When planning a funeral, one of the many decisions you will make is where your loved one’s final resting place will be. Depending on whether you choose a cemetery, your home, your garden or some other location, you will need to choose an appropriate protective container. Your funeral director will match your specific needs to all available options, which may include caskets, vaults, or urns.

You may also want to purchase a permanent memorialization for your loved one. Memorializations include personalized markers, monuments and a variety of keepsakes — all crafted with care using the finest quality materials.


Caskets are made in a wide variety of styles and materials. They can be made from inexpensive materials, such as pine or a composite of hardboard, and cost very little. Or they can be very expensive when made from the finest materials such as bronze or mahogany. Stainless steel and steel caskets are also popular options.


Most cemeteries require that caskets be placed in an outer burial receptacle capable of withstanding the weight and pressures of the earth above and surrounding the receptacle. Our Merchandise Selection Room provides samples of vaults and other outer burial containers for each family to preview and make their selection of choice.

Memorial Monuments and Markers

Permanent memorials stand the test of time. They are a solid and visible tribute to a life that has been lived. Permanent Memorials individualize and designate a physical place where loved ones can come to pay their respects.

Abbiati Monuments serves Brattleboro and the surrounding area. They are highly experienced to take care of all your monument needs.

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Cremation Caskets

Container Options for Cremation include: Hardwood Caskets, for those desiring something more traditional; Cremation Caskets for those wanting a simple yet dignified casket constructed specifically for cremation; and Basic Cremation Containers.


Memorial Urns are permanent containers for the cremated body. We offer a wide range of styles and prices appropriate for burial, niches, scattering, keepsakes or discreet placement in a home. Your personal plans for the final placement of the urn can play an important part in your selection process. Some urns are ornately designed for display purposes while others are very basic in style. Many of the urns can also be personalized with engravings or laser designs. Our firm is also proud to offer beautiful hand thrown pottery urns from a local artisan.

Urn Vaults

Urn Vaults are protective containers in which urns are commonly placed. In some cases, where families desire to bury the urn-encapsulated remains of their loved one, cemeteries will require the use of an urn vault. Much like burial vaults for caskets, urn vaults protect the urn from being crushed, and protect the ground above them from caving in over time.


Our staff can assist with floral tributes from family and friends. A wide variety of selections are available that can be displayed at the service, ceremony or visitation. It is our recommendation that, whenever possible, flowers should be ordered from a local florist. These are reputable companies who provide a superior product at a fair price. You would experience a far better value from a local florist than any nationwide wire service or online provider from out of our area.

Area Florists

Market 32 Floral by Price Chopper
499 Canal Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301
(802) 254-3424

Taylor For Flowers
Daniel and Alva-Jean Unwin
15 Elliot Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301
(802) 254-5255
(800) 469-1133

Windham Flowers
Sally Winchester
178 Main Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301
(802) 257-1411
(800) 757-1411

Checkerberry Hill
Olga Markiw
Brattleboro, VT 05301
(802) 380-4719

Memorial Registry Gifts

A variety of Memorial Registry Books, Service Folders and Acknowledgment Cards are available that can reflect the life and interests of the deceased.