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How To Decide Between Cremation or Burial in NYC

Burial or Cremation? How Should You Decide?

One of the most important and probably the most difficult decision you or a loved one will make will be the final disposition of a body. Below you will find some suggestions to help you make an educated decision. However if you are still unsure we suggest you contact one of our funeral directors right now: call 888-213-1005 and we will be more than happy to give you guidance with no obligation.

Whether you decide on burial or cremation we recommend that you make your decision known to your loved ones in writing ASAP. This will ensure that your wishes are met completely with no doubts or hesitations.


One of the main advantages to burial is the fact that families can be buried adjacent to each other in a family plot. Traditional burial, with casket, embalming, and grave are very common in the United States. Burials also allow family members and loved ones to visit a plot or mausoleum. Burials have been know to bring family members together to visit the cemetery and remember the loved ones.

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Cremation has been rapidly gaining popularity in the United States. Cremation is generally less expensive than a traditional burial and funeral. Direct cremation can be found for under $1,000 in most areas (click here for pricing break downs). With cremation the remains are burned in a high tempurature oven leaving ashes that can be stored in a number of vessels or URNs  There are many options for containment of ashes. Cremation urns, also referred to as burial urns, are available in ceramic, metal, glass, wood, fabric, and biodegradable materials for eco-friendly services.

This leads us to one big advantage of cremation over burial. The ashes can move with a family and stored in something that is transportable.

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At the end of the day these decisions need to be made and if they are done ahead of time and if you know all of your options; you are able to make an educated decision about your final resting place.  Please know that our funeral directors are available to discuss these options with you in much greater need – anytime – for FREE. Call us today 888-213-1005

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