Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Boca Raton Cemetery & Mausoleum to Expand This Spring

Lush green grass, sunny atriums and chapels with ornate stained glass windows—it’s no wonder that the community turns to the Boca Raton Cemetery & Mausoleum as the final resting place for their loved ones.

Manager Fritz Miner

Open since 1971, the property is currently expanding to include four new mausoleums, continuing a tradition of peace and tranquility. Add the utmost care from staff and a kind, listening ear, it’s also a place of trust.

“People are coming to me on one of the worst days of their life,” says Fritz Miner, the manager of the mausoleum. “Knowing that motivates me to do everything in my power to help them through this emotionally challenging time.”

In April 2019, the mausoleum should complete construction on its recent expansion. Four outdoor, open-air mausoleums will be completed, consisting of 1,000 new crypts and 360 niches. Named Grace, Heritage, Dignity, and Repose, they complement the existing 26 mausoleums on site.

“It’s going to be beautiful, just like the other buildings,” Miner says.

Outside crypts

Oftentimes, people think a mausoleum is out of their budget—not the case, he says. In many instances, he has been able to find a way to make it work for families, so that it would be more affordable than a cemetery burial.

There are multiple benefits to using a mausoleum, versus in ground burial. Since they’re indoors, families can visit their loved one no matter the weather. There are leather-tufted benches and chairs to sit and pay their respects, as well as three air-conditioned chapels and gardens around the property. The structures are also well built: mausoleums can withstand Category 5 winds and the chapels all have hurricane glass.

“You can visit the mausoleum 365 days a year, seven days a week without worrying about the weather, and of course it’s peaceful and beautiful,” Miner says.

For even more privacy, there are private family rooms to offer dignity and honor to the family. Each room has six side-by-side (space for 12) crypts and private, gated entrances. These are reserved for private remembrance and reflection.

Remembrance Chapel

In business since 1971, the cemetery and mausoleum is located atop the highest point in South Florida. Here, families of all faiths can pay their respects to loved ones who have passed away. The City of Boca Raton maintains the property, providing consistent care to the well-manicured space.

“I’ve been here in Boca for all my life, I take great pride in caring for Boca Raton residents,” Miner says. “I go above and beyond with my customer service.”

Boca Raton Cemetery & Mausoleum, 451 SW Fourth Ave., Boca Raton; 561/391-5717; bocaratonmausoleum.com

This post is sponsored by the Boca Raton Cemetery & Mausoleum

Christiana Lilly
Christiana Lilly
Christiana Lilly is the former web editor at Boca magazine, where she enjoyed battling with web coding and community reporting—the more off beat, the better. An award-winning journalist, she is the president of the Society of Professional Journalists Florida chapter and a proud graduate of the University of Florida.

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