Cremation is increasingly becoming the most common choice of disposition in the United States. People are often unaware that a cremation can share all the aspects and sentiment of traditional services. We offer many memorialization options, all of which can be altered to meet the family's wishes.
A cremation with funeral service can be complete with a casket viewing, funeral and a burial. A viewing may take place at our funeral home, a cremation chapel or a place of worship. At the conclusion of the funeral service, the deceased is transferred to a crematorium. After the cremation, we can then arrange for a private or public service for the final placement of the remains.
If the disposition of the cremated remains will be in a cemetery, we offer a graveside service. Often a eulogy is read and ceremony is conducted by clergy or a secular service by an officiant or a family member.
We offer the option of a Memorial Service that can be hosted at our facility, a place of worship — even a home or restaurant. Cremation typically takes place prior to the service, therefore the remains can be present in a selected urn.
With an immediate cremation there is no formal service, visitation or funeral. We can accommodate family members who wish to make an identification or bid brief farewell. As with all cremations, our staff obtains all legal documentation from the Medical Examiners office, files a death certificate with the city and state and then transfers the deceased from place of death to the crematorium.
For those who wish to make the ocean their final resting place, ash scattering at sea presents an eco-friendly and economical alternative. Services can be arranged on chartered boat where family, friends and clergy can host a brief ceremony in a tranquil and scenic environment.
Our recommended third-party associates are highly ethical, fully insured and adhere to all USCG safety regulations and EPA guidelines.