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Laurelton NY Cremation and Funeral Home Services - Paul Lane Funeral Home, Inc.

Laurelton NY Cremation and Funeral Home Services

Funeral Home and Cremation Services – Laurelton, New York

The Healing Experience Effect at Paul Lane Funeral Home

Even the smallest touch can make a big difference in personalizing your funeral service. There’s no right or wrong when it comes to celebrating and honoring the life of your loved one.

Personalization allows family and friends to feel connected to the services and the life being honored. A memorable and meaningful service can be an important part of the healing process for those who are coping with a loss. At the Paul Lane Funeral Home, which services Laurelton residents, we work closely with you on ways to tell your loved one’s life story and pay tribute to his or her unique journey.

 What You Need to Know about Burial and Cremation

Burial

When people think of burial they usually are referring to a traditional funeral service. This usually means a period of time where there is a visitation with the deceased present in a casket. The visitation is followed by a funeral service in a place of worship, funeral home or another place. The burial then follows the service.

 ·         Complete Funeral Service

Traditionally, the funeral will be a Complete Funeral Service. This includes a family or public viewing of the deceased. Following this will be a service, typically in the church or at the funeral home. This would be followed by the earth burial or above-ground entombment burial of the casketed remains. Caskets selected may cost from several hundred dollars to several thousands of dollars depending on the material the casket is constructed of. Many Some cemeteries require that a minimum grave liner be used to encase the casket when earth buried. These minimum liners are constructed of concrete and are designed to hold the weight of the earth, maintaining the cemetery property. A sealed vault may also be used. The vaults are also constructed of concrete or steel and are designed to not only protect the gravesite but are manufactured with inner liners that not only restrict the entrance of graveside elements (water and earth) but increase the strength of the vault.

 

·         Graveside Service

The Graveside Service can be another selection. This many times would take place during a Direct Burial. The casketed remains would then be transferred to the cemetery where a graveside ceremony could take place followed by the burial.

Cremation

Cremation is the clean and ecologically safe process of reducing a body to its basic elements. During a cremation, the casket or container holding the deceased is placed in the cremation chamber. The chamber temperature reaches up to 1800 degrees Fahrenheit.

 

Some of the most commonly chosen options for the final resting place for cremated remains include:

 

·         Earth Burial – Some cemeteries have a designated area with burial spaces specifically designed for the placement of cremated remains. In addition, arrangements can sometimes be made to place an urn in the family lot where other persons in caskets may have their final resting place.

 

·         Indoor/Outdoor Columbarium – A columbarium is similar to a mausoleum for caskets. The smaller spaces or niches are used to place the urn and may have a glass or a granite front. Some niches may have additional room for personal items to be placed in an urn. Like a mausoleum, a columbarium may be outdoors or within a climate-controlled building.

 

·         Scattering – Having ashes scattered in a place that held special meaning to the deceased is a popular choice. Over bodies of water has been a favorite. Or the scattering site could be a place special to the deceased or family.  Each state has laws addressing where you may scatter cremated remains.  We will advise you of your options to scatter your loved one with dignity, safely and legally.