Laurel Grove Cemetery

About Laurel Grove Cemetery

Laurel Grove Cemetery is a nonsectarian cemetery serving families of all faiths and composed of over 200 acres in Totowa, New Jersey, just outside of New York City. It has many special features and details for families and friends to appreciate during their visits, and includes mausoleums, chapels and a crematory.

Throughout Laurel Grove Cemetery, there are expanded gardens that serve the Islamic, Korean, and Chinese communities of metropolitan New York and New Jersey.

Visitors desiring a final resting place a short distance from New York City, only 15 miles east of the cemetery, appreciate nature and the stillness of the rolling hills and shady groves. Having one of the largest maintenance and preservation trust funds in New Jersey ensures that Laurel Grove Cemetery will maintain its peaceful beauty and strong heritage forever.

Laurel Grove provides burial and cremation services for over 900 people per year, and to date, over 96,000 people are buried on its grounds.

About Passaic Garden

The Passaic Garden is devoted to preserving the cultural heritage and legacy of Chinese-Americans, for generations to come.

Careful consideration has been given to the materials, styles and designs of the memorials in this beautiful garden. From handcrafted bronze memorials to meticulously sculpted stone, families can select memorials in many sizes. Designs, details and emblems are available with Chinese characters or in English. Families who prefer a premium memorialization can have a cast bronze memorial of their choice affixed to the front of a natural granite monument. Granite is available in gray, pink or red.

If a family would like to adorn a memorial with a photograph, there are a several options. Photographs can be used to cast an original bronze work of art, or a photograph can be turned into a porcelain portrait, designed specifically to withstand the elements. Porcelain portraits will not chip, crack or stain.

Laurel Grove Cemetery and The Passaic Garden are located 15 miles west of New York City in Totowa, New Jersey. The 200-acre cemetery is only 40 minutes from New York City and 15 minutes from the Washington Bridge.


The Passaic Garden features include:


Specially designed for Chinese Americans, The Passaic Garden features a tranquil, natural setting situated on a hillside to improve the Feng Shui. Many Chinese families have chosen to lay their loved ones to rest in Laurel Grove Cemetery, which has more than 100 years of history.


The Passaic Garden is managed by CMS Mid- Atlantic, Inc., who provides a wide range of services. Memorialization options include many styles of upright monuments with bronze memorials, the Passaic Estate area with private estates consisting of two-, four- and six-grave lots, as well as cremation memorialization options.


Personnel who are sensitive to Chinese families’ cultural traditions and customs are ready to help.


Beautiful grounds that are well-maintained year-round, with foliage and trees.


For more information or a private tour of The Passaic Gardens, contact our Mandarin, Cantonese representative at 1-800-267-1981.