Resources
Social Security


When a death occurs, our staff provides a Statement of Death, notifying the Social Security
Administration. However, an application for benefits must be made by telephone, or by going to any
Social Security office. If the deceased was receiving Social Security benefits, any checks which arrive
after the death has occurred will need to be returned to the Social Security office. If checks were being
directly deposited into a bank account, the bank needs to be notified of the death too. The current death
benefit is $255, payable only to a surviving spouse or dependent children. In some instances, the
surviving spouse's monthly benefit may increase. If there are dependent children under the age of 18,
or over 18 and enrolled full-time in school, there are usually monthly benefits paid to these children.  For
further information regarding benefits, contact the Social Security Administration toll-free at
1-800-772-1213 or locally at 1-877-405-4874 or visit their website at
www.ssa.gov
Veteran Benefits


The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) furnishes all Honorably discharged veterans with:

  • A United States Flag.

  • A military funeral honors detail which consists of two or more uniformed military persons, with at
    least one representative of the veteran's branch of service of the Armed Forces.

  • A Government VA headstone or marker to mark the "unmarked grave" of an eligible veteran in
    any cemetery, upon request, at no charge to the applicant.


The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers a Burial Allowance, an amount towards the expenses of
the funeral and burial of eligible veteran's remains.  Please click on the link below for further eligibility
requirements.

The State of Connecticut's Veteran Cemetery is located in Middletown, CT.  All wartime veterans
released from the armed forces under honorable conditions who either entered the service as a
resident of the state of Connecticut or died as a resident of the state of Connecticut and their spouses
are eligible for burial.

For further information, please visit
The United States Department of Veterans Affairs website.
Death Certificates


A death certificate is the permanent record of death which is filed with the Office of Vital Statistics or the
Town Clerk's office in the town in which the death occurred. A death certificate is required to obtain a
permit for burial, cremation or removal. Certified copies of the death certificate are required for
insurance claims, banking institutions, stocks, bonds, etc. As part of our service, we will assist you in
determining how many death certificates you will need, and can usually provide the copies to you on the
day of the funeral. For deaths in the State of Connecticut, the fee for each certified copy is $20.00,
however, the fee varies from state to state.  Should you need additional copies at a later time, please feel
free to call us. We would be glad to assist you in obtaining them, or you may contact the Office of Vital
Statistics or Town Clerk's office.  
Click here for a list of Office of Vital Statistics or the Town Clerk's offices.
Churches
   
Holy Savior National Church
118 Prospect Street
Naugatuck/Union City, CT 06770
203-729-4035
Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran
Church
170 Coen Street
Naugatuck, CT 06770
203-729-3493
Naugatuck Congregational Church
9 Division Street (on the Green)
Naugatuck, CT 06770
203-729-3037
Our Lady of Fatima Church
2071 Baldwin Street
Waterbury, CT 06705
203-753-1424
Saint Anthony Church
4 Union City Road
Prospect, CT 06712
203-758-4056
Saint Francis of Assisi Church
318 Church Street
Naugatuck, CT 06770
203-729-4543
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Saint Hedwig Church
32 Golden Hill Street
Naugatuck/Union City, CT 06770
203-729-2490
Saint John of the Cross Church
Whittemore Road (on the Green)
Middlebury, CT 06762
203-758-2659
Saint Mary Church
338 North Main Street
Naugatuck/Union City, CT 06770
203-729-2279
Saint Mary Orthodox Church
3125 North Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06704
203-753-4866
Saint Michael Episcopal Church
210 Church Street
Naugatuck, CT 06770
203-729-8249
Saint Michael Church
25 Maple Avenue
Beacon Falls, CT 06403
203-729-2504
Saint Stanislaus Kostka Church
100 East Farm Street
Waterbury, CT 06704
203-574-0871
Saint Vincent Ferrer Church
1006 New Haven Road
Naugatuck, CT 06770
203-723-7497
United Methodist Church
208 Meadow Street
Naugatuck, CT 06770
203-729-4236
Cemeteries
   
All Saints Cemetery
203 Spring Lake Road
Waterbury, CT 06706
203-755-2257
Calvary Cemetery
2324 East Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06705
203-754-9105
Edgewood Cemetery
Bound Line Road
Wolcott, CT 06716
203-879-6924
Evergreen Cemetery
North Street
Watertown, CT 06795
860-274-4151
Grove Cemetery
Cross Street/New Haven Road
Naugatuck, CT 06770
203-729-1296
Holy Saviour Cemetery
New Haven Road
Naugatuck, CT 06770
203-729-4035
Lake Elise Cemetery
Long Meadow Road
Middlebury, CT 06762
call the funeral home for
contact information
Lithuanian Cemetery
42 Madison Avenue
Waterbury, CT 06705
call the funeral home for
contact  information
Middlebury Cemetery
Cemetery Road
Middlebury, CT 06762
call the funeral home for
contact information
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Platt Road
Watertown, CT 06795
860-274-4641
Pine Grove Cemetery
850 Meriden Road
Waterbury, CT 06705
203-753-0776
Prospect Cemetery
Union City Road
Prospect, CT 06712
call the funeral home for
contact information
Saint James Cemetery
Cross Street
Naugatuck, CT 06770
203-754-9105
Saint Mary Orthodox Cemetery
Stillson Road
Waterbury, CT 06704
call the funeral home for
contact information
 
Department of Motor Vehicles - Vehicle Transfer


In order for a vehicle to be transferred to you from a deceased immediate family member, you must
proceed to a Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) full service branch office. Section 6 of the H-13
Application for Registration and Certificate of Title must be completed for a transfer from the estate to a
member of the immediate family. You may contact the Connecticut DMV at 1-800-842-8222 or visit their
website at
www.ct.gov/dmv