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Cemetery Commission - Appointed for 3 years
Notice is hereby given that beginning April 1, 2012 the purchase price for burial spaces will be raised from $700 to $850 due to perpetual care cost increases. Higher operation expenses have also necessitated price changes for burial services and monument foundations. New fee schedules are available at the Town Clerk’s Office, Town Hall or by clicking here.
By order of the Barrington Cemetery Commission
Barrington Cemetery Commission to Construct Cremation Garden
With the growing shortage of open land in Barrington and the overall need for more affordable burials, the Barrington Cemetery Commission has decided to construct its first cremation garden to be located in the southeast corner of Prince's Hill Cemetery on County Road, adjacent to Town Hall. Cremation burials in our community are growing steadily in number and are now being selected 30% of the time. Besides cost savings, the Commission feels cremation interment offers more options for the location of final disposition and for the choice of memorials one might use to honor their loved ones. It is never too soon to set up an attractive location in beautiful surrounding that will receive special long-term care.
The sketch above provides a perspective of how this development may appear on the knoll around the existing Leander Peck mausoleum, which overlooks the Barrington River. It will consist of a curvilinear ascending walkway that originates and ends at the east and west extremities of this site. You can see three sitting areas surrounded by columbarium wall units containing niches for storing urns holding cremation ashes. The Commission expects to include other cremation sites along the length of the walkway which may be seen as flush in-ground markers or upright tablets. Construction began in August 2009.
The Commission welcomes your questions and suggestions about our new cremation garden, which we eventually plan to expand into the southern boundary area of Prince's Hill Cemetery. For more information, please call 401-245-4736 or submit your inquiry via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org .