Welcome to St. Charles Monuments - Long Island
Monuments and Memorials for all Cemeteries
St. Charles Monuments offices are located at 1280 North Wellwood Avenue in West Babylon, New York 11704. St. Charles Monuments of Long Island has been family owned and operated for over 65 years. Our memorials are fabricated locally and we take pride in producing a cemetery monument in a timely manner.
When someone you love passes away, it can be a difficult time. After four generations, we have lost our own loved ones and know the feeling of confusion and disbelief. When it comes time to choose a style and type of monument, it is important that you are treated with care and quality customer service. We understand that by your family choosing our custom monument company to tell your family story, it is not a right but a privilege. We care about each family that walks through our doors. To best express your family and loved one through a monument, we take the time to understand your family's story. Your family's monument will represent countless memories and acts of love.
Although life may end, memorials last forever.
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People often deliver gifts to the grave sites of their loved ones. Many people bring photographs, flowers, or mementos that were cherished by them. This instills a sense of peace and memory. One of the traditions that many find especially comforting is the placing of a grave blanket. When winter shows up, a blanket on the grave of a loved one can truly warm the heart. Possible Origin Not much history can be found on the tradition of grave blankets. It is possible that it originates from the Jewish custom of mounding graves. This involved a grave being raised above… Read more »
The internet has obviously changed the world. We can access basically anything by the press of our finger; our favorite music, profiles of our closest friends, photographs, and home videos. Gravestone barcodes have become popular over the last several years, providing a modern way to remember those we’ve lost. On a traditional memorial monument is engraved a small barcode. The mourning friend or relative simply scans it with their smartphone and are redirected to a “living memorial” website dedicated to their loved one. The notion of linking a monument memorial to a tribute web page is a special one…. Read more »
From the traditional to the contemporary. The Beginning The evolution of simple grave marker to elaborately designed headstone can be associated with early Roman and Celtic cultures. Artfully designed headstones depicted attributes and experiences of the individuals laid to rest, detailing their lives. As religious faith became a center of people’s day-to-day lives, headstones began to reflect that importance, with cross-like forms and inscribed insignia becoming more and more popular. The past-century has presented the greatest evolution in monument type and design. Traditional monuments often portray a religious phrase, Bible verse or symbol, such as the cross or Star of… Read more »