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About Us

“Because Someone Lived” is our motto behind the quality and care we have for making memorials that honor loved ones who have passed on. Life is beautiful, and we believe that although an individual may be physically gone, it is important that something remains to beautifully commemorate the wonderful moments an individual had during their time on earth.

California Monumental Company was started in 1930 by George Demicheli and served the local cemeteries of the Santa Clara area. Looking for after school work, Andrew Brunetti began working for Oak Hill Cemetery in the mid-1930s. There he developed his talent for stone cutting and a greater understanding of the memorial industry. Twenty years later he joined George at California Monumental Co. in 1956. Upon George’s retirement in 1969, Andrew became the owner of the company and enlisted the help of his wife Eleanor.
Showing incredible artistic abilities and a genuine passion for memorials Michael Brunetti, Andrew’s son, began to take part in the family business helping out after school and on weekends. After dabbling in other areas of the funeral industry, Michael took over his father’s company in 1986.  
Fast forward a few years and Michael’s sister Geralyn and her husband Greg joined the business full time, making California Monumental Company a truly family owned and operated business. In fact, it is not uncommon to see Geralyn and Greg’s three sons helping out around the shop or playing among the granite and unfinished tombstones.
California Monumental Company continues in its efforts to make beautiful handcrafted tombstones. Moreover we take pride in our philosophy of putting people first and comforting them during an often painful process. In fact many of our clients have grown to be family friends, often coming to visit us in the office many years after their job is completed.

Call Us Today At ♦ (408) 275-0191

California Monumental Co.

1990 Monterey Road
San Jose, CA 95112


Fax: 408-275-0179


Mon - Fri  10am - 4:30pm
Saturday  10am - 4:00pm
No Appointment Necessary

Serving All Cemetaries