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:
next day church service, followed by burial, entombment or
next day service at the funeral home, followed by burial,
entombment or cremation.
service at the funeral home, followed by burial, entombment
or cremation, all occurring on the same day.
church service followed by burial, entombment or cremation,
all occurring, on the same day.
Burials with graveside services.
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.
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.
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.
do not need to be a member of a church in order for a Mass of
Christian Burial to be celebrated.
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. (For
more information see the VA website http://www.va.gov)
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.
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
We have one casket specifically for this purpose.
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
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.
more information see this article on the NFDA web site)
Security Death Benefit
Security Administration pays a $255 death benefit upon the death
of a person who has worked long enough to qualify for Social
Security benefits, even if the deceased was not receiving
benefits at the time of death. SSA will only pay the benefit to an
eligible spouse or child. To file call 1.800.772.1213 and ask
for an appointment with your local office. For more information,