You may be wondering if cremation services in Skaneateles, NY are the better choice now for your loved one’s final disposition. You know about all the limitations on social gatherings – yes, a funeral is a social gathering – during the COVID-19 pandemic.
You will not be able to have a large crowd gather in person for a viewing, for a visiting, for the funeral service, or for the graveside service of your loved one. Part of what makes these funeral rituals so meaningful is that they are designed to make you and your family feel surrounded by close comfort and support as you say goodbye to your loved one.
With the present limitations on how many people can gather indoors and how close in proximity they can be each other, much of what makes these funeral traditions cherished is missing, at least from the personal interaction standpoint.
That doesn’t mean you can’t still have a meaningful funeral service and graveside service for your loved one, but it does mean that you may not have the feeling of being enveloped by friends and family members who are holding you and your family up during this difficult time.
You may want to consider cremation services for your loved one instead. There are several reasons where more people are choosing this option for their loved ones during COVID-19.
One reason you might want to choose cremation services for your loved one is because they will be taken care of in a dignified manner at a faster pace than the time it would take to plan and execute a funeral that many people wouldn’t be able to attend.
Another reason why you might decide on cremation services for your loved one is because the memorial service or celebration of life can be done at any time you choose. Cremation usually happens within 24 to 48 hours after your loved one has died, but the service to honor their memory can happen whenever you want it to.
Because of that, there may be a time down the road when all the social restrictions of COVID-19 are lifted and you can hold a memorial service or celebration of life for your loved one that everyone who wants can attend.
By delaying the memorial service or celebration of life, you can also make sure you have all the special touches to the service that you want to honor your loved one’s memory. For example, if your loved one was a military veteran and you want military honors, delaying the service will make sure that the local national guard unit or veterans’ organization will not have any hinderances to providing this service.
With cremation services, you have the option to have several different services for your loved one, which can mean that you can have a sense of closure with a small or virtual service soon after your loved one dies and you can have a full service to honor them later on with all the special touches and with friends and family members present.
Another reason for choosing cremation services is that your loved one’s cremation remains can be divided up among family members. This enables everyone to have a part of your loved one with them and it enables them to have their own private ceremony with a part of them their if they decide to.
Cremation services may be the option that works best for you during COVID-19. Your funeral director can discuss all the choices with you so that you can decide what is best for you, your family, and your loved one.
If you’d like to know more about cremation services in Skaneateles, NY, our compassionate and experienced team at Bagozzi Twins Funeral Home, Inc. is here to help.