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Basic Guidelines for Arranging Interments

 

A. CONTACT THE CEMETERY STAFF

  1. During regular work hours 8:00AM to 4:00PM call (603)796-2026. Press 1 to schedule an interment or press 2 for general questions.
     
  2. After hours, weekends or holidays call (603)796-2026 and listen for prompt to ‘schedule an interment”. Leave a short detailed message with a phone number and a staff person will call you back.
     
  3. Website: www.nhsvc.com for additional information or to check the calendar for availability. Or Email: info@nhsvc.com with any questions.            

B. INFORMATION REQUIRED FOR SCHEDULING SERVICES

  1. Veterans/dependents with Eligibility Certificates:
    1. Deceased Full Name and Social Security Number.
    2. Deceased Date of Death.
    3. What type of burial?
      • Casket burial – please contact a funeral home for assistance.
      • Cremation burial options
        • Columbarium / niche inurnment (above ground)
        • In-ground interment – note urn vaults are not required. However if one is to be provided, please let us know the size.
    4. Type of service – chapel or graveside?
    5. For a deceased Veteran does the family want military honors?
    6. Additionally, surviving veterans or eligible dependents need to identify their future burial preference (i.e. cremation or casket interment) to assist in grave assignment.
  2. Veterans/Dependents without Eligibility Certificates:
    1. NHSVC Application Form to be completed and submitted (with proof of Military Service). Include date of death if applicable.
    2. If the family cannot locate proof of military service the cemetery Administration office can assist.
    3. Applicable information as noted in Section B.1 above.

C. BURIAL TIMES

  1. Interment services for cremains are scheduled Monday to Friday from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM on the hour or half-hour. Times and dates are determined on a first request, first served basis.
  2. We only schedule one burial service per time period.
  3. No burials are done on Saturday, Sunday and State Holidays.

D. INTERMENT SERVICES

  1. Interment services can be held in the chapel or at the gravesite, but not BOTH. If the chapel is used you will not be able to visit the gravesite immediately following the interment service. Out of respect for the next scheduled interment, interment services shall not exceed 20 minutes.  This will allow sufficient time to clear the area for the next family.
  2. Interment activities (i.e. minister or speaker) are arranged by next of kin or friends who schedule the interment.
  3. If desired, the Administration office will assist in scheduling Military honors for a Veteran and can provide a flag.
  4. Full Funeral service or a Memorial service is not allowed. 

E. GRAVE MARKERS

  1. When scheduling the Interment service a grave marker form will be faxed or mailed to you. This form should be returned on the day of interment so we can order the grave marker. Failure to return form on time may result in markers ordered without personal lines or religious emblem. Reordering markers will be an additional cost.

F. ARRIVING AT THE CEMETERY

  1. Please stop at the administration building first and come in with required paperwork and for instructions.  Do not proceed to chapel or interment area until directed to do so. Out of respect for others, please follow this request. You may interrupt a service.
  2. Cemetery staff will let you know when we are ready for you to proceed to gravesite or chapel.
  3. If you anticipate more than 10 - 12 vehicles please call us ahead of time with an estimated number of vehicles and our staff will be ready to assist you with parking.