About Cremation Interment and Our Columbarium
After cremation - scattering versus urn interment:
Most faiths that allow cremation prefer that families have their loved one's remains placed in an urn and buried in a Memorial Garden or put in a niche of a Columbarium.
The emotional and spiritual value of a grave is very important, whether it be a traditional plot or cremation interment. A grave is a place where family and friends can visit to mourn, remember, honor and celebrate the deceased. It is a place where stories of lives can be told and history is shared with young and old. A grave allows loved ones to touch a marked place and feel a connection to those lost - a powerful source of comfort and peace.
Today many people are searching for an alternative to traditional ground burial that offers beauty and simplicity. Cremation and interment within a Columbarium is one such alternative.
Locust Valley Cemetery has built its Columbarium in a park-like setting and is pleased to offer niche burial space to individuals and families. The Columbrium, approximateley 45 feet long and 4 feet high, consists of 4 rows across and has 40 niches in each row.
Columbarium burial space at the Cemetery may be purchased on either a present need or a pre-needed basis.
Our Memorial Garden:
Our Memorial Garden burial plots are 2' x 2' in size and allow for two urn interments. Monuments are restricted to a bronze plaque on a granite base measuring 8" x 3".
Visit our purchase page or contact William Simons at 676-5290 for further details.