Madera Cemetery District officials presented the new Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum Project to about 60 people in a dedication ceremony.
Dignitaries and others gathered before the two black, granite-front mausoleums on Wednesday as officials highlighted the district’s accomplishments and expressed gratitude to those who supported the project. The newest additions will accommodate 144 single crypts and 48 companion crypts, and will surround an interment space next to the Cappelluti Garden and mausoleum area.
The project cost $455,000, and is only the beginning of a master plan in which six others will be placed as needed, according to Manfredo. The last mausoleum project at Calvary Cemetery was constructed two decades ago. Attendees toured the area and ate appetizers.
Manager Barbara Manfredo acknowledged those who worked on the project, thanked cemetery staff and the board of trustees and others who support the cemetery district...