Services & Cremation Options
Today, the service options are unlimited. The funeral home staff's primary function is to assist you in determining the funeral service details, including such aspects as providing care of the deceased, helping you determine the time, structure and all details of the visitation and service, coordinating details with the clergy and/or fraternal orders, placing the obituary and death notice in the newspaper, obtaining the necessary paperwork, and arranging motor vehicles. Let us describe some of the service selections you will want to make:
Visitation - this is a time when family and friends gather at the funeral home or other appropriate place to share their grief and to offer support. This may also be called the "viewing" hours because it gives the survivors a chance to view the deceased. Psychologists and other experts strongly urge this process because it erases any denial that the death has occurred. Most importantly, visitation allows those that have touched the life of the deceased to share their memories with the family.
Funeral Service - the location, time, format, celebrants, and rituals will be decided. It is becoming more common to tailor a funeral service to the personality of the deceased. Prayers and remembrances offered by family and friends, favorite music, treasured belongings, pictures and mementos can all play a major role in making the final tribute. We can help you with these choices.
Vehicles - the use of vehicles needs to be decided. The funeral home has limousines, sedans, hearses and utility cars to meet the demands of the funeral service.
Disposition - most funerals in our region conclude with earth burial and a ritual at the gravesite. However, cremation or entombment options are available.
Cash Advanced Items - There are several items/services relating to a funeral that are not provided by the funeral home but are an integral part of the planning. Our staff will arrange for such items/services for the family. Such items include newspaper notices, certified copies of death certificate, clergy and other honorariums, escorts, cemetery charges and cemetery memorial.
Although not a complete list, the following services are available:
This service includes embalming, services of Funeral Director and staff, one day of viewing hours, and the funeral service at the funeral home or local church of your choice, transportation of deceased to final disposition, a register book, memorial cards, acknowledgement cards, and the necessary automotive equipment. Your floral tributes will be displayed. You are encouraged to bring in photographs and other memorabilia to further personalize your service.
A graveside service that is held at the burial site is one of several service options.
A personalized memorial service held after disposition can be held in our Funeral Home Chapel or a location of your choice with the urn present or simply a memory display.
For more information on available services, please view our General Price List.
Cremation Service Options
In recent years, the frequency of questions we receive about cremation has been on a steady rise. Many families want to know about the cremation process itself as well as options for commemorating a love one's life. A wide variety of options exist, including a traditional service with viewing, when considering Cremation. One must consider not only this final mode of disposition of the deceased, but how one wishes to commemorate the life of the loved one. Many service memorialization options exist for Cremation. Click here for more information, or contact us at (973) 772-1880. One of our staff will be glad to discuss these options with you.
If a loved one has died, and you are in need of immediate help, please call us at 973-772-1880. We have provided an on-line form for at-need services that you may fill out in the comfort of your home. By completing the form at your own convenience, we hope that you will find it easier to provide correct information and have some time to think about the type of services you desire.