Would You Hire Someone to Visit a Loved One’s Grave?

One New York woman trying to make some extra money in a tough economy has embarked on a new career: cemetery visitor for hire.

Terry Marotta-Lopriore, a paralegal and married mother of three, advertised her services in a local newspaper and in fliers distributed in surrounding towns.

Continue your signs of love and respect for your loved ones who have passed. If you are unable to visit your loved ones for whatever reason, I can help.”

“Whether you need flowers delivered, prayers said or just a status on the condition of the site, I will visit any Westchester or Putnam County cemetery on your behalf. Proof of my visit will be either e-mailed or sent to you through the mail.

Marotta-Lopriore charges $25-$35 per visit, depending on the cemetery’s distance from her house, and seems to have many satisfied customers.