Prayer for the Dead

In your hands, O Lord,
we humbly entrust our brothers and sisters.
In this life you embraced them with your tender love;
deliver them now from every evil
and bid them eternal rest.

The old order has passed away:
welcome them into paradise,
where there will be no sorrow, no weeping or pain,
but fullness of peace and joy
with your Son and the Holy Spirit
forever and ever.


The St. Mary Cemetery is located at 450 Mower Street in the Village of Pinckney.

Current Burial Needs

Please contact the Nicholas Brothers Memorials (734) 878-2940 for information.

Lots are $525 Each lot (grave) can be used for one traditional burial, one traditional and one cremains burial, or two cremains burials. For questions regarding memorial markers, please contact the Cemetery Sexton, Gary Nicholas at (800) 454-0337 or (734) 878-2940.

Cemetery Rules and Regulations

Please see attached document regarding rules and regulations for the cemetery.


The Parish office is happy to help when they can, but please be aware that privacy laws prohibit the sharing of sacramental information. Additionally, as the cemetery is over 120 years old, some cemetery records are missing or have been destroyed in natural disasters. The Parish has done its best to ensure that records are as accurate as possible.


Originally, St. Mary parishioners were buried in the Old Dexter Cemetery located at Dexter-Townhall and Quigley Roads. The property for the current cemetery was purchased in January 1881 from Thompson Grimes. The official dedication of the cemetery took place in 1882. After the dedication, numerous remains were disinterred from the Old Dexter Cemetery and relocated to St. Mary’s. While many changes have occurred with regard to the church structure, the cemetery on Mower has been a constant location honoring some of the churches earliest members.

Annually the church hosts a Memorial Day mass at the cemetery honoring all those who have come before us serving God, country, and community.