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St. Mary/Putnam Cemetery, Greenwich CT

35 Parsonage Rd
Greenwich, CT 06830

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(203) 742-1510

Office Hours:
M-F: 9:00am-4:00pm
1st & 3rd Sat: 9:00am-noon

Cemetery Visitor Hours:
Cemetery grounds are open to the public from dawn to dusk.

This quiet, peaceful setting is the final resting place for thousands of our family members, friends and neighbors in the greater Greenwich, Connecticut area. The non-sectarian Putnam and the Catholic cemetery, St. Mary, share lovely grounds and offer a full range of funeral solutions to meet your family’s needs. From traditional grave sites with tombstones, monuments and markers to private and community mausoleums, private estates, outdoor Columbarium and Niches for cremations, our Cemetery Counselors can arrange all your funeral and burial needs.

St. Mary/Putnam Cemetery History

Saint Mary Putnam Cemetery

St. Mary/Putnam Cemetery was officially recognized on May 8, 1919 by an act of the state legislature. (Find out more about Greenwich history)

St. Mary/Putnam Cemetery is the crown jewel of the Diocese of Bridgeport’s portfolio of burial grounds. The 80 acres of expansive, rolling property makes it ideal for exploring the headstones and tombstones of the notable former residents interred there.

In 1945 by the end of World War II, the bodies of many servicemen and women had come home to Greenwich for burial, and a Crucifixion Monument was erected at St. Mary’s, honoring the war dead and deceased members of the parish.

Visitors are drawn to the Milbank Mausoleum, built in the late 1800s by Jeremiah Millbank, the co-founder of Borden’s Milk Company. Other gravesites include Victor Borge, the entertainer, and Prescott Sheldon Bush, the father of U.S. President George H.W. Bush and grandfather of President George W. Bush. Also buried at St. Mary Cemetery are George and Ann Brannack Skakel, parents of Ethel Kennedy, U.S. Congressman William L. Tierney and TV personality Jack Lescoulie.

St. Mary/Putnam Cemetery: An Accredited Level II Arboretum

St. Mary/Putnam Cemetery, which has served the surrounding communities, including Westchester, for more than a century was recently accredited as a Level II Arboretum by the ArbNet Arboretum Program and the Morton Arboretum for achieving the professional standards essential for arboreta and botanic gardens. To obtain a Level II certification, you had to have 100 species of trees and St. Mary/Putnam has close to 145 notable trees on its property with more than 1000 trees in total. The cemetery is now planting a lot of native plants and shrubs, such as native northern high-bush blueberry, and red and yellow dogwoods. Look for a small butterfly garden, mostly of native milkweed, blazing star and others coming in 2024.

These 80 acres are a tranquil place, and we encourage people to visit — not only those whose loved ones have passed away, but also joggers, walkers, nature lovers, birdwatchers and anyone who can appreciate the beautiful and peaceful environment. Pets are now permitted to join you provided they are on a leash and cleaned up after.

Advanced (Pre-need) Burial Planning

Advanced (Pre-need) burial planning should be considered an important part of your financial and retirement planning. We suggest everyone takes the time to prepare for their burial plans.

Contact our cemetery family advisors about advanced planning, burial rights/options, purchasing tombstones, gravestones, or headstones, and touring the cemetery.

We are here to answer your questions and help you plan/manage the difficult and emotional task of burying your loved ones.

Contact Our Family Advisor

Or call: (203) 742-1518

Saint Mary Putnam Graves
Saint Mary Putnam Mausoleum or Crypt
Saint Mary Putnam Grave in winter with snow on ground