About this Death Cafe
We wanted to run a Death Cafe in order to hold a consistent space for free flow discussion with the focus on building community in Connecticut.
The CT Death Collective hosts a number of free community events, Death Cafes being just one of them! We have a book club that meets four times a year, a monthly newsletter were we cover death and dying happenings in Connecticut, networking potlucks and more!
When we do hold in person community meetings they are located in Newtown, CT.
If you’re interested in finding out more about our events please visit our Facebook at
We are always happy to accept small donations to offset our Zoom account expenses
About CT Death Collective
The CT Death Collective is a local community for death positive individuals to collaborate and communicate about death, dying, and burial in Connecticut.
Meetups are held the 3rd Monday of every month at 7pm via Zoom.
Please register either through the death cafe website or by contacting us directly at
We run our Death Cafe with limited moderation. We won’t be providing questions or talking point ideas but rather encourage people to share their experiences freely. When our Death Cafes get too busy we utilize the breakout room feature to keep the experience intimate.
Jackie Genovese and Celine Currier jointly host this monthly Death Cafe.
Jackie has been interested in death for as long as she can remember. Coming from a large family, she has been to more wakes and funerals than she can count. After being laid off from her job in the travel industry, she has been using her time outside work to explore her passion. Besides hosting the Death Café with Celine she has started learning about gravestone cleaning and preservation, training to become a hospice volunteer, working towards her Master's in Social Work, and normalizing talking about death every chance she gets.
As a child Celine Currier had an awareness of death on a personal level through the passing of family and friends. After graduating with a BA in Philosophy and Psychology she found work caring for people nearing the end of their life. After joining a Threshold choir she was able to witness first hand how sacred the dying process is. During this time she also became interested in the work by the non profit Death with Dignity, which supports people with terminal illnesses who wish to hasten their passing. From there she found herself learning about the realities of the funeral industry and people’s options for home funerals and green burials. Her fascination with all things end of life has a wide berth that expands every day the more she learns.
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