Celebrating Historic West Dennis Cemetery’s Restoration
Members of the Dennis Cemetery Advisory Committee will host visitors at historic West Dennis Cemetery at Fisk Street and Pond Road Saturday, May 19, from 11am to 12:30pm.
Guide Terri Fox’s tour will showcase the remarkable tombstone restorations completed by Charlie McGibbon, who mastered the art of rejuvenating cemetery markers as a retirement project and has donated his time over nearly five years to bringing the cemetery’s headstones and markers back to near-original condition. McGibbon has also documented and photographed each memorial at West Dennis Cemetery for the Dennis Department of Public Works database and plans to place Memorial Day American flags at the final resting sites of WDC veterans before the tour.
The Cemetery Advisory Committee comprises chair Diane Rochelle, vice chair Terri Fox, and members Boni Helene, Jane Stevens, and Joseph Theroux.
There is no parking in the cemetery itself.