Although cremation dates back to ancient times, it has only recently become a common choice throughout the United States. People choose cremation for a variety of reasons. Some do so based on environmental considerations. Others have philosophical or religious reasons.
Whatever your reason for considering cremation, George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home offers a variety of options that will combine cremation with a fitting tribute to your loved one. Many of our clients find that opting for cremation gives them the opportunity to combine and personalize our service offerings to create a truly unique and meaningful memorial.
A common misconception regarding cremation is that there is no need for services. However, a service or memorial ceremony is an important step in helping the bereaved overcome their grief, and gives family and friends the opportunity to honor a loved one.
Services or ceremonies can precede or follow the actual cremation. Prior to cremation, there may be a gathering, which can be either public or private, with an open or closed casket. When the service follows the cremation, a receptacle or urn containing the cremated remains may take a place of prominence. Ceremonies can be simple, contemporary, religious or secular. Music, readings, stories and poetry can be added to personalize the event to both reflect on and celebrate the life that was lived. Simply stated, there are numerous options that can complement and personalize cremation services.
If you have any questions about the services we provide, please contact us.