Suffolk County Cremation Services

Affordable Cremation Services In Suffolk County

Mt. Pleasant Crematory has years of experience providing people across Suffolk County, Long Island with affordable and reliable cremation services. We will treat you warmly and respectfully, as we understand how difficult it is to lose a loved one. For more information about our cremation services, please contact us today. You can call (631) 878-0482 to speak to our offices and learn all about the cremation process and all the subsequent details about this service. Come down and visit our beautiful eastern Suffolk County premises and learn about our affordable cremation services. When you call, we can provide you with a free consultation to go over all the cremation options available to you.

Elegant & Thoughtful Cremations

Cremations are gaining in popularity when compared to the regular burial services. A lot of this is due to the benefits cremation services allow for. Due to this rise, crematoriums are being used more than in the past. Mt. Pleasant Crematory provides its crematorium for people across Suffolk County. We will help you with every step of the process and ensure that you choose the cremation services that are right for you and your loved one.

To ensure safe and reliable results, the guidelines of the process need to be followed. In order to go ahead with any cremation, the correct cremation permits are required. There are licensing and operational requirements for crematories, as state laws govern who can authorize one and how long after the death can a cremation be done. What this essentially means is that, typically, the next-of-kin gives the okay to the crematory to file for a permit to cremate the remains of a body. This permit typically takes 1 to 2 days to go through.

Suffolk County Cremation Service Options

We have a few service locations to choose aside from our beautiful onsite chapel. Our staff can work with you to pick a suitable offsite location for the cremation services. And as far as placing the remains, we provide you with a variety of options, including: niches, columbarium, mausoleum, burial spaces. By offering you a few choices, you will have the opportunity to choose the proper final resting place for your loved one.

Once again, Mt. Pleasant of Suffolk County has raised the bar for cremation services. We care for your loved ones and serve you best with our cremation services. We will continue to find innovative ways to improve our cemetery and crematorium, keeping them efficient, dignified, respectful and, most importantly, affordable. Losing a loved one should never come with the burden and stress of financial issues.

The Process for a Cremation

There is a strict code of standards that all crematories must follow to ensure that remains are ethically managed and handled. Only one body can be cremated at a time. All of the remains must be cleared from the cremation chamber before another cremation can be performed. Once your loved one is taken into care by a crematory, they will be properly ID'd and tagged in order to avoid any issues during the process. All medical implants will be removed during the preparation for the cremation. Here is how the process unfolds.

A Code of Standards

There is a strict code of standards that all crematories must follow to ethically manage and handle all remains. Cremation happens with only one body at a time. Before moving onto another cremation, we completely clear the remains in the chamber. This is a must. Once your loved one is taken into our care, they will be properly ID'd and tagged. A quick and simple process to avoid any issues before and after the cremation. We will also remove all medical implants during the preparation process. Here is how the rest of the process unfolds:

  1. The deceased is placed into a combustible container that is then placed into the cremation chamber.
  2. The cremation process begins by adding intense heat to reduce the body to cremated remains or ashes.
  3. During the process, the body is reduced to its base elements and can take from between 1-4 hours. This is dependent on the ability of the machine.
  4. The remains following the cremation are then mechanically grounded into a powder resulting is 3-9 pounds of cremated remains.

There does not need to be a casket for cremation. All you need is an "alternative container." For example, rigid cardboard or a plywood container. Not needing a casket can save you a significant amount of money. Then there is a direct cremation, which is when the body of the deceased is collected and transferred directly to the funeral home or crematory where an immediate cremation is done. With this, minimal services are required, which can lower the cost too. Not all funeral homes can accommodate this sort of cremation. But we will work with you to ensure that you get the cremation services that are respectful and dignified.