The old, beaten down chain-link fence lining Patchogue’s historic Lakeview Cemetery along Waverly Avenue has just been replaced by a brand-new fence.
Work on the wrought iron-style fence was completed this month.
The Town of Brookhaven took the lead in funding for the purchase and installation of the fence, according to town press announcement, with Patchogue Village also chipping in with a partial contribution.
The exact figures were not immediately available.
The entire site is made up of five small cemeteries, including the historic Lakeview Cemetery, to which all the parcels are commonly referred.
The first burials, as far as can be determined, date back to 1794, according to the village records.
It contains the graves of 24 Revolutionary War veterans, two veterans of the War of 1812, 22 veterans of the Civil War, 14 veterans of World War I, five veterans of World War II and one veteran of the Vietnam War.
On July 27, Brookhaven Town Supervisor Ed Romaine and town Councilman Neil Foley were in Patchogue Village to mark the project’s completion, the latest in a string of beautification efforts at the once-neglected cemetery.
Click here for more information about the efforts of Friends of the Lakeview Cemeteries, and the Cemetery Restoration Committee.
Or, visit Friends of Lakeview Cemeteries on Facebook.
Photo (L-R) Supervisor Ed Romaine, Village Trustee and Friends of the Lakeview Cemeteries member and Financial Secretary Thomas Ferb, Councilman Neil Foley, Patchogue Village Mayor Paul Pontieri and Deputy Mayor Jack Krieger. (Courtesy/Brookhaven Town)