Consisting of 3 elected members, the Trustees of the Windham Cemeteries are charged with oversight of the cemeteries, sale and maintenance of grave lots, and coordination of interments. The Trustees operate in accordance with State statute, and adhere to their own adopted by-laws, as well. Any questions pertaining to burials, historical cemetery documents, meeting minutes and the like should be referred to the Trustees.
All inquiries should be emailed to the Chairman, and will be addressed as expeditiously as we are able.
- Do I need to be a resident to purchase burial rights?
Burial rights (aka lots) can be purchased by current and former residents, seasonal camp owners, and current and former employees subject to certain restrictions. Please refer to the Rules and Regulations for more information.
- What is the cost to purchase burial rights, and can I get a "family" plot?
Lots are sold only as singles. Each lot can accommodate 1 casket with no more than 2 urns OR no more than 4 urns alone. Current, total price per lot is $400.
- Can I pre-buy lots as part of pre-planning for my funeral? Can I install a headstone in advance?
Yes and yes.
- I own a lot but I've decided to be buried somewhere else. Can I run an ad and sell my lot(s)?
No. Sale of lots to others is strictly prohibited. Instead, contact the Trustees to return the lot(s) to the Town for the original cost you paid.
- I want to plant a small shrub on my lot, is this allowed?
No. Planting of bushes and shrubs is strictly prohibited. You may plant flowers or small plants within the one foot (1') area in front of the headstone only.
- Why can the neighboring lot have a shrub/shepherd hook/fence/etc and I can't?
Those items and others like them are prohibited. Please do not mimic bad behavior. For a full description of what is allowed/prohibited, please refer to the Rules and Regulations.
- Can I bring my dog to the cemetery for some exercise or to visit?
No. Dogs are not allowed anywhere within the cemetery grounds. Please contact Animal Control at 434-5577 to report violations.