Many families have chosen to have a cremation instead of a traditional funeral service. This is because East Greenwich, RI Cremations are a lot less expensive than traditional burial funerals and as a result, have increased in popularity by a significant amount over the past couple of decades. You may be one of those looking to hold a cremation service in lieu of a traditional funeral to save money for your family. If so, where should you begin and who should you contact to get the process underway?
There are three different kinds of cremation providers. Before you contact one of them, you should have a clear objective in mind for what you want out of a cremation. Do you prefer to prioritize savings or to have a ceremony that your survivors find emotionally and spiritually comforting? Do you want to have traditional funerary services, such as a wake, before a cremation, or do you just want to have the cremation, save the most money, and do a memorial service afterward?
If you want aspects of a traditional service, you might be best served by contacting a traditional funeral home. Most funeral homes have associated crematories. You’ll be able to arrange the ceremony and cremation with the funeral home, which will also have all the equipment and goods you’ll need. By paying the embalming fees and renting a casket from one provider, your navigation of the funeral process will be made simpler. All the planning and execution can be done in one place and with the professionals who work at the funeral home.
Cremations are also provided by cremation societies who specialize in such services. If you’re prioritizing financial savings, a direct cremation may be the most appropriate option for you. This procedure occurs before any funeral or memorial service occurs. The only expense is the cost of the cremation itself. Since you won’t need anything other than the cremation, contacting a team of specialists at a cremation society may be the most efficient and least costly option. Afterward, you can plan a memorial service, if you so wish.
The third option comes in the form of an online arrangement service. These services cost less money than the other two, and are staffed with licensed funeral directors. However, they’re also less personal compared to the other two options and they aren’t available in all localities. Make sure you do the proper due diligence concerning these arrangement services.
Before you plan on any kind of cremation, you should speak to an experienced funeral director. If you have any questions about East Greenwich, RI cremations, don’t hesitate to contact Michael at the Frank P. Trainor and Sons Funeral Home. With decades of experience in the field, he’ll walk you through the process professionally and empathetically. You can reach him by calling (401) 461-4843. The Frank P. Trainor and Sons Funeral Home can be found at 982 Warwick Avenue, Warwick, RI 02888, which is about 10 minutes away from the downtown Providence area.