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Common Questions

What happens to medical devices such as hip implants and pacemakers?

Fragments of metal are separated and removed prior to pulverization. Pacemakers have an explosive risk, and are removed prior to cremation with permission from the next of kin.

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.

If I don't have a funeral with the body present, I would still like to have some sort of ceremony so that family, friends, and associates can gather to commemorate the event. What are my choices?

Cremation offers a wide array of ceremonies to choose from. A private or public visitation can be held before cremation is done. A memorial service can be held in a place of worship or at the cremation provider's facility, with or without the cremated remains. This can be delayed as long as necessary after the death to allow family and friends to gather from distant locations. Some churches and retirement communities routinely handle these memorial services themselves, without the involvement of the cremation provider. Other possibilities include graveside services at the cemetery or columbarium. Visitation can also be held following the cremation if you desire. A scattering ceremony offers a personal touch only cremation can provide.
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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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