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A Definitive List of Memorial Necessities


Losing someone you love can be overwhelming, to say the least. And the chaotic circumstances in the aftermath definitely don’t help. There’s nothing more distressing, confusing or disorienting than someone we love leaving us. And in the event of a spontaneous, unpredictable passing, it’s doubly[…]

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How to Arrange a Jewish Memorial Service


At St. Charles Monuments, we take pride in guiding you through loss, and accommodating you with compassion and sensitivity. Our team is happy to help through every aspect of Jewish memorial decision-making and to craft custom headstones for Long Island. From design to cemetery regulations,[…]

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How To Choose The Right Monument Company


At St. Charles Monuments, we provide Long Island families with headstones and other monuments, and we’ve been doing it since 1954. Therefore, we know precisely how to handle every facet of pre-planning and each kind of memorial service. Additionally, we know very well that choosing[…]

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Granite Memorial Benches: An alternative to conventional headstones


In addition to contacting friends and family, and scheduling a memorial service, selecting a memorial is difficult. Of course, there are several different options for a memorial, each with a slightly different focal point. At St. Charles Monuments, we believe that a granite memorial bench is[…]

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5 Facts on Veterans Burial Flags


Countless veterans have given their lives to protect the freedom of our magnificent country. At St. Charles Monuments, we couldn’t be prouder of our patriots or more grateful to be American. Here, we take significant, solemn pride in commemorating our veterans. Of course, this applies[…]

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5 Common Types of Cemeteries on Long Island


Finding a cemetery that can: (1) meet your needs and (2) honor your loved one can be difficult. Whether you’re arranging a funeral or pre-planning, there are a lot of variables to take into consideration. At St. Charles Monuments, guiding you through this difficult time[…]

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5 Different Styles of Cemetery Monuments


This post was originally published on January 9th, 2015, and has been updated with more information. Losing someone we love is one of the most painful moments in our lives. Of course, we at St Charles Monuments make it our daily mission to provide Long[…]

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5 Traditions for a Catholic Burial


Originally posted on November 20, 2019, this post has been edited for accuracy and relevancy. Of course, funeral traditions vary across different cultures, countries and religions. These manifold customs and traditions in the wake of a loss are an essential ways for these cultures to[…]

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How to Enhance an Exisiting Headstone


This blog post was initially published on October 27th, 2014. It has been updated for clarity and to include additional suggestions. When a loved one’s headstone fades over time, it’s an unpleasant and upsetting reality. Of course, selecting a durable monument material like granite will[…]

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Grave Visitation Etiquette: What You Need to Know


Originally published on July 14, 2018, this post has been updated for accuracy and relevancy. Regardless of your relationship, losing a loved one is never easy. While support from friends and family can help to mitigate this sadness and distress, your memories of them are[…]

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