Affordable Cremation Services in New York

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New York City’s most transparent cremation service

Prices for direct cremation in New York vary considerably from firm to firm making it difficult for consumers to know which provider to choose. Pricing is often misleading as providers make it unclear which services are included and which are not. 

New Leaf offers New York families an affordable cremation package with transparent prices, that can be arranged online or over the phone. Our process is straightforward and our prices are reasonable. 

An affordable cremation your family can trust

We offer complete packages for every budget that include the collection of your loved one from their place of death, digital processing and filing the necessary paperwork with the relevant authorities, a dignified cremation, and the safe return of the ashes to our facility.

Our experienced directors have been providing cremation services across New York City for over 100 years. We are available to assist you every step of the way.

Design a personalized celebration of life

With a direct cremation New York families can hold 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 it be a memorial picnic in Central Park, an intimate gathering at home, or a celebration of life service at a restaurant, your memorial service options are endless

Direct cremations can give you control over how you say goodbye to your loved one. They offer the flexibility to express your individuality in choosing a fitting memorial service.

If you have questions please give us a call. Our staff 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.

Schedule a Memorial When You Are Ready

Direct Cremation allows you to avoid the cost and timing constraints of a traditional funeral. Typically, many families have to rush into planning the wake after the death of a loved one. In the hasty preparations, most families don’t get the chance to thoughtfully design a memorial that matches their loved one’s personality.

A direct cremation from New Leaf offers families in New York the chance to schedule a service when they are ready. Since the body is not present, cremation allows the memorial services to be postponed until a time that is convenient for all who plan on attending.

Options for memorial services in New York are endless. Many choose to host a reception at a favorite restaurant, some choose to hold a gathering at home. The point is, with direct cremation, you are in control.

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There are also many options available to disperse the ashes, such as scattering in the wind or casting them in the ocean, a river, or lake. You can also bring the ashes home and keep it till you are ready to let go.

Another option to consider is purchasing a “Living Urn”, which can be used to grow a beautiful and eternal tree or flowers to keep the memories of your loved one living, long after they have passed on.

With New Leaf you can choose the most convenient place, date, and time to hold a memorial service. You can design the service to match the unique personality of your loved one. Arrangements can be made in the convenience of your home, and the price is much more affordable than a traditional funeral.

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The 4-Step Easy Process for Cremations in New York

At New Leaf, we are dedicated to making the cremation process as easy, streamlined, and transparent as possible for you.

This is why you can count on us when looking for a cheap cremation in New York. We offer complete cremation packages for every budget.

All you need to do is give us a call where our professional care representative will explain our service and answer any questions you may have.

Once you register online using our easy and efficient web forms, our licensed funeral directors shall go to the place of death and transfer your loved one into our care.

We have climate-controlled facilities where we can keep your loved one for up to 3 days at no extra charge. Once your web forms are received, we register the death and procure necessary documents and authorizations.

After which, we arrange a private, dignified cremation and return the ashes to our facility.

We can ship ashes to any US postal address via US Postal Service priority mail which comes with a fully trackable ID number.

Alternatively, ashes hand delivered or you can pick it up from one of our locations.

Should you have any questions, or want to learn more about our service, please give our care team a call at 855-770-3777

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