Butler Cemetery Conclusion

The restoration of the Butler Cemetery is still underway. This restoration will be far from a full blown professional restoration that might include replacement of stone bases and perhaps stone cleaning but we are quite satisfied with what we have been able to  accomplish. The graveyard has been properly cleaned up and documented so that its history will not be lost. We will now be working on resetting and repairing stones as time permits.

I would highly recommend that anyone who has an old family cemetery on their property undertake a restoration project such as this. The work is enjoyable and the satisfaction of restoring the resting place of those who have left us is great.
                                                                      Charles Main, Phippsburg, Maine 2006

North Entrance - Summer
North Entrance - Winter

This is a Cemetery
(Author unknown)

Lives are commemorated
Deaths are recorded
Families are reunited
Memories are made tangible
Love is undisguised
This is a cemetery

Communities accord respect
Families bestow reverence
Historians seek information
Our heritage is thereby enriched

Testimonies of devotion, pride and warmth are carved in stone to pay
warm tribute to accomplishments and to the life - not the death - of a loved one.

The cemetery is homeland for memorials that are a sustaining source
of comfort to the living.

A cemetery is a history of a people - a perpetual record of yesterday
and a sanctuary of peace and quiet today.

A cemetery exists because every life is worth living and remembering - always.

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