Above-Ground vs In-Ground Burial

By: Danny Amoruccio
Friday, August 10, 2018

To choose a final resting place for a loved one can be a difficult, major decision for you to make. Choosing between cemeteries or a memorial park is just one step of the lengthy process. We at Willowbrook Cemetery offer both in-ground burial and above-ground burial in our cemetery, and are here to help educate you so you can make the right choice for you, and your loved ones. If you aren’t sure whether you prefer to bury the departed underground or inter his/her remains in an above-ground mausoleum; here is some information that will help you understand the options available and the differences between them:

In-Ground Burial

1. Traditional Burial

This is one of the most practiced methods for burial in the US and has been used for centuries. Its still one of the commonest choices of burial that families tend to choose. The body is interred in a casket, which is then lowered into an excavated space that is large enough to accommodate it. A grave marker with birth and death information and a brief epitaph is placed on the ground above, to memorialize the departed.

2. Lawn Crypts

A lawn crypt is an underground mausoleum, based on the burial chamber design. Lawn crypts generally cost less than traditional burials without really sacrificing many of the benefits. When you choose this option, the departed body is interred in an individual casket and an above-ground marker will indicate where he/she has been laid to rest.

Above-Ground Entombment

1. Private Mausoleum

These are generally purchased by families who want to keep their physical remains in close proximity to one another. It can be appropriate for both urn storage or casket burial. This offers families flexibility in the design.

If you want to know about our cemetery or would like to book a space, just give us at Willowbrook Cemetery a call on 203-222-8646 or contact us through our online form.

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