What Do Cremation Services Include?

Posted on May 27, 2019 by Bagozzi Twins Funeral Home under blog, cremations
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Syracuse, NY cremation services

Comprehensive Syracuse, NY cremation services are available from our funeral home to make sure every step of the funeral planning and cremation process goes smoothly. Our job is to reduce as much stress as we can for the family, while they are mourning the death of a loved one.

One service is preplanning cremations. Some people choose to preplan their cremations because they want to relieve their families of the burden and stress of having to do this after they die. This gives the family the time they need to devote to grieving and to adjusting to the loss of someone they love. Preplanning cremations also lets people make sure that their wishes for the end are carried out the way they want them to be. It is a wise and considerate decision.

Cremation services can also include having a funeral service before cremation, having a memorial service after cremation, or doing direct cremation.

If a funeral service is held before cremation, the funeral director will sit down with the family and help them in planning out the service. Most funeral services are made of up of four distinct parts.

The first part of the funeral service pays tribute to the deceased by reading their favorite poems, sections of prose (or plays), and scriptures. What this part of the service does is give some insight into the inner person of the deceased, including their philosophy, their ideas, their passions, and their beliefs. A good selection will open the door to a life that will be missed.

The second part of the funeral service is the eulogy. Eulogies are given by people who knew the deceased intimately. They highlight what made the deceased special in terms of character, contributions, and relationships, and they point to why the deceased will be missed. Some funeral services have one eulogy, while other funeral services have several eulogies.

The third part of the funeral service is typically spiritual in nature. Whether the deceased was actively religious or not doesn’t mean that they didn’t have spiritual beliefs. Usually, this part of the funeral service will be conducted by someone from the clergy, but it doesn’t have to be. This section of the funeral service, though, always points to the future, to hope, and to the anticipation of reunion at some point. This can be very comforting and uplifting to the family and to other mourners.

The fourth part of the funeral service is music. Music can be played at any point during the funeral (some choose to play something after each part of the funeral service, while others play music at the end). There is no limit on how many musical selections can be played, but three is usually the average. The music chosen can be anything, from the deceased’s favorite songs to songs that address death to hymns.

If a memorial service is held after the cremation, the funeral director will help with the planning for location, food, and any displays the family may want to have. Memorial services typically are short. They pay tribute to the deceased and then the family and mourners gather to eat and share stories while they support and comfort each other. Memorial services can be held at any time after the cremation, which makes it a good option for planning so that everyone who wants to attend can be there.

If you’d like to learn more about Syracuse, NY cremation services, our compassionate and experienced team at Bagozzi Twins Funeral Home, Inc. is here to help. You can visit us at our funeral home at 2601 Milton Ave., Solvay, NY 13209, or you can call us today at (315) 468-2431.

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