September 2018 Events

The Cherish Our Children Walk

Sep 9, 2018 12:00 PM

This year’s “Cherish Our Children Walk” will be held on Sunday, September 9, 2018 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.

NHS Field Hockey Team Car Wash

Sep 15, 2018 01:00 PM to Sep 15, 2018 04:00 PM

The NHS Field Hockey Team Car Wash, Sunday, September 15, 2018 from 1:00 pm until 4:00 PM at the NEWINGTON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME.


NHS Field Hockey Team Car Wash
October 2018 Events

FREE Estate Planning Seminar

Oct 3, 2018 02:00 PM

Please join us on Wednesday, October 3rd at 2:00PM and 6:00PM for a FREE estate and funeral pre-planning seminar to be held at NEWINGTON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 20 Bonair Avenue, Newington.  Funeral Director and Licensed Pre-Planning Specialist Casey Biega along with Attorney Jay Kearns from Kearns and Kearns Law Offices will discuss the benefits of pre-planning your funeral or cremation and financial and legal strategies and requirementfs for effective estate planning and asset pretection.  For more information or to reserve a seat, Call Duksa Family Funeral Homes at 860-666-0600

FREE Estate Planning Seminar

Operation Sweaters for Veterans

Oct 15, 2018 to Nov 15, 2018

On November 11, 2018, 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 Monday, October 15, through Thursday, November 15, 2018.  Our Funeral Homes are collecting new or gently used sweaters 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.

November 2018 Events

2018 Veteran's Day - WWII and Iwo Jima Mobile Museum

Nov 11, 2018 11:00 AM to Nov 11, 2018 01:00 PM

On Sunday, November 11, 2018 the WWII and Iwo Jima Mobile Museum will be at our Newington Memorial location at 20 Bonair Avenue, Newington, to view from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM and we will be serving complimentary hot dogs and refreshments to our guests.  Come and join us for fellowship and reflection with those who have served and continue to serve Our Great Nation.

December 2018 Events

Holiday Service of Remembrance

Dec 1, 2018 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.  



Annual Christmas Box Angel Candle Lighting Ceremony

Dec 6, 2018 07:00 PM

The Annual Christmas Box Angel Candle Lighting Ceremony will be held on Thursday, December 6, 2018 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.