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WHEN: October 15, 2024 at the Casa Mia.  Registration forms for the breakfast meeting will be available soon. Note this is a Tuesday!



Cemeteries and the Healing Power of Nature

April 29, 2024

At the turn of the 19th Century, Paris, France was the second largest city in Europe and growing. Inherently, as Paris grew, so did the number of deceased persons and demand for burial space. With church yards nearing capacity, a health crisis loomed over the city. In 1804, Napoleon Bonaparte…

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Grove Street Cemetery and the Jennings

April 24, 2024

The Grove Street Cemetery in New Haven is an historic icon among Connecticut burial grounds.  It is steeped in history, has been identified as a National Historic Landmark and identified as an Arboretum.  Along with this fascinating cemetery, we’d like to highlight that it is now overseen by the grandfather-grandson…

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Indian Hill Cemetery and the Russell Chapel: A Gem in the Midst of the City

March 29, 2024

Indian Hill Cemetery in Middletown, which was established as a part of the mid-century “City Beautiful” movement in 1850, is among numerous mid-1800s cemeteries created throughout the country following the new “rural cemetery movement” philosophy of design which included Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1831. The new philosphy…

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Supplier’s Expo Sponsors

March 29, 2024

We are recognizing the seventeen Platinum, Gold and Silver Sponsors who were instrumental in our success in launching the 2024 CCA Supplier’s Expo that was held on Thursday, March 14, 2024 at Casa Mia at the Hawthorne. Visit their websites and consider using them whenever possible! We were so pleased…

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Oak Lawn Cemetery, Fairfield, CT

Employment Opportunity: Cemetery Superintendent, Milford, Connecticut 

January 31, 2024

Position Title: Cemetery Superintendent Summary/Goal of Position: Under general direction and oversight of the Milford Cemetery Association Executive Committee, the Superintendent is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Association’s three properties and facilities. The Superintendent maintains all cemetery records, ensures the grounds and grounds maintenance equipment are properly…

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Lisa Vaeth Awarded

September 24, 2023

CCA’s very own president-elect Lisa Vaeth recently was named the 2023 recipient for her community’s Henry M. Zachs Spirit of Judaism Award through the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford.  This award was established 10 years ago by the family of Henry M. Zachs in honor of his birthday.  Mr. Zachs is a well-respected leader…

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105th Annual CANA Convention

September 24, 2023

I had the pleasure to attend the 105th annual convention of The Cremation Association of North America “CANA” August 9-12th in Washington, D.C. Over 180 cremation professionals gathered in our Nation’s capital to experience informative sessions, earn continuing education credits and ample time to network with suppliers offering the most up to…

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CCA Summer Business Meeting

August 1, 2023

On June 8, 2023, the Connecticut Cemetery Association held its summertime business meeting at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Hartford, Wethersfield and Newington.  The cemetery, designed by Landscape Architect Jacob Weidenmann as a rural cemetery in the tradition of Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts, was listed on the National Register…

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Lunch and Learn: Trees, Trees, and More Trees

May 4, 2023

Please join us on Thursday, June 8 to learn about trees.  Our event will be held at Cedar Hill Cemetery.  We will start off with a walking tour which will focus on the notable historic trees at Cedar Hill.  The walking tour will be led by John Kehoe.  Mr. Kehoe is currently an Adjunct Instructor teaching “Fundamentals…

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CCA Referral Program!

March 23, 2023

For those that attended our annual meeting last October, you know one of our goals for 2023 is to increase our membership in CCA.  Lisa Vaeth, Pam Brown, Dale Fiore and Maureen Crick Owen are the subcommittee spearheading this initiative.  We are in the process of creating a list of cemeteries…

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