The MetFern Cemetery


Mission Statement

This website was created as an outlet for people to get to know more about the MetFern Cemetery and learn more about its history. I, the creator, care about giving respect to the people in the cemetery by rehabilitating and taking care of it. By creating this website, I hope to spread the word about the MetFern Cemetery and, in the future, possibly be able to erect a marker with the names of the people in the cemetery.

About Me

This website was created by Hodaya Propp for her 2017 high school senior project at Gann Academy in Waltham, Massachusetts.

About the Project

This project was accomplished with the assistance and consultation from the following individuals and agencies:

  • Gann Academy
  • Wraparound Family Services
  • Historians Alex Green, Ashlynn Rickord, Meg Studer, and Tom Tagan
  • Law Office of Robert Jackel
  • Waltham City Councilor George A. Darcy, III
  • The Office of Senator Michael J. Barrett
  • The City of Waltham Community Preservation Commission (CPC)
  • The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR)
  • The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH)
  • Wayne Brasco, Brasco & Sons Memorial Funeral Home
  • Rich Robison, Executive Director, the Federation for Children with Special Needs
  • Peter O’Meara, President and CEO, Cardinal Cushing Centers
  • Leo Sarkissian, Executive Director, The Arc of Massachusetts
  • Ezra Brooks
  • Featured Articles

    This project was mentioned in the following articles:

  • Student spurs effort to honor dead in Waltham’s forgotten cemetery, published in the Waltham News Tribune
  • Brookline resident spurs effort to honor dead in Waltham’s forgotten cemetery, published in the Brookline TAB
  • Contact Us and Donations

    Help support the placement of a historical marker, including the names of the deceased, at MetFern Cemetery!

    To donate, click the button in the header.