Affordable Cremation Services in Suffolk County
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The cost of burying a loved one has nearly tripled over the past 30 years, now averaging over $7,000, at a time when most families cannot afford an unexpected expense of $500.
We offer a transparent process that can be arranged online or over the telephone and ashes can be shipped directly to your door.
Our goal is to simplify the cremation process so you can focus on what matters- celebrating the life your loved one led.
Effortless and Affordable Direct Cremation in Suffolk County
Our experienced funeral directors have been serving the Suffolk County area for over 100 years, so you can trust your loved one will be in good hands and our care team will be there to guide you every step of the way.
Design a memorial that fits your loved one’s personality
Our service allows you to plan a personalized memorial service that can be held at a time and location convenient for all who wish to attend.
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.
Complete Control over the Memorial Service
Because our cremation service takes place immediately following the death, you are not constrained to a traditional service in a funeral home. Instead you can craft a celebration of life service at a place that is special to you and your family.
New Leaf offers numerous urns to suit any plans and wishes you may have for the memorial service.
Your memorial service options in Suffolk County are endless. Some families choose to have a scattering ceremony in the ocean, others host a private gathering at home.
With our “Living Urn” you can incorporate a tree planting, and create a living monument to honor your loved one. The patent-pending urn is constructed from biodegradable material that supports tree growth when combined with your loved ones ashes. We believe it is a beautiful way to honor someones legacy.
For those who wish to disperse the ashes in an ocean, lake, or river, we offer an eco-friendly water urn.
Our patent-pending Eco Water Urn is a biodegradable system that allows families to float their loved one’s remains on an eternal tide.
The urn gives you control over the process and allow you to release your loved one in a beautiful way.
Our Eco Scattering Urn is a wonderful option that allows you to scatter the ashes of your loved one in the wind at a designated location.
The biodegradable bamboo urn gives you complete control over the scattering to make it dignified and in terms with your expectations.
Simplified and Transparent Cremation Process
You can get in touch with us through phone or our easy online forms. We take of the death certificate related paperwork and transport your loved one from their place of death as arrangements are finalized.
Our licensed funeral directors have been providing cremation services in Suffolk County for over 100 years, ensuring that your loved ones are cremated with the respect they deserve.
Our professional customer service agents will keep you posted every step of the way so that you don’t have to worry.
Once the cremation is complete, we pick up the ashes and offer to ship it to any US postal address.
Arrangements for hand delivery or pickup can also be made. At every step of the way, our goal is to make the process as simplified and easy for you as possible.
Call New Leaf in Suffolk County today to learn more about our cremation services and how we can assist you. We can be reached at 855-770-3777.