The Sharing of Experience

 Read comments from others who have entrusted us with the care of their loved ones.

Our greatest responsibility is for the compassionate care of family and friends before, during, and after the interment of a loved one.

“Karissa and the entire Albany Diocesan Cemeteries dept, Thank you so much for your help in fixing my grandparents stone. You truly have no idea how much this means to my mom and I. What a wonderful way to start this Spring Season. Enjoy the ever warming weather. Blessed,”

K & S March 02, 2020

“Hi Jeff, As you probably know, my family and I went to view the grave site of my husband, Daniel over the Christmas holidays. The monument that you designed with my daughter and myself was perfect. It was exactly what we wanted. Thank you for your expert guidance. Happy New Year! Warmest regards,”

Jeanne January 14, 2019

“"Today we received a call from Father John. He called to say he was very pleased with the reverence and respect demonstrated by our Field Operations staff. On Saturday he was at St. John the Baptist Cemetery (Schenectady) and met Foreman Dave Madej. Father says he was most impressed with Dave’s expression of sympathy and his pastoral manner."”

J.O. January 12, 2018

“Thank you. It means so much to me knowing a wreath will be placed on my parents grave for the holidays they loved so much. It’s difficult being so far away, so thank you for stepping up and helping me honor all my family members that have passed. It will show everyone who passes by that they are not forgotten but deeply loved. Thanks again.”

Cheryl November 28, 2017

““Thank you so much. It's perfect and beautiful. It comforts me that mom and dad are in such a beautiful cemetery as St. Agnes. The service was beautiful also. Please extend my gratitude to everyone at St. Agnes.””

H.P. September 08, 2017

“Thank you for the help in obtaining a grave marker for our uncle John. Your efforts were exceptional and key in getting us through the paperwork hurdle of the VA. Our entire family wishes to express our appreciation.”

Charlie July 11, 2017

“I am very pleased with the [restoration] work you did on my baby's angel. Remembering how hard my husband and I worked on [cleaning] that angel with very poor results, I couldn't believe what you accomplished. The stone looked like new compared to what it was. You certainly are very prompt with your work schedule. Thank you again for your services.”

F.L. May 08, 2017

“I visit the cemetery everyday on my way home, and I want to thank you for facilitating a wonderful memory for me and my family. I am very pleased with the custom photo emblem. Thank you so much for your assistance.”


“I have heard about [Natural Green Burial Preserves], but didn't realize we had a place here in Albany area. Awesome!!!!”


“I was at the painting class this past Fri. at The Living Room Art Gallery in St. Agnes Cemetery and I had the BEST time ever! It was the first time I tried to paint anything and to say I was apprehensive is putting it mildly but that ended as soon as the class started. Noreen did a fabulous job instructing the entire class and truly, it was just wonderful. She really has a great teaching presence and is so inclusive of everyone in the room no matter what their skill level is.”


“Dear J.D., I wanted to thank you sincerely on behalf of my family and myself for helping us at a very difficult time. As hard as it could have been, that all seemed to disappear under your guidance, and my daughter and I couldn’t be more grateful. You showed us the perfect resting place, that was such a relief. Thank you for being there for us as Jim was carried to his rest, it all meant so much. Sincerely,”

J.A. and family March 04, 2019

“Thank you for all your help. Your kindness really helped us through this difficult time. God bless you!”

The C. & M. Families

“Our family was so grateful for the compassionate care you extended to us when preparing for our parents final resting place.”


“Thank you for giving me such a peaceful place to remember my daughter and father. Terrific staff!”

R.K. October 04, 2017

“Mike, I can’t thank you enough for officiating in prayer for my mom’s interment of her ashes. I am very grateful to you for finding the right words during such a difficult time, Please know it was greatly appreciated! Thank you,”

Denise C. & family July 27, 2017

“We appreciate the Mass offering for Bill on June 24th. Many thanks too for your kindness and help in making a difficult time a little easier.”

C.C. and family May 04, 2017

“Thank you for offering a Memorial Mass for [our Mom] on June 24th. Mom loved going to Mass, and we will be there.”

Tom, Ellen, Mary Anne & Jim March 21, 2017

“Since the passing of my mother, my husband and I have tried to attend as many of your Memorial Masses as possible. Lori and her staff are always welcoming and attentive to everyone who comes, and we appreciate the opportunity to remember our family and friends at rest in the Diocesan cemeteries.”

L.P. January 27, 2017

“Thank you for the Memorial Mass to honor those who are buried in our cemeteries. Thank you also for fixing the statue in Our Lady Help of Christians Cemetery. It is in memory of our 17 year old son-namesake of Father Hohenstein who died from cancer. It means so much to us. Thank you, Peggy H. & Family”

Peggy H. & Family March 21, 2017

“To the office staff and grounds crew at Most Holy Redeemer: Thank you for all that you do to make Most Holy Redeemer an incredibly beautiful and peaceful place! On behalf of my family and I, I would like to sincerely thank you for caring for my father’s final resting place. Know that the hard work you do and your attention to detail is truly appreciated! God bless you all.”

Melissa G. and Family