Planning & Arrangements

Planning & Arrangements

Hillside Cemetery recognizes the challenges of end-of-life planning. We will assist you with care and compassion in making these decisions whether you are planning for the future or need to make immediate arrangements.  Hillside is a place of remembrance, a place to mourn loved ones, a place to seek solace and a place to celebrate life.

Immediate Need
Most  people don’t give much thought to death and what happens when they lose a loved one. If a family hasn’t already made the necessary pre-arrangements at a cemetery, this is termed an “immediate need”. If someone you love has passed away, our compassionate staff is available to guide you through this difficult process.

Pre-need purchasing is rapidly becoming an important component of estate planning for your future and the future of your family. By taking care of your own burial arrangements or the arrangements of an aging loved one before their time of need, you free yourself and your family from the burden of making emotional and financial decisions during an already difficult time.

By purchasing a gravesite in advance you will receive more favorable pricing and give peace of mind to your family.
When you are ready to start your pre-planning, please contact the Cemetery office at 203-762-5591 or email


Purchasing a Gravesite
For more information on our cemetery services and associated costs please contact the office at 203-762-5591 or email

Selecting a Monument, Headstone or Marker
If you need guidance in selecting a monument, headstone or marker, please contact the Cemetery office at 203-762-5591 or email

Cremation Memorial Garden
The Cremation Memorial Garden is a specially designated area of Hillside Cemetery for sole purpose of the burial of cremains. Nestled in a wooded glade with winding gravel paths the CMG features individual granite markers, benches for quiet meditation and a circular garden area for the scattering of ashes.  Please contact the office for more details regarding this  unique alternative.


Additional Services

Monument Cleaning
Time and weather have a way of discoloring the appearance of monuments and headstone . Mold, algae, and general deterioration take their toll on even the finest grades of granite and marble. The staff at Hillside can restore these monuments to their original beauty. Please contact the office for pricing.

Monument Straightening and Leveling
Occasionally straightening or leveling is needed for your monument or headstone. Pricing is available upon request.