Although we are a non-denominational cemetery, Willowbrook is pleased to offer our Jewish families designated sections to accommodate their religious needs.
As you drive around the cemetery, you will notice that we truly are non-denomination and you will find Jewish families in virtually every section.
After many requests, we opened Jewish Section 12 and in a matter of years, we have sold the nearly 300 graves developed. Within this section, you'll find Orthodox, Conservative and Reformed families. Three graves are all that remain for sale in Jewish 12.
In order to continue our commitment to the Jewish community, we opened our newest area, referred to as Section 14, with an additional 160 graves.
This particular section is divided in half, with the first 100 graves offered to those who meet the strict Halachic Standards. A brief survey must be completed and reviewed by the Temple Chabad of Westport for approval. You can be Orthodox, Conservative or Reformed - but in all cases, conversions within the family or cremation are prohibited. You may be affiliated with any Temple/Synagogue or none at all. Moreover, you don't have to be associated with Temple Chabad of Westport to be buried here. This section is referred to as Halachic-14.
In the other half of this section is simply a continuation of our original Section Jewish-12, referred to as Jewish-14.
In both cases, all graves are facing East, per the guidelines set forth in the Jewish faith.
Space is limited, so please contact us to secure your family plot today!
Section 14 - All Faiths
With Sections New 10 & 12's availability nearly depleted, Willowbrook has expanded yet another section to accommodate the demand by our community.
Section 14, our newest of available property, is located in a serene and peaceful area to reflect and honor your loved one's life. Here, you will see families of deer roaming about, along with many of our devoted visitors making their rounds by foot.
With over 400 graves available, this section's availability will sustain the needs of our community for the next five years.
We are finding many families purchasing large numbers of graves, creating "Family Estates", which Willowbrook allows for personalized landscaping. A minimum of four graves in width and two graves in length are required for these type of properties.
Here at Willowbrook Cemetery, we will always ensure availability of graves and expand as we see fit.
Section New 10 & 12
Section New 10 was developed two decades ago and became one of the most sought after areas of our cemetery. Once completed, many families requested their loved ones removed from other sections to be buried here.
Section New 10's inventory is nearly depleted, as its 1,000 graves have been spoken for. There are less than 25 graves available today in Section New 10.
This led Willowbrook to seek expansion to accommodate demand for families of Fairfield County.
As a result, Section 12 was developed a decade ago, boasting an impressive 1,500 graves. This section has been recorded as the fastest selling property in Willowbrook. There are only 10 graves that remain in Section 12 today.
Lawn Covered Mausoleum (LCM)
Our Lawn Covered Mausoleum (LCM) provides the best value for our families.
It consists of pre-installed/double-depth, double reinforced-concrete vaults atop a state of the art drainage system. The drainage system provides the same dry/waterproof protection of an above ground mausoleum, but at a fraction of the cost.
Why does this provide the best value? Simple!
With traditional earth burial sections, at the time of death, you visit a funeral home to make arrangements. The funeral director will explain that cemeteries require an outer burial container known as a grave liner or vault, which would be purchased directly from them. Containers range from $1,300.00 to over $5,000.00.
However, when you purchase a LCM crypt, you eliminate that funeral home charge.
At Willowbrook Cemetery, the outer burial container is 100%, free of charge. No gimmicks, no small print. You are simply paying for the property, saving you a minimum of $3,000.00 per double grave.
This section is restricted to flush markers and U.S. Veterans who were honorably discharged are entitled to a single level crypt, free of charge, with the purchase of the double level. Veterans save $5,500.00 in combined savings.
The LCM has undergone a complete landscaping renovation and offers an impressive 500 graves. A new walkway, flag pole, landscaping and benches will be installed in 2018.
Sections 4 thru 9
Willowbrook's sections 4 though 9 offer incredible history. Each are unique in their own way, and have limited availability.
These sections are numbered with the lowest located towards Main Street and the higher numbered sections work their way to the back of the cemetery.
If you are interested in any of these sections, feel free to stop by the office or call to check inventory.
Sections 1, 2 & 3
Section 1 is Willowbrook's favorite!
Laid to rest is our founder, Ambrose S. Hurlbutt and his entire family. In the surrounding area, you'll find one of the oldest interments and individuals who were born before the United States was founded.
Sections 2 & 3 offer the same rich history, where you will find Westport's forefathers and their families.
In all three sections, you'll find the most beautiful family headstones and monuments created, by Marble Works of Westport back in the 19th century. Collectively, there are perhaps 30 graves available for purchase.
These graves are placed at a premium, due to the notoriety and history of the residents, the mature trees and plantings, and over-sized plot sizes.
Our highly coveted Brookfront properties offer families a unique option for those choosing to build family estates.
Located in the front of our property, the Brookfront boasts a beautiful pond, a meandering brook that is home to beautiful wildlife, including families of ducks and colorful birds.
With 1,000 feet of Main Street frontage, this prime location showcases family mausolea that hold Westport's socialites and well known families.
The property is limited and is sold by square footage. Property owners will work with our mausolea builders to create your personalized family estate which may include electricity, altars, combo crypts/niches and much more.
The Brookfront is available to be shown by appointment only and is reserved for serious buyers.