Posted by KellyGrimaldi

Hosted by Paula Lemire and Kelly Grimaldi


May 1, 2023

Start time:

2:00 p.m. (Eastern)

End time:

3:30 p.m. (Eastern)


Albany Rural Cemetery

3 Cemetery Avenue




United States



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About this Death Cafe

Paula and Kelly have worked in the death care industry for many years.  They feel it is important for people to be comfortable talking about death in an open and honest manner.  Death Cafe provides the perfect avenue for discussion about a topic that should not be considered morbid.  Attendees will meet in front of the office building  just inside the gates of Albany Rural Cemetery.   Bring a folding lawn chair.  Weather permitting, the discussion will be held in a beautiful section of the cemetery.  For more information, email

About Paula Lemire and Kelly Grimaldi

Paula Lemire and Kelly Grimaldi are cemetery historians working for two of the largest rural cemeteries located near the Capital of New York State in the Village of Menands.  

Albany Rural Cemetery is comprised of 467 acres where Paula serves as the Communications Coordinator.

Kelly is employed as the Associate Director with her office located on the grounds of the 114-acre St. Agnes Cemetery located next to Albany Rural Cemetery.   Both cemeteries offer visitors beautiful vistas, historic monuments and statuary and interesting private mausoleums.  Albany Rural Cemetery was established as part of the rural cemetery movement in 1844 and serves as the final resting place for many prominent citizens and politicians including the frequently visited gravesite of President Chester Arthur.  A 150-year-old wrought iron fence separates this secular cemetery from the Catholic St. Agnes Cemetery founded in 1867 to meet the needs of a growing Catholic community in the Albany area.   Paula and Kelly host many educational and entertaining programs and events at their respective cemeteries.  They look forward to offering Death Cafes to be held in some of the most interesting locations on the grounds of their peaceful historic sacred grounds.

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