Transform an existing grave or crypt into a family plot and create a place of remembrance for generations to come.
This unique program allows for graves or crypts already owned by families to be transformed into a family estate. Depending on the grave or crypt selected, a number of cremated remains can typically be added. The plot will serve as a family's final gathering place, allowing family members who have lived apart to be together on their final journey as well as be a place that generations can come to remember their ancestors. With this program we maximize the use of space and minimize the cost to families.
A family estate provides a unique opportunity to unite past, present and future generations, in the promise of everlasting life.
How many cremated remains are allowed in an existing location?
Depending on the size of the existing grave or crypt, eight or more cremated remains are allowed per space.
How can I be memorialized?
Space permitting multiple family members can have their names inscribed on the monument or crypt.* When the number of inscriptions exceeds what is feasible or permitted, cenotaphs are available as well as bronze plaques which will be placed near the final resting place.
*Certain cemetery sections and mausoleums have a prescribed number of inscriptions allowed per space.
Can I use a crypt?
Yes, both crypts and graves are eligible to be used with the Family Heritage Program.
What type of permission do I need?
To be interred you need the written permission of the legal owner(s) of the cemetery property.
What is the cost?
Cost is typically $2,500 or more per interment including service fees.
Is it tax deductible?
Unlike many of our other placement options for cremated remains additional placements are not tax deductible.
What other options do I have for my cremated remains?
CFCS offers a variety of options beyond the Family Heritage Program for the memorialization and permanent placement of cremated remains in our cemeteries and Cathedral. Additional options include, niches and in ground burial. Additionally, we offer the Holy Angels Remembrance Crypt and Columbarium.