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Cremation Costs and Other Cremation Planning Considerations

Americans continue to choose cremation over a traditional burial service, with more than 70% of New Hampshire and Vermont residents deciding on cremation options for themselves and for family members who have passed. Cremation costs is one of the reasons why the option has grown, as choosing cremation means some of the aspects of aRead more

Earth-friendly cremation urns

Memorial Urns with Purpose

The growing movement of sharing end-of-life wishes with loved ones has seen some updates to traditional cremation elements such as memorial urns. For a long time, it was easy to imagine a brass-colored or porcelain urn sitting high on a mantle. However, there are many options available, depending on the type of memorial or celebrationRead more

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Do Your Due Diligence When Researching Cremation Costs

The Internet has made some aspects of planning a funeral or cremation simpler, but it has also opened opportunities to individuals who may be operating under shady, unclear or even false representation. Cremation costs can seem unwieldy, but we don’t recommend utilizing any cremation or funeral business that isn’t licensed in the state in whichRead more

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Differences Between Direct Cremation and Full Cremation Services

Cremation continues to be on the rise for Americans. The National Funeral Directors Association predicted earlier this year that cremation will grow by 30 percent by 2030. In 2018, cremation has outpaced burial, with around 53% of people choosing cremation. As with a traditional funeral and burial, there are many cremation options available to you.Read more

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Cremation Containers – More Options, More Creative & More Personalized

Having a loved one’s head and shoulders on display forever may sound eerie, but keep in mind, busts have historically been used as memorials for centuries. Cremation containers do not have to be the classic vase-type urns we’ve seen in black and white movies. There are many options for personalization available at Phaneuf Funeral HomesRead more

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Cremation Services – Reducing your Carbon Footprint

Choosing the cremation process in place of a traditional burial has been growing across the country. Cremation services do result in the release of 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. By makingRead more

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What is a Cremation Container? (And do I need one?)

Cremation containers, caskets, and cremation urns, what is the difference? There are several types of containers that may be used during the process of a cremation and they are commonly confused. They are all very personal choices and should not be taken lightly. This guide to the various devices is intended to aid you inRead more

Keepsakes

Keepsake Urns and Pendants: A Beautiful Tribute for Love and Life

When someone we love passes away, it is natural to want to pay tribute to them and find a way to memorialize their life. Though they may not be with you in body, they can live on in your memory. At Phaneuf, we believe that a person’s end of life ceremony should honor them whileRead more

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Understanding the Cremation Process

When it comes to dealing with loss, the fear of the unknown can complicate things tremendously. There are certainly some mysteries surrounding death that we may never fully understand, but some facets of dying can be demystified so as to lessen any anxiety around them. One common example is that of the cremation process—something thatRead more

Choosing an Urn

What to Know About Choosing a Cremation Urn

Today, end-of-life choices are trending towards cremation over traditional burial for a variety of reasons. In NH, more than 70% of people choose cremation for their final disposition. The lower costs associated with cremation are often a factor in a person’s choice. And, while cremation does tend to be a less expensive alternative to aRead more