Why Choose The Cremation Society
What is YOUR reason for choosing cremation?
- "I would rather leave my money to my children than spend it on a funeral."
- "It's a nice feeling knowing that my survivors will not have to go through the ritualistic scene of a funeral."
- "We are running out of burial space...cemeteries are using up our scarce land."
- "When my time comes...I just want to keep it simple"
The reasons for choosing cremation abound. In addition, cremation allows for a wide range of personally meaningful options for final disposition of our mortal remains which are simply not otherwise available - sea scattering, partial burial or interment in a cemetery and keeping the urn at home are but a few. Enlightened consumers are increasingly changing their belief systems and feelings towards the traditional funeral. Cremation is not only a considerate alternative, it is an environmentally responsible choice. In addition, cremation allows for a wide range of personally meaningful options for final disposition of our mortal remains which are simply not otherwise available - sea scattering, burial or interment in a cemetery, kept at home, are but a few.
For these and countless other reasons, it is not surprising that cremation is the choice for over 60% of New Hampshire residents. And more people choose the Cremation Society of New Hampshire to handle their arrangements than any other provider in Northern New England. Whether you live in New Hampshire, Southern Maine, Northern Massachusetts or Eastern Vermont, we can handle your services simply, with dignity and very affordably. All without the need to involve a local funeral home.
What Makes Us Different From Your Local Funeral Home
- Simple cremations are all we offer.
While most traditional funeral homes treat cremation as a side line, simple cremation is the only service we offer. We do not sell caskets, provide embalming or own limousines, so we don't have the overhead costs associated with operating a full service funeral home. As a result, our simple cremation charge is usually 20% to 80% less than your local funeral home. We provide our services throughout our service area for one low price. So, it doesn't matter where you live in New Hampshire, Southern Maine, Northern Massachusetts, or Eastern Vermont, we can carry out your cremation wishes simply, with dignity and very affordably.
- We own and operate our own crematory.
You may be surprised to learn that most funeral establishments do not operate the facilities in which the cremation services are provided. The actual cremations are often subcontracted out to a third party provider in another town or state. The funeral establishment has little or no control over the crematory's operating procedures and who performs the cremations. By contrast, we own two crematories, which are managed by our fully licensed and highly trained personnel. Our cremation equipment is state-of-the-art and meets or exceeds every state and local operating requirement and standard.
- We have the strictest set of operating policies and procedures.
We have developed the most rigorous set of operating policies and procedures in order to maximize our level of service and minimize the potential for human error. Positive identification of the deceased is assured throughout each stage of the cremation process using a unique stainless steel ID tag system. We require licensed funeral professionals to oversee the operation of our cremation equipment at all times. None of these safeguards are required by law and no other cremation facility in the state currently comes close to our rigid operating procedures. However, with the responsibility you have entrusted us with, why should you expect anything less?
- We provide options not available from anyone else.
From our urn selection room displaying over 100 urns and keepsakes, to our beautifully appointed chapel for conducting memorial services, no one has provided as much for the varying needs of the cremation customer as we have. We've designed special facilities for private viewing before cremation takes place and can easily accommodate the wishes of the family to be in attendance at the beginning of the cremation process. For our members who enjoy travel, we offer Nationwide Travel Protection to guarantee our price of the cremation service selected, even if the death were to occur out of our service area. For those who seek a "natural" setting for their final resting place, we will scatter the cremated remains off the coast of New Hampshire near the Isles of Shoals or a variety of other locations upon request.