Our caring and respectful staff are dedicated to providing you with option that celebrate your loved one’s life and honors their legacy.
Whether you choose burial or cremation, you have many options available to you and we will do all that we can to provide a beautiful and respectful tribute to a life well lived.
No matter your preferences, we can offer you a space to publicly or privately join with family and friends in grief, comfort and love. Above all, we will do our utmost to honor your loved one. We will be happy to go over all your options and answer any questions that you may have.
A funeral service is a special time for family and friends to comfort one another, begin to find healing and celebrate a life. Whether you choose burial or cremation, you can hold a gathering to honor your loved one. We are happy to provide a more traditional ceremony or something completely unique. Many cultures and religions have special traditions and we will do our best to accommodate your requests. This is a moment for you and your family and we are honored to help you in any way that we can.
Just like a funeral service, a memorial service is a time to remember your loved one. This can be held shortly after death or weeks later, with or without your loved one physically present. What’s important is that it creates a time and a place for family and friends to gather together and support one another, share memories and pay their respects. We can hold a memorial service at our funeral home, the final resting place, your home or other venue.
A casket burial is a service with many options you can choose from. We can provide you with a wide range of options to help you make a selection specific to your needs; a visitation, viewing or wake with a closed or open casket; a funeral service at our funeral home, church or private home and a graveside service at a cemetery. You can choose whether you’d like a public or private service or a combination. It is entirely up to you how you wish to pay your respects.
Cremation is a popular option for many people for a wide variety of reasons. You can have a traditional funeral service before a cremation or a memorial service at any time with or without the urn present. You can keep the urn, scatter the cremated remains or have the urn buried in a grave or columbarium. When choosing a cremation, we’re here to offer you a meaningful ceremony.
We often hear people speak as though all funeral and cremation providers are the same.
We respectfully disagree.
We work to foster a culture that continually challenges our team to find ways to better serve our client families. We provide a collection of unique practices combined with exclusive options as part of our Signature Services. It is our hope that these offerings help to create a memorable tribute while providing cherished memories.
If you would like to incorporate any of these offerings or have questions as to what they entail, please ask your funeral director.
After the cremation, remains are solidified into stone. A natural, solid option cleaner and more manageable than cremains. The solidification process for an adult returns the full amount of remains as an average of 40-60 solids depending on the amount of ash provided. The appearance of each set will vary naturally in shape, color, and texture making each collection of solidified remains uniquely beautiful. Click here to learn more.
We were the first provider in New England to offer this service.
Our urn carrier provides a means to transport cremated remains with elegance and respect. Participation is an essential element in honoring a loved one. The honor of serving as a pall bearer provides a way for family and friends alike to engage in a final act of care.
An environmentally conscious alternative, returning the body to the earth in a most natural way. The body is either shrouded in cloth or placed in a totally green certified (wood or wicker) casket designed to break down organically in the soil. There is no formaldehyde embalming or burial vault.
A Celebrant is a person who seeks to meet the needs of families during their time of loss. They serve by providing a funeral service that is personalized to reflect the personality and life-style of the deceased. This is an excellent option for families that may not be part of a religious community or is seeking an alternative approach to finding an officiant for a life celebration.
Inspired by the horse drawn hearses of the Victorian era, our Tombstone Hearse is elegant and unique, providing a meaningful tribute for those who wish to provide their loved one with a remarkable last ride. Click here to learn more.
We are proud to offer Connecticut's only motorcycle hearse.
We are the only funeral home in Connecticut that offers Hope - our grief therapy dog! Hope comes by invitation only to help those families that wish to have a little extra comfort during a challenging time. Hope is a golden doodle - a breed known for their "hypoallergenic" coats, affection and intelligence.
We were the first funeral homes in Connecticut to offer the services of a grief therapy dog.
Sometimes, not everyone can be physically present when they like. Some people wish to have a way to better remember the services of their loved ones. We offer streaming video of services to help ensure everyone is able to participate in their loved ones services.
Launch cremated remains into space.
Celestis is the only company to have successfully conducted Memorial Spaceflight missions, the only company to have been selected by NASA to honor one of its scientists, and for more than two decades has been an iconic pioneer and global leader of the commercial space age.
With Celestis, you can look into the sky each night and feel the honor and respect you have paid to your loved one. A one-of-a-kind tribute.
A tree urn is a biodegradable urn or bio urn that grows a tree in combination with ashes or cremated remains.
The Living Urn® is the patented tree urn and planting system that makes it easy to transform the ashes of your lost loved one into a living tree memorial to honor your loved and give back to nature.
Many people will plant on their own property or other special place and others may consider having the tree memorial planted at a memorial park or cemetery, such as a Memory Forest .
Sometimes the perfect smile is found in a less than perfect picture. We work with graphic design professionals to ensure that your favorite photograph looks as best it can prior to be using for obituaries, keepsakes, portraits and print materials.
We take your favorite photo memories and transform them into a dynamic, meaningful tribute video that is sure to be treasured by families and friends for years to come. These videos can be placed on your loved one's tribute page, shown during services, and shared as keepsakes on DVD, thumb drives or as printed books.
Signature large format Poster Prints make a huge impact at all memorial events.
The collage layout includes 20 photos, name, dates and choice of phrase.
We are able to place a loved one’s fingerprint on jewelry, giftware and more, creating special one of a kind keepsakes.