no more than 12 inches out from the front of the headstone.  If you need any planting soil for around your stone please see the staff and they can direct you to fresh top soil.  We Thank you for your cooperation!


Our Office Hours

Monday – Friday  – 8:30 AM – 4 PM Saturday and Sunday – By Appointment

Visiting Hours – Gates are open

September 1 to April 30  Monday – Sunday 8:30 AM – 4 PM


 Summer Hours: May 1st to August 31  8:30 AM – 7:00 PM