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.
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Cemetery Preplanning
2012 Interments
2013 Interments
For your convenience, here are quick links to interments made from 2010 to current.
2011 Interments
2014 Interments
2010 Interments
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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.
Why Preplan?
Chapel Restoration Efforts Continue to Progress
Chapel Restoration Efforts
Blueprint One
Blueprint Two
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.
Vision Statement
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.
Mission Statement
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 Decoration Removal
Extended to April 1st
Due to the amount of snow and snowbanks that still blankets the cemetery, the removal date for winter wreath decorations has been extended to April 1st.
Woodlawn receives a
Capacity Building Grant
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!
Although still early in the process, Woodlawn has received notification that it will be awarded a Capacity Building Grant for 2015 from the Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester.
2015 Interments
FOR SALE: 2010 Jacobsen Turfcat 628D
Woodlawn is currently selling a used 2010 Jacobsen Turfcat 628D mower. The mower is 2WD with a side-discharge 63" cutting deck. The engine is a 26 hp Kubota diesel with 1778 hours.

Comes with service records, manuals and what is considered to be low hours. The machine will be completely prepped for spring. All you will need to do is turn the key and start mowing!

If interested, please contact the cemetery office or send an email.