The Trustees of Woodlawn Cemetery welcomes you to this hidden jewel in Canandaigua, New York. We hope you will take time to explore the many facets of Woodlawn Cemetery. We welcome your questions and comments and would be pleased by a visit at any time.
The official site of Woodlawn Cemetery in Canandaigua!
For your convenience, here are quick links to interments made from 2010 to current.
The cemetery now accepts major credit cards.
The Canandaigua Cemetery Association is a not for profit organization. All donations are tax deductible. Click on the donations tab on the left or contact the cemetery office to see how you can donate.
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Preplanning is the answer to lowering the cost of burial expenses and it helps to lessen the impact of bereavement on the living. By thinking ahead, you’ll make informed, thoughtful decisions about your burial arrangements. Imagine the peace-of-mind you’ll have knowing it's been taken care of. Our office can assist you in determining what burial options are right for you.
To read more, click on the "Cemetery Preplanning" tab on the left.
Chapel Restoration Efforts Continue to Progress
The efforts for restoring the chapel continues to gain momentum. After nearly 50 years of little to no use the deterioration that once took control of the chapel is about to change.
After a very successful Wine & Spirits Tour event last fall, along with support from the community, the Board is committed to making every effort in restoring this beautiful treasure.
Sponsorships and ticket sales were initially raised to cover the cost of the event that was targeted to get the community to attend and raise awareness not only for the chapel but the beautiful historic cemetery and the many notables interred here. Generous sponsors and hundreds of ticket sales generated a profit that will be used totally for restoration efforts.
The funds raised will be used to install a new underground electrical service within the next few months. These funds are also being used to contract with a consultant to complete a fundraising feasibility study. The study, which should be complete by the end of August, will indicate the level of interest that is in the community for contributing funds for restoration. The consultant is currently very active submitting grants and pursuing alternative funding opportunities.
A local architect has generously donated his time and energy to spend countless hours meeting with contractors to establish an updated cost of restoration. He has also provided the cemetery with visual schematics that will be used to promote the need for restoration.
A local master electrician is also contributing his expertise to our efforts by assisting the cemetery with the necessary hookups.
In February, the cemetery completed an extensive application to get listed on the State and National Registry of Historic Places in hopes to gain the recognition that Woodlawn deserves, a crucial element in obtaining grant funding.
On September 20th, there will be another Wine & Spirits Tour event held at Woodlawn. This is sure to be a great event with many attendees from all over that come to see the chapel and the beautiful cemetery that is part of this community.
WINE & SPIRITS TOUR EVENT
2:00 - 6:00 pm
Sept. 20, 2014
2014 Memorial Day Ceremony
Woodlawn Cemetery hosts the annual Memorial Day ceremony to pay tribute and honor our veterans. Click on the "Photos" tab on the left to see some pictures of the event.
The Canandaigua Cemetery Association Board of Trustees is happy to announce the second annual Wine & Spirits Tour Event to be held on Saturday, September 20th, 2014 from 2:00 to 6:00 pm celebrating the continuing restoration efforts of the historic chapel located on the grounds of Woodlawn Cemetery in Canandaigua, New York. Please save the date on your calendar!
Noted as one of the top three “things to do” for the weekend in the greater Rochester area in 2013, this outdoor event will feature a variety of wines and beers as well as gourmet food from Nolan’s on Canandaigua Lake. All the proceeds from the event will support efforts to restore the cemetery chapel built by the gracious donations of Mary Clark Thompson in 1909. Proceeds from the 2013 event have helped to ensure a new electrical service to the chapel as well as the hiring of a fundraising feasibility consultant to assist in the determination of the level of community financial support for restoration. Tours will be given of the chapel as well as guided tours of our picturesque cemetery showing, not only the beauty, but the history and famous notables interred on the grounds.
This is an event that you do not want to miss out on!
Please consider being a part of this monumental movement by being a sponsor of the event. Click the tab below for more information.
Woodlawn Cemetery provides respectful interment services to individuals and families in a unique setting of beauty and calm, and provides education relative to its historic heritage.
Woodlawn Cemetery serves the community as an eternal resting place; commemorating the lives of those interred; conserving, restoring and sustaining the physical attributes, horticultural aspects, buildings and infrastructure of the cemetery; and optimizes the cemetery's potential as a cultural resource through education, preservation and promotion of Woodlawn Cemetery's unique heritage.