Cemetery

 

SAINT  EDWARD  THE  CONFESSOR  CHURCH  CEMETERY

22 West Stafford Road, Stafford Springs, Connecticut 06076

 Set among the rolling hills and  green pastures, the entrance to the cemetery is at 22 West Main Street (Route 190)  in Stafford (between Dunkin' Donuts and Kolossos Restaurant & Pizza).  The hours of operation are daylight to dusk. Please contact the Parish Office for arrangements - 860-684-2705.

 

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SAINT EDWARD CEMETERY CORPORATION RULES AND REGULATIONS

Inasmuch as this Cemetery is consecrated by the Church as a place of burial, a strict observance of properties is required.  The complete set of Cemetery Corporation Rules and Regulations may be obtained at the Cemetery Office, 27 Church Street, Stafford Springs, Connecticut.  Please call the church office with any questions at 860-684-2705. Following the guidelines below will help us maintain the beauty  of our cemetery.

  • The purchase of a plot or niche in St. Edward Cemetery does not transfer ownership of the land or niche to the purchaser.  The lot or niche owner is only "buying" the privilege of burial in that lot or niche.

  • Unfortunately the erection of shrines, gardens or shrubs around the monument is not allowed.

  • Dog walking in our Cemetery is no longer allowed. Please be advised that bicycling, skateboarding, rollerblading, and recreational walking are prohibited. Anyone doing so does this at their own risk.

  • Fresh (natural) flowers are always preferred.  Artificial flowers are discouraged UNLESS they are kept in containers and not stuck in the ground.

  • Wilted flowers - and other refuse must be removed. Flowers and potted plants that are left uncared for will be discarded two (2) months after the Holiday the flowers, plants or decorations celebrate. The daily closing hour is at dusk.

  • The size and design of "Memorial Work" must meet cemetery specifications.  Please contact the Parish Office for specifications information. Flags are to be placed as close to the headstone as possible.

It is understood that the St. Edward Cemetery Corporation cannot be held responsible for any damages to grave decorations and memorial stones.

We appreciate your cooperation.  Currently this Cemetery is in good shape, and additional improvements will be made as time and finances permit.

The Availability of Columbaria in the Cemetery

In the past decade the number of people who have chose cremation as part of their funeral rites has quadrupled.  As a response to this, most cemeteries have established sites for the erection of a Columbaria for the interment of ashes.  The two Columbaria in St. Edward Cemetery are located in the area around the statue of St. Anthony with 48 niches for urns in each. 

Since the Church views our human bodies as the Temple of the Holy Spirit, the laws of the Church do not allow for the scattering of cremains.  They are to be kept together and property buried. Please contact the St. Edward Parish Office, 860-684-2705 for pricing information.

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