Athol Granite Works Inc. Dorsey Memorials

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Many customers like to know about the company and people behind the products they buy. Here we will tell you a little about ourselves and our company.


Our Business Philosophy

The objective of our business is to provide a high quality product and reliable service for our customers. We hope you will find our web site informative and helpful. 
Our focus is to help you during an emotional time in your life.  We realize the many decisions your loss has required you to make, and it is our goal to ease your burden in creating a lasting tribute to your loved ones, through your family memorial design.


Our Company

Athol Granite Works was originally founded by Enoch T. Lewis in 1853 and continuously operated since that date.  The current owner, Richard D. Verock, apprenticed since 1972 and purchased the business in 1978.  In 1989, Mr. Verock acquired Dorsey Memorials of Amherst, MA as a branch location of Athol Granite Works Inc.  The operation of these businesses continues on their original sites.  All design and carving is still done on the premises.

Our company has been involved in the creation of many private, public, and organizational memorials, war memorials, and private mausoleums. 

Some of our clients are:

University of Massachusetts

Minuteman Memorial

Amherst College

Northampton Remembers

Town of Athol

Athol High School

MDC Bike Paths Boston

Town of Turners Falls

Neponset Riverwalk

Harvard University

Glen Valley Cemetery

Florence POW Memorial

Stations of Cross and Altar at Notre Dame Cemetery

Aubuchon Hardware

Marty Sender Riverwalk

Aitken Family Mausoleum

Wilhite Family Mausoleum

as well as many private memorials both large and small.

Athol Granite Works Inc * 1265 South Main St * Athol * MA * 01331
Dorsey Memorials * 707 Main St. * Amherst * MA * 01002
Email: or Call: 978-249-4380