Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Queens NY Cremation Service

The current state of the economy has led to an increasing number of people choosing cremation services in Queens, NY. Cremation is a long-standing tradition that remains unchanged. What is done before and after the cremation process is decided by you, or your survivors. The process allows for you to pre-plan your arrangements so that your wishes are honored. This also allows for more options after the cremation process. At Bergen Funeral Services our Queens, NY cremation services include:
  • Direct Cremation – This includes the local transfer of your remains from place of death to the funeral home, your chosen cremation container, securing and filing of all paperwork.
  • Cremation with full visitation and ceremony – The process is the same as direct cremation, but with a full service and ceremony for the bereaved.
  • Scattering – Your remains may be scattered freely within a dedicated, natural environment. Always check with local regulations before deciding on a location.
  • Traditional burial – The urn may still be buried if your family has a plot.

At Bergen Funeral Service, we are here to guide you through making this decision. It is our goal to oversee every detail with dignity and respect. We understand the importance of caring for each other and are always mindful of this.  

Bergen Funeral Services
114-30 Rockaway Blvd.
South Ozone Park, NY 11420

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Mortuary Shipping Guidelines

Whenever a funeral home is preparing a body for shipment, strict guidelines must be adhered to. The family must provide the name of the funeral home receiving the body.
The funeral home in charge of shipping the body must provide the following documents:
  • Communicable disease affadavit
  • Embalmers affadavit
  • At least two certified copies of the death certificate
  • The burial/transfer permit
  • Authorization forms
All documents must be notarized and the passport of the deceased must be shipped. A complete flight itinerary must be provided and consideration for consulate inspection must be made. Translations of all documents must be provided by the funeral home, depending on the receiving country.

The requirements for cremated remains are similar when shipping. Once the body is cremated, it must be packed in a wooden crate. This crate must also contain:
  • Two certified copies of the death certificate
  • Two certified copies of the cremation certificate
  • The non-contraband affadavit

Bergen Funeral service is part of the Known Shipper program overseen by the The Transportation Security Administration (TSA). This status ensures that our funeral home adheres to strict security and health measures when shipping human remains. Because of our status and knowledge of mortuary shipping guidelines, we are able to provide faster shipping times.

Bergen Funeral Services
232 Kipp Ave.
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604
Phone: 201-343-7900

How to Plan a Funeral

Funeral directors can be a tremendous help when it comes to planning a funeral for a loved one who has passed away. From helping you through the mourning process to completing all of the necessary arrangements, funeral directors will be there for you every step of the way.

After a loved one passes, it is important to meet with your family members to discuss the deceased’s wishes. This often includes the type of ceremony, location and type of burial that the deceased wanted.

There are funeral homes that can perform many different religious ceremonies and traditions. That way, the deceased can be honored under the proper customs. Depending on what type of religion the deceased followed, the funeral ceremony can be held in a variety of locations.

There are also different types of burial services, which include traditional, graveside and immediate burial services, as well as complete and immediate cremation, paired with scattering or traditional burial services.

The family also needs to choose music, if any, as well as someone to conduct the funeral services and someone to read the eulogy. An obituary should also be written for the local newspaper.

Traditionally, people will send flowers when someone passes away. If the deceased noted that he or she would rather have donations made in their name in lieu of flowers, this can be noted in the obituary.

Consulting with directors from a funeral home, families can sort out the details of the ceremony. If the deceased did not leave behind instructions for how he or she wanted things to be planned, the decisions are typically up to the family members.

The last major planning step is to coordinate a way to transport the casket from the funeral home, to the funeral, to the burial site, or to a crematory. This can be discussed with the funeral directors from the funeral home that you choose.

If you are currently going through a death in the family and are searching for a funeral home, Bergen Funeral Service Inc. is a funeral home in Brooklyn that can help you plan a funeral and cope with your loss during this difficult time.

Bergen Funeral Service Inc.
2009 Mermaid Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11224

Thursday, January 16, 2014

How to Choose a Funeral Home

The first time a loved one passes away in your family, the process of planning a viewing, burial or cremation can be extremely overwhelming. Funeral homes are staffed with professional funeral directors who can help families get through this difficult time period.

If you and your family are searching for a funeral home for the first time, you are going to want to find one that can service all of your requests. Some important considerations to think about include:
  • Will the funeral home be able to accommodate the deceased's religious beliefs?
  • Is there a chapel or other place of worship that the funeral home has on its premises?
  • Does the funeral home offer viewings, burials and cremation services?
  • If my loved one passed away far from home, can the funeral home do anything to help?
  • Funeral services can be very expensive. Are the prices the funeral home offers reasonable?
  • Are the facilities large enough to accommodate my loved one's family and friends?

This list of questions are just some of the things that families should be asking themselves when they are planning services for the deceased.

Bergen Funeral Service Inc. is a company that has three funeral homes located in the tri-state area, including a funeral home in Brooklyn. At Bergen Funeral Service Inc., our funeral directors have the answer to all of those questions and more.

Our funeral directors are well-versed in every religious custom and tradition, and we have a beautiful chapel in our Brooklyn funeral home.

Additionally, our funeral directors can sit down with you and your family to begin planning the viewing and the burial or cremation services, depending on the wishes of the deceased or your family. We offer several burial options, including traditional, graveside and immediate burial services. We also offer several cremation options for families that include direct cremation, cremation with full visitation and a ceremony at the crematory, scattering and traditional burial.

Our funeral home is also a known shipper with all of the airports in the tri-state area. Our funeral directors can offer your family domestic and international funeral shipping services, which will allow us to prepare your loved one to return to his or her home for burial.

The prices we offer to families of the deceased are very reasonable, and our facilities are large enough to accommodate many people. For more information about our funeral home in Brooklyn, contact the funeral directors at Bergen Funeral Service Inc. today.

Bergen Funeral Service Inc.
2009 Mermaid Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11224

Monday, January 13, 2014

Funeral Shipping Service Company

When a loved one passes away in a foreign land or state, finding a funeral shipping service company that has experience is important. Whether you need to arrange the move of the deceased across the United States, or return them to their country of origin, the added issue of transporting is a dilemma in making funeral arrangements.

These days transporting human remains internationally or domestically is often tied up in red tape. A bereaved family often doesn't know where to start in this planning process and may rely on a local funeral home, which may not have the experience with the complexity of the situation. The results are often unnecessary and overly expensive. Taking time to understand the protocols and terminology used in funeral shipping will make you more informed and provide you with more control in the process.

A funeral shipping service company, such as Bergen Funeral Service, will coordinate everything on your behalf and with knowledge and expertise. Bergen Funeral Service can guarantee the safe and dignified transportation of your loved one. Bergen Funeral Service's Known Shipper status with the TSA allows them to bypass most airport delays that other funeral shipping services may encounter.

Bergen Funeral Service
232 Kipp Ave.
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604
Phone: 201-343-7900

Friday, January 10, 2014

Cremation Services Bergen County NJ

When going through the difficult task of making funeral arrangements, Bergen Funeral Service Inc is here to make things go as easily as possible. Our funeral directors are both knowledgeable and compassionate and will help to to ease you through these arduous times. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year in order to assist you and provide any information about cremation services in Bergen County NJ.

Bergen Funeral Service Inc is a family owned and operated funeral home that has been passed down through three generations. We are non-denominational and familiar with all types of funeral services and customs. Here are some facts about cremation services:

  • Cremation is the process of burning a body at very high temperatures.
  • After cremation, ashes can be kept in an urn, scattered, or even incorporated into objects. Journalist Hunter S Thompson had his ashes mixed in with fireworks.
  • Although many religions once forbid cremation, it has recently become acceptable due to lack of cemeteries.

If you would like more information on Bergen County NJ cremation services or any of the other funeral services that we provide, contact Bergen Funeral Service Inc.

Bergen Funeral Service Inc
232 Kipp Ave
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Bergen Funeral Service

If you need to make funeral arrangements, Bergen Funeral Service Inc has funeral directors available around the clock to help ease you and make this experience go as easily as possible. We are a non-denominational funeral home and perform different types of funeral services including mortuary shipping. Our funeral directors are familiar with funeral customs of many different cultures and religions.

Bergen Funeral Service Inc can provide a full services, burials and cremation. Here are some of the different funeral customs that are performed in the United States:

  • Visitation. Also known as the viewing or wake, this is when the deceased’s coffin is displayed in the funeral parlor, so that loved ones can come to pay their respects. 
  • Funeral. This is the memorial service which is generally religious. It usually involves a priest or some other type of religious figure reciting prayers and hymns.
  • Burial service. This the a service that is performed as the casket is buried or placed in a mausoleum.

If you would like more information on mortuary shipping or any of the other funeral services that we perform, contact Bergen Funeral Service Inc.

Bergen Funeral Service Inc
232 Kipp Ave
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Bergen Funeral Service

To plan services for your loved ones is always a difficult and stressful task. That is why the funeral directors at Bergen Funeral Services Inc are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to assist you through these hard and trying times. We are a family owned and operated funeral home and have been passed down through three generations. We will make sure that your loved one’s service is treated with the care and attention that is deserved.

We have locations in New Jersey, Queens, and Brooklyn. We are located near all of the local airports, so that we can quickly schedule flights both domestically and internationally. We offer several different kinds of burial and cremation services, including:

  • Traditional burial services
  • Graveside services
  • Immediate burial services
  • Complete cremation
  • Immediate cremation
  • Scattering

We can perform whatever service that you feel is best for your loved ones. We offer a wide variety of plaques and headstones. If you would like any more information on any of the Bergen funeral services that we perform, contact Bergen Funeral Services Inc.

Bergen Funeral Services Inc
232 Kipp Ave.
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604