Many of those directly connected with the Borden case have found their final repose beneath the grassy sod of Oak Grove Cemetery. Some have their final rest in Saint Patrick’s or the old North Burial Ground on North Main Street in Fall River. Lizzie Borden’s friend, Alice Russell is laid to her final rest in Westport, and Lizzie’s prosecutor, Hosea Knowlton requested that his ashes be scattered over the fishing pond in Marion. The druggist, Eli Bence, who testified Miss Borden tried to buy prussic acid the day before the murders is buried in Fairhaven at Riverside Cemetery.
The Andrew Borden family, and their relatives, many of their friends and neighbors, and those who shunned Lizzie Borden throughout her life after her acquittal, find themselves in the end, all together, for Death is the Great Equalizer.
Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine.
Et lux perpetua luceat eis.