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Monuments & Memorials

Types of Memorials

Design a memorial to express a life and keep remembrance alive.

A permanent resting place is something to consider carefully. Ask yourself about the kind of final resting place to best commemorate the life lost and provide a fitting place for family and friends to gather for services and future reflection.

Here is a brief overview of the memorial options available at Albany Diocesan 
Cemeteries. Only you can decide what is best for your family. Our Family Service Representatives can give you information that will help you make an informed, unhurried decision that’s right for you and your family, at the right time for you.

Memorials & Markers

We can help you choose and customize an appropriate memorial from a wide array of cast bronze markers and granite monuments from the finest manufacturers. Memorials are available in a variety of designs, sizes, and prices.  

Purchasing your family memorial from Albany Diocesan Cemeteries helps sustain and preserve our sacred cemeteries.

Memorial Tributes

In addition to the traditional memorial on a grave or crypt, many families choose a memorial tribute to commemorate a loved one.

  • Mausoleum Emblems and Portraits
    Choose from over thirty bronze emblems depicting a favorite saint or religious representation.

    Memorial portraits evoke happy memories preserve of your loved one's legacy for future generations.

  • Mausoleum Artwork
    Dedicate beautiful mosaics and icons in the memory of a loved one.

  • Memorial Butterflies
    Butterflies are a symbol of transformation, resurrection, and celebration. These beautiful bronze 5"-6" butterflies are displayed on a Memorial Wall in memory of a loved one.
  • Memorial Trees
    What better way to keep your loved one's memory alive than a living tribute in their name. Your one time donation includes either a sapling or an established tree, provided by the cemetery. 
    A commemorative bronze plaque attached to a granite base adds dignity to a memorial tree.

  • Memorial Bluebird Boxes
    Hand constructed of cypress wood, and placed in the cemetery in a location determined by the cemetery staff, this bird house includes an inscribed memorial plaque.
  • Memorial Benches
    Cremation benches offer a unique style of memorialization.  These Cremation memorials allow a comforting place for reflection and remembrance of loved ones.  All of our granite benches are made with the best quality material.  Cremation benches come in many shapes and sizes, and custom benches can also be designed. Granite benches can be inscribed with a special memorial. Cremation benches are only available in certain sections of select cemeteries. 

Private Mausoleums & Family Heritage Lots

Custom landscaping and distinctive memorialization is available on estate lots.

Family Heritage lots can accommodate either a private family mausoleum or in-ground burial spaces.

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