Choosing an Urn

By: Danny Amoruccio
Monday, October 29, 2018

Willowbrook Cemetery has a history dating back to 1847. It was established by the local farmers and businessmen of Westport Connecticut. The cemetery is maintained by a Board of Trustees, the members of which are the local community leaders. If you have any questions, you can get in touch with us at any time.

Cremation is a practical and increasingly popular choice for a final disposition. If your loved one has chosen to be cremated, you'll have a few choices to make (unless they pre-arranged), one being the choice of an urn. The remains of your loved one can be kept in a cremation urn that can either be buried or can be kept with family as a keepsake. Choosing an urn will require you to look into a few factors and take in some considerations before you go ahead.

Consider the Final Resting Place

First, consider the final resting place. The cremation urns are found in different styles, depending on what you plan to do – scatter, water burial, ground burial, or display. Since for the first options are temporary, keep pricing in mind when shopping for an urn. If you choose to display, you could have an engraving done to honor your loved one.

Selecting the correct size is the next challenge most face. While considering this, keep in mind the capacity and dimensions. If you don’t like the traditional urns, you can also go for a rectangular urn. It is highly recommended that you make sure of the size before you actually purchase it.

You will find urns in nearly every material, ranging from brass to marble and wood.  Once you have decided on the urn you are going ahead with, you can think about personalization. You can customize it with a name, artwork, symbols, paintings, and more. Some urns even let you include a photo. There are many urns available and it can be overwhelming when making a decision, jchoose something that represents your loved one in some way and we're sure you'll be pleased with your choice. 

For information about our services, feel free to call Willowbrook Cemetery at 203-222-8646 or contact us through our online form and we will get back to you shortly.

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