It’s time to purchase your butterflies!

The 13th Annual Butterfly Release is coming soon! We will be honored to host you and your family and be part of the magic as you release butterflies in honor or memory of loved ones.

Butterflies must be pre-ordered. The last day to order is May 10.

Order yours today!

The Butterfly Releases, held on three dates in June, are open to the public and all are welcome.

Thursday, June 20 from 3-6pm, Cathedral of the Pines, Rindge

Friday, June 21 from 10am-1pm, Butterfly Park, Keene 

Saturday, June 22 from 10am-1pm, Butterfly Park, Keene

All events will feature experiences that make HCS Hospice distinct – live music provided by our talented Hospice musicians, chair massages provided by Deep Roots Massage and Mary Beth Given, LMT, and onsite presence of our chaplains and bereavement support staff.

The Thursday and Friday events will be reflective and serene events, as in years past. On Saturday June 22, HCS is holding some “extra space” for families with children. While all are welcome to participate in each Butterfly Release event, our Saturday event will include additional special activities for children and we hope will have a sunny and celebratory atmosphere.

Names of the commemorated will be listed in the event program. For friends and families from afar, HCS staff would be honored to serve you by releasing a butterfly in your loved one’s name.

Learn more about the Butterfly Release event by visiting our website.

Butterflies to release must be ordered by May 10. Order by clicking the button below or download, print, and mail this order form. 

Order a Memorial Stone

You may also choose to memorialize your loved ones with a custom engraved memorial stone. These stones are placed in Butterfly Park, a lovely community gathering place where you can visit and spend peaceful moments. Stones are 6 x 12 inches with up to 3 lines of text or 12 x 12 inches with up to 6 lines of text. Order by clicking the button below or download, print, and mail this order form. 

Questions? Call 603-352-2253 or

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