Affordable Cremation Services in Queens, NY
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Design a more fitting celebration of life
Our affordable direct cremation service allows you to plan a memorial service at a place that is meaningful to your family, and at a time that is convenient for all who wish to attend.
New Leaf offers a simple cremation package that can be arranged online or over the telephone- a trip to our funeral home is not needed.
An Affordable Cremation option your family can Trust
New Leaf offers one of the most affordable cremation packages in Queens, but we believe it is the quality of our service that sets us apart. Our parent company has been in business for over 100 years, so you can trust your loved one will be in good hands.
Complete Cremation Packages for Every Budget
Our complete direct cremation package includes the transfer and care of your loved one from their place of death to our climate controlled facility, filing the necessary paperwork and permits, the cremation itself, and the safe return of the ashes to our facility.
Once you complete arrangements online, we dispatch our licensed funeral directors to the place of death and bring your loved one into our care. We then send digital copies of the cremation forms for you to complete. Once received, we register the death with the local municipality and arrange the private, dignified cremation.
The ashes can be shipped to any US postal address, hand delivered to your door, or picked up from our facility per your convenience.
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.
Simple and Flexible Cremation Services from New Leaf
We believe in keeping things simple during trying times. We have over 100 years of combined experienced among our staff members, which makes us a trusted and reliable cremation company.
You can depend upon us to take care of the whole Queens, NY direct cremation process.
Our process is designed to be convenient and straightforward. A call to our care team is all that is needed to start the process.
Our parent company operates to two well-reputed funeral homes with some of the best funeral directors in the industry. We have the experience and in-depth understanding of the death care industry needed to meet your needs.
We are flexible in terms of the whole process – right from the initial notification that a death has occurred, to the final delivery of the ashes. We keep you updated every step of the way to make things as easy as possible during your trying time.
Should you have any questions about our service, or like to speak with a member of our care team, please give us a call at 855-770-3777.
Plan the Memorial Your Way
Our direct cremation option give you more time to plan a memorial compared to a traditional funeral service without the cost and pressure.
We take care of the cremation immediately following your loved one’s passing, so you can plan for the memorial service at a time and place that is convenient for all who wish to attend. You are no longer limited to hosting a service in a funeral home- instead, your options are endless.
For instance, some of our clients prefer holding outdoor memorial service near the ocean where they can then use one of our signature urns to scatter the ashes in a dignified and controlled way.
You could also plan the memorial in your backyard where you can make use of our “Living Urn” to plant a tree or a flower bed. This will always keep your loved one’s memories alive.
If you prefer a more traditional service, you can make use of one of our partner funeral homes to conduct the memorial. We will be more than happy to arrange it for you at your convenience, just give us a call.
Our care team is available 24/7, and can be reached at 855-770-3777.
Expanding your Options to Celebrate Lives
With a direct cremation through New Leaf, you are not subject to the cost or timing constraints of a traditional funeral.
Instead, you can plan a memorial or celebration of life service at a place that is meaningful and a time that is convenient to those who wish to attend.
We have several urn options available to help you plan a more memorable memorial. Your loved ones ashes can grow into a tree with a “Living Urn”, you can scatter your loved ones ashes with Element’s scattering urns, or you can keep your loved one in a special place with our other tasteful options.
If you have any questions for our care team, or would like to learn more about our service, please give us a call at 855-770-3777.