I met Tom Johnson while visiting the grounds of the Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge. Tom is the Family Services Director for the cemetery and has worked there for seven years. He says that in his job he coordinates services for families and events and loves his job. Prior to working at Mt. Auburn, Tom worked in the funeral industry and for the airlines.
Tom is shown here in the Gothic Revival Bigelow Chapel. He was happy to talk about the cemetery, its magnificent grounds, and the Bigelow Chapel. The Chapel for instance, just finished a 2.5 million dollar restoration of its stained glass windows. I'll have a picture of part of the stained glass tomorrow. He also told me that Mt. Auburn Cemetery is the second largest flyway for birds in North America, definitely a place to visit if you like birding.
One other interesting note about the Bigelow Chapel is that Tom said it will soon be available to rent for weddings at a very reasonable rate. (The only prerequisite is you must watch Four Weddings and a Funeral before booking:)
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