When you turn to Mount Pleasant Cemetery, you have the option of choosing a family mausoleum. A mausoleum is simply the name of a building that holds the remains of one or more deceased people above ground. In general, a mausoleum can be built for any number of people. After the funeral services take place, we move the casket into the mausoleum. This is where that casket, or urn, stays.
When it comes to viewing the casket or urn, the mausoleum typically has an indoor room for visitors. This way you can come and pay your respects. For the most part, there are many different types of mausoleums out there. To learn more about the one at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, please contact us today. We will happily answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding all that we offer. The number for our office is 631-878-0482. When you call, we can further discuss the parameters of the situation, as well as go over any pricing details. Many in the east end of Long Island turn to us for their funeral services. Our staff is always courteous and helpful and aiming to guide you through this difficult time.
Types of Mausoleums
Throughout history, there are different types of mausoleums. At our cemetery, we offer affordable family mausoleums. Learn more about the history of a mausoleum and see if one is right for you and a loved one.
Chapel / Indoor Mausoleum
The most popular of the mausoleum options throughout history. Typically, this is a room or series of rooms. When it is in a chapel, this room will also be set up to accommodate funeral services, as well as for those private moments of reflection. However, it does not always need to be centered around religion. For an indoor mausoleum, it can simply be a place with chairs and benches where visitors can come sit. But throughout history, this has been associated with chapels, which is why it is the most common.
When the mausoleum is in a garden, it does not have an indoor room for visitors. You strictly visit this one outdoors. So in many ways it is similar to visiting a gravesite. But the added elements of nature can make this sort of mausoleum beautiful.
Public mausoleums are open for anyone to purchase. When they are openly public, these structures may house thousands of bodies. However, they do not need to be that large. It all depends on the space for it and the style. And it is considered public because bodies from different family members and relatives share it. For private ones, turn to a family mausoleum.
A family mausoleum is also considered a private mausoleum because it is not open to the public. That is, all the bodies in the mausoleum are from a single family. So they are smaller than public mausoleums. Of course, if money is no issue, then it can be bigger. And since you get a private room, these mausoleums are expensive.