At Horan & McConaty, we offer an array of burial options, customized to reflect each unique life. Generally, a burial is preceded by a traditional funeral service, which includes a family or public viewing of the deceased. Following the viewing, the family can hold a funeral service in the church or at the funeral home. This service is then followed by the underground or above ground burial of the casketed remains.
Depending on the type of material used, the cost of a casket can range from hundreds of dollars to several thousands of dollars. Many cemeteries require that a minimum grave liner be used to encase the casket for underground burial. The minimum liners, constructed of concrete, are designed to hold the weight of the earth to maintain the cemetery property. A sealed vault has additional protection. Made of concrete, a sealed vault is both designed to protect the gravesite and manufactured with inner liners that restrict the elements like water and earth from entering and increase the strength of the vault.
A graveside service may accompany a burial. Typically, the service follows a time of visitation at the funeral home. At the proper time, Horan & McConaty transfers the casketed remains to the cemetery for the graveside ceremony, followed by the burial.
“Live well. Leave well.” By planning ahead, you’ll avoid burdening your family with numerous decisions during a difficult time. Besides alleviating the emotional and financial stress on those you most love, you’ll also ensure that your final goodbye is carried out according to your wishes.