Affordable Cremation in Nassau County
Experienced, Local, Affordable
Direct Cremation services arranged from the comfort of your home
Arrangements can be made online or over the phone, without the need to travel to our funeral home. Once these online arrangements are completed, we transport your loved one into our care, help you complete the necessary paperwork, handle the cremation itself, and return the ashes safely to you. Our care team is available 24 hours a day to explain how our process works.
Unlike many firms that advertise online, our price includes the actual cremation. Our prices are transparent, and quotes are available in seconds. No hidden fees.
A complete cremation service your family can trust
While we offer one of the most affordable cremation packages in Nassau County, we believe it is the quality of our service that sets us apart. We know what it’s like to lose a loved one, so we’ve designed a straightforward, transparent process to make things easier.
Our professional funeral directors are available for assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Our Direct Cremation Package lets you to control the Memorial Service
Once the ashes are received you can plan a personalized memorial or celebration of life service to honor your loved one. This can be held at a place that is special to your family and at a time that is convenient for all who wish to attend.
In Nassau County, your options for the memorial service are endless. Some families choose to host a reception at home or a favorite restaurant, others choose to scatter the ashes in a meaningful place.
Religious services can be arranged directly with all of our local churches, and each of the local cemeteries, like Holy Rood, Pinelawn, or Greenfield, have scattering gardens or columbariums available.
Our professional directors have extensive experience serving families across Long Island and are available to answer questions and keep you updated every step of the way.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does the process work?
-A call to New Leaf or a visit to our website is all that is needed to start the process
– You choose your package and receive a quote, complete the online forms, and provide payment.
-We then dispatch our licensed funeral directors to transport your loved one from the place of death to our climate controlled holding facility for care and storage.
-We then register the death with the local municipality. Forms, certificates and authorizations are completed according to New York State laws before the cremation can take place.
-Once the forms and authorizations have been signed and filed with the local health department, the decedent is transferred to a third party crematory (as required by New York State law) for cremation. Usually this takes place within 3-7 days.
-The ashes are then shipped to the family or a hand delivery/pickup is arranged.
How long does the process usually take?
The overall cremation process, from notification until the family receives the ashes, will take an average of 7–15 days (you said you would hold body for five days when we spoke; can you hold a body more than that without cremation; should note that if there is a delay, as outlined below, body must be cremated). (We can’t cremate until the forms are filed. If the delay is longer than 5 days we charge a storage fee per day) Funeral homes are at the mercy of the medical examiner and others, though, so delays can and do occur.
The overall cremation process, from initial arrangements until the family receives the ashes, will take an average of 10–15 days.
Delays may occur when local, state or federal agencies, police, county coroner, or medical examiners become involved and investigate the circumstances surrounding a death, or the attending physician delays signing the death certificate.
You can rest assured that New Leaf will keep you informed every step of the way should a delay occur.
**Note: Should a delay in obtaining the death certificate require us to store your loved one in our care beyond the standard 3 day window, a daily ‘custodial care’ of $150/day will apply.
What services does New Leaf offer?
New Leaf offers ‘direct cremation’ services at an affordable price. Forms are filled out online or over the phone. We provide efficient, quality service at a clear, reasonable price.
Arrangements are made online or over the phone.
We provide efficient, quality service at a clear, reasonable price.
Is the memorial service included?
No, New Leaf handles the cremation allowing you to plan your own memorial service. If you would like to have a memorial service at one of our partner funeral homes we will be happy to arrange.
How are the ashes returned?
Your loved one’s ashes can be hand-delivered by one of our representatives, shipped via USPS, or picked up from our location. They come in a rigid plastic container unless an urn is purchased through our website.
Does low cost mean low quality?
This is definitely true when it comes to arranging a traditional funeral. As always, you get what you pay for- nicer facilities, nicer livery vehicles, etc.
Direct Cremations, are a bit different, but you’re still paying for quality service. They are less expensive than a traditional funeral because you are able to avoid costs like embalming, using the funeral home for visitation, a casket, and burial plot.
You should use caution when selecting the lowest cost providers in a given market- many firms advertise one price, but charge another after they’ve tricked you into calling. That is why we offer instant quotes- we have nothing to hide!
We offer an efficient service and we pride ourselves on quality customer care. Our staff has over 100 years of experience in the funeral industry, and available every step of the way.
We believe that a person’s financial standing should not preclude them from a dignified end, and that every life should be celebrated. That is why we charge a reasonable price.
Create a Living Memorial- Turn your loved ones ashes into a tree
We understand the profound sense of loss that accompanies the death of a loved one and we do everything we can to help you control the way you celebrate the life they lived.
To this end, we also offer multiple urn choices so that you can honor your loved one with dignity and sophistication. We offer the following products:
- The Living Urn
The patented Living Urn is America’s #1 bio urn system. The biodegradable urn helps turn your loved ones ashes into a tree. The urns can be purchased alone or along with a voucher for a sapling of your liking.
Many families will incorporate the tree planting with the memorial service they design. You choose a meaningful place, and allow the Living Urn to take care of the rest.
The fully biodegradable urn allows your loved ones ashes to infuse and nurture a living memory so that their death can help bring new life.
- Eco Scattering Urn
You can scatter the ashes of your loved one with dignity using the patented line of Eco Scattering urns, from Element Urns. These tastefully designed urns allows you to use control while scattering the ashes in wind.
- Eco Water Urn
The Eco Water urn by Element Urns is a biodegradable system that helps you disperse the ashes of your loved one in the ocean, river, or lake in a controlled, dignified, and beautiful way.
The urn is patent-pending and is one of a kind system which gives you complete control over the process.
- Eco Burial Urn
The Eco Burial Urn, also from Element, is a biodegradable option which allows you to bury the ashes of your loved one in an environmentally responsible way. You can also store the ashes for as long as you want in this beautiful urn if you are not ready to let go just yet.
The urn is constructed completely from bamboo which is both environmentally sustainable and durable enough to store the ashes in your home for as long as you wish.
Affordable and Quality Direct Cremation Packages
New Leaf offers a unique and dignified approach for you to cremate a deceased. We ensure that the whole process is conducted in the best way to make it seem almost effortless, allowing you time to compose yourself and come to terms with your loss.
You can make complete arrangements over phone where you can speak with one of our New Leaf care managers who will explain the entire process to you.
We have been helping families cremate their loved ones for a long time now and understand that this is a tough time for you.
We offer complete cremation packages for every budget, giving you an affordable and dignified solution. All our packages include:
- Death registration
- Transfer of your loved one from the place of death to our care
- Storage in a climate controlled facility for up to 5 days
- Transfer to the crematory
- Shipment of ashes
- Round-the-clock available professionals to answer your every query
Get in touch with New Leaf today to learn more about our process and packages.