There are a variety of reasons to choose cremation for your final arrangements. It usually costs less money, and it can be more friendly to the environment. For people whose families are no longer local they may decide it’s better to have their ashes put into separate containers and spread around to each of their children than having their body placed in one location that people would have to travel to.
Whatever your reasons are if you choose cremation you will need to be selective of where you go. For Cremation in Groton, a good choice is Mystic Funeral Home LLC. They will be able to do the service itself (if you choose to have one) and then do the actual cremation.
If there is a service with a casket before the cremation, a casket with a special cremation liner should be ordered. This liner will be removed from the casket with the person’s remains and that is what will be processed. First jewelry and certain implants are removed (pacemakers for example are legally required to be removed because otherwise they could explode in the fire and damage the equipment or injure one of the workers). Then the box and the remains are placed into retort and incinerated at a temperature between 1400 and 2100 degrees Fahrenheit. This process usually takes between 90 and 120 minutes.
This does not leave the remains in ashes as is commonly believed. It is actually larger fragments of bone that are then placed into a machine called a Cremulator which pulverizes the remains into tiny pieces often the size of grains. This allows the remains to be scattered in the wind if that is what the family wishes.
The average weight of remains for adult women is four pounds and for adult men, six. There are a variety of things that can be done with portions of the ashes from the previously mentioned scattering them, storing them in an urn, or even using them in jewelry! If you have definite ideas about what you would like to do with them, discuss it with your funeral director when you plan your service. He or she will be able to help you make the arrangements.
In conclusion, cremation is a popular decision for more and more people today. If it is something you are interested in, discuss it with your family and make a plan with your local funeral home.
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