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Cremation as a disposition can be, and should be, just as personal as a burial and funeral service.

Direct Cremation $1,850.00*

Includes Basic Services of Funeral Director and Staff, transfer of remains from local (within ten miles) hospital or nursing home, service car for transfer to crematory, Starmark Basic Alternative Container, Crematory Fee at Laurel Memorial Park, and NJ cremation permit.

*Price does not include the purchase or opening of a grave, funeral services at a location other than at our funeral home, or anything not specifically stated as being included.  Many, but not all, cemeteries require an outer burial container (often referred to as a ‘burial vault’).  If the cemetery of your choice requires the use of an outer burial container, that charge will also be added to this service.

Cremation with Memorial Service $2,595.00*

Includes all items listed in direct cremation, plus a two hour memorial visitation at our funeral home, 100 standard prayer cards and guest book.

*Price does not include the purchase or opening of a grave, funeral services at a location other than at our funeral home, or anything not specifically stated as being included.  Many, but not all, cemeteries require an outer burial container (often referred to as a ‘burial vault’).  If the cemetery of your choice requires the use of an outer burial container, that charge will also be added to this service.

Cremation with Viewing $5,595.00*

Includes Basic Services of Funeral Director and Staff, Standard Embalming, Dressing, Casketing and Cosmetizing of Remains, up to two hours of visitation at our funeral home, funeral service at our funeral home, transfer from local (within ten miles) hospital or care center, service car for transfer to crematory, use of Batesville Beckham Cherry Ceremonial (rental) Casket, 100 standard prayer cards, guest book, crematory fee at Laurel Memorial Park, and NJ Cremation Permit.

*Price does not include the purchase or opening of a grave, funeral services at a location other than at our funeral home, or anything not specifically stated as being included.  Many, but not all, cemeteries require an outer burial container (often referred to as a ‘burial vault’).  If the cemetery of your choice requires the use of an outer burial container, that charge will also be added to this service.

Are you interested in a low cost cremation but not really sure it’s right for you? With all the myths and opinions surrounding cremation in general, it’s easy to see why some people might be uncertain about choosing a low cost cremation when making end-of-life decisions.

Knowledge is power, so it makes sense to learn as much as possible about the cremation process and get a true understanding of exactly what you’ll get from us if you choose to go this route. The term “direct cremation” can imply a quick, no-frills cremation but a more refined definition of direct cremation explains it as a package offering that includes only the minimal services required for the care of the body. These services include:

  • Removal and transportation of the body.
  • Processing of all required paperwork.
  • Cremation of the body.
  • Return of cremated remains to a designated family member.

The important distinction to make here is that having a direct cremation in no way limits the options for holding a memorial service. A meaningful remembrance event can be planned after the cremation (or even before with adequate pre-planning) to bring family and friends together to share memories and honor the life of their loved one.

Personalizing a cremation with a celebration of life can be very therapeutic. A celebration gives you and your family something to concentrate on as you relive memories. We offer many ways to personalize a service. As with burial options, cremations can be personalized. From serving your loved one’s favorite ice cream to releasing balloons, displaying memories through photo boards or even playing a tribute video, cremations should have the same focus in mind, celebrating the unique life lived.

Some request direct cremation, eliminating “all the bother of funeral services” for family members. Funeral services and celebrations aren’t provided for the deceased; they’re there to help support and comfort the living. Direct disposal of cremated remains or scattering without a service or memorialization of any kind can cause emotional problems for survivors. With no celebration and permanent resting place, problems arise from inadequate grieving. Take time to consider family and friends.In suffering a loss, the traditional rites of passage and memorialization can be beneficial in helping individuals pass through the stages of grief. When the practice of cremation is accomplished with human dignity and recognition, it will:

  • Help assuage grief
  • Alleviate guilt
  • Contribute to emotional stability
  • Create peace of mind

Some family members are disturbed at the thought of death itself, much less cremation, which many perceive as a cold and uninvolved process. They may resist your wishes when the time comes. It’s best to address your wishes with your family now. You can put their unease to rest, and have peace of mind knowing your wishes will be carried out.

Crematories are operated by dedicated people with great respect for the deceased. Restrictions on cremation are different from state to state, even from one cemetery to the next. Depending on the final resting place you choose, requirements may include an urn, urn vault, and other items. Making your choices now can help your family down the road. In most cases, cremation satisfies federal clean air requirements.

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