Cemetery

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The Cemetery:

St. Peter’s Cemetery depends on friends and supporters for donations to both the Cemetery Improvement Fund and the Cemetery Endowment Fund.

Cemetery Improvement Fund:
Cemetery Improvement Funds have been used in recent years for a number of projects:  to build the stone wall and to plant evergreens, birches and forsythia along the edge of the cemetery on the Shunpike and Route 44, to repair fallen and tilting tombstones in the old cemetery, to install granite posts along the drive to protect grave sites from automobiles, to survey plots in both the new cemetery and the memorial garden, to install the three rock gardens in the new cemetery and to begin the tree maintenance plan recommended by the cemetery arborist.  Improvement Funds are currently needed to continue the tree maintenance program and to continue the repair of tombstones in the old cemetery.

Cemetery Endowment Fund:
The Cemetery Endowment Fund was created in 2008 to provide for the long-termmaintenance, improvement and expansion of the cemetery.  The Vestry has adopted a policy that purchasers of burial rights are to be strongly encouraged to make a voluntary contribution to the Cemetery Endowment Fund at the time of purchase and encourages potential donors to the cemetery to make both current contributions and testamentary bequests to the Cemetery Endowment Fund.

If you are interested in purchasing cemetery plots please contact either David Parshall at 212-750-7132 or email him at dparshall@peifunds.com or Betsey Battistoni at 914-489-3528 or email her at bbatti@verizon.net