Blog and In the News

  • How to Choose End-of-Life Care

    Choosing end-of-life care is an important decision with which many families struggle. It can be difficult to discern where you or your loved one would feel most comfortable at this important time of life. Many people put off making this decision because they don’t want to think about not having their loved ones around them. …
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  • Are Your Online Accounts Safe?

    These days, so much of life is lived online. We shop, order food, stay in touch with family and friends, and pay bills online. Whether it’s social media or banking, it’s important to be sure your online accounts are safe and secure. Here at Woodlawn Cemetery, our professional staff knows the importance of staying safe …
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  • How to Support a Loved One Who Is Grieving Over the Holidays

    Our dedicated staff at Woodlawn Cemetery recognizes how difficult the holiday season can be for our grieving neighbors across the Bronx. Holiday traditions can trigger painful memories of those who are no longer with us. It can be stressful knowing exactly how to support those you love who are grieving, especially at this time of …
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  • The Greatest Gift of All: Preplanning

    Established in 1863, Woodlawn proudly serves our New York neighbors with a peaceful cemetery and distinguished crematory. Yet we still come across many people who hear the word preplanning in regard to funerals and aren’t exactly sure what it entails. If you fall into this category, don’t worry! This holiday season, we’re here to help …
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  • Our CWC Guarantee: Why It Matters for You

    It’s likely all New Yorkers have heard stories about families who have suffered heartache after a cremation mix-up. But the good news is, there are ways to make sure you and your loved ones are cared for with complete respect and dignity. At Woodlawn Cemetery, we go above and beyond to earn – and maintain …
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  • The Italian Influence at The Woodlawn Cemetery

    New York’s Woodlawn Cemetery is known for its beautiful sculptures and unique works of art. These delicate figures are symbolic of peace, love, sorrow, and hope, many of which are inspired by classic statues found in Europe. Among the most photographed is the Gerould Memorial, a replica of the famous Monteverde Angel in the cemetery …
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  • How Do I Know if It’s Time to Preplan?

    With all the uncertainty in the world, preplanning your own end-of-life arrangements can be both empowering and uplifting. At Woodlawn Cemetery, our friendly professionals are here to help you handle life’s unpredictability via our preplanning services. Although end-of-life decision-making is not an easy topic to discuss or consider, putting your plans in writing may help …
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  • History Feature: Hispanic Heritage Month

    We are proud to celebrate the lives and contributions of the many Hispanic notables who have chosen New York’s Woodlawn Cemetery as their final resting place. Since our founding in 1863, Woodlawn Cemetery has established and continued on with its strong tradition of serving New Yorkers of all cultures, religions, and ethnic heritages. During Hispanic …
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  • Celia Cruz – How the Queen of Salsa Changed Latin Music

    At Woodlawn Cemetery, we take seriously the legacy of music. Many musical personalities lay at rest within our grounds, and we work continuously to understand their enduring impact. Even after these legends have left us, their work and messages unfold across the years. One such voice is that of Úrsula Hilaria Celia de la Caridad …
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  • Can We Plan a Memorial for a Loved One Who Died Last Year?

    It’s said the best resources for dealing with grief after a loved one dies are as follows: family, friends, and community. This last year, that kind of support wasn’t available to many in mourning. The ritual of gathering together for a funeral was dramatically affected by the pandemic, impacting the way families in New York …
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