A Place of Comfort and Peace
Where loved ones can reflect, share memories, and celebrate life
Let us provide clarity and help you understand your options.
Whether you’re looking for a loved one’s final place of rest or pre-planning your own arrangements, the journey is an emotional one. Everything about Somerset Hills, from the rolling hills of our memorial park to our elegant mausoleum and modern crematory, is designed to provide a sense of comfort and peace of mind. Let us help you navigate this journey so you can focus on cherished memories and celebrate life.
A beautiful, dignified resting place.
Please call to learn more about our services and schedule a guided tour of our 75-acre memorial park, as well as our mausoleum and crematory.
At this point, you may not know where to start, and that’s okay. You’ve come to the right place. Somerset Hills Memorial Park and Mausoleum has a decades-old tradition of beautifully manicured grounds, pristine facilities and dignified services. Our family service counselors and pre-planning advisors are prepared to listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and explain how our services can be tailored to honor your wishes.
What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes part of us.
– Helen Keller
FAIRMOUNT CEMETERY ASSOCIATION
OF NEWARK AND SOMERSET HILLS
Notice of Annual Meeting
The Annual Meeting of the Members (all owners of one or more graves, crypts or niches at Fairmount Cemetery and/or Somerset Hills Memorial Park) will be held on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. at the offices of Fairmount Cemetery, 620 Central Avenue, Newark, NJ 07107. The agenda for the Annual Meeting will include the election of three members of the Association's Board of Managers. Candidates nominated by the Board of Managers are David Osterman, Kara MacKenzie and Esther Clovis, all of whom currently serve on the Board of Managers. Mr. Osterman is an attorney with many years of litigation experience and a member of the law firm Goldberg Segalla in Princeton, NJ, thus bring to the Board considerable experience in insurance law, risk management law, and general legal issues; he is the current proprietor of a family plot at Somerset Hills Memorial Park. Ms. MacKenzie is an attorney with many years of litigation experience and a member of the law firm Gina Mendola Longarzo in Chatham NJ, thus bringing to the board considerable experience in legal matters generally, including her specialty of employment law; she is an owner of graves at Somerset Hills Memorial Park.” Ms. Clovis is an attorney residing in East Orange, NJ, presently serving a judicial clerkship with the United States Court of Appeals, thus bringing to the Board knowledge of legal matters generally, including her specialties of corporate and privacy law; she is an owner of graves at Fairmount Cemetery. As provided by the Association's By-Laws, any member may nominate candidates for election. To be valid for consideration at this Annual Meeting, any nomination must be in writing, signed by at least one Member, and received by the Association (PO Box 36, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920) not later than April 25, 2022; the written nomination shall include a biographical description including areas of expertise and experience that may benefit the Association. The New Jersey Cemetery Act provides that if a grave, crypt or niche is owned by more than one person, a majority of its owners shall decide among themselves who shall be the authorized representative to cast the vote associated with their grave, crypt or niche; the Association will recognize any person who is present in person at the Annual Meeting with a prima facie claim to being the authorized representative. The New Jersey Cemetery Act also provides for proxy voting; a proxy is valid for no more than three years. The Association’s By-Laws require that any proxy to be valid must be in writing, signed, and dated by the Member authorized to vote, that the Member’s signature must be notarized, and that the proxy holder must attend the Annual Meeting in person. A sample form of proxy is available upon a Member's request.