Cremation Services

Helping Families and Friends Honor Their Loved Ones.

Cremation Services

In recent decades, cremation has grown in popularity. In fact, according to the NFDA, the rate of cremation has already surpassed burial and will continue to do so. Due to this growing popularity, our funeral home is proud to offer cremation services in Bloomfield, NJ.

What is Cremation?

Cremation is when the deceased’s body is placed in a cremation container and then incinerated, leaving ashes behind. Families then receive their loved one’s ashes and can choose to bury, scatter, or keep them. Typically, the ashes are held in a container such as an urn.


Why Choose Cremation?

There are several reasons why you may choose a cremation service. Some reasons include religious or personal beliefs, desire to be more environmentally friendly, and the cost. Although cremations services typically cost less than burial services, that shouldn’t be a sole deciding factor. You should choose whatever funeral service type is right for you and your loved ones. 


Cremation Service Types

Not only can you have a visitation and funeral service with cremation, we strongly encourage you to do so. Every life deserves to be remembered, and a service gives family and friends the opportunity to honor their loved one’s life and begin their grief journey.

Cremation services can take place before or after the cremation, and you also can choose to hold a visitation before the cremation occurs.

There are several cremation service types you can choose from, including:

  • Service with a visitation before the cremation takes place. The deceased’s body will be embalmed and prepared for viewing. Guests will get to view the body and have a funeral service, and the body will be cremated afterwards.
  • Direct cremation. With this option, the deceased’s body is cremated immediately after the death without a viewing first.
  • Cremation with a service. The deceased is cremated right away and then a funeral service is held after. 
  • Cremation with a graveside service. The deceased is cremated right away and then a funeral service is held at their gravesite afterwards.
  • Cremation with a celebration of life service. Like the other options, the deceased is cremated right away. Celebration of life services typically take place after the funeral and are more personalized than a traditional funeral. They also can take place outside of the funeral home.


Cremation Service Personalization Ideas

Depending on your desired final disposition, there are several ways to personalize cremation services, including:

  • Having a graveside service before the burial of your loved one’s cremated remains. This way family and friends can pay their final respects. It’s a time to reflect on the deceased’s life. 
  • Holding a service for scattering your loved one’s ashes in a memorial garden or another meaningful location. Which places were special to your loved one? Where did they visit often? These might be good locations to scatter their ashes. 
  • Placing the cremated remains in multiple urns so everyone can have their loved one’s final resting place close to them. This way each individual can choose whether they want to keep the ashes or scatter them somewhere special.


Direct Cremation or Visitation with Cremation or Memorial Gatherings.

There are a wide variety of options when it comes to Cremation.   We will gladly walk you through all the available options.  You can have a simple immediate (direct) cremation with no services or opt for a viewing first or memorial gathering after cremation.  
Cost vary but we will work with any budget retraints you have.  If the decedent was on SSI/Medicaid, there may be a death benefit available to help defray much of this cost.  
Please contact us for more information and specific pricing to fit your budget.


Ready to Plan a Cremation Service?

With our array of personalized options, there is an option for every family’s wants and needs. Our staff is confident we can help you plan a cremation service that truly pays tribute to your loved one.


Visit our funeral home or contact us for more information about cremation in Bloomfield.

Direct Cremation

Our package charges for direct cremation include basic services of funeral director and staff, the local (within 10 miles in NJ) transfer of remains to the funeral home, the basic sheltering of the remains, the obtaining of necessary permits and authorizations, local transportation to the crematory, & a basic alternative container. This charge does not include the use of facilities and staff for any preparation for identification, visitation or ceremony, public or private, prior to cremation, or any sheltering for days on which no post death activities occur. Nor does it include the actual cost of the cremation process, which is a crematory charge, or any other cash disbursements, or anything not expressly stated as being provided.


If you want to arrange a direct cremation, you can use an alternative container. Alternative containers encase the body and can be made of materials like fiberboard or composition materials (with or without an outside covering). The containers we provide are a composition container.


1. Direct cremation with container provided by purchaser: $2,395.00
2. Direct cremation with alternative container: $2,895.00
3. Direct cremation with identification & alt. container: $3,895.00
Note: Includes Sanitary Care, Dressing and Placement for 1 hour private family visitation.
4. Direct cremation with wood alternative container: $3,695.00
5. Additional assistance charge for removal, per person: $125.00



Levandoski-Grillo Funeral Home & Cremation Service
Phone: (973) 743-6969 | Fax: (973) 748-5398
44 Bay Avenue, Bloomfield, NJ 07003

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