St. Michael Cemeteries are sacred places of honor and respect for those who have died. They are memorials to all who are interred there, and sacred places where we can gather to express grief and hope in the resurrection for our loved ones who have preceded us in death. Although a grave in a cemetery evokes sadness, a grave in a Catholic cemetery is also a sign of hope in God and His promise of everlasting life.
St. Michael Church has two cemetery properties, one located adjoining the church building on Liberty Street and one located on Stillman Avenue Extension.
Old St. Michael Cemetery
A section of the original land purchased for the church was set aside as a final resting place for our parishioners. The Old St. Michael Cemetery was opened in 1859 on the hillside behind the church.
There is a serene shrine garden behind the rectory and barn where a beautiful statue of Our Lady, Seat of Wisdom, faces out over the graves of our first parishioners. The cemetery is essentially filled, and no burial lots are sold there anymore. On rare occasions there will be a burial in a plot that has been owned by a family for many years.
New St. Michael Cemetery
The New St. Michael Cemetery, located on Stillman Avenue Extension, is comprised of 24 peaceful and sacred acres overlooking the beautiful Pawcatuck River. There is a stone altar where Mass is celebrated, with two benches available for contemplation and rest. There is also a small shrine tucked away beside the road that runs along the river which is dedicated to prayers for the unborn. Both places invite peace, serenity, reflection and prayer.
Graves are generally of two types, either permitting a lawn level (flush) marker or permitting a raised monument. Raised monuments are only permitted in certain sections. In these sections, only one monument may be set in a lot. In addition to this monument, a flush marker may be set on each grave.
Please contact the rectory at 860-599-5580 if you are interested in purchasing a plot for yourself or a loved one.
St. Mary Cemetery
St. Mary Cemetery is located on beautiful Lambert’s Cove on Route One in Stonington. These peaceful five acres were originally part of the Grandison Chesebrough Farm.
The cemetery is full and no burial lots are being sold there anymore.