Cremation Options

Cremation Packages Offer Customized Options

If cremation is your choice or the choice of your loved one, you have many service options when you use a Dignity Memorial® provider. Our caring professionals will respectfully work with you to plan cremation services and memorialization that fulfill your wishes and honor your life or the life of your loved one.

 

When you choose cremation, it’s important to remember to plan for the permanent placement of cremated remains as well. Cremation memorialization at your local cemetery is important for many reasons:

  • A permanent site gives loved ones a physical place for visitation and reflection.
  • The ceremony accompanying the placement of an urn in a cremation niche or a cremation garden in a cemetery provides family and friends with closure after the loss of a loved one.
  • When ashes of a loved one are kept with relatives, they can easily become misplaced or discarded through the years, as future generations may not feel a connection to the deceased.
  • A permanent placement provides future generations with a location to visit when researching heritage.

You can select items individually or, to make the selection process even easier, Dignity Memorial providers offer a choice of four Dignity Memorial cremation packages. Dignity Memorial packages are designed to simplify your choices and help you create a meaningful and personal tribute for your loved one. Our packages group together valuable services and merchandise while also taking into account your personal wishes. (Packages may not be available in all areas.)

 

Each package includes:

  • Service of our professional staff
  • Care and preparation of the deceased
  • Necessary service vehicle(s)
  • Selection of urn and casket / container
  • Stationery package
  • Everlasting Memorial® or Everlasting Moments ™ digital memorial tribute
  • Flower allowance (not available in Massachusetts)
  • Reception and Catering allowance (not available in Massachusetts)
  • Processing and filing of necessary government permits and authorizations

In addition to these services and merchandise selections, you can customize each package with your choice of our Family Support Options which are most beneficial to you and your family.

 

Four packages are available:

Legacy

Contemporary celebration of life

Visitation / Wake (one-day)

Church, chapel or graveside service

Select from an assortment of recommended urns from our Legacy Collection

Ceremonial casket

Premium floral selection

Personalized memorial stationery collection

Everlasting Memorial® digital tribute

Select 4 Family Support Options for estate management, comfort and remembrance

Heritage

Contemporary celebration of life

Visitation / Wake (one-day)

Church, chapel or graveside service

Select from an assortment of recommended urns from our Heritage Collection

Ceremonial casket

Deluxe floral selection

Personalized memorial stationery collection

Everlasting Memorial® digital tribute

Select 3 Family Support Options for estate management, comfort and remembrance

 
Honor

Memorial service to include guests

Select from 2 recommended Honor Collection urns

Cremation container

Large floral selection

Personalized memorial stationery collection

Everlasting Memorial® digital tribute

Select 2 Family Support Options for estate management, comfort and remembrance

Tribute

Private family identification

Select from 2 recommended Tribute Collection urns

Cremation container Floral selection

Memorial stationery

Everlasting Moments™ digital tribute

Select 1 Family Support Option for estate management, comfort or remembrance

 

The merchandise and services included in a package may vary at different providers. Contact your Dignity Memorial provider to learn about the contents of the Dignity Memorial packages it offers.

Family Support Options

Depending on the package selected, families can choose one, two, three or four of the following Family Support Options to customize their package.

 

Aftercare® Planner
This comprehensive estate management guide is an invaluable tool in helping to finalize business and personal affairs.

 

Asset Recovery
Receive a summary report of your loved one’s known and unknown assets as well as recommendations for settling the estate.

 

Estate Fraud Protection
Protect your loved one’s estate from security breaches with Estate Fraud Protection. Services include notification to the three credit reporting agencies and the Direct Marketing Association.

 

Compassion Helpline® Counseling
Professionally trained grief counselors with advanced degrees provide unlimited 24-hour phone and e-mail counseling and up to three in-person visits throughout the year following your loss.

 

Memory Portrait on Canvas
Preserve a special memory or create a lasting tribute to your loved one with your favorite photograph reproduced in the style of an oil painting on canvas.

 

Precious Memories
Keep the memories of your loved one close at heart with an everlasting impression.

 

Family Heirloom Collection
The collection features an engraved Bible, Marquis by Waterford (rball) crystal cross and rosary that can be passed on to future generations. Personalized bibles are available in King James and La Sagrada Familia in either English or Spanish.

 

Remembrance Blanket
Honor a special life with a personalized Remembrance Blanket. Using a favorite photo as a guide, the image of your loved one is woven creating a precious family heirloom. The tapestry blanket can be displayed at the viewing and as a focal point for the service.

 

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Dignity Memorial Benefits and Services

The following services and benefits of the Dignity Memorial network are included in every cremation package.

 

100% Service Guarantee

We are committed to service beyond expectation. To that end, we offer this guarantee: if you let us know of anything we can do to better serve you before, during or after the service, we will do so immediately.

 

Bereavement Travel Services

Through our exclusive relationship with a national travel agency, you have access to the best available travel options throughout the United States, Canada and many international destinations.

 

Dignity Memorial Guidance Series™

The loss of a loved one and the accompanying grief are extremely difficult. Our Dignity Memorial Guidance Series was developed to support those coping with complex emotions.

 

Personal Planning Guide

The Dignity Memorial Personal Planning Guide helps you organize vital information including personal affairs, family heritage, military history, estate information and more.

 

National Transferability

Should you move more than 75 miles from where your original advance arrangements were made, your prearranged funeral services are fully transferable and will be honored by any Dignity Memorial provider in North America.

 

Everlasting Memorial® / Everlasting Moments™

Share and preserve your loved one’s life story with a tribute movie, photo gallery and online biography. A personalized hard cover keepsake book is also available.

 

Child / Grandchild Protection Plan

Acknowledging that nothing can ease the pain of losing a child or grandchild, we will provide funeral or cremation services at no cost, up to the level of the package you have selected, through any Dignity Memorial provider. The child or grandchild must be under 21 years of age and unmarried. Not available in Maryland.4

 

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