About CCA

The Cheney Cemetery Association was established in April 1914 for descendants of George and Electa Woodbridge Cheney to manage the Cheney Cemetery in Manchester, Connecticut, working with the Town of Manchester, and conduct other business relating to the family. The Association is a 501(c)(13) nonprofit organization. Members of the Association shall be individual persons having a right of burial in a plot registered on the books of the Association.

The Association also oversees a donor-advised fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. Since its inception in 1985, the Cheney Family Fund has made grants totaling more than $500,000 to area educational and cultural institutions as well as for the upkeep of the Cheney Homestead, owned and operated by the Manchester Historical Society.

Carol L. Cheney, President
Richard O. Cheney IV, Vice President
Kristin Merrill, Secretary-Treasurer

Each member shall have:
1. One vote, in person or by proxy, at meetings of the Association
2. The right to hold office and serve on committees
3. The right to designate a Successor
4. The right of interment in each plot entered in his or her name on the books of the Association.

The Association is governed by a board of directors and committees including: Audit, Donations, Grounds, Investment, Membership and Communications, Nominating. The Association communicates via email, paper mail and telephone.

In addition to managing the Cheney Cemetery and assisting families with interments, the Association works on genealogy and family history, assists members in placing Cheney family artifacts and memorabilia in museum collections, hosts zoom meetings and powerpoint shows and family reunions.

There currently are 125 members from 29 states and abroad. Are you a descendant of George and Electa Woodbridge Cheney who would like to inquire about joining the Cheney Cemetery association? Contact us with any questions or download the membership application.

The cost to join the Association is a one-time fee of $30.

CCA is a member of:

The Association for Gravestone Studies
278 Main Street, Suite 209
Greenfield, MA 01301

The New England Cemetery Association
90 Pine Rock Avenue
New Haven, CT 06515
203-387-6601 (office)
203-397-1517 (fax)

Connecticut Historical Society
1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105

Preservation Connecticut
940 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06517