How to Choose Between the Different Kinds of Providence, RI Cremations

Cremations have become a lot more popular over the course of the past two decades, because they allow families financial saving compared to a traditional funeral. Those who choose Providence, RI cremations, save money because they don’t have to pay for all the products and services that go with a traditional funeral. For example, expenses such as a casket, burial plot, and gravestone can be avoided with a cremation service. 


A direct cremation is the least expensive and simplest form of cremation service. In this procedure, the body is cremated very shortly after death. The cremation occurs before any kind of funeral or memorial service has taken place. A direct cremation in essence strips the funeral process down to the bone. The only thing that families will need to pay for is the cremation service itself. Every other funeral expense, such as a casket, burial plot, gravestone, and embalming fees, can be avoided. In fact, the Federal Trade Commission mandates that crematories not require customers to buy a casket in the process. After the cremation, the remains will be returned to the family of the deceased, who can then decide on what kind of memorial service they wish to have, if any. 


It’s also possible to have a cremation that comes on the heels of a traditional funeral service (minus the burial). For example, families who come from a religious background may wish to have a wake and eulogy service, and then save money on a casket, burial plot, and gravestone. In this kind of funeral, embalming fees would need to be paid to preserve the body for the ceremony, as well as the fees for the ceremony itself, but a gravestone and burial plot might not be required at the end of the process. Families can even save on a casket, because it’s possible to rent one for a funeral service instead of purchasing one, since there will be no burial of the body. Therefore, it will require no container. 


Most traditional funeral homes have associated crematories and offer cremation services, so if you’re planning on having some aspects of a traditional funeral along with your cremation service, a funeral home might be the best kind of provider for you. 


You should always consult with an experienced funeral director before you put plans in motion for a cremation. If you live in the area and have any questions about Providence, RI cremations, please don’t hesitate to contact Michael at the Frank P. Trainor and Sons Funeral Home. With decades of experience as a funeral director, he’ll walk you through the cremation process with professionalism and sensitivity to you and your family’s emotional and financial needs. You can reach Michael 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. 

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