How to Know if Cremation Is Right for You

Making end-of-life decisions is something with which many people struggle. It’s often difficult to discern whether you feel most comfortable with traditional burial or cremation. Many people put off making this decision because they don’t want to think about not having their loved ones around them. At Farenga Funeral Home, our experienced staff encourages our neighbors in Astoria to learn more about cremation before deciding whether it is the right choice for them.

Here are some ways to know if cremation is a good option for you:

  1. Have a conversation with your loved ones.

When contemplating cremation for yourself, it is worth mentioning your thoughts to your partner or family members. The important people in your life should have a good idea of your preferences in the event of your death. Though this might be a difficult topic to approach with those you love, let them know how much it means to you to share your preferences with them. Discuss your thoughts and any financial, religious, and personal circumstances that impact your choice. If you like, ask your loved ones for their input.

  1. Consider your budget.

Price often plays a big role in choosing cremation over traditional burial. As you start to think about choosing a final resting place, consider how much you’d like to spend on your end-of-life arrangements. Keep in mind that a funeral or memorial service as well as in-ground burial or eco-friendly options like a biodegradable urn can increase the price of a cremation. Cremation services can vary in price, depending on the personalized touches you decide to incorporate into your cremation.

  1. Think about how you’d like to be memorialized.

Many people assume that when you choose cremation, your memorialization options are limited. At Farenga, this is not the case. When you trust your end-of-life care with our cremation professionals, they’ll help you arrange a visitation, graveside burial, or a reception. With the help of our staff, you can design a one-of-a-kind cremation service built around your personal preferences. We can advise you on local scattering laws and help you select a high-quality urn or meaningful keepsake jewelry.

At Farenga, we know the importance of finding a cremation provider you trust. You and your loved ones deserve the best care, and our dedicated staff is here to ensure you receive it. If you live in or around Queens, call or send a message today to find out more about choosing cremation.