West Meadow Cemetery
679 Willard Avenue
Newington, CT 06111
Town Ordinance Chapter 194 - Cemeteries, is available here.
About West Meadow....
West Meadow Cemetery was dedicated in 1977 and was constructed on the former farmland of the Eddy family. It is owned and operated by the Town of Newington. There are over 3000 gravesites with over 1500 persons interred. All fees collected by West Meadow are placed in a fund to assist in future development and maintenance.Gravesites can be purchased by to current or former Town of Newington residents. Each grave space can be occupied by one or two people as desired by the owner. Well over 50% of all graves done last year were double depth.
There are two kinds of grave spaces:
- FLUSH MARKER GRAVE
is designed to have a granite or bronze marker flush to the ground.
- MONUMENT GRAVE
is designed to have a marker which extends above the ground. The Cemetery Ordinance restricts the height and length of any monument or marker.
Specialized areas are also available for infants and cremated remains.
For questions regarding flowers, planting, flags, decorative items and bric-a-brac, please refer to the Town Ordinance Chapter 194 - Cemeteries
§ 194-13. Planting.
A. Flowers, shrubs, plants and trees shall only be planted in accordance with the rules and regulations established for planting by the Sexton. No planting shall be done without the permission of the Sexton. The cutting of turf on any lot shall be prohibited. The placing of potted plants on lots may be permitted if done in accordance with the rules established therefor by the Sexton. Any plant materials may be removed at the discretion of the Sexton at any time.
B. No person shall create any mound, depression, hole, or otherwise change the grade of any lot or gravesite without the consent of the Sexton. No person shall spread fertilizer, ashes, chemicals or other material on lots to stimulate the growth of grass or to discourage weeds.
C. Artificial decorations shall not be permitted during the growing season between April 1 and November 1. All artificial decorations placed in nonconformance with this chapter or with rules established by the Sexton pursuant thereto shall be subject to confiscation. All winter decorations shall be removed prior to March 15 of each year, or they shall be confiscated by the Sexton.
D. Articles such as glass jars, watering cans, votive lights, palms, and bric-a-brac of any description are forbidden and may be removed without notice. Potted plants shall be contained only in clay pots not exceeding 10 inches in diameter and six inches in height, and in rustic baskets not to exceed 12 inches in diameter. Only one pot or rustic basket will be allowed to be placed on any one grave. The cemetery shall not be responsible for items left on the grounds or at graves.
The cemetery chapel building is located near the main entrance and is available to use for interment services at no charge. On days of inclement weather or wind extremes, or if mobility is a problem, we recommend the use of the chapel. Your funeral director can arrange for its use.
For questions regarding purchases, please contact the Cemetery Office between the hours of 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday at 860-667-5830.
Concerns regarding the operation of the cemetery, general questions about monuments, and requests for repair of graves should be brought to the cemetery sales office onsite, 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., or phoned in at 860-667-5830.
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