MONUMENTS, HEADSTONES, & FOOTSTONES

Monuments or headstones are traditional for burials in the Christian, Jewish and Muslim religions, among others. In most cases they have the deceased’s name, date of birth, and date of death inscribed on them, along with a personal message, or prayer, but they may contain pieces of funerary art.

A footstone is a marker at the foot of a grave. The footstone lies opposite the headstone, which is usually the primary grave marker. As indicated, these markers are usually stone or bronze. The footstone may simply mark the foot of a grave, serving as a boundary marker for the grave plot, but more often provide additional information about the interred decedent. A footstone usually contains the name and information about the person whose grave it marks.  Willowbrook has a monument display onsite that may help you in your decision process. Our vendors will work with you to select, create and design your stone.

There is an additional fee for creating the foundation from cement, and the cost is based on the size of the stone, and the work involved.

Monument Specialist & Artist, Ned Steinmetz 

Willowbrook Cemetery is honored to have Ned as part of our family for decades.

Ned is the owner of Brown's Monument Works, which has been in business since 1938.  He has served in the death care industry for decades, where he worked in the capacity of a funeral director, cemetery operator and now his true passion, monument creations.

Ned's work can be found all over the State of Connecticut, ranging from simple grave markers to the most elaborate and stunning monuments and private family mausoleums  imagined.

His clients include State and National figureheads, members of Hollywood's entertainment community, to everyday citizens of Fairfield County.

To learn more about him, click here!

Willowbrook Cemetery welcomes all licensed monument dealers to serve the needs of our families.