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Fairview Cemetery

120 Smalley Street,
New Britain, CT 0605
(860) 826-3495
Fairview Cemetery has been serving the greater New Britain community for well over two hundred and fifty years. Established in 1756, Fairview is among the areas oldest and most historic burial grounds. This majestic one hundred acre city within a city, is home to over thirty-eight thousand interments, with room for thousands more. Fairview Cemetery has grown while New Britain has grown around it, all the while maintaining its pastoral abundance, with winding roads and mature trees. Administered by the City of New Britain, Parks & Recreation Department, Fairview Cemetery continues to be one of the area’s foremost non-sectarian cemeteries.
Cemetery Director:
Erik Barbieri,
Dir. Parks, Recreation & Community Services
Cemetery Staff:
Jason Karwoski,
Cemetery Foreman
Juan Evangelista, 
Cemetery Maintainer

Jake Kasmar Laforest,
Cemetery Maintainer

Michael Pastore,
Cemetery Administrator

Fairview Cemetery Commission Members:
  • Karalyn Carlson, Chairperson
  • Jennifer M. Johnson, Vice Chairperson
  • Sharon Baretta
  • Andrea Holbrook
  • Elizabeth Nkonoki-Ward      
Common Council Liaison:
  • Alderwoman Sharon Beloin-Saavedra
2024 Meeting Schedule:
  • Tuesday, January 9, 2024
  • Tuesday, April 9, 2024
  • Tuesday, July 9, 2024
  • Tuesday, October 8, 2024

 The Fairview Cemetery Commission meets quarterly at 6:00PM on the 2nd Tuesday of the month in January, April, July and October.  Meetings are held in room 305 of City Hall.*

* Schedule subject to change. Please confirm all dates and locations with the Town Clerk's Office.

Cemetery Hours

  • The cemetery grounds are open daily from sunrise until sunset.
  • Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:15 A.M. - 3:45 P.M.
    Please be aware that it is sometimes necessary for the Cemetery Administrator to leave the office, and occasionally the cemetery grounds during the business day. Please call ahead before visiting the Office.
  • Fairview Cemetery will be closed in observance of the following Holidays:
    New Years Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Lincoln's Birthday, Presidents' Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day (and the day after Thanksgiving), Christmas Day. If holiday falls on a weekend it will be observed on the closest weekday (Friday or Monday).


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Genealogy Research

From the mid 1890’s onward the cemetery has collected in-depth information on each interment including: name, place of birth, late residence, age at death, date of death, cause of death, date of burial, undertaker, parents and maiden name of spouse (some records may be incomplete if information was not known at time of burial). These records may be viewed in person by appointment at no charge or cemetery staff can compile this information for you at a slight fee.



  • $15.00 (first name requested)
  • $5.00 (each additional name, all names must be requested at the same time to qualify for discount)

please send all names, with applicable payment to: Fairview Cemetery, 120 Smalley Street, New Britain, CT 06051

Please make checks payable to “Fairview Cemetery”. Please include approximate dates of birth and death if known (even approximate dates are helpful). Allow up to ten weeks for processing,  requests will be answered in the order they are received, and may take up to ten weeks to process.


The Interment Records of Fairview Cemetery are also accessible for public viewing at on charge by appointment. Please call (860) 826-3495 to arrange a time.

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