Wappingers Falls Cemetery

Wappingers Falls Cemetery A Non-Sectarian Cemetery in a quiet village setting offering individual or family burial plots with a Columbarium to accommodate cremated remains.
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While not exactly a Christmas present we are pleased to present our new tractor that will help us maintain the cemetery ...
12/20/2019

While not exactly a Christmas present we are pleased to present our new tractor that will help us maintain the cemetery regardless of the weather!

Photos from Wappingers Falls Cemetery's post
12/12/2019

Photos from Wappingers Falls Cemetery's post

Photos from Wappingers Falls Cemetery's post
12/12/2019

Photos from Wappingers Falls Cemetery's post

09/02/2019
FOUND at the cemetery a woman’s ring. It did not appear to have been left intentionally and has been turned over to us. ...
07/18/2019

FOUND at the cemetery a woman’s ring. It did not appear to have been left intentionally and has been turned over to us. We are unsure if it has monetary value but it may have sentimental value to someone. If you think it may belong to you or someone you know please contact us either at this page or via or Cemetary director what a brief description so we can verify ownership and arrange it’s return.

07/04/2019
We remember
06/16/2019

We remember

Lest we forget the real reason for this day.
05/27/2019

Lest we forget the real reason for this day.

05/12/2019
We remember
04/21/2019

We remember

Not all additions to the cemetery are sad.  We are pleased to report that our new  maintenance garage/shop has been comp...
02/12/2019

Not all additions to the cemetery are sad. We are pleased to report that our new maintenance garage/shop has been completed. This will ease the burden on both our old overcrowded building and our personnel who won't have to keep juggling equipment around to get things and out.

“My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others.” ―Bob Hope
12/24/2018

“My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others.” ―Bob Hope

We’d like your business but we are willing to wait for it. In winter weather please slow down and drive carefully.  We c...
11/18/2018

We’d like your business but we are willing to wait for it. In winter weather please slow down and drive carefully. We can replace a fence, we can’t replace you.

08/16/2018
Happy Birthday America!
07/04/2018

Happy Birthday America!

For those whose fathers are only with us in memory
06/17/2018

For those whose fathers are only with us in memory

Lest we forget
05/28/2018

Lest we forget

We may all not be able to see our mother today, but we will all remember them
05/13/2018

We may all not be able to see our mother today, but we will all remember them

We can wait for your business.  Please don't text and drive.
04/15/2018

We can wait for your business. Please don't text and drive.

"Show me your burial grounds and I'll show you a measure of the civility of a community."  Benjamin Franklin.
03/19/2018

"Show me your burial grounds and I'll show you a measure of the civility of a community." Benjamin Franklin.

12/24/2017
Holidays are  some of the roughest terrain after a loss. The ways we handle them are as individual as we are. What is  i...
11/21/2017

Holidays are some of the roughest terrain after a loss. The ways we handle them are as individual as we are. What is important is that we be present for the loss in whatever form the holidays do or don’t take. Holidays are part of the journey to be felt fully. They may be sad, but sometimes we may catch ourselves doing okay, and we may even have a brief moment of laughter. You don’t have to be a victim of the pain or the past. When the past calls, let it go to voice mail. Don’t be haunted by the pain or the past. You can remember and honor the love. Whatever you experience, just remember that sadness is allowed because death, as they say, doesn’t take a holiday.
Friends and relatives often think they know how our holidays should look and what the family should and shouldn’t do. Now more than ever, be gentle with yourself. Don’t do more than you want, and don’t do anything that does not serve your soul.

MY Father...He was there when I didn't understand, he was there when I was wrong, he was there when I cried, he was ther...
06/18/2017

MY Father...
He was there when I didn't understand, he was there when I was wrong, he was there when I cried, he was there when I lied. For some reason my dad was always there, when I needed him the most. His love was never ending. And now that he's gone there is an emptiness in my world, but not in my heart.
- Michael Jordan

Timeline Photos
05/31/2017

Timeline Photos

The real meaning of memorial day
05/28/2017

The real meaning of memorial day

Photos from Wappingers Falls Cemetery's post
05/15/2017

Photos from Wappingers Falls Cemetery's post

Wappinger Rurual Cemetary 2017 Price List
05/15/2017

Wappinger Rurual Cemetary 2017 Price List

12/22/2016

For those who struggling with grief at this festive time of year

If Tears Could Build A Stairway

If tears could build a stairway,
and memories a lane.
I would walk right up to Heaven
and bring you back again.

No farewell words were spoken,
No time to say "Goodbye".
You were gone before I knew it,
and only God knows why.

My heart still aches with sadness,
and secret tears still flow.
What it meant to love you -
No one can ever know.

But now I know you want me
to mourn for you no more;
To remember all the happy times
life still has much in store.

Since you'll never be forgotten,
I pledge to you today~
A hollowed place within my heart
is where you'll always stay.

Author: Unknown

07/04/2016

Abraham Lincoln’s Independence Day Address in 1863

In Praise of “All” Veterans

“Gentlemen, this is a glorious occasion for a speech.
“I would like to speak in all praise that is due to the many brave officers and soldiers who have fought in the cause of the Union and liberties of this country from the beginning of this war.
“I say I would like to speak in praise of these men but I am unprepared. I would not like to mention the name of a single officer, lest in doing so, I wrong some other one whose name may not occur to me.
“Recent events bring up certain names, gallantly prominent, but I do not want to particularly name them at the expense of others, who are as justly entitled to our gratitude.
“I therefore do not upon this occasion name a single man. And now I have said about as much as I ought to say in this impromptu manner, and if you please, I'll take the music.”

Courtesy of James R. Heintze

06/27/2016

The Effects of Acid Rain on Cemetery Stones
by Andrea Becker, Demand Media


Acid rain reacts chemically with marble and limestone grave markers, pitting the stone and making details unclear.

Acid rain has many impacts, including damage to plants and acidification of lakes. The effect of acid rain on cemetery stones is clear enough that it has been used as an indicator of how much acid rain falls in a region. The Geological Society of America asked citizen scientists to record the width of limestone and marble cemetery stones because acid rain dissolves the components of the stone. The research program didn’t survive, but the effects of acid rain remain measurable in some cemeteries across the country.
Formation of Acid Rain
Acid rain is the result of water vapor reacting with gases such as sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide, forming sulfuric and nitric acids. Sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide are released into the atmosphere through natural processes, such as volcanoes and decomposition, but are also produced by burning fossil fuels. The acidic water vapor then condenses and falls to Earth as acid rain. Acid rain also happens through dry deposition, where the pollutants get stuck in smoke and dust and stick to surfaces, where they react to form acid the next time the surface gets wet.
Geology of Cemetery Stones
When selecting a rock to memorialize the deceased, there are several considerations. The first is whether it is possible to carve an inscription into the rock; the second is how enduring the rock will be as a monument; third is the aesthetic appeal of the final monument. Available options over the past few centuries are sandstone, limestone, marble, slate and granite. Sandstone and limestone are sedimentary rocks, while marble, slate and granite are harder metamorphic rocks. Limestone and marble are made up of calcium carbonate, making them susceptible to acid rain weathering.
Acid Rain and Calcium Carbonate
When rain falls on limestone or marble, a small amount of calcium carbonate dissolves into calcium and carbonate ions. The hydrogen and nitrate or sulfate ions from acid rain react with calcium and carbonate ions. The carbonate atom reacts with water to form bicarbonate, which reacts further with the hydrogen ions from the acid to create water and carbon dioxide gas. The reaction leaves calcium and nitrate or sulfate ions, which wash away. The carbon dioxide is why limestone fizzes when you drop strong acid onto it
Erosion of Cemetery Stones
Limestone and marble headstones become weathered because the elements slowly dissolve them. This is a natural process because the calcium carbonate they are made of is slightly soluble in water. Acid rain speeds weathering through its chemical reaction with calcium carbonate. The acid rain, in turn, damages the stone, leaving a rough, pitted surface and making writing and art harder to distinguish. Marble resists acid rain slightly more than limestone because its structure is more densely packed.

06/19/2016

In Memory Of My Dad
© Leah Hendrie
Published on February 2008
If I could write a story
It would be the greatest ever told
Of a kind and loving father
Who had a heart of gold

If could write a million pages
But still be unable to say, just how
Much I love and miss him
Every single day

I will remember all he taught me
I'm hurt but won't be sad
Because he'll send me down the answers
And he'll always be MY DAD

Wappingers cemetery is proud to be included on the Wappingers history trail.
06/08/2016

Wappingers cemetery is proud to be included on the Wappingers history trail.

05/07/2016

A few words for those whose mothers are not with us on Mother's Day

I'll Celebrate Instead of Cry

Another Mother's Day is here,
And I still miss having you near.
You were the best mom you could be,
And I never once doubted your love for me.
I could spend each Mother's Day in sorrow,
Crying and wishing you were here,
But instead I choose to celebrate your life,
A life I still hold so dear.
I know you'd rather see me smile
Than stand here with tears in my eyes.
So I'll do my best to honor your memory,
And you'll live on as long as I am alive.

Please note.
04/15/2016

Please note.

01/19/2015

Jackie B. The price list is a bit further down this page. Scroll Down

08/14/2014

There have been a couple of post regarding personal items on plots. Each plot owner is given a copy of the rules and regulations when they purchase a plot. For those concerned about items disappearing from a plot I would refer them to items 7, 9, and 15 in the Rules and Regulations.

This might help you find your way around.The white lines are the roadways and the various sections are labeled. Click on...
11/25/2013

This might help you find your way around.
The white lines are the roadways and the various sections are labeled. Click on the photo to see the full picture. Once the full pic is displayed you can get a print out. Right click the photo and choose print from the pop-up menu.

New fencing installed by the Cemetery Superintendent and staff, Bill, Felix, and John.  Great Job guys!
10/16/2013

New fencing installed by the Cemetery Superintendent and staff, Bill, Felix, and John. Great Job guys!

New fencing installed by the Cemetery Superintendent and staff, Bill, Felix, and John. Great Job guys!

This will give you a sense of the open and rural nature of our grounds
10/15/2013

This will give you a sense of the open and rural nature of our grounds

This will give you a sense of the open and rural nature of our grounds

A spot for restful contemplation
10/15/2013

A spot for restful contemplation

Wappingers Falls Cemetery's cover photo
10/15/2013

Wappingers Falls Cemetery's cover photo

Address

Route 9D
Wappingers Falls, NY
12590

Telephone

(845) 464-6936

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Ok who can I call to get ahold of someone there I call and texted the number on here they said they don't work here who can I call