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Types Of Monuments In New Haven, Connecticut

  • Posted on April 30, 2018 at 1:34 am

byAlma Abell

The death of a loved one is a sad occasion, but there are many things that must be done with regards to the funeral. In addition to selecting the casket, a family member will have to select a headstone or monument. These markers are traditional for Christian, Muslim, and Jewish religious burials. Inscriptions on the stone include the deceased’s name, birth date, and date of death plus a prayer or some other sort of message. Often the marker has funerary art such as details in stone relief. A photographic inset of the deceased is quite common in Europe, and it is becoming more popular in North America.

There are many Monuments in New Haven to choose from when selecting a headstone. First of all you should find out any restrictions that the cemetery may have. Most monument companies are familiar with any restrictions such as size and material. Most headstones are made from some type of stone such as marble, granite, limestone, slate, and sandstone. Granite is the most popular stone used today because it is beautiful and durable. Marble is also beautiful and somewhat easier to carve than granite, but it deteriorates faster than granite. This means that after a few hundred years inscriptions may be difficult to read. The other types of stone may deteriorate faster than granite due to acid rain and freeze thaw cycles.

After you have selected the material for the headstone, the size, and other variables you will need to figure out ant inscriptions you want carved into the stone. Of course there will be the deceased’s name, date of birth and date of death. You may add emblems or images such as military branch, a sport, a pet or other animal, and an epitaph such as “Forever In Our Hearts”.

A good company to call for Monuments in New Haven is Shelley Brothers Monuments. This business has been serving Connecticut for more than 170 years. They will meet with you to go over any concerns and design options you may have. They can offer you guidance if needed when choosing a grave marker for your loved one.