Choosing a Cemetery

By: Danny Amoruccio
Thursday, October 11, 2018

If a family member has passed away and is to be buried in a cemetery, the very first thing to do is to determine the location. It isn’t uncommon for people to purchase a cemetery plot while they are alive. In this case, you wouldn’t have to choose a location. However, if the person hadn’t chosen a cemetery plot or purchased one, it would be your responsibility to consider where your loved one would prefer to have been buried.

More often than not, people prefer to be buried in the area they lived in, while others choose the location they grew up/were born in. The other aspects to consider is the distance of the cemetery from where immediate family members reside and choose a cemetery that would be easily accessible.

Types Of Cemeteries

The different types of cemeteries include:

  • Public cemeteries
  • Religious cemeteries
  • District or municipal cemeteries
  • Green Cemeteries

Visiting Various Cemeteries

Once you have decided on the type of cemetery for the burial, you may find that there are numerous places that meet your requirement. It necessary to visit a few of these to get a better idea about what the establishment is like and whether the staff provides good services. Some of the aspects to focus on include:

  • Are the grounds well maintained?
  • Are the graves well maintained?
  • Is the mausoleum clean?
  • Is the cemetery staff, helpful and friendly?

It is also a good idea to actually visit the plot that you’re interested in buying. Decide whether it meets your expectations and whether the location seems right. Keeping these aspects in view will help you choose the right cemetery.

We at Willowbrook Cemetery take pride in keeping our cemetery in pristine conditions and welcome you to come visit us. If you want to know about us or have any questions, just give us at Willowbrook Cemetery a call on 203-222-8646 or contact us through our online form anytime.

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