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It is said that every person worthy of having lived is worthy of being remembered. A memorial is much more than a commemorative marker for the deceased; it serves as a lasting remembrance of an absent loved one, honoring them for generations to come.

Selecting a Traditional Monument

The entire landscape of Maplewood Cemetery was conceived as the most appropriate memorial to all who are buried here. Each lot is considered an integral part of the whole.  The cemetery’s historic landscape incorporates open space areas that require level markers to maintain the landscape perspective while other areas visually integrate above-ground monuments in the overall design.  Therefore, the cemetery section and lot you select will determine whether a monument or marker appropriately complements the landscape.  These guidelines apply also to monument size and design.

Monument Materials

Only granite monuments and markers are used at Maplewood Cemetery.  Granite can withstand long years of exposure to the elements and responds well to preservation and restoration techniques.  Even the oldest granite monuments at Maplewood show little erosion; today, many of them appear virtually as they did when they were new.

Commemorative Alternatives

A stone bench, tree or landscape feature dedicated to the memory of your loved one can be a fitting alternative to a traditional monument.  Maplewood Cemetery welcomes such memorials in keeping with the concept of the cemetery as a memorial to all.  Experienced staff is available to help you select the manner of commemoration that will best express your intent.


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