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Dorothy Johnson
B: 1920-12-30
D: 2018-06-19
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Johnson, Dorothy
Eleanor Dykstra
B: 1923-11-04
D: 2018-06-18
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Dykstra, Eleanor
Elizabeth Heffernan
B: 1933-06-22
D: 2018-06-18
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Heffernan, Elizabeth
Richard Schuurman
B: 1935-04-25
D: 2018-06-16
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Schuurman, Richard
Raymond Tarantino
B: 1924-09-15
D: 2018-06-16
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Tarantino, Raymond
Eileene Durant
B: 1945-04-08
D: 2018-06-16
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Durant, Eileene
William Kane
B: 1924-11-08
D: 2018-06-11
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Kane, William
Eleanor Nasto
B: 1931-01-24
D: 2018-06-07
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Nasto, Eleanor
Nicole Sapena
B: 1983-10-18
D: 2018-06-05
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Sapena, Nicole
John Smith
B: 1928-09-12
D: 2018-05-30
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Smith, John
Naomi Denman
B: 1931-01-14
D: 2018-05-30
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Denman, Naomi
Kevin Fenning
B: 1954-08-02
D: 2018-05-23
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Fenning, Kevin
John Farissier
B: 1931-09-13
D: 2018-05-16
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Farissier, John
Eric Riedener
B: 1965-01-02
D: 2018-05-14
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Riedener, Eric
Maryann Harkins
B: 1943-11-16
D: 2018-04-30
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Harkins, Maryann
Kasie Del Otero
B: 2002-03-25
D: 2018-04-29
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Del Otero, Kasie
Lupangelo Orsini
B: 1941-04-27
D: 2018-04-27
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Orsini, Lupangelo
Mary Fulton
B: 1924-12-01
D: 2018-04-27
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Fulton, Mary
Otto Cakl
B: 1927-02-12
D: 2018-04-23
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Cakl, Otto
Albert Weinmann
B: 1934-03-28
D: 2018-04-23
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Weinmann, Albert
Lorraine Hagan
B: 1928-07-11
D: 2018-04-14
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Hagan, Lorraine

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Cremation Services - Franklin Lakes

cremation funeral services red roseIf you are interested in cremation services in Franklin Lakes, we would love to share information about our funeral home, our products, and services. We are also happy to provide information on how cremation works and the cremation requirements you should be aware of. Today's families are concerned with many complex issues: how cremation affects the environment (especially when compared to traditional burial), personal finances and faith being amongst the top three.

Everyone has their own personal reasons for choosing cremation over traditional casketed burial.

New Jersey Cremation Costs are Only One Reason

Given the religious, ethnic, and regional diversity among us, there are many other reasons for the dramatic rise in the number of cremations performed each year. According to Tyler Mathisen of NBC, one of those reasons "is the softening of the Catholic church's views of the practice. For centuries – until 1963, in fact – the church outlawed it. The church's laws still express a preference for burial. But the outright ban is a thing of the past."  

He goes on to tell readers that the decline in nuclear families is another reason. "As more Americans live far from hometowns and parents, and as family burial plots have waned in popularity and accessibility, millions have turned to cremation as a practical and cost-effective way to care for a loved one's remains."

Cremation also allows a family the flexibility they may need in planning and preparing for a memorial service, celebration-of-life, or a scattering ceremony. While the cremation process can occur almost immediately (once all the proper paperwork is complete), the decisions required in planning a meaningful memorial for a loved one can be made in a relaxed, rational way.

You can also be sure that concern for the environment ranks high among many who choose cremation. Casketed and embalmed remains take up cemetery space and can pollute the ground water but many still question the amount of atmospheric pollution created by the cremation process.

Our Cremation Services Franklin Lakes Families Trust

If you, or a family member, are curious about cremation services Franklin Lakes families use or wondering if cremation is the right option for your situation, we invite you to read the articles in this section. And of course, if you have concerns or additional questions, we ask that you connect with us by calling 201-891-4770. We will be pleased to take part in your cremation conversation. 

Interested in learning our about Vander Plaat-Vermeulen Memorial Home? View our current services,  and gain access to other important information by navigating to our Franklin Lakes Funeral Homes Page. 

Our Cremation Options
Do you think cremation is right for you, or a loved one? We provide a selection of cremation options designed to meet your financial and emotional needs.
The Truth About Cremation Costs in Franklin Lakes, NJ
We're often asked about how the cost of cremation relates to the value of the services provided. If you've got questions about cremation costs, or wonder if the cheap cremation services provided by others are up to your expectations; this page was written for you.
Planning a Cremation & Memorial Service
We believe you'll want to know: even when cremation is your choice, you can still honor the life of your loved one with a funeral. Learn the benefits of a funeral for cremation and discover the immense value of our funeral services for cremation.
How to Plan a Cremation Service
Choosing cremation doesn't mean there can't be a remembrance service. Learn how to plan for the memorialization of a loved one through ceremony and remembrance.
Our Direct Cremation Service
Many families, in their concern about money; search for the most affordable end-of-life services. For some, direct cremation is the best alternative. Learn the answer to the question "What is direct cremation?" and discover why 'immediate cremation' is the least expensive of our cremation services.
Frequently Asked Questions About Cremation Services
Are you struggling to answer the question "what is cremation"? Are you curious about what's involved in making the cremation decision; or wonder if you can be involved in your loved one's cremation? This is the right page for you.

Online Sources:

Mathisen, Tyler, "Cremation is the Hottest Trend in the Funeral Industry".

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