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cremation in Rochester

Choosing cremation in Rochester can be just as personal as a burial and funeral service.

Personalizing a cremation with a celebration of life can be very helpful initially on your grief journey. Having this allows you and your family, and friends time to honor, reflect and relive memories. There are so many ways to personalize a service; we can help.  From serving your loved one’s favorite ice cream to releasing butterflies, displaying memories with photo boards or playing a video tribute; after cremation, you can still celebrate a life well-lived. Learn more about the Celebrations of Life.

Some request direct cremation, eliminating “all the bother of funeral services.” Funeral services and celebrations can be a crucial support and comfort for the living. Skipping a service or memorialization altogether may cause undue emotional stress for surviving family members and friends. In hindsight you may feel regret in not having a celebration or a permanent resting place. Celebrating a life is one of the first steps in helping to pass through the stages of grief. When the practice of cremation is accomplished with human dignity and recognition, it will:

  • Help assuage grief
  • Alleviate guilt
  • Contribute to emotional stability
  • Create peace of mind,

Questions about cremation in Rochester?

The process of cremation still creates many questions for families in Rochester, New York. Here are some questions Bartolomeo & Perotto Funeral Home funeral directors commonly answer to give you insight on the cremation process.

The cremation process depends on the size of the individual and the container used, but usually takes approximately 3 to 5 hours.

The temperature reaches between 1100 to 1800 degrees Fahrenheit.

No. An alternative enclosed, rigid container constructed of wood or cardboard is required, which is cremated with the body. It needs to meet standards of safety, respect and dignity. In some states, no container is required.

You may choose to keep the cremated remains in your possession, scatter them where allowed, or bury them in a cemetery or place in a mausoleum. You can keep a portion of the remains as a remembrance in a small urn or in a keepsake.

Usually 4 to 5 pounds not including the urn.

The size of an adult urn we recommend is 200 cubic inches or approximately the size of a one gallon paint can.

Cremation is accepted by many religions. If you are uncertain whether cremation is favorable within a specific religion, contact us for help.

The cremated body may be disposed of in several ways, based on how you want to memorialize your loved one:

  • Burial or entombment
    Placement in a columbarium niche
    Taken home by the family
    Placement in a community niche, grave, or storage
    Scattered in accordance with state and local regulations.

Yes. Planning ahead the details and payment of your cremation can be done with our help, at your convenience. You can also sign the Cremation Authorization; alleviating the burden from your family of choosing your funeral plans.

Have more questions on cremation? Contact us now.

Want more information about cremation in Rochester, New York?

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Cremation is a beautiful option for your end-of-life plans, but do you know the process involved? We’ve made that simple!

Subscribe to our complimentary emails about cremation. Over the next week, we will email you on variety of subjects: proper identification processes, ways to personalize your cremation, walk you through the cremation process itself, and present some options for memorialization.

Bartolomeo & Perotto Funeral Home is honored to serve families in Rochester, Greece, Gates, Hilton, Spencerport, Parma, Ogden and Churchville New York. 

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