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Purpose of t= he Cemetery
The Cemetery is intended for the interment of Catholics who are ent= itled to Christian burial according to the rules and discipline of the Roman Cat= holic Church. Any questions of the= burial of a non-Catholic member of a lot holder’s family or of any person n= ot entitled to Christian burial according to the rules and discipline of the = Roman Catholic Church shall be decided exclusively by the management or Local Ordinary and such decision shall be final.
Admission to= the Cemetery
The management reserves the right to refuse admission to the cemete= ry and refuse the use of any of the Cemetery’s equipment or facilities = at any time to any person or persons as the rules, judgment, and tradition may dictate.
Burial/Entom= bment Rights
1. A sale does not transfer any title or interest in land = or in a crypt/niche. The Cemetery = will continue to own the land and crypt/niche at all times. You are only buying the privilege= of burial or entombment in a lot or crypt/niche in the cemetery.= span>
2. The cemetery reserves the right to specify the terms of purchase of all interment rights in graves, lots or crypts/niches and to f= ix the number of interments allotted to a grave, lot or crypt/niche.
3. If the purchaser fails to carry out the terms of the purchase agreement, the cemetery may declare said agreement canceled and a= ll rights of the purchaser in and to the grave, lot or crypt/niche are forfeited. Notice of such forfeiture mailed to the last address of such purchaser appearing on the cemetery records shall be sufficient.
4. In the event any error shall occur in the Certificate of Right of Burial, the Cemetery shall have the right to correct the same by canceling such certificate and substituting a Certificate of Right of Buri= al in such other grave, lot or crypt/niche of as nearly equal value and similar location as may be possible, to be selected by the Cemetery, or in sole discretion of said Cemetery, by refunding the sum paid on account. In the event any such error shall= involve interments, disinterments or removal of the re= mains of any person in any grave, plot or crypt/niche, the Cemetery reserves, and shall have, the right to remove and reinter the remains in such other grav= e, lot or crypt/niche of equal value and similar locations as may be substitu= ted therefore.
5. No coping, curbing, fencing, hedging, borders, or enclo= sures of any kind shall be allowed around the grave or lot. The cemetery reserves the right w= ithout prior notice to remove the same if erected, planted, or placed.=
6. In the event the owner of the Certificate of Burial Rig= hts wishes to return a grave, lot or crypt/niche to the cemetery and it is acceptable by the cemetery, only the original p= urchase price shall be reimbursed less an administrative fee and any other required service charge.
The privilege of burial or entombment at the Cemetery is
subject to all present and future rules of the Diocese of Norwich, the law=
the State of
8. There shall be no removal from any lot or crypt/niche without the prior written consent of the Director or his agent.=
The privilege of a burial or entombment may not be sold=
or given to anyone else without written consent; provided, however, upon y=
death, burial, or entombment, rights in the lots, crypts/niches may be
transferred to someone else, if the transfer is made by a valid Last Will =
Testament, specifying the name of the Cemetery and location, or by an
Assignment of Burial or Entombment Rights on file with the Cemetery. <=
10. The lot shall be indivisible. If you die without transferring t= he burial or entombment rights by one of the two ways listed in (Number 9) or= if a person to whom you have properly transferred your rights dies without transferring any remaining burial or entombment rights, than any unused bu= rial or entombment rights will devolve as follows: the surviving spouse of the = owner has a prior right to one burial place.&nb= sp; If there is more than one heir, they shall designate in writing to = the cemetery which of their number shall represent said lot and on failure to = do so designate, the heir holding the certificate shall be presumed to have the = best claim, all other things being equal.
1. Once a funeral has entered the cemetery, it shall be un= der exclusive direction of the Cemetery Management.
2. All care charges and other charges against a lot are du= e and payable before a grave will be opened.
3. An outside container constructed of approved material is required on all in-ground burials.
4. No interments/entombments will take place on Sundays and holidays.
5. The Cemetery Authorities shall not be responsible for a= ny mistake resulting from improper or erroneous instructions given at the tim= e of a burial order by the family or their representative. Additional charges may be levied whenever additional labor results from such mistakes.
6. The Cemetery Management shall not be responsible for providing a grave opening on lots where such impediments as curbing and ot= her enclosures, steps, corner posts, and memorialization<= /span> infringe on burial space, should the lot owner and family insist on retain= ing these impediments as they are.
7. All arrangements for interments, purchase of burial rig= hts or removals made by a lot holder through a funeral director or other agent shall be binding on said lot holder.
8. The cemetery reserves the right to refuse permission to anyone to open the casket or to touch the body without the presentation of= a court order.
9. Entombments will be made in family and companion crypts= in order of death and we will not undertake to reposition caskets. You will not be permitted to spec= ify a particular entombment location within a family or companion crypt if it is already unavailable.
1. No disinterment/disentombment or removal shall be allowed except= with the permission of the Director or his agent with written authorizatio= n of the lot owner and the next of kin.
2. The Management shall exercise due care in making a disinterment/disentombment and removal, but it shall assume no liability f= or the damage done to any casket or burial case incurred in making the disinterment and removal.
3. The Management shall have the right to designate the ho= ur and manner in which the interment, disinterment, and removals shall be permitted.
1. The scattering of cremains = in the cemetery is prohibited. The cemetery provides burial service for cremated remains. The cremains= must be accompanied by certification that the remains are those of the dec= eased person for whom the burial or entombment is requested.= p>
The internment/entombment of crema=
is subject to the same rules and regulations as are other interments. =
The cemetery does allow up to 1
4. The cemetery does allow up to 2 cr= emains to be placed in a crypt with existing entombments if space allows.
5. Niche space is available for crema= ins. Only one cremains available per niche.
Cemetery Rul= es and Regulations
1. Memorial work maybe erected only on lots under Perpetual Care.
2. Before any memorial work will be considered, an applica= tion complete in duplicate and signed by the owner of burial rights in said lot= and the contractor, must be filed at the Cemetery o= ffice.
Pictures, as well as the words “Perpetual Care=
and similar phrases are not allowed on memorial work. Benches, corner posts, and planti=
baskets are not allowed. No =
vases may be placed in the cemetery.
Said certification must unconditionally guarantee against checking,
cracking, and disintegration due to natural causes. Generally, work showing knots, ev=
doctoring, or with a tendency to create dirt pockets is not acceptable.
4. Raised monuments are permitted on certain lots. Other lots and areas are entirely restricted to flush markers. Only one monument may be set in a lot. Only one marker may be set on a grave.
5. Regulations on the size of memorials permitted on monum= ent lots vary between cemeteries. The details of these regulations may be obtained at the local cemetery offices= .
6. Markers are restricted to the flush type. Granite markers must be 4 inches = thick with a beveled top edge and sawed sides and bottom. Markers on adult graves have a st= andard size of 12 by 24 inches, except in certain limited areas, where other spec= ific sizes are permitted. In children’s sections the marker sizes vary between cemeteries. Details of specific sizes may be obtained at the local cemetery offices.&n= bsp; Marble markers are prohibited.&nbs= p; The carving or lettering on stone markers may not come closer than 1 inch to any edge.
7. All monuments or markers set in the cemetery shall have= as their principal feature a carving of evident religious significance. This regulation excepts those memorials which are cruciform. The cemetery reserves the right to forbid any monument or marker wi= th symbolism which is not keeping with religious tradition.=
8. The working hours for setting, cleaning, or inscribing memorials shall be the same as the cemetery workday,= span> and in all cases must end at the same time as the cemetery workday. Trucks are not allowed on any gra= ss area. The repair of any dama= ge to turf or plantings caused by a memorial dealer will be charged to his accou= nt.
The use of marble statues, which are relatively short-l=
10. Contractors working in the vicinity of an interment must suspend their work until the conclusion of the service.<= /p>
11. Neither the individual cemeteries nor the corporat= ion itself assumes responsibility for the care of monuments or markers or any damage to them by accident or willful action. In the event any memorial is dama= ged, the Cemetery reserves the right to remove the damage material if not repai= red or contracted to be repaired within 10 days notice sent to the lot owner a= t his last known address. Repairs = must be approved by the Cemetery.
12. Any violatio= n of these rules and regulations by the contractor is his sole responsibility e= ven though he has received a duplicate copy back from the cemetery.
13. Any dealer w=
violates the rules of the Cemetery may be denied the privilege of installi=
memorials in the cemetery. =
14. No monument = or marker shall be removed from the cemetery, except by the corporation, unle= ss a written order executed by a lot owner is presented at the cemetery office = and written permission is granted by the corporation.
15. All letterin= g on any crypt/niche must be in a standard form approved by the cemetery. Only cemetery staff or someone ap= proved by the cemetery may place lettering on a crypt or niche. Lettering shall be limited to nam= e, date of birth and death, and appropriate abbreviated professional titles legall= y and professionally carried through life.