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Graveside Committal Service

After a cremation has been completed a decision must be made as to the final disposition of the cremated remains (the ashes). We find that the majority of families in this area choose to bury cremated remains in a family plot in an established cemetery. The deceased's name and dates may be added to the monument or an additional grave marker is installed. The burial of cremated remains provides a focal point for future generations to recall their ancestors. Most cemeteries allow the burial of more than one urn in a single grave space.

This package includes:

1. Basic services of funeral director, staff, and overhead.

2. Local transfer from place of death...24 / 7 availability

3. Attendance of licensed personnel to arrange all aspects of the cremation process.

4. Sanitary care and shelter of remains.

5. Positive identification of deceased prior to cremation.

6. If it is necessary for someone to view the deceased for identification purposes you may do it here in the privacy of Gleeson-Ryan Funeral Home.

7. 100% assurance of the correct cremated remains being returned.

8. Cremated remains are personally carried by a Gleeson-Ryan Funeral Home representative back from the crematory. No cremated remains are returned by mail.

9. We arrange for and disburse the certification fee for the Medical Examiner to conduct the inquiry of death and examination of the body.

10. Completing death certificate and securing necessary permits.

11. Placing obituary notices in newspapers.

12. Filing notice of death to Social Security Office.

13. Filing Veteran's benefit application if applicable.

14. Consulting with clergy and providing transportation if necessary.

15. Arranging with cemetery for grave preparation.

16. Coordination of services and setting up any flowers ordered, cemetery chairs, and ordering a tent.

17. Ordering the engraving of final dates for grave marker.

18. Prayer cards, register book, acknowledgement cards, and aftercare program.

Additional expenses you should expect include:

  • At least a minimum-type casket for cremation.
  • Fee for the state required Medical Examiner's certification for cremation.
  • Crematory charges.
  • Newspaper obituary charges.
  • Clergy honorarium.
  • Cemetery fees to bury cremated remains.
  • Flowers.

While many choose to place the cremated remains in an urn of their choice for burial, most cemeteries will accept the container that the crematory provides. 

The purchase of an urn is a choice you make. We have many urns on display for your inspection as well as hundreds available through catalogues.

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