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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While each sect of Christianity has the same underlying belief system, the traditions can vary quite a lot. For example, Catholic funeral services are conducted by a priest, with minimal interaction from those in attendance. Protestant funeral services, on the other hand, incorporate eulogies during the funeral service before laying the body to rest alongside an upright monument. Eastern Orthodox Christians also have traditions that are wholly unique. To assist with planning a funeral monument, we have written 6 traditions of Eastern Orthodoxy. What is Eastern Orthodoxy? For 1,054 years, the Christian church was entirely unified, with the Roman… Read more »
Because the conditions surrounding people’s lives can vary, the way that they purchase headstones varies as well. Some elderly people have the time and resources to pre-purchase a monument. Other people die unexpectedly or without these resources, and their families must make this purchase on their behalf. And, in some cases, families request posthumous monument engraving. In this post, we’ll explain how this process works, and why people purchase new lettering for a monument. How Does Posthumous Monument Engraving Work? In the old days of monument engraving, professionals would spend days manually performing this process. With modern sandblasting technology,… Read more »
Before WWI, cremation was prohibited by the Protestant Church. In the Catholic Church, cremation only became acceptable in 1963. As a funeral arrangement option, cremation has recently become a popular option. Some like it because it is quick, and others because it can provide a more meaningful resting place. Read on to learn 10 interesting facts about cremation. 1. Burial Can Happen After Cremation Many people believe that cremated remains must be placed in a home or another location. But, interestingly enough, burying ashes is also a common practice, especially with cemetery monuments. After the ashes are placed in… Read more »