Finding the perfect resting place for your loved one is one of the most important, and difficult choices after they pass away. However, with the many options available today, deciding on what is best for your loved one can be tough, especially when there are no specific wishes or instructions.
Working with a T. J. McGowan Sons Funeral Home Family Service Advisor will help you find the perfect resting place for your loved one. With guidance from us, you can rest assured knowing everything is taken care of.
If your loved one chooses a traditional burial, there are a variety of cemetery types to consider:
Memorial Park: A memorial park is a final resting place that is marked with flat bronze or granite memorials, designed to be a peaceful park-like setting. Memorials in this park can be personalized and designed by the family to best represent and share the life of their loved one.
Mausoleum: A mausoleum is an above ground structure that is made to honor the deceased person. Mausoleums are a great way to create a personalized family tribute either through a walk in private mausoleum, a private vestibule mausoleum, or one of our magnificent community buildings.
Cemetery: Cemetery is a term to denote a final resting place most often memorialized by an upright granite monument. These upright memorials can be personalized in size, color and design to best share the life of the deceased.
Eco-Cemetery: An eco-cemetery, also known as green cemeteries, are a rather modern style of interment. Natural burials are the most common type of burial that takes place here, as they are environmentally friendly. Memorials may be replaced with a bush, rock or tree to symbolize the final resting place of a loved one.
Columbarium: Columbariums are an above ground permanent placement option for cremated remains. Columbariums provide a wide array of options in size, style and personalization to create a meaningful final resting place for friends and family to gather and visit.
Cremations and Settings with Significance
Cremated remains of a loved one can be scattered, kept at home, or distributed to multiple family members to honor the deceased as they see fit. However, finding a peaceful resting place for cremated remains may not be as straightforward as a traditional burial.
If you’re looking for a unique resting place for your loved one, we’re proud to offer options such as Settings with Significance.
We have beautiful options different than traditional resting places, including:
- Forever Amongst the Waves
- Eternity at the Holyland
- Tree Planting for a Meaningful Life
To fulfill the wishes of your loved one, we’re always available to discuss the resting place option that is right for you. Reach out online, or call one us at (845) 429-2130.