St. Charles Resurrection Cemetery: A Brief History

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For decades, St. Charles Monuments has worked closely with St. Charles Resurrection Cemetery in Farmingdale, NY. St. Charles Resurrection Cemetery has existed for many years. The history of how the land became the cemetery it is today dates back to the late 1800s.

Headstone in Public Cemetery

The Origin of the Cemetery

In the early 1900s, Bishop Charles McDonnell started to acquire the lands that now comprise St. Charles Cemetery. The Archdiocese of New York had purchased that land and Pinelawn Cemetery. After Bishop McDonnell passed away in 1921, Archbishop Thomas Molloy completed the purchase of the land that now forms St. Charles Cemetery. Archbishop Molloy arranged for the purchase of this cemetery from the Archdiocese in 1953. His goal was to combine both areas of land to create one large cemetery.


Serving The Families of Long Island

The Diocese of Brooklyn obtained the land that formed St. Charles Resurrection Cemeteries. This allowed Long Island families to be buried in the same Catholic cemetery as their relatives. Today, St. Charles Resurrection Cemetery serves Catholics throughout all of New York. In 2007, the Diocese of Brooklyn transferred cemetery ownership to the St. John’s Cemetery Corporation. This enhanced the supervision and operation of these cemeteries. Today it owns and operates all the cemeteries for the Brooklyn Diocese.

Grouping of cemetery headstones in St Charles Cemetery on Wellwood Ave

St. Charles Cemetery Today

Families that seek a Catholic Cemetery often choose St. Charles Resurrection Cemetery. Each year, the cemetery creates new burial plots. Furthermore, in 2016 they created the new section 104. This section contains the Holy Cross Columbaria and a tribute to Saint Elizabeth Seton, the patron saint of seafarers.

St. Charles Resurrection Cemetery does not have an official affiliation with any one monument retailer. St. Charles Monuments has proudly worked with St. Charles Resurrection Cemetery for years. We abide by all of their rules and regulations when we erect monuments in their cemetery. We are here for you regarding burial plans for your loved ones. Contact us to discuss any questions you may have.


What people say about us

“Thank you Marcus. We drove by the monument yesterday afternoon. My husband and I were very pleased. Thank you for giving us a gift of comfort and peace.”

Mary Amber

“Thank you so much. It has been a comforting and pleasant experience working with St. Charles Monuments. The memorial set looks great.””

Pam Carter

“The headstone is beautiful. They did a fantastic job. Again my family and I thank you for all your help with suggestions and with the arrangements.”

Laura Leddy

“My family and I visited my husband’s grave today. We were very pleased with the results. It looks very nice. Thank you.””

Mrs. Guginsky

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