Cremation is an increasingly appealing final planning choice that many individuals and families are opting for. Currently in New England, where we are probably more land-conscious than other regions (likely due, in part, to our Yankee thriftiness), over 50% of all burials are cremation ashes. Cremation is a widely accepted practice in other parts of the world. Japan, for example, has a 98% rate of cremation.
Cremation is considered advantageous for a number of reasons:
• It entails a less costly funeral
• It saves on burial fees, and can eliminate the need for a casket and some of the more ostentatious aspects of a conventional funeral
• It is faster and more convenient for many families; and...
• It is more environmentally friendly in terms of land usage and immediacy of 'return to nature' goal.
For columbarium niche pricing, contact the cemetery office at 860-346-0452.