312 FILLMORE STREET, STATEN ISLAND, NY 10301 PHONE: 718-447-2204
For many years members and friends of the Unitarian Church of Staten Island considered establishing a Memorial Garden. On October 29, 2000, by a unanimous vote at a congregational meeting, the Church decided to create a Memorial Garden on the recently acquired grounds adjacent to the Fellowship Hall
The Garden is a place of beauty and tranquility where we can honor the memory of friends and family members. It embraces a Circle of Remembrance, planted with lilyturf and surrounded by a spiral walkway, in which cremains (ashes) are buried in biodegradable containers. This area is nestled among new and mature plants.
Benches offer a serene place for meditation, set apart by shrubbery. The liquid murmur of a fountain completes the solitude. The names of those who are interred in the Circle of Remembrance and other church friends, members and family are memorialized in the Garden.
We are fortunate that renowned landscape architect and long-term Church member Bradford Greene has devoted his talents to the design of this Garden.
The Memorial Garden is a long-term repository for the ashes of Unitarian Church of Staten Island members and others.
People who have been members of the Church for at least three months have the rights to be interred. Others whose ashes may be interred in the Memorial Garden must have one of these relationships with a Church member:
The following must be received before ashes can be interred in the Memorial Garden:
Gifts & Fees
The current rates for remembrance, interment or the future right to remembrance or interment are:
Please contact the office for to make arrangements.