Welcome !   Last year, the Connecticut Cemetery Association celebrated its 75th anniversary!  Now, we’ve begun our journey into the next 75! The organization was established in 1942 and has been partnering with cemeteries and cemetery providers for all of this time.  Dale J. Fiore of New Haven’s Evergreen Cemetery is on his second tour of duty as President after heading the organization once before in 2003.  The current Board of Directors is made up of a combination of experienced veterans and new blood.  All of this makes for exciting times in the Association.  The first half of 2018 has started out great with our annual Supplier’s Expo in March and our recent summer meeting at MacKenzie Vault in June.  Now that we’re in the second half of 2018, we’re planning for more great events and look forward to expanding our membership and reach! Looking forward to the October Annual Meeting!

President’s Message

Good Day Fellow Cemeterians and Industry Supplier Members.

Please join your fellow colleagues on October 11, 2018 for the annual meeting of the association. The meeting will take place at The Baci Grill in Cromwell with registration starting at 10am with coffee and pastry. The Annual meeting with committee reports, the election of officers and directors and the approval of our operating budget beginning at 10:30 am. The program selected will be, “Master Planning for Cemeteries to Embrace the Rising Rate of Cremation.” Our Presenter is Mitch Rose, President of The Woodlawn Cemetery and Crematory located in the Bronx, New York. Mitch is also the current President of the Cremation Association of North America. This meeting and program are a must to attend and one not to be missed!

The end-of-summer newsletter with a registration form will be coming to you soon, so fill that out and we’ll see you on October 11th in Cromwell!

As a note, the Connecticut Cemetery Association is always looking for dedicated individuals to work on a committee or fill a vacant position as Board member. If you would like to volunteer or would like to know more about this opportunity, contact immediate Past President Craig Fleming at: pine_grove_assn@sbcglobal.net

Respectfully Yours,

Dale J Fiore CCE