The Right Cemetery Etiquette

By: Danny Amoruccio
Monday, September 17, 2018

A cemetery is a sacred place where people come to pay their respects to their dear departed family member or friend. Somw people visit these places only during a burial service, others go to place flowers at the grave of a deceased loved one frequently or just visit whenever they feel like it. When you’re visiting a cemetery, it’s vital that you observe the right etiquette. Here are some things to keep in view:

  • Be mindful of your children if they are accompanying you there. You need to remind them that a cemetery isn’t a playground they can frolic around in; make sure they don’t climb on tombstones or graves.
  • Maintain the right decorum and ensure you don’t talk too loudly, use vulgar language or play loud music etc., as these things can disturb and offend other mourners there.
  • If you are driving, ensure you don’t drive on the grass, stay on the path at all times and observe the posted speed limit.
  • In case there is another ceremony in progress while you are at the cemetery, make sure you don’t interrupt or disturb it in any way. Do not walk through a procession or disturb other mourners that are at the cemetery.
  • Be very respectful of both, the people that are present there, as well as the departed, when you are at the cemetery. This place is meant to be peaceful and serene so families can come and pay their respects calmly.

Keep these tips in mind when you visit a cemetery and allow others the privacy and peace they need to pay their respects to their dear departed. If you want to know about our cemetery, or need to book a space, just give us at Willowbrook Cemetery a call on (203)-222-8646 or contact us through our online form. We're here to help.

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