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Indian Hill Cemetery has an abundance
of history, and it is still being written.
383 Washington Street
P.O. Box 176
Middletown, CT 06457
A new columbarium (permanent granite structure built specifically for housing urns of cremation ashes) has recently been installed at Indian Hill Cemetery.

Cremation is an increasingly appealing final planning choice that many individuals and families are opting for. Currently in New England, where we are probably more land-conscious than other regions (likely due, in part, to our Yankee thriftiness), over 50% of all burials are cremation ashes. Cremation is a widely accepted practice in other parts of the world. Japan, for example, has a 98% rate of cremation.

Cremation is considered advantageous for a number of reasons:

• It entails a less costly funeral

• It saves on burial fees, and can eliminate the need for a casket and some of the more ostentatious aspects of a conventional funeral

• It is faster and more convenient for many families; and...

• It is more environmentally friendly in terms of land usage and immediacy of 'return to nature' goal.

Indian Hill Cemetery offers a lovely, granite columbarium that has a paved sidewalk and separate parking area within a park-like, historic environment.

For columbarium niche pricing, contact the cemetery office at 860-346-0452.