How to Arrange a Funeral or Cremation in Brooklyn

When someone close to you passes away it’s a time of grief and loss. It’s also a time of making decisions and finding out about the options that are available to you. Whether you’re planning ahead with a pre-arranged funeral or are trying to find the right burial and cremation Brooklyn provider for immediate needs, US Funerals Online is here to help.

We’ve created this guide to assist you in arranging funeral services, learning how much to expect to pay for a funeral or cremation, and understanding your legal rights as a funeral consumer. We hope it will be a useful resource for you and your family during this difficult time.

The earliest step in the process is to notify the attending physician or coroner. This will give them the authority to determine that death has occurred. This should be done as soon as possible to allow the funeral home and cremation service providers in Brooklyn to begin their work.

After the death is declared the next step is for the family to contact their funeral director. The funeral director will arrange to collect the deceased from the place of death. If the deceased had a prepaid funeral plan or expressed wishes, these can be implemented immediately. If not, the funeral home will take care of getting the necessary documents for a death certificate and to start the process of arranging a funeral or cremation.

Many families choose to have a traditional funeral with a casket, then have their loved one cremated afterwards. This package is known as a cremation funeral and can be arranged through Big Apple Funeral Services Inc. They offer 3 main types of cremation services:

Direct cremation is when a Funeral Director picks up your loved one from the place of death and brings them straight to the crematorium for the cremation service. Family members are welcome to attend the cremation and say their goodbyes at the crematorium if they wish.

A memorial service is a way for the family to come together and celebrate the life of their loved one after the cremation has taken place. It can be held at a location of your choice, or you can even hold a ceremony at your own home. After the service the ashes can be scattered at a place of your choosing, or you can have them buried in a grave plot or in a niche within a mausoleum. The ashes can also be kept by the family.