Memorial Garden

The UUFH Memorial Garden and Memorial Planning

In the early 1980’s, UUFH created a beautiful Memorial Garden on its property. Brush was cleared, trees pruned, and open grassy areas developed to create space for the garden. The garden contains the cremains of members and friends, and there is a communal space for plaques. UUFH members who have died are also recognized on a Memorial Wall at the back of the sanctuary.
The Memorial Garden includes the only Wind Phone on Long Island.

The Wind Phone is available for anyone who wishes to have a conversation with a loved one who is deceased. Modeled after the first wind phone in Japan, it is a rotary phone that allows you to say hello, to say goodbye, or to say I miss you. The phone and its installation are a gift from our Interim Minister, Rev. Dr. Debra Haffner, in honor of her friend Lynda Bluestein, and was designed by member Bill Hawkins.

UUFH’s minister is available to conduct memorial services for current members and their immediate family members. Friends and others may speak to the Memorial Subcommittee about being interred in the garden without a formal memorial service. Our minister and Memorial Committee will assist families in planning a memorial and reception. Memorials are generally held within three months of a person’s passing, although interments can only take place between April and October. Please contact the Office Administrator to initiate plans for a memorial service.
The Memorial Committee has compiled some documents that can help you in the planning of your future memorial service or that of a loved one. These documents also contain the forms to be completed to arrange for interment in the Memorial Garden and inscription on our Memorial Wall.