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Cremation Trends

Cremation trends and cremation popularity

Cremation trends and cremation popularity The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) 2022 Cremation and Burial Report states the national cremation rate will reach 80% by 2035. It’s already close to that percentage in New Hampshire and Vermont. One reason for the increased interest in cremation is the variety of options for cremated remains. The popularityRead more

Simple Cremation

Simple cremation

A simple cremation is often called a direct cremation in the funeral industry term. A simple cremation is also sometimes called a “no ceremony cremation” or “basic cremation.” Simple cremation is the final disposition of a body performed soon after a death either at a crematory or a funeral home that houses its own crematorium.Read more

Offset Carbon Footprint

Reducing our carbon footprint

Choosing cremation instead of a traditional burial is trending nationwide. The cremation process releases carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere, but Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium is the first funeral home in New Hampshire and Vermont to offset its carbon footprint from cremation. With our long-term commitment to Native of Burlington, Vermont, Phaneuf makes aRead more

Cremation Remains Options

Cremation remains options

There are new ways to memorialize your loved ones’ cremated remains. Here are four new cremation remains options to consider: Eterneva For centuries, diamonds have been a symbol of eternal love. Thanks to an evolution in technology, you can now extract carbon from cremation remains to grow a diamond. Eterneva, a grief wellness company basedRead more

Cost Of Cremation In Nh

NH No. 5 in cremations in the nation

The latest cremation statistics from the Cremation Association of North America show that in 2020, New Hampshire had a cremation rate of 77.5%, the fifth highest in the nation. The average cost of cremation in NH is between $2,500 and $3,000. With Covid-19 and other factors, the cremation rate in 2021 likely exceeded 80%, butRead more

Due Diligence

Beware Legacy/Heritage Cremation Services

For some, it may be hard to imagine that a provider of end-of-life services would be dishonest or ambiguous about the services they provide, let alone where they are located. Unfortunately, however, companies like this do exist, and therefore it is important to do your research when selecting a cremation or funeral service provider. LegacyRead more

What Is Water Cremation Aka Aquamation - Phaneuf

What is water cremation aka aquamation

Water cremation is an alternative process for the transformation of human remains using alkaline hydrolysis, by which bodies are dissolved into a liquid. Water cremation was recently in the news as it was chosen by Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu, who died in December 2021. Water cremation is an alternative option versus traditional cremationRead more

14 Ideas For Cremated Remains - Phaneuf

14 ideas for cremated remains

As cremation becomes the choice of more Americans, we’re asked about ideas for cremated remains—besides a traditional  urn. There are  many options. We’ve seen cremated remains placed into holiday ornaments, glass paperweights and golf balls, among others. Here are 14 unique cremated remains ideas: Traditional cemetery burial with Cremation Many cemeteries allow the burial ofRead more

Life Forest Redefines Traditional Burial - Phaneuf

Life Forest redefines traditional burial

Every once in a while, we're asked, can you turn cremated remains into a tree. The answer is yes. Life Forest is a unique cemetery nestled in Hillsborough, NH, located next to conservation land with hiking trails and swimming creeks. Phaneuf’s arrangers discuss Life Forest with families that choose cremation but also seek to beRead more

Parting Stone Solidified Cremated Remains Now Available - Phaneuf

Parting Stone solidified cremated remains now available

Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium now offers a solid alternative to loose cremated remains called solidified remains. Our families who receive cremated remains of a loved one choose this option because solidified remains form a stone that can be held easily and shared with family. To do this, we’ve partnered with Parting Stone. Phaneuf partnersRead more