Cremation Services

Full Circle 2017 (The Forastiere Family Funeral & Cremation Newsletter)

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Forastiere Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service Cares for the Greater Springfield Communities

The reasons for preferring cremation are varied. To some, it is a more natural process than burial. Others have environmental concerns. Still, others are not sure why they feel more comfortable with cremation, but they are interested in learning more. While your own personal preferences are extremely important, you may also want to discuss your choices with other family members to make sure they are comfortable with your decisions.

Please rely on us to provide continued care and assistance before, during and after your loss. Our caring team will guide you and your family to make the most fitting decisions, being sensitive of your budget, in the way you would like to remember and pay tribute. Our Grief Specialist is available to support you after your loss through remembrance programs and Forastiere sponsored bereavement support groups. Our caring team is ready to help at Forastiere Family Funeral & Cremation in Springfield, East Longmeadow, Agawam, and Southwick.

Contact Us

Please feel free to call us at (413) 525-2800 or email us, we can assist with cremation options, providing you and your family with the information and time to consider all the choices and benefits.

Cremation Offers You Many Options

Most people are unaware of the options available to those preferring cremation:
  • Choice in type of gathering: What type of service, and where will it be held?
  • Choice in final disposition: What type of container, and final resting place?
  • Choice in memorialization: What type of memorial, and where will it be displayed?
These represent the most often requested options, but there are certainly more. Your funeral director can fully discuss others with you. Simply remember that with cremation, you have all the choices you have with burial.

Choice in Memorialization

Traditionally, memorialization has taken the form of a monument or marker in a cemetery. Cremation memorialization offers additional choices of plaques on a fraternal or Veteran's memorial, grave, niche, or even a tree or bench at the cemetery or memorial park. The memorial can be adorned with custom artwork, a loving phrase or a meaningful eulogy.

Funeral directors serve many families who prefer cremation and may be consulted as to the most appropriate memorialization for your circumstances, such as bronze memorials, monuments and plaques, and living memorials.

The selection of a memorial is not only of value to survivors immediately after the death of a loved one, but a treasure to pass down through the generations as family members come to learn about their heritage.

Cremation Whatever You Decide

Since 1905 our family has been helping families with one of the most difficult times in their lives. We are here to help you and your family, whether it is with creating a meaningful ceremony encompassing burial, cremation or entombment preferences or a simple or direct cremation or burial service. Your wishes may be accomplished prior to death through planning those arrangements in advance or at the time your loved one's death occurs.

Ultimately, the only thing that matters is that you and your family are pleased with your decisions. We hope this has helped in some way by showing you the variety of options available. Please feel free to call us at (413) 525-2800, we can assist with pre-planning funeral options, providing you and your family with the information and time to consider all the choices and benefits.

Helpful Links

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Founded in 1913, the Cremation Association of North America (CANA) is an international organization of
over 3,300 members, composed of funeral homes, cemeteries, crematories, industry suppliers and consultants.
CANA members believe that cremation is preparation for memorialization.

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Founded in 1913, the Cremation Association of North America (CANA) is an international organization of
over 3,300 members, composed of funeral homes, cemeteries, crematories, industry suppliers and consultants.
CANA members believe that cremation is preparation for memorialization.

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The Funeral and Memorial Information Council (FAMIC) is a membership organization comprising organizations
in nearly all areas of the death care industry.

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New England Burials At Sea, LLC was founded in 2006 and is the largest east coast provider
for customized ash scattering memorials and full body burials at sea events in the USA.

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