Consisting of three (3) elected members, the Trustees of the Windham Cemeteries are charged with oversight of the cemeteries, sale and maintenance of grave lots, and coordination of interments. The Trustees operate in accordance with State statute, and adhere to their own adopted by-laws, as well. Any questions pertaining to burials, historical cemetery documents, and the like should be referred to the Trustees.
Currently serving as Trustees are:
Wendi Devlin - Chairman (603) 432-7732 or (603) 401-5567
Barbara Coish (603) 898-9520
Bruce Moeckel (603) 893-5279
The candidacy filing period takes place in January, and is subject to a deadline. For more information on how to register your candidacy for an elected board or commission in Windham, please contact the Town Clerk.
General Cemetery Information:
View a brief history of the Windham Cemeteries here.
The Town of Windham has three (3) public cemeteries as follows:
Cemetery on the Plain (encompassing the "Old" portion), Ministerial Road
New Plains Cemetery, Ministerial Road
Cemetery on the Hill, Range Road
Please refer to the current Rules for purchase eligibility information.
Standard lots: Available for purchase in the New Plains Cemetery only. Lots are sold as singles, and the fee per lot is $200, which includes a one-time, $100 maintenance fee (formerly referred to as "perpetual care").
Infant lots: The Infant Section is located in the Plains Cemetery. Lots are available at a cost of $50, which includes a one-time, $25 maintenance fee.
Veteran Lots: The Veteran Section is located in the Plains Cemetery. Lots are available to veterans free of charge (DD214 or equivalent required), and to their spouses at the standard lot fee of $200.
Summary of General Cemetery Rules:
Dogs are prohibited. Violations should be reported to Animal Control at 434-5577.
Cemeteries are closed between the hours of Sunset and Sunrise.
Skateboards, scooters, and other recreational activities are prohibited.
Installation of fencing, etc., on lots, as well as planting of bushes or trees is prohibited.
All inquiries should be emailed to the Chairman, and will be addressed as expeditiously as we are able.
Winter has finally left us, and it is time again for our annual spring clean-up at the Windham Cemeteries. We ask that all lot owners assist us by removing, no later than Wednesday May 6, 2015, any remaining holiday wreaths/decorations from their areas, along with any other prohibited items that were not disposed of during the fall cleanup (ie: wind chimes, glass vases, fencing). Any such items remaining after this date may be subject to disposal by Cemetery staff. In addition, as part of our cleanup any consistently neglected plantings/bushes will be trimmed and/or removed as necessary by Cemetery staff.
As always, the Cemetery Trustees extend their sincere thanks for your cooperation in keeping our cemeteries as safe, natural and attractive as possible.