At Bradley Funeral Homes, we understand that making the decision to cremate a loved one is difficult. That’s why we offer a variety of cremation options to meet your needs. With over 80 years of experience, our caring and reliable staff can help you decide the most convenient option to make. We also offer a variety of cremation urns and other memorialization products, so you can create a personalized tribute to your loved one.
In New Jersey, more than 50% of people are now choosing cremation over burial and entombment, a trend that is matched nationally as well. In fact, the Cremation Association of North America (CANA) is predicting that over 70% of deaths in America will result in cremations by 2035. There are a several reasons for this shift from traditional burial and entombment:
- Our population is becoming more secular.
- Families are moving away from community roots to retire and take jobs in other parts of the country.
- Our contemporary culture puts more emphasis on a deceased’s spirit rather than the body.
Burial and Cremation Cost Comparisons
In general, there are no differences in professional services and fees between burial and cremation. For example, a day of visitation and a ceremony the next day costs the same whether it’s a cremation or burial. However, the disposition costs will vary greatly between burial or cremation. Cemetery fees for a burial can be $2,000 to $4,000 more than a cremation.
Cremation With Full or Partial Services
Cremation with Full Services includes a period of visitation and then a ceremony, with the body present, followed by a cremation. This type of service costs approximately the same as a full-service burial and can range from $7,000 to $12,000.
Cremation with Partial Services typically has the cremation occur as soon as possible, with visitation and ceremony occurring after the cremation without the body present. Many times an urn is present holding the cremated remains. These services can range from $4,000 to $9,000 and often the ceremony is held in a place with a lot of sentimental attachment, such as a favorite restaurant or park.
Direct Cremation is the most simple and least expensive way to prepare a decedent for final disposition. Families concerned with budget, location or timing often elect for the simplicity of direct cremation, as there is no visitation or ceremony included. The cost of a direct cremation can range from $1,400 to $4,000.
At Bradley Funeral Homes, we have two choices for direct cremation. You may make arrangements at the funeral home with a funeral director, or you may make all of the arrangements yourself on our website, SimpleCremationNJ.com, and take advantage of considerable savings
Bradley Funeral Homes offers cremation urns and keepsakes to commemorate the life of your loved one. Our urns are made of high-quality materials and our keepsakes make perfect mementos for remembering your loved one. We also offer a wide variety of customization options to make sure that your tribute is perfectly tailored to your needs.
Frequently Asked Questions About Funeral Home Cremations
Do they cremate bodies at funeral homes?
Yes, a funeral home will provide a full range of services, including cremation. The function of a crematorium is primarily to handle the cremation of the deceased’s body.
How do funeral homes cremate bodies?
Before the funeral home cremate the bodies, the deceased is prepared and placed into a proper container. The container is then moved into a cremation chamber. After cremation, the remaining fragments are removed and the remains are ground. Ashes are then transferred to a container.
What is the cheapest way to get cremated?
Direct cremation or a cremation without ceremony is the cheapest way to get cremated.
Next to whole body donation, which includes cremation at no cost, this is the cheapest and most affordable cremation option.