Ascension Garden

Ascension Garden Cemetery, located on the east side of Rochester, was born out of the history and excellence of Holy Sepulchre Cemetery and the original vision of Bishop McQuaid.

Consecrated in the Catholic tradition, Ascension Garden is located near Mendon Ponds Park, and fits seamlessly into the pastoral beauty of the rolling hills, wooded areas and tranquility that naturally exists. Ascension Garden provides family and friends a peaceful and prayerful environment to remember loved ones and to acknowledge Christ’s promise of new life after death.

We offer Open Houses  (by appointment only) every Tuesday and Wednesday with tours every thirty minutes from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. To sign up, please click here.

Ascension Garden mausoleum

Ascension Garden Mausoleum

Natural light dances through sainted wing and beautiful glass niches at Ascension Garden mausoleum in Ascension Garden Cemetery.  The mausoleum, offering spaces for both full body and cremation interments, is climate-controlled to allow for comfortable visitation of your loved ones.

Garden Sections

Our garden sections offer beautiful landscaping with flowering trees and ornamental plantings.  Winding pathways compliment some of our sections.  Families may choose sections that offer flat, slant or upright monuments to meet their personal preferences for memorialization.

 garden section at Ascension Garden
Cremation Garden at Ascension Garden

Cremation Garden

Our beautiful cremation garden overlooks Ascension Garden Chapel and landscaped cemetery grounds.  Centrally located, it offers sweeping views of the cemetery.

Green Burial Section

For those seeking an eco-friendly burial, St. Francis Meadow offers green burial options on wooded trails and in a natural meadow.  Hand-built stone walls, walking paths, and beautifully crafted benches offer space for quiet reflection.  Natural field stones create lasting memorials for your loved ones.

Green Burial area with a bench and wooden bridge
Monument in the First Responders Section
Monument in the First Responders Section

First Responders Section

Our First Responder’s section features a beautiful memorial to honor those that have faithfully served our community.  This section is available for burial of First Responders and their families.

Veterans’ Section

Our Veterans’ sections offer burial for loved ones and their spouses who have faithfully served our country in the U.S. military.

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