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.
Click here to follow us on facebook.
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
On Saturday, September 20th, Woodlawn hosted the 2nd Wine and Spirits Tour event to an anxious crowd waiting to hear the exciting news that Woodlawn Cemetery was nominated to the State Historic Registry of Historic Places with National determination pending.
Virginia Bartos, Registry Analyst from the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, was on hand to deliver the great news to the hundreds that were in attendance.
Attendees also sampled great products from area wineries, breweries and distilleries and also had a chance to sample desserts, cheeses and, of course, the fine cuisine prepared by the fantastic Nolan's on the Lake staff.
Visitors had a chance to tour the historic chapel as well as ride a guided tour tram of the cemetery showing not only the notables interred, but the beauty of the cemetery landscape.
A special thanks to the following vendors that participated in this historic event:
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.
Wine & Spirits Tour
Arbor Hill Grapery & Winery
Black Button Distilling
Brews & Brats
Casa Larga Vineyards
F. Olivers Oils & Vinegars
Finger Lakes Coffee Roasters
Finger Lakes Wine Center/Sonnenberg
Good Life Tea
Heron Hill Winery
Lively Run Goat Dairy
Naked Dove Brewing
Nolan's on the Lake
North American Breweries
Rohrbach Brewing Company
Three Brothers Winery
Vineyards Wine & Spirits
A special thank you to all of our sponsors and to the silent auction contributors.
Historical Moment - Woodlawn Cemetery makes the
State Registry of Historic Places, National Listing Pending
On Thursday, September 11th, 2014 the nomination for listing Woodlawn Cemetery on the State Registry of Historic Places was accepted with National listing pending! This is a monumental time for the cemetery has we embark on efforts to restore the Mary Clark Thompson donated chapel and revive it to its intended use and lustre. Listing on the registry opens opportunities for grant funding which is imperative to the restoration efforts.
Community - We Need Your Support!
Pictures from the recent Wine & Spirits event will be posted shortly.