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memorial monuments, mausoleums, cemetery memorials The family business quickly flourished and a second location, Tully Memorials in East Hanover was purchased. Then, a third, McHugh Memorials also in East Hanover, followed by a fourth in Westfield, NJ.
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Articles :: Cemetery Bench Monuments

Cemetery Bench Monuments

The cemetery bench monument can provide the same invitation as a bench in a public park; the welcome invitation to sit and relax. A memorial bench in a cemetery will beautifully commemorate a loved one, while offering the place to rest and contemplate. Creating a memorial that will last throughout the years, and that will be an ideal place to visit for future generations is an ideal monument to a loved one's memory. When visiting your loved one, you can have a seat, and take some time to revisit memories and times past.


Often, individuals well-known in the community, or more prestigious and famous people will have a commemorative bench for use by the many people who will come and visit the grave. This not only provides a thoughtful memorial for the departed, but serves the community's needs as well. Having a comfortable place to sit and have discussions and recount memories is not just a special way to honor the loved one, but it makes good sense as well.


Styles and designs vary widely, for the materials with which benches can be made are numerous, as well are the choices for lettering, wording, and optional visual details. The most often used materials for cemetery bench monuments are wood, metal, and granite. There are other, more affordable materials available as well. However, the regulations of your chosen cemetery may have stipulations regarding the placement of benches or monuments. Your funeral director should be able to negotiate with the cemetery for placement of the ideal type of bench monument. This monument should not be inappropriate for the style of the cemetery it is placed in.


Granite is the most popular material for cemetery bench monuments. Solid granite rock is a long-lasting material, allowing the monument to weather the elements throughout time. With granite, endless options are available for styles. In addition, there is the type and color of granite, along with choice of size and specific shape of the bench memorial. Granite bench monuments can also have beautiful artwork carved or laser cut directly into the stone, which will look amazing given the advanced technological carving methods available today. Many styles also include one or more granite vases built into the monument. These serve as an ideal place for the flowers of frequent visitors.


A bench monument of any material; granite, wood, or metal, may include the option of using a real photograph of the departed in the design. The photograph can be beautifully crafted from sturdy porcelain ceramic, and is weatherproof, lasting many years. There are many other options one may consider on any type of memorial bench, including carvings, choice of panel designs on which lettering or etchings are placed, specific lettering types and fonts, and additional lettering. This additional lettering could be for items such as hobbies, interests, special talents and gifts, poetry, or quotes from the departed.






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