What type of
services do you offer? top
you will be able to arrange any type of funeral service to suit
your personal preferences, the following types of services are
those which would be considered traditional:
Viewing, next day church service, followed by burial, entombment
Viewing, next day service at the funeral home, followed
by burial, entombment or cremation.
Viewing, service at the funeral home, followed by burial,
entombment or cremation, all occurring on the same day.
Viewing, church service followed by burial, entombment or
cremation, all occurring, on the same day.
Direct Burials with graveside services.
Direct Cremations with memorial services held either at
church or at the funeral home.
Jersey State Law requires a body to be embalmed if disposition
does not take place within 48 hours after removal from
refrigeration. It is strongly recommended
that a body be embalmed if a public viewing is going to take place.
What are vaults
and graveliners? top
are lined and sealed concrete outer burial containers which prevent
the grave from caving in due to the weight of the Earth and cemetery
equipment. They are designed to protect the casket by reducing
the risk of intrusion of exterior elements. Concrete graveliners
are outer burial containers designed to withstand the weight of
the Earth to prevent the grave from collapsing. This gives the
minimal protection and is not lined or sealed. We have a variety
of outer burial containers for you to choose from. Our funeral
directors can explain any further questions you may have.
always required for Earth burial? top
Each cemetery determines its own vault requirements. Some cemeteries
do require vaults while others do not. Our funeral directors will
inform you about whether or not a vault purchase is needed for
the particular cemetery chosen.
Must I be a
church member in order for a Mass of Christian Burial? top
do not need to be a member of a church in order for a Mass of
Christian Burial to be celebrated.
are available to Veterans? top
are entitled to a burial free of charge for themselves, their
spouse, and one dependant child. The burial will be in the Gen.
William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Arnytown, NJ.
We contact the cemetery, but they
dictate to us when the burial will take place. We can only request
a date and time. The cemetery has the final say as to when the
burial will occur. The gravesite will be marked with a headstone
supplied by the Veterans Cemetery. The funeral director can discuss
all other benefits that veterans are entitled to receive at the
arrangement conference. You also have the option of preregistering
with the cemetery so that all necessary paperwork can be completed
ahead of time.
What if the
death occurs out of the state or country? top
will call a reliable funeral home in the place where the death
occurred and make the necessary arrangements to transport the
deceased back home where the remaining services can take place.
What can be
done with the remains if a cremation is chosen? top
remains can be put in an urn and kept at home, they can be buried
in a cemetery, they can be placed in a niche in a cemetery, or
they can be scattered at sea. We have a large variety of urns
on display at the funeral home for you to choose from.
Do you have
rental caskets available for viewings before a cremation? top
We have one casket specifically for this purpose.
I live all
by myself, who will take care of me when I die? top
can include your funeral wishes in your will and name an executor
or executrix to ensure your wishes are carried out. If you do
not name a person, the state will assign an administrator to handle
your estate. To ease your worries, you can make pre-arrangements
with the funeral home so you can be sure everything is in order
and will take place smoothly when the event occurs.
planning allows families to consider options available to them
without the burden of emotional stress, which accompanies death.
The planning of a funeral can be overwhelming if not given forethought.
You can take full control of your own funeral when planned ahead,
relieving the pressure on your loved one in their time of grief.
is a Funeral Agent and under what circumstances should I appoint one?
who are concerned that family members will not honor their
funeral wishes or prearrangements, who are on bad terms with
or estranged from relatives, or who do not know the
whereabouts of relatives should consider appointing a
funeral agent. In particular, due to its finality, funeral
agent appointments are vital for individuals without
relatives who want their bodies cremated.
Without this appointment, funeral directors often are
hesitant to arrange cremation solely on the authority of
friends or interested others and/or when there is a question
of familial relationships.
funeral agent is someone named by the deceased as the person
in charge of making their funeral arrangements.
The funeral agent must be named in the decedentís
Will. If the
individual does not have a Will one must be created to make
appointed, the funeral agentís rights to control
arrangements supersedes the rights of all others including
executors, powers-of-attorney and all relatives regardless
of their level of kinship with the deceased.
After death and before the will is probated, the
executor is required to inform the funeral agent of the
appointment and the amount of money available for the