There are some people who are under the impression that cremation services in Yonkers, NY limit their options when it comes to paying their final respects to a loved one. But in reality, this couldn’t be further from the truth! There are actually four main options that families will have when they’re mapping out the plans for a person’s funeral. From a very basic direct cremation to a cremation that incorporates all the elements of a traditional funeral, families need to know about their options. Here are the 4 main options families will have when scheduling cremation services.
A cremation without any additional services
If you would like to plan a cremation for a person without including a viewing, a funeral, or any other services, you have the right to do it. Funeral homes can help families plan what’s called a Yonkers, NY direct cremation. With direct cremation, a person’s body is cremated shortly after their death without a viewing or funeral. The person’s cremated remains are then handed over to their family. Families may choose to hold memorial services at a later date if they want, but they don’t have to do it if they don’t want to following a direct cremation.
A cremation either before or after a memorial service
There are a lot of families opting to hold memorial services for their loved ones rather than funerals these days. They will often do it when they have a tough time getting all of their family together for a funeral following a loved one’s loss. When families choose to hold memorial services for their loved ones, they can either have their bodies cremated ahead of time or wait until the memorial service is over to do it.
A cremation following a private viewing
One of the reasons why it’s a good idea to hold some kind of service for a person before they are cremated is so that their family can say goodbye. At the same time, many families dislike the idea of staging large viewings or funerals for their loved ones prior to their cremations. If your family falls into this category, you can hold a private viewing that only includes your family members right before your loved one is cremated. It’ll give you all the opportunity to say goodbye to a loved one without any extra pomp or circumstance.
A cremation following a viewing and a traditional funeral service
Families don’t always realize this, but they’re more than welcome to schedule both a traditional viewing and a traditional funeral for a loved one who has passed away. These viewings and funerals are the same viewings and funerals you would hold for a person who is being buried. They allow families to pay their final respects to their loved ones while surrounding themselves with the support and love of family members, friends, neighbors, and more.
Are you unsure of which cremation option your family should choose while making Yonkers, NY funeral arrangements for your loved one? Riverdale-on-Hudson Funeral Home, Inc. can break your options down further for you and help you figure out which one would be right for you. Contact us at (718) 884-6100 today to learn more about these four options or come down to 6110 Riverdale Ave., Bronx, NY 10471 to speak with a funeral director.