Affordable Cremation on Long Island
Experienced, Local, Affordable
Long Island’s most affordable direct cremation service
Cremation prices on Long Island can vary considerably from firm to firm, making it difficult to choose a provider. It is often unclear what is included and nearly impossible to determine whether or not a firm is reputable.
At New Leaf, our goal is to provide a simple, affordable cremation package that can be arranged online or over the telephone, from the comfort of your own home. Our digital forms can be completed at your convenience and our staff is available every step of the way.
Cremation services you can arrange from home
We offer affordable direct cremation packages for every budget that include the collection and care for your loved one, filing the necessary paperwork, a dignified cremation, and the safe return of the ashes to our facility.
Our experienced funeral directors have been providing cremation services on Long Island for over 100 years, so you can trust your loved one will be in good hands.
Direct Cremation allows you to design a personalized celebration of life
One of the benefits of direct cremation is that it allows you to host a memorial service outside the confines of a traditional funeral home, at a place that is meaningful and a time that is convenient to all who wish to attend. Whether you’d like to scatter the ashes at sea off Montauk, or host an intimate gathering at home, your options are endless.
Please give us a call to learn more about our service. Our care team is available 24/7.
New Leaf services FAQs
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.
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.
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 delivered?
Your loved one’s ashes will be either shipped through USPS Priority Mail, or hand-delivered by one of our representatives. They come in a rigid plastic container unless an urn is purchased through our website.
Does low cost mean low quality?
When it comes to a traditional funeral, yes, you get what you pay for- nicer facilities, nicer livery vehicles, etc. Direct Cremations are different however. New Leaf offers an efficient service and we pride ourselves on quality customer service. We believe that a person’s financial standing should not preclude them from a dignified end, and that every life should be celebrated. We treat our clients like family, just as we have for over 100 years at our partner funeral homes.
Professional Care Every Step of the Way
While New Leaf offers the most affordable direct cremation services on Long Island, we believe it is our commitment to quality service that sets us apart.
We have been in the death care business for a long time, and understand how difficult a loss can be. That is why we designed a direct cremation service that you can arrange from the comfort of your own home, without the need to travel to our funeral home.
Losing a loved one can be hard and we make it our goal to keep things as straightforward and simple as possible.
We will keep you updated on the process every step of the way and answer all questions you may have. Give our care team a call today. We can be reached at 855-770-3777
Why families on Long Island choose New Leaf
We are a family-owned business and our affiliate funeral homes have been providing funeral and cremation services on Long Island for over 100 years. We have extensive experience and work closely all local hospitals, nursing homes, hospice providers and medical examiner’s offices.
We understand what it’s like to lose a friend or family member, and we do everything in our power to make arranging a cremation as simple and easy as possible.
From our transparent quote process to the final shipment, you are always kept in the loop. We believe every life deserves a dignified end, and treat your loved one as if they were part of our family.
Once the ashes are received you can plan a personalized memorial service or celebration of life that matches your loved one’s personality. Services can be arranged at a time that is convenient for those who wish to attend, and since the body will not be present, they can take place outside the confines of a funeral home.
Design a more memorable memorial
Along with being an affordable alternative to a traditional funeral, direct cremation allows you to create a personalized memorial service to honor your loved one’s life.
Options for memorial services on Long Island are endless. Some families choose to host a reception at their home or a favorite restaurant, others hold a ceremony at the beach or in a park.
Some of our clients choose to purchase our bio-urn, “The Living Urn”, and incorporate a tree planting ceremony into the memorial service. We also have urns available for scattering services and for spreading the ashes at sea.
If you would like to learn more about our service, please give our care team a call today. We are available 24/7 and can be reached at 855-770-3777.