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Choosing Cremation

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We provide cremation options that fit your lifestyle, your budget, and your choices.

The reasons for preferring cremation are varied, and some may want to learn more about the various options that cremation provides.   

While your own personal preferences are extremely important, you may also want to discuss your choices with us to gain additional information. It is also helpful to talk with family members to make sure they are informed and comfortable with your decisions. 

Cremation Offers You Many Options

  • Choice in the type of gathering/service and where it will be held
  • Choice in final disposition, specifically the type of container and final resting place
  • Choice in the type of memorial and where it will be displayed
This list represents the most often requested options, but there are certainly more. Your funeral director can fully discuss other options with you. Remember that with cremation, you have all the choices you have with a burial.

Choice In Memorialization

Traditionally, memorialization has taken the form of a monument or marker in a cemetery. Cremation memorialization offers additional choices of plaques on a fraternal or Veteran's memorial, grave, niche, or even a tree or bench at the cemetery or memorial park. The memorial can be adorned with custom artwork, a loving phrase or a meaningful eulogy.

Funeral directors serve many families who prefer cremation and may be consulted as to the most appropriate memorialization for your circumstances, such as bronze memorials, monuments and plaques, and living memorials.

The selection of a memorial is not only of value to survivors immediately after the death of a loved one, but a treasure to pass down through the generations as family members come to learn about their heritage.

Helpful Links

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Founded in 1913, the Cremation Association of North America (CANA) is an international organization of over 3,300 members, composed of funeral homes, cemeteries, crematories, industry suppliers and consultants. CANA members believe that cremation is preparation for memorialization.

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New England Burials At Sea, LLC was founded in 2006 and is the largest east coast provider for customized ash scattering memorials and full body burials at sea events in the USA.

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