After Elise Piquet's husband died in 2004, she buried him in the backyard of her 11-acre property along the Connecticut River in the Middlesex County town of Chester. Four cemeteries in Chester were already full and the couple wanted to be buried side by side in their hometown. Little did Piquet know how big a controversy would ensue. She's reportedly spent $30,000 in a legal battle to keep her husband's remains behind her home. She hopes to join him when she dies.
Woman Fights Courts, Zoning Officials Over Backyard Burial Rights
The Connecticut Law Tribune
August 31, 2012
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