September 2020 Events

The Cherish Our Children Walk

Sep 13, 2020 12:00 PM

This year’s “Cherish Our Children Walk” will be held on Sunday, September 13, 2020 from the Newington Memorial Funeral Home.  Registration begins at 12:00 noon and the walk begins at 1:00 rain or shine.  The public is invited to participate in this event that offers parents, brothers and sisters, relatives and friends the chance to stand together and remember babies and children of all ages whom they love and have lost.

The “Cherish Our Children Walk” is sponsored by the Duksa family and staff at Newington Memorial Funeral Home, Burritt Hill Funeral Home, New Britain, and Fisette-Batzner Funeral Home in Newington. “The Walk offers comfort to people in helping them know that they are not alone, and provides a time to remember and celebrate the lives of special sons and daughters, and relatives and friends,” explains Diana Duksa Kurz, CFSP, a funeral director whose family owns the funeral homes. “We created this event with a group of parents who have lost children, and who know all too well how important support from others who share similar experiences can be to emotional healing.”

A bagpiper will lead participants less than a mile from Newington Memorial Funeral Home through Newington Center to the non-denominational “Cherish Our Children Angel Statue” at West Meadow Cemetery in Newington.  Participants will be given a white flower that they may leave at the angel statue, along with a personal note of remembrance.  A short program will be presented including a special guest speaker, music, the reading of children’s names to be remembered, and a release of doves. 

There is no fee to participate in the walk, but donations are encouraged to help support the endowed care of the Cherish Our Children angel statue.

October 2020 Events

Operation Sweaters for Veterans

Oct 15, 2020 to Nov 15, 2020


On November 11, 2020, Americans throughout the world commemorate Veteran's Day, a day set aside to thank the nation's veterans for service given and sacrifices made to protect the freedoms of this great land.  Our Funeral Homes have teamed up with the Chief of Volunteer Services at the Newington VA Hospital for "Sweaters for Vets."

Running Thursday, October 15, through Sunday, November 15, 2020.  Our Funeral Homes are collecting new or gently used sweaters, hats and gloves to donate to veterans in VA Hospitals or veterans who live in veterans' homes.

We hope this small gesture of collecting sweaters and gloves for these men and women will help everyone remember the sacrifices they have made in the name of the United States of America.

We hope to see you and thank you in advance for your generosity!

December 2020 Events

Holiday Service of Remembrance

Dec 5, 2020 01:00 PM

At the end of each year, we help families prepare for their holiday season without their loved one by hosting a gathering to honor and remember those we have lost.  This event will be held at two convenient times on SATURDAY DECEMBER 5, 2020, 1:00 PM AT OUR NEW BRITAIN BURRITT HILL FUNERAL HOME AND 4:00 PM AT OUR NEWINGTON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME. Please join us for a very poignant and special afternoon of remembrance.



Annual Christmas Box Angel Candle Lighting Ceremony

Dec 6, 2020 07:00 PM

The Annual Christmas Box Angel Candle Lighting Ceremony will be held on Sunday, December 6, 2020 at 7:00 PM at the Cherish Our Children Angel Statue at West Meadow Cemetery, 679 Willard Avenue, Newington.  This brief intimate service, which will include remarks from parents, music, and candle lighting, is held to honor the children we love and have lost.  The program is complimentary and open to all who wish to join us. 

Community Fundraising Car Washes



Community Fundraising Car Washes