Become A Member of the Cremation Society of Vermont

Common Questions

What do cremated remains that are returned to the family look like?

The quantity of cremated remains of an adult is comparable to the size of a 6 inch square box. The appearance resembles crushed seashells. The remains are placed in a plastic bag inside the urn selected by the family.

Is Cremation Accepted By All Religions?

Today most religions allow cremation except for Orthodox Jewish, Islamic, Eastern Orthodox and a few Fundamentalist Christian faiths. The Catholic Church accepts cremation as long as it is not chosen for reasons which are contrary to Christian teachings.

My family may be willing to accept my plans for cremation, but they would like me to have a funeral service with the body present. Is this possible?

Yes, if such a funeral is desired, the deceased can be embalmed and placed in a ceremonial casket. With cremation the full funeral can be held without the expense of purchasing a casket or vault.
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Membership

Receive the membership advantage, a reduced rate by becoming a member. Membership requirements are: a $50 deposit (either by credit card or check), filling out the preplanning form either here online or by mail and the individual who has passed has to have been a member of the Cremation Society of Vermont for at least 30 days.

Cremation is a personal and family decision. The reasons for selecting cremation are as varied as the families involved in the decision. As a form of caring for the deceased, cremation provides many options that may vary from the most basic service to specially arranged services recognizing a life well lived.

The Cremation Society of Vermont Provides the simplicity of dignified package services and options which allow you to select the level of service that appropriately meets your needs.

Please fill out this membership & payment form to complete your Membership Registration.
The Membership fee of $50.00 will be charged to your credit card.

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