You need all the necessary information to make decisions about planning a lost loved one’s funeral, and to be emotionally prepared for what’s coming. Funeral homes in North Versailles, PA can be overwhelming, especially since you’re suffering from a loss. One way to make the experience less stressful is by making sure you have all the information.
A big part of almost all funeral services is the burial. There is a lot more to burials than you would think, but this list of burial frequently asked questions should help.
- Why is Burial Necessary in the First Place? While there are many disposition options besides burial, a burial is a wonderful way to remember the deceased in a constructive way. A big part of the human grief process is memorializing the dead, and a permanent burial place serves as a focal point remembering your lost loved one. A permanent resting place also gives the deceased a dignified ending while still allowing his or her memory to live on.
- What Are Burial Vaults? And Do I Need One? Burial vaults are the outside container that holds a coffin or casket. Their primary function is to protect the casket and help maintain the grave’s integrity, so the surface doesn’t sink in. Most active cemeteries do require burial vaults to keep the cemetery ground intact and safe.
- Is Ground Burial the Only Option? There are several options besides traditional ground burial. These include mausoleums, lawn crypts, and cremation internments like urns and columbarium.
- What Will Happen to My Loved One’s Grave in the Distant Future? Cemeteries are traditionally thought of as permanent, and the land designation is often in perpetuity. You can visit graves that are more than a hundred year old all over the country. It’s nice to think that your loved one’s grave will still be around and treasured by coming generations.
- Are There Laws About Burial Timelines? The short answer is no, there are no laws in Florida requiring a body to be buried within a specific amount of time. However, there are many steps that need to be taken before a burial can take place, so it’s a good idea to get started as soon as you’re able after a death so your loved one can have a dignified funeral service and burial.
- Will My Cemetery Close When It Runs Out of Land? Cemeteries do run out of land, but they usually do not close when that happens. They generally remain open for family members to visit graves and can even have guided tours of historic resting places.
Patrick T. Lanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. is a North Versailles, PA funeral home. We offer a range of burial services with years of experience and would love to answer any more questions you may have about burials or funeral homes in general. You can stop by and visit us or give us a call to learn more about what we can do for you in your time of loss.