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
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.
View the slideshow to see photos from the event taken by talented photographer Peter Blackwood.
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.
2014 Wine & Spirits Tour is a Success!
Woodlawn Cemetery makes the
State Register of Historic Places
On Thursday, September 11th, 2014 the nomination for listing Woodlawn Cemetery on the State Registry of Historic Places was accepted! This is a monumental time for the cemetery as 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!
Stay tuned for more information on raising the necessary funds to restore the historic chapel!
Memorial Bench Dedication Opportunity
This is a first-come first-serve opportunity to dedicate a bench at the newest columbarium in memory of a loved one. There are three park-style benches located at the site and the cemetery is offering this dedication for a cost of $2,500 per bench. This will be a limited opportunity as there will only be one dedication per bench. Once dedicated, a bronze plaque will be installed on the bench with "In Memory of" the loved one inscribed upon it. For more details, contact the cemetery office.
Winter Wreath Decorations Allowed
Until March 15, 2015
Winter wreaths ONLY allowed from November 15th to March 15th. Easel wreath stands are available at the cemetery.
Columbarium Walkway Reconstructed
A new stamped concrete walkway has recently been completed at the CN2 columbarium. Cemetery staff removed the old concrete, prepared the area and formed for the new installation. The talented Artistry in Concrete from Canandaigua poured and stamped the walkway to give it a beautiful look.
Woodlawn Cemetery makes the
National Register of Historic Places
On November 12th, 2014 Woodlawn Cemetery was officially listed on the National Register of Historic Places!