Gate of Heaven Memorials
In 1916, the land of the present day Gate of Heaven Cemetery was purchased by the trustees of Saint Patrick's Cathedral. Cemetery development began immediately, and the Archbishop of New York, John Cardinal Farley, consecrated the land on July 14, 1918. Since its inception those years ago, Gate of Heaven Cemetery has served over 190,00 Catholic families and their loved ones with graves, private and community mausoleums, and various cremation areas located throughout the grounds. Today, the cemetery serves over 2,200 families per year.
Located just 1.2 miles and approximately four minutes away in Hawthorne, New York, Polchinski Memorials has been serving families and loved ones since their inception in 1883. Polchinski prides itself in providing families with the highest quality of monuments and memorials to honor the ones they have lost.
For many years Polchinski Memorials has worked hand in hand with Gate of Heaven Cemetery to ensure that families receive the highest quality products and services, such as monuments, estate memorials, mausoleums, footstones, civic memorials, benches, and porcelain plaques, among many other top of the line services to ensure only the best work for your family and loved ones.
Polchinski Memorials builds and designs monuments and mausoleums. Polchinski Memorials is an Independent Authorized Rock of Ages Retailer. The Polchinski staff welcomes you to experience the highest level of service in assisting you in the selection of and production of your final monument.
The Polchinski Memorial difference
Our caring sales counselors are interested in learning about your family as they assist you in designing a lasting and unique tribute to your loved one. Feel at ease in our state of the art facility where we can illustrate the many options you have in the selection of this important monument. For over 125 years Polchinski Memorials has served families in the Greater New York area. We understand that creating a beautiful memorial may be an unfamiliar experience, so we offer the personal service and the capabilities of Rock of Ages.
The Rock of Ages Guarantee
Polchinski Memorials, Inc. is very proud to be a member of the Rock of Ages family, and due to this partnership the memorials that Polchinski Memorials sells are backed by a Trust funded perpetual warranty on the highest quality memorials. This full perpetual warranty extends to the original purchaser, the purchaser’s heirs or assignees, and the cemetery where the memorial or mausoleum is erected
Each family has its own personal story to tell, and at Polchinski Memorials, Inc. of Westchester, we understand the importance of capturing that story in stone for future generations. For more than 125 years, Polchinski Memorials has been helping families create highly personalized family memorials, monuments, headstones and mausoleums that are a true reflection of a life well lived. Our caring sales counselors want to learn about your family as they assist you in designing a lasting and unique tribute to your loved one. When you work with Polchinski Memorials to create your family memorial, you can expect the highest quality granite and superior craftsmanship.
Polchinski Memorials stands behind their products which guarantees that your family's memorial will last forever. Our Hawthorne location in Central Westchester County has a strong affiliation with the community, and we have been privileged to design and build monuments and mausoleums in the Cemetery of the Gate of Heaven, Kensico Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Mt. Calvary, Sharon Gardens as well as many of the cemeteries in Westchester and the tri-state area.
Our company was founded in 1883 by Joseph Polchinski, Sr, located in Hawthorne, in Westchester. Once they were old enough he shared the business responsibilities with his two sons, Arthur and Edward. They spent all of their time in the monument and mausoleum business. The sons worked diligently in their business for many years. Michael A. Ciaramella, a trained designer and draftsman, began working in the monument industry in 1956 and came to work at Joseph Polchinski Co., Inc. The untimely death in 1964 of Edward B. Polchinski forced a reorganization of the corporate structure. Michael A. Ciaramella, a salesman with the company at that time, was made a Director and given the title of Executive Vice President
His son, Michael K., came to work for him in 1973, thus allowing them to follow in the footsteps established by the Polchinski family, where they continued the heralded reputation the Polchinski family began of offering uncompromising service and the highest quality and standards the industry would allow. Michael K. Ciaramella continues today, as in the past, leading Polchinski Memorials, Inc. to continue to help families honor the lives of their loved ones. Our Hawthorne location in Central Westchester County has a strong affiliation with the community, and we have been privileged to design and build monuments and mausoleums in the Gate of Heaven, Kensico Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Mt. Calvary, Sharon Gardens as well as many of the cemeteries in the tri-state area.
In this website, we have presented a small portfolio of our work erected in these cemeteries. It is our sincere hope that this website will be of help to you in the process of selecting a monument or mausoleum, or simply provide a venue to engrave an existing memorial. We hope you will call upon us and eventually you, too, will become one of our satisfied families who are comforted by our professionalism and expertise.
We understand that creating a personal memorial may be unfamiliar, so we offer the personal service and the capabilities of Rock of Ages, America's premier monument company. Our professional sales team is knowledgeable and skilled in working with families who need expert assistance during this difficult purchase. We would very much appreciate the opportunity to earn your trust and serve your needs. Thank you for your time and consideration.
The Polchinski staff welcomes you to experience a premier level of service.