Cremation has become more popular in our culture over the last several years. There are a few reasons for this growth. Some people are of the opinion that it is simpler and less stressful on the survivors. While cremation can be simple, the truth of the matter is that is provides more choices and options than traditional burial. Low cost cremations are becoming more common in our society today. There are many ways to memorialize someone who is cremated before or after the cremation takes place. Another reason is that cremation is a cheap funeral option in the city of Philadelphia and surrounding counties rather than a burial service. Here are the service options that are available and pricing:
Direct Cremation $995
When no viewing or services are desired, Direct Cremation is the best option. Low cost cremations in the city of Philadelphia and surrounding counties are becoming quite common. This service consists of the remains being removed from the institution of death (hospital or medical examiner), cremation and cremains being returned to the survivors. This is the most simple and economical form of final services. Mark McCafferty will guide you through the process and answer any questions that you have and make any changes if so desired.
Cremation with Memorial Service $2,800
This option is for those that want a cremation with a visitation and services, but no embalming. The same options are available for Memorial Service as are with Viewing and Cremation. The only difference is the family has the option to bury the cremains in a cemetery after the service or mass. The cremains could also be taken home by the family as well. If a loved one has stated that “I don’t want a viewing”, but the family wants to do something, Memorial Service would be the best option. It allows people to pay respect to the deceased and be with the survivors, yet keep with the last wishes of the deceased. If the family wants a Low cost memorial service after cremation in Philadelphia or surrounding counties Mark Mccafferty can accommodate your needs.
Viewing and Cremation $3,900
Typically the viewing takes place for 1-2 hrs either in McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. a church or nursing home. After the viewing, a religious or contemporary service would follow with words of remembrance. If the viewing is being held in a church, the mass or service would follow. Music may be played during the viewing and service as well. After services, instead of going to the cemetery,our staff would take the remains to the crematory for the cremation. The family typically would gather for a lunch at someone’s home or a catering hall. The cremains are returned to the family 2-3 days later. If the family has a plot in a cemetery, the urn may be buried there or it can simply be taken home. Sea scattering services are also available. McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. has an urn selection room and catalogs for urn choices. Mark McCafferty will explain the differences between the urn and answer any questions that you may have. This is the only option that requires embalming. It is also the only option that allows the family and friends (if desired) to see the deceased dressed and placed into a casket for visitation. If you are looking for a cheap alternative to traditional burial this is a good option. Viewings may be held in any appropriate facility in Philadelphia, Montgomery County and Bucks County.