About Us

For All CT Cemeterians and Supplier Partners

Member-driven, since 1942

The CCA is the only Connecticut statewide organization dedicated to the maintenance and preservation of all cemeteries in our state. Our members include both cemeterians and supplier partners — directors, superintendents, landscapers, and masons for municipal, private, nonprofit, and religious cemeteries. Collectively, we're responsible for the operation of over 100 cemeteries throughout the state.


Our Goals


To share information in the operation and maintenance of cemeteries.


To provide an open forum for members to network and share resources.


To maintain high standards in the conduct of cemetery administration.


To celebrate the history, and preserve the future of our state's cemeteries.

"CCA is a great organization to seek information, share knowledge, learn new things, and network with people from other cemeteries."

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors help to guide the progress and evolution of the organization, and also recruit new members and to ensure future growth. The energy that new board members bring to the organization help to achieve our primary goals.

  • Lisa K. Vaeth, President; Director, Association of Jewish Cemeteries, Hartford
  • J H Torrance Downes, Vice President; President, Cypress Cemetery Association, Old Saybrook
  • Anthony Puglisi, Treasurer; Evergreen Cemetery and Crematory, New Haven
  • Pam Brown, Secretary; Hillside Cemetery, Wilton
  • Margaret  Clarke, Director; Oak Lawn Cemetery, Fairfield
  • Jacob Jennings, Director; Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven
  • Mark Johnson, Director; South End Burying Grounds, Southington
  • Charlotte Maher, Director; Mountain View Cemetery, New Fairfield
  • William Raffone, Director; Director, Catholic Cemeteries Association Archdiocese of Hartford
  • Maureen Crick Owen, Immediate Past President, Newtown Village  Cemetery, Newtown
  • Chris Gehrke, Supplier Liaison; Cooperative Funeral Fund, Inc.
  • Doak Marasco, Supplier Liaison; The Davey Tree Expert Company

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