Planning a memorial service is a complicated endeavor, and choosing a burial plot is a crucial part of the process. Whether the funeral involves a cremation or a more traditional burial, the type of funeral plot should be carefully chosen in order to best respect the wishes of the deceased and the needs of the bereaved. To help you make the right decision, Clancy-Palumbo Funeral Home of East Haven, CT, offers an explanation of the various types of burial plots available in most cemeteries.
The 4 Most Common Types of Burial Plots
A single plot is the simplest type of burial plot available and is also the most common. A single plot includes space for the remains of one person in a single casket and one marker.
Most common for married couples, a companion plot includes space for the remains of two people to be buried together. Often, these are arrayed side-by-side, although more affordable double-depth plots may be available for burying one person’s remains atop the other.
Family plots may vary somewhat from instance to instance. In many cases, a large headstone with the family name marks the area dedicated to smaller individual burials, often with markers for each individual. In other cases, a family plot may consist of a number of adjacent individual plots set aside for the members of a particular family.
Because cremated remains take up significantly less space, plots for cremated remains may vary widely. In some cases, cremated remains may be buried next to traditional caskets. In other cases, multiple urns may be buried in the same single plot. Cremated remains can also be interred in an urn garden, using landscaping and ornamentation to create a tasteful monument to the remembrance of one or more individuals.
For help choosing the right type of plot for any memorial service, whether a cremation or a traditional burial, talk to the trustworthy memorial service professionals at Clancy-Palumbo Funeral Home in East Haven, CT. Clancy-Palumbo Funeral Home has been serving families in the East Haven, New Haven, Branford and North Branford areas for over 65 years, offering complete packages including memorial services and burial plots with a 100% service guarantee. Call Clancy-Palumbo Funeral Home today at (203) 467-2789 to start planning a service, or visit their website for more information.