Our direct cremation service is where the body is brought into our care by funeral staff and placed in a cremation container to be taken to the crematory once all the paperwork is completed. This involves no funeral service and no mourners present during the cremation process. We have a few direct cremation plans, including the option of having the cremains mailed or delivered to a family member or having a memorial service or celebration of life after the cremation.
Hamel-Lydon is here to help families during these challenging times. We offer cremation services for families who have recently lost a loved one with no hidden costs. We want to provide you with the best services, giving your loved one the appreciation they deserve. We understand there is never a good time to lose someone you love, so we offer affordable, simple, yet meaningful cremation services for these hard times. Learn more about our cremation services in M.A., and see why we have been voted Best of Quincy Funeral Home Award for five years straight!
A direct cremation service is an affordable option for families. Hamel-Lydon's simple direct cremation costs $1,695.00, and NO hidden costs or fees are included. This is the best option for families not prepared to spend tons of money on caskets, services, and receptions after a burial ceremony. Direct cremation is an affordable yet significant way to give your loved one the dedication they deserve. We also offer premium and deluxe cremation plans for families who are looking for additional options. Learn more about each cremation option below and the details of what it includes below.
Hamel-Lydon wants to provide you with meaningful and affordable funeral services. Learn more about our local cremation packages and the costs of the service so you know exactly what to expect during an already stressful and challenging time.
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Includes all Direct Cremation Plan Services and the following:
Includes all Direct Cremation Plan Services and the following:
At Hamel-Lydon Chapel & Cremation Services of MA, we're committed to providing meaningful services that are as unique as life itself. We know this can be a challenging time for families, and not everyone is prepared to spend tons of money after a death. We take great pride in caring for our families, and will work tirelessly to provide you with a beautiful, lasting tribute to your loved one.
Our cremation services are not only meaningful but more affordable than other funeral homes. Our simple cremation charge is usually 20% to 80% less than your local funeral home. We provide our service throughout the state for one low price. So, it doesn't matter where you live in Massachusetts; we can carry out your cremation wishes simply, with dignity, and very affordable.
A cremation service involves cremating the body where all the remains are ashes. A traditional funeral service consisting of a burial leaves the body intact inside a casket, which is lowered and placed into the ground. Both cremation and burial services can take place immediately after death. Still, cremation allows the family more time, as the body does not need to be prepared for burial immediately. Cremation is usually a fraction of the cost of burial as families save on caskets, embalming, the opening of the casket, and other costs. Both services can have a memorial or funeral service after the cremation or before the burial to honor the life of a loved one.
At Hamel-Lydon Chapel and Cremation Services of Massachusetts, our mission is to offer all Massachusetts residents of all faiths an alternative to the complicated and costly funeral system prevalent in the United States today. For affordable cremation services in Quincy, MA, and surrounding areas in Massachusetts, contact our team today at 617-472-5888. We know these times are challenging, so we want to do whatever we can to make things easier for you and your family.
Cremation has become a more common choice of funeral service for a loved one. Cremation has become more and more accepted across different families and cultures. It is an eco-conscious service that will not take up space in the ground compared to a traditional burial service in a cemetery. Cremation is innovative and allows families to be more creative with the cremated remains of their loved ones. They can spread them in the ocean, place them in a necklace, or keep them in an urn on a shelf in their home. Cremation is a much simpler and more affordable option for honoring a loved one after passing. It is less stressful and doesn't hold the family to a strict time constraint.
There are many pros to cremation services. These include affordability, creativity, simplicity, economically, eco-friendly, and innovative. Cremation allows families to unite all over the state or country without worrying about preparing the body for viewing or burial. Once a loved one has been cremated, the remains are placed safely in an urn, where a memorial service can be held when suitable for the family. A disadvantage to cremation over burial is that if there were a case where the body would need to be exhumed and viewed, it is not possible once the cremation process is complete.
Similar to many states in the U.S., Massachusetts requires a 48-hour waiting period after the time of death and before the cremation process can begin. This allows the family and funeral director time to gather the necessary paperwork and ensure cremation is the right service for the loved one. Cremation is not a process that can be reversed once started, so it is essential to consider this waiting period and be sure it is the right decision. During this time, the deceased can stay under the care of the funeral home until the official death certificate and paperwork are in hand.
Any objects of the deceased such as jewelry and other meaningful or memorable items, can not be cremated. This includes glass, rubber, and other large or small metal items. Some cremation forms can be done with the deceased wearing clothes or not. Depending on specific religions and preferences, clothing can be worn or not as needed.
With cremation, there are plenty of options to choose from when using cremated remains to honor and remember a loved one. Sprinkling them in the ocean or other areas that were their favorite (if allowed by the state) is a great way to spread a little of them in their happy place! Turning some ashes into jewelry or even a tattoo are other cool ways to keep that special person on your body with you! There are also ways, such as compressing them into a vinyl record stuffed into a stuffed animal or sending them to the bottom of the ocean to help save coral and underwater life. The list is endless, but nevertheless meaningful with whichever option you choose!