Is Cremation Right For Your Loved One?

By: Matthew Funeral Home
Saturday, August 5, 2017

Is Cremation Right For Your Loved One?

Cremation is an alternative to traditional burial that many families are moving towards today. As of 2012, about 42% of memorial services in America included cremation; although, it is still more popular in the western states. If you decide to cremate your loved one, you can still have the memorial services that you and your loved one would have wanted. Cremation is an alternative to traditional burial that many families are moving towards today. As of 2012, about 42% of memorial services in America included cremation; although, it is still more popular in the western states. If you decide to cremate your loved one, you can still have the memorial services that you and your loved one would have wanted.

In many cases, a cremation will actually give you more time to prepare for a memorial. Some families decide to cremate before the memorial services. If you want to wait until after the services, a rental casket can be provided for your loved one. If you do decide to cremate, you should still have a memorial service. Psychology experts recommend a memorial as a way to achieve closure and helps loved ones move ahead. Matthew Funeral Home offers the same options to families as those who decide to go with traditional interment; such as memorial services, gatherings, visitations, and a video tribute.

Cremation affords you and your family beautiful commemorative choices that accompany the process. Ornate urns and keepsake lockets can be a way to keep your loved one close to you, always.

Most major religious today approve of cremation services. You should talk with your clergy if you have any concerns regarding cremation; as some individual congregations have their own verdicts on the process.

You have a lot more options with an urn than with a traditional burial. While you can have a burial, or a place in a mausoleum for an urn; some families opt to scatter ashes or keep their loved one close, at home.

Many people opt for cremation because it has a reduced impact on the environment. Even with burials, cremation will take up less land. And the preservation materials used in traditional burial and funerary services are avoided when you decide to cremate.

Whether you choose to cremate, or go with a traditional burial, we can help guide you through the process. For almost 50 years, Matthew Funeral Home has been serving the Staten Island community. We can help with almost every aspect of your loved one’s memorial service. Our family is here to serve yours.

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