Selecting a Final Resting Place after Cremation

By: Danny Amoruccio
Friday, July 10, 2020

Cremation has become more popular in the west recently and many people choose it over traditional burial services. Cremation is more affordable and can be more eco-friendly as well. Once the process is complete, you are left with remains in the form of ashes. At Willowbrook Cemetery, we encourage people to consider the final resting place for these ashes carefully. While scattering the ashes is an option, it doesn’t always offer comfort and solace to people left behind. Here’s a look at the options to consider:

1. Burying Them in a Cemetery

Many cemeteries have special plots set aside for burying ashes. You have a dedicated gravestone and a place to visit like you would in traditional burials. A gravesite is a physical reminder of a lost loved one, which means it offers a lot of comfort to family members. They can visit when their grief overwhelms them and they need to feel their loved one’s presence once again.

2. Store in a Columbarium

A columbarium has recessed compartments where you can store the ashes permanently. These compartments are clearly marked with a name, family history, and other such details so you can find the ashes quickly. A columbarium can be indoors or outdoors so you can choose an option that suits your requirements well.

3. Burying the Ashes At Home

Many people choose to bury the ashes in their backyard and plant a tree over it as a marker. This is a personal final resting place and can offer the family a great deal of comfort. You should only choose this option if you intend to stay in the house for a long time.

If you want to know more or need to book a service, just give us at Willowbrook Cemetery a call on (203) 222-8646 or contact us through our online form.

Leave a comment
Name*:
Email:
Comment*:
Please enter the numbers and letters you see in the image. Note that the case of the letters entered matters.

Comments

Please wait

Previous Posts

Top Reasons To Pre-Plan Before You Need It

Death is unavoidable. Despite this, we hardly speak about it or debate what it means. However, more people today are keen on pre-planning their funerals. You should consult with the funeral d...

Building a Bucket List

A lot of people consider developing a bucket list. This list covers the different things you'd want to do, the hopes you want to pursue, and the milestones you want to achieve before...

Creating New Family Traditions After Loss

Losing a loved one is never easy and every family must come up with their own ways to cope. At Willowbrook Cemetery, we encourage grieving individuals to come up with new family traditions after a ...

Financial Benefits of Pre-Planning Your Cemetery Plot

Many people are now pre-planning their funeral service. It gives them the flexibility to choose the types of services they want and can plan everything down to the last detail. At Willowbrook Cemet...

Coping With the Death of a Sibling

Most siblings share a unique bond and are close to each other. So, if you lose a sister or brother, which can have a significant impact on your life. Even when you have differences with a sibling, ...

What To Expect After The Funeral (From A Cemetery Point Of View)

The funeral process is a complex ritual with many steps. It can differ from one community to another, even if the communities belong to the same religion. For example, the funeral process between R...

When Does Grief Become Depression?

Grief is a painful experience that can cause a prolonged period of sadness. However, it is a temporary state and people usually accept the loss. While the process may take some time, it doesn’t lin...

5 Ideas For Creating New Holiday Traditions After Death

Holiday traditions are an important part of family celebrations. They foster a better relationship between members, get children into the festive spirit, and can help create a sense of togetherness...

Why Are Flowers The Common Choice To Send At Funerals?

Flowers are a common sight at funerals. They are used for decoration, laid on the casket, and given to family members as a sign of condolences. This tradition has been around for hundreds of years ...

Ideas for Memorializing your Loved One After the Service

When a person you are very close to passes, you want to keep their memory alive and feel that keeping their belongings is a way to keep them close to your heart. There are many different ways to ho...