Hope Hospice Announces the 27th Annual Tree of Memories

Holiday Memorial Tradition to Honor Loved Ones
Hope Hospice Tree of Memories (Hope Hospice photo)

Hyannis, MA - Hope Hospice announces the start of its annual Tree of Memories event, celebrating its 27th year. Ornamental scallop shells inscribed to honor loved ones adorn 20 trees in outdoor displays during the holiday season in towns across the region. Hope Hospice’s chaplains and social workers hold non-denominational ceremonies at each tree providing those who attend a chance to share in remembering their loved ones.

Seashells are beautiful, strong and ever-present—much like memories of loved ones. Remember your family member or loved one with a shell ornament on a Tree of Memories this holiday season.

Donations will support other families experiencing the impact of serious illness or loss. Shells can be hung on a tree in the location of one’s choice and may be reserved with a donation in any amount to Hope Hospice. Anyone can be honored, regardless of whether they were a patient of Hope Hospice or HopeHealth. Following the holidays, people may keep their shells as mementos.

Hope Hospice wants to thank the many volunteers and businesses who make this special event possible. Volunteers drill, inscribe and deliver the shells, assist at the ceremonies and set up and dismantle the trees. Botello Lumber donates the trees. Eldredge & Bourne Moving & Storage installs the trees. Many community organizations, towns and local businesses host the trees on their properties.

To reserve a shell to honor a loved one, call (508) 957-0254, visit HopeHealthMA.org/TreeofMemories or email [email protected]

All are welcome to attend the remembrance ceremonies. The 27th Annual Tree of Memories ceremonies will take place on the following dates and times:

Jonathan Bourne Public Library, 19 Sandwich Road

Monday, December 11 at 2:00 p.m.



TD Bank, 7 Underpass Road

Monday, December 18 at 2:00 p.m.



Ocker’s Company, 830 West Chestnut Street

Friday, December 8 at 12:00 p.m.



Eldredge Public Library, 564 Main Street

Friday, December 15 at 12:00 p.m.



Dennis Memorial Library, 1020 Old Bass River Road

Tuesday, December 19 at 12:00 p.m.



Village Green, Main Street, Falmouth Village

Thursday, December 14 at 12:00 p.m.


Harwich Port

TD Bank, 536 Main Street

Friday, December 15 at 2:00 p.m.



Village Green, Corner of South and Main Street

Wednesday, December 13 at 2:00 p.m.


Martha’s Vineyard

Hope Hospice, 107 Beach Road, Suite 104, Vineyard Haven

Thursday, December 14 at 10:00 a.m.



Fountain Square, Corner of Market and Fountain Street

Thursday, December 14 at 2:00 p.m.



Village Green, Corner of Main Street and Route 28

Monday, December 18 at 12:00 p.m.



Armstrong-Kelley Park, 680 Main Street

Wednesday, December 13 at 12:00 p.m.



Brewster Gardens, 30 Water Street

Friday, December 8 at 2:00 p.m.



Unitarian Universalist Church, 236 Commercial Street

Tuesday, December 12 at 12:00 p.m.



Sandwich Public Library, 142 Main Street

Wednesday, December 20 at 12:00 p.m.



McCarthy Care Center, 73 Service Road

Thursday, December 21 at 12:00 p.m.


South Yarmouth

Kinlin Grover Real Estate, 1094 Route 28

Monday, December 19 at 2:00 p.m.



Wareham Fire Department, 273 Main Street

Monday, December 11 at 12:00 p.m.



Kinlin Grover Real Estate, 2548 Route 6

Tuesday, December 12 at 2:00 p.m.


Yarmouth Port

The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod, 121 Route 6A

Wednesday, December 20 at 3:00 p.m.

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