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Cremation: What Does This Mean for Memorials?


During the grieving process, many people search for the “correct” answer to all of their questions. What is the right inscription for my loved one’s memorial? Which headstone style should I have? What material should the headstone be? The truth is, there are no simple[…]

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4 Benefits of Choosing a Granite Headstone


At St. Charles Monuments, we’ve served our Long Island community for decades. During times of grief and stress, we provide support and compassion. Of course, losing a loved one is the most painful and disorienting time in a person’s life. However, we make it our[…]

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Epitaphs & Meaningful Tombstone Quotes


When making funeral arrangements, selecting an epitaph can be a difficult and emotional process. Selecting a fitting inscription for a personalized monument is as important as choosing the right headstone for your loved one. At St. Charles Monuments, we understand that an epitaph should positively encapsulate one’s[…]

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4 Important Factors When Choosing a Cemetery


After a loved one passes away, making funeral preparations can be quite stressful. There are a lot of decisions that one must make, which can be especially difficult if they have never done this before. Purchasing a fitting headstone and arranging wake and funeral services can be[…]

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4 Reasons to Add New Lettering to a Headstone


Since every person’s life is a singular and unique experience, their headstones should be equally as unique. In fact, most of us view monuments and headstones as a permanent, enduring tribute to one’s life. Many people make the choice in life to pre-purchase a monument.[…]

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Tips for Choosing a Headstone Inscription


Following the loss of a loved one, you and your family will be tasked with making arrangements. This includes ordering a headstone and etched inscription. While this is a distressing time, choosing a memorial allows you to reflect on the memories you shared with your[…]

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The Growing Importance of Pet Memorials


At St. Charles Monuments, we have many years of experience serving our community and guiding them through some of the most difficult and stressful times of their lives. When it comes to respectfully bidding farewell to a loved one – whether it’s a monument engraving,[…]

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4 Signs a Headstone Needs Repair


Creating a fitting, beautiful headstone is the best way to say goodbye to a loved one. Visiting this headstone regularly is an outstanding way to demonstrate your dedication to deceased family and friends. Unfortunately, over time, headstones can gradually deteriorate. To keep your loved one’s[…]

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Cemetery Monument Cleaning Tips


Many people like to keep the headstones of their loved ones properly maintained. There are several ways they practice this. Activities like bringing flowers, stones, and photos on a regular basis help friends and families keep the gravesite attractive and their loved one’s memory alive.[…]

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4 Things to Consider When Purchasing a Headstone


We understand that losing a loved one is an exceedingly difficult time, and we’re here to help and support our clients every step of the way. In this post, you can find helpful insights on the four primary necessities to consider when purchasing a headstone[…]

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