Granite Memorial Benches: An alternative to conventional headstones

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Monument Benches

Making funeral arrangements after the passing of a loved one is a stressful time for the entire family. In addition to reaching out to friends and family and scheduling a memorial service, deciding on a memorial is complicated. There are many different choices for a memorial, each with a slightly different point of focus. At St. Charles Monuments, we believe that a granite memorial bench is an elegant, personal way to honor a loved one’s memory.

 

Custom Options & Personalization for Your Memorial Bench

 
Granite Memorial Bench with John Lennon Picture and Quote

Just like a standard memorial gravestone, there are many ways that you can customize a granite memorial bench. Beyond selecting the color, you can also choose the size and shape. In doing so, you can still create a material embodiment of your loved one, fully representative of the life that they lived.

In addition to these aesthetic options, you can also embellish upon the bench in other ways. Inscribing a picture or a quote by a favorite author/musician, or a fitting epitaph is a meaningful way to create a memorial that speaks to their spirit.

 

Stand Out Amongst Upright Monuments

The burial plots of your loved ones can sometimes be difficult to locate amongst all of the other gravestones. With a granite memorial bench, you will be able to locate your loved ones immediately. The unique shape and larger form of granite memorial benches eliminate any difficulty that you might have when visiting your loved one’s’ burial sites.

 
Memorial Bench in Veterans Cemetery
 

Create a Relaxing Atmosphere

A granite memorial bench cultivates an environment conducive to positive, respectful visits from family members and friends. Without a place to sit down in reflection, it can sometimes be difficult to pay your respects to loved ones. Granite memorial benches give visitors the opportunity to relax and introspect about their times with loved ones. This makes for visitation sessions that are much more meaningful, and create a more relaxed atmosphere. A granite memorial bench makes for a much better environment for positive reflection.

 

Memorial Bench Donations

Granite memorial benches can be placed outside the cemetery as well. If your loved one has been particularly influenced by or active in an organization, then donating a memorial bench will remind people of the importance of contributing to a cause. Donating a bench in the name of a longtime school teacher, a devoted parish member, or a committed non-profit organization member will help keep the memory of an organization alive forever.


A granite memorial bench is a tasteful, purposeful and blank way to build a monument for your loved ones. It is a sophisticated and personal way to remember family members, as well as a profound way to keep a legacy alive. At St. Charles Monuments, we are dedicated to helping you create your ideal monument. Contact us with any questions or special requests.

Note: Due to space regulations, some cemeteries will not permit memorial benches in place of a headstone. Please verify with your cemetery before purchasing one.