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private mausoleum


A private mausoleum is a granite building, often with stained glass windows, statuary, and a bronze door. There are also smaller versions available without doors or windows.

upright monument

Upright Monument:

Also referred to as gravestones, monuments, or tombstones, headstones are the most common type of cemetery memorial. A headstone is normally made up of two pieces. The top piece is called a “tablet”, and is set on a matching piece of granite known as a “base.”

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slant marker monument

Slant Marker:

A slant marker or monument typically stands 18″in height with the front slanting at an angle. A slant can be set on the ground, but families often wish to set it on a matching base for better visibility and protection from damage.

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flush marker

Grass Marker:

Grass markers are also called footstones, flush markers, and grave markers. They lay flush with the ground. The typical size is 24" x 12", but can be larger depending upon individual cemetery requirements. All our markers are a minimum of 4" thick to prevent cracking or snapping.

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bronze marker monuments

Bronze Plaques:

Many cemeteries allow or require bronze memorials or bronze plaques. Bronze markers are mounted to either a granite or cement base which serves as a foundation. Bronze is an alloy of copper and tin.

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bevel marker monuments

Bevel Marker:

These markers are slightly higher in the back than in the front leaving a slight pitch to the stone. The bevel marker sits slightly above the ground.

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custom etchings designs

Custom Etchings:

All our etchings are created inhouse by our staff, etches by hand, no laser equipment is used. This results in a more clear and realistic image. Our staff works closely with each family during the design and etching process.

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granite bench memorials


Granite benches have typically been used as landscape furniture at private residences. Using granite benches as a cemetery memorial is growing in popularity. Many families find that a personalized bench can be a peaceful and fitting tribute to their loved one.

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Mathieu Memorials Meriden

790 Old Colony Rd.
Meriden, CT 06451
Telephone: (203) 440-9790

Mathieu Memorials Southington

346 Meriden Ave.
Southington, CT 06489
Telephone: (860) 628-5188

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