How O’Shea Funeral Homes & Cremation Services Addresses the Top 4 Cremation Concerns of Families.
Concern #1 – Paying more than they need to
The cost of a basic cremation has two main components; the actual cremation service plus the merchandise you may wish to purchase (e.g., urn, keepsake jewelry, etc.). Some cremation providers charge a higher service fee while others will charge more for their merchandise. Their choice reflects what they think is most important: serving families or selling merchandise.
At O’Shea, our focus is on serving families. Our service fee may be higher than some, but our merchandise is priced lower resulting in a lower total price for the families we serve.
As with all things, it is important to not pay more than you need to and to focus on the value you are receiving for the money you spend.
Concern #2 – Having the opportunity to say goodbye one last time
Saying goodbye is never easy but not having the chance to say goodbye is harder in the long run.
At O’Shea, whenever possible your family will be given the opportunity for a private farewell in one of our tastefully decorated visitation rooms.
If no services are planned, a private farewell is typically 2 or 3 immediate family members. If a public visitation is planned the private farewell will be scheduled to precede the public time and is open to the entire family.
On a practical level, this an important step in our security procedures. On an emotional level, this time helps family members as they mourn the loss
Concern #3 – Finding a place for a ceremony
Over 80% of cremations in the area include some form of funeral ceremony or memorial service. Whether religious or non-religious, a service of some form always plays an important role in the grief and healing process.
At O’Shea, we have completely updated facilities with contemporary styling. When it is time for the ceremony family and friends are welcome to gather in our flexible rooms that can accommodate intimate or large gatherings. Our unique Words of Remembrance time adds a special touch to the ceremony.
With our 60-person team, including 8 Funeral Directors, O’Shea will handle all the details while you experience the love of family, friends, and community.
Concern #4 – Deciding what to do with the cremated remains
All too often a family member receives the cremated remains and are left wondering...now what? Do you scatter the ashes someplace? Do you place them in an urn? What do you do with the urn?
At O’Shea, we make it a point to help your family decide upon a suitable final resting place for your loved one. We will discuss options such as burial or a niche at a local cemetery, scattering at sea, land scattering and our new outside garden urns.
Even if a fireplace mantel at home is the short-term decision, we always advise families to plan for a more permanent destination for the remains. If they do not, they are leaving a problem for future generations to solve.
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