By Steve Brooks on
Tuesday, August 02, 2011 9:20 AM
“Companion crypts” refer to mausoleum or lawn crypts where two interments are provided within one crypt. Typically a husband and wife, whose caskets share a common ‘companion crypt’. Companion crypts come in a variety of designs i.e. end-to-end (or head-to-head as some say, whereby the first to pass is interred and the next to pass is interred in linear fashion), side-to-side, or one over the other.
Companion crypts typically are less expensive than two separate crypts, because they more share memorial markers, take less land, or less construction cost to erect.
Brookland Cemetery now offers companion lawn crypts, one over the other burial interments, at considerable savings in cost over the cost of two traditional burials.