Are you considering cremation services in Union, NJ as a way to pay tribute to your loved one? You have more options than ever as funeral homes are giving as much attention to their cremation services as their funeral clients. In this article, we’ll look at some of the most commonly asked questions about our cremation program, and how Bradley & Son Funeral Homes, LLC can arrange a cremation and a perfect memorial.
How Does Cremation Work?
Cremation is the use of a high-powered oven called a cremator to reduce human remains to bone ash. The oven heats up to 1800 degrees fahrenheit and is operated by our team of experienced cremation workers. The resulting ashes are safe and sterile and will be returned to you in a transport urn. From there, you’ll be able to choose how you want to store the ashes long-term or dispose of them in a meaningful way through scattering.
Can I Combine Cremation With a Funeral?
Yes, many of our clients want to celebrate their loved one’s life with a large gathering before or after the cremation. If you choose a full memorial package, you’ll be able to schedule the ceremony around the cremation, arrange visitation before our team gets to work, and either have the body or the cremation urn at the center of the ceremony. We can also arrange for long-term interment of the urn in a nearby cemetery or mausoleum.
What If I Want to Arrange My Own Memorial?
Many of our clients prefer a small and private ceremony that can be done days or weeks after the cremation. If that’s your choice, you can opt for our simple cremation package that takes care of the body and returns the cremation container to you in a quick timeframe without the amenities of our memorial packages. This is a popular choice for clients who want to scatter the ashes at a place that meant a lot to their loved one.
What About Green Options for Cremation Services?
If you’re concerned about the environmental impact of a cremation, we offer a selection of biodegradable urns through our extensive collection. These urns come packaged with tree seeds and are designed to be planted. As the urn breaks down, the seeds are released and your loved one’s ashes are intermingled with the tree that grows in its place, creating a memorial that will last decades.
How Do I Know I’m Receiving the Right Remains?
This is a common concern, and at Bradley & Son Funeral Homes we have a multi-tiered identification system. From the moment we take custody of the decedent, we’ll be checking identifying tags at every stage. We’ll also make sure to arrange for a family member to do a secondary identification. With our team, you can trust that your loved one will receive the utmost attention and accuracy.
If you think cremation services in Union, NJ might be the right choice for your loved one’s memorial, Bradley & Son Funeral Homes, LLC is an ideal choice. Set up a consultation by visiting us at our Union office at 1100 Pine Ave, Union, NJ 07083, or reach us on our website or by phone at (908) 686-6666. We can also be found at our Chatham, Summit, Springfield, or Whippany locations.