Cemetery Burial Planning Assistance

At Hudson Valley Memorial Group, we understand that getting the information you need to select a cemetery plot that works for your needs is essential. We also realize that when the time comes to do so, it may be one of the most difficult times of your life. That’s why it is our goal to make each phase of the decision making process as easy as possible for you and your family.

We’ve been serving families in the Hudson Valley for six decades and four generations, so we are uniquely prepared to provide extensive information about the requirements and restrictions of local cemeteries. This leaves you free to simply choose what you believe best suits the memory of your loved one.

Often, the first step in planning a fitting memorial for a loved one is finding the proper plot. We are here to help provide advice about where to purchase the right one for you and your family and to help you navigate the variables involved.

Our long-standing familiarity with surrounding cemeteries and their policies ensures we will have the answers you need, so please don’t hesitate to consult our caring staff–we’re here to help. Because we enjoy positive working relationships with local partners, we can guide you through the process using a large network of information.

For Your Consideration

Does the cemetery you are considering allow for upright or slanted markers?

Some cemeteries streamline grounds maintenance by restricting markers to those “flush” with the ground. Others allow for large monuments of various heights.

Is there a marker or monument size restriction?

Some cemeteries must limit the overall size of monuments to fit the available area. Let us discover if your monument suits your first-choice cemetery.

Does the cemetery allow for a differing religious affiliation?

Burials may be limited to a single faith or markers may be required to display a particular religious symbol. Each cemetery’s rules differ but Hudson Valley Memorial Group is familiar with local cemetery rules and can offer you answers.

What are the land-use rules?

Many people don’t realize that when you purchase a plot in cemeteries, you are actually purchasing the right to be buried there but are not purchasing actual ownership of the land. Families must adhere to the rules and regulations of the particular cemetery, some of which offer deeded plots that are owned by the purchaser. However, unlike other types of privately-owned property, cemetery plots are restricted by land use regulations.

Does the cemetery offer space for cremated remains?

Many cemeteries offer columbaria and niches for the storage of cremated remains; however, this information may not be readily apparent. Allow us to produce a list of suitable locations for you.

How many loved ones may be commemorated in a single space?

The number of family members in one space depends again on each cemetery’s policy as well as the means of disposition, all of which we can assist you with.

Will the cemetery be maintained?

A visit to the cemetery you are considering or a quick check of their social media can help you ascertain the level of maintenance provided. In addition, you may want to ask about the cemetery (or perpetual care) fund, a fund that often exists to maintain the cemetery in perpetuity. Or we can research the maintenance schedule of a certain location for you.