Cremation Facts - Everything You Need To Know

By: Louis Bruno
Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Today, many people are opting for cremation rather than a traditional burial. This trend is catching on in many places across the country and with people from different faiths. However, many people are still unclear about what is involved in cremation. There are many myths and misconceptions about the process. Here are some facts that will help you understand more about the process:

  • When you choose cremation, you do not have to worry about a burial space. If the cremation is going to be held soon after the death of the person, you don't have to worry about getting the body embalmed as well.
  • You have the option to keep your loved one's ashes in an urn either at a columbarium or at home. Alternatively, you can bury the ashes in your backyard or even in a cemetery. Since you have so many different options, cremation becomes a cost-effective solution compared to burial.
  • There are times when family members do not live in the same city or town that the decedent lived in. It becomes difficult for them to pay homage to the person whenever they want to. One of the best ways to overcome this problem is to opt for cremation. The person's ashes can be carried to any location and kept in an urn.
  • Many people believe that it is not possible to have a memorial or funeral service if the person is cremated. This is a misunderstanding, and you can always conduct a memorial service even after the person has been cremated. The urn can be placed in a funeral home or even in your own home, and you can organize a regular memorial service.

At Charles J. O'Shea Funeral Homes, we provide comprehensive funeral services and can help you with all aspects of the process. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

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