Obituaries

Robert Cussen
B: 1937-11-02
D: 2017-06-19
View Details
Cussen, Robert
Jason Pelchat
B: 1972-10-28
D: 2017-06-19
View Details
Pelchat, Jason
David Lee
B: 1949-10-06
D: 2017-06-17
View Details
Lee, David
John Bogetti
B: 1942-09-14
D: 2017-06-17
View Details
Bogetti, John
Richard Marranca
B: 1924-10-22
D: 2017-06-14
View Details
Marranca, Richard
Isabel Stameisen
B: 1928-10-14
D: 2017-06-10
View Details
Stameisen, Isabel
Alba Blacio
B: 1930-07-19
D: 2017-06-09
View Details
Blacio, Alba
Daniel Moriarty
B: 1962-01-31
D: 2017-06-05
View Details
Moriarty, Daniel
Risabetta Thompson
B: 1928-08-01
D: 2017-06-01
View Details
Thompson, Risabetta
Theresa Garofalo
B: 1928-11-06
D: 2017-05-31
View Details
Garofalo, Theresa
Antonio Forgione
B: 1926-04-20
D: 2017-05-31
View Details
Forgione, Antonio
Lawrence Tino
B: 1929-08-29
D: 2017-05-30
View Details
Tino, Lawrence
Linda Besares
B: 1947-11-27
D: 2017-05-29
View Details
Besares, Linda
Sonia Mendoza
B: 1940-08-11
D: 2017-05-22
View Details
Mendoza, Sonia
Katherine Harrington
B: 1943-11-08
D: 2017-05-22
View Details
Harrington, Katherine
Francis Wecker
B: 1957-03-15
D: 2017-05-18
View Details
Wecker, Francis
Carmela Rocco
B: 1919-07-19
D: 2017-05-16
View Details
Rocco, Carmela
Frank Armogida
B: 1940-07-25
D: 2017-05-15
View Details
Armogida, Frank
John Sherlock
B: 1923-01-14
D: 2017-05-14
View Details
Sherlock, John
Elinor Merritt
B: 1912-09-23
D: 2017-05-14
View Details
Merritt, Elinor
John Harrington
B: 1919-11-18
D: 2017-05-14
View Details
Harrington, John

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
491 Mamaroneck Ave.
White Plains, NY 10605
Phone: 914-949-7777
Fax: 914-949-8314

Benefits of Cremation

Why cremation? We find that often people have their own unique reasons for choosing our cremation services but there are some distinct benefits to choosing cremation vs burial. Check out our list below.

cremation vs burial why cremation services clouds

Cremation Costs

On average, cremation is about one-third the cost of a traditional burial. The average price of a casket is much higher than the average price for an urn. The availability of burial plots is becoming more and more limited, and therefore the price of plots has gone up.

More Environmentally Friendly

Casketed and embalmed remains take up cemetery space and can result in water pollution.

Relaxed Resistance from the Catholic Church

According to Tyler Mathisen of NBC, one of those reasons "is the softening of the Catholic church's views of the practice. For centuries – until 1963, in fact – the church outlawed it. The church's laws still express a preference for burial. But the outright ban is a thing of the past."  

He goes on to tell readers that the decline in nuclear families is another reason. "As more Americans live far from hometowns and parents, and as family burial plots have waned in popularity and accessibility, millions have turned to cremation as a practical and cost-effective way to care for a loved one's remains.”

Better Flexibility for Ceremonies

Cremation is more conducive for untraditional, personalized ceremonies. It allows you to hold a ceremony outside of a church or cemetery which may be great for a memorial service, celebration of life, or an ash scattering ceremony.  

Learn About Our Cremation Services

If you have questions about our cremation service or would like more insight into the benefits of cremation, please do not hesitate give us a call at 914-949-7777 or send us an email mcmahonfh@optimum.net. Also check out our Cremation Options & Services page.

 

Source:

Mathisen, Tyler, "Cremation is the Hottest Trend in the Funeral Industry".