First, of course, the family of a deceased
person must be the owner of a burial plot in The Grove Street
Cemetery before burial arrangements can be made. If the family
is not already a plot owner, then it is necessary to arrange
for the purchase of a plot through the office of the cemetery's
superintendent, who may be reached at (203) 787-1443.
A Funeral Director is selected by the family.
Most of the funeral home personnel in the New Haven area
are acquainted with The Grove Street Cemetery and will be
familiar with its procedures for making burial arrangements.
It is the responsibility of the funeral home's personnel
to work with the cemetery to complete the burial plans.
Funeral Directors who are from outside the
local area should promptly call the office of the cemetery's
superintendent, at (203) 787-1443 to
make arrangements for a burial.
The purchase and installation of headstones
or footstones as well as family monuments, if there is not
already one in place, are the responsibility of the deceased's
family. The cemetery's staff is available for suggestions
or guidance and can provide a list of local firms which deal
in cemetery monuments.