President's Message 

Each season of the year, I find myself coming back to Lakeside Cemetery, on the shore of Lake Quanapowitt. Whether it is the large sugar maple trees in the fall displaying blazing yellows, reds, and oranges, or, during the spring, when the blossoms explode all around, Lakeside Cemetery is a special place of beauty and inspiration that anchors us to the Town of Wakefield.  
There is a reason why we return here as often as we can. Some of us grew up here and consider this our hometown. Some moved here as young parents and raised a family. Some admired Lake Quanapowitt from walking endless laps around the Lake. The places we call home never go away. They change, of course, but we are continually drawn back here and all the memories they inspire.  

When it comes time to say good-bye to our parents, friends, or neighbors, we begin to realize then how special and historic the Lakeside Cemetery is to us.  

If you have lost a loved one recently, the members of the Board of Trustees extend our sincere sympathy. This is a great personal loss. We have learned that, in time, our recovery is aided by the pastoral beauty of Lakeside Cemetery providing a calming respite.  

The Lakeside Cemetery is a non-profit and non-sectarian organization.  


Philip Chisholm 
President Board of Trustees 
Lakeside Cemetery, 
Wakefield, Massachusetts