Should I plan a chapel or graveside service at the cemetery?
Holding a memorial service is a customary way to recognize death and its finality. Services are generally held for the living to show respect for the dead and to help survivors begin the grief process. They also give mourners a chance to share stories, create memories, fulfill religious beliefs & customs, participate in a support system, and gather at a peaceful place during a time of confusion and uncertainty.
You may wish to choose a traditional funeral service, complete with a graveside service, or chapel service. Funeral directors can arrange many of these services for you, or you can contact us at 718-282-6070.