Simple Cremation Union, New Jersey

The daily grief of losing a loved one doesn’t have to come with the financial burden and stress of arranging a fitting goodbye. Simple Cremation provides dignified and affordable cremations in Union New Jersey for families throughout Union County. We are committed to providing our clients with an experience that is both simple and memorable. Cremation is an option growing in popularity among the residents of Union and we’re available to make it as easy as can be for you.

Sensitive to Your Grief

People in grief are at their most vulnerable. That is why Simple Cremation NJ prides itself in offering an honest service proposition, free of needlessly lengthy arrangements. Our dedicated professionals are ready to guide you through this difficult experience and answer any of your industry-related questions.

We also offer bereavement support through the CLFT where, where help is available for people going through the grieving process. This difficult process does not need to be destructive and we provide the means to make it a healing process.

A Trusted Partner

Bradley & Sons’ funeral home has served the people of Union, New Jersey for over 80 years. They have helped countless families arrange all types of funerals. Whether you require funeral directors, funeral arrangements, or a direct cremation they have the experience that allows us to provide an individualized funeral service for any budget.

Online Memorial Service

If you want to hold a memorial service but cannot attend, we offer remote video web-link attendance so no one has to miss the ceremony. Whether or not family members and friends can make it to a funeral home in Union should not dictate who gets to say goodbye.

Our Services

We understand how overwhelming it can be when planning a funeral. With us, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that all of your needs will be met in these difficult times. From pre-planning services to final disposition, we’re here to help.

  • Direct Cremation
  • Funeral and Memorial Service
  • Remote Attendance
  • Notifying Relatives
  • Online Obituary
  • Obituary Alerts
  • Legal Guidance
  • Cremation Permit
  • Pre-Planning
  • Bereavement Support

Expedient and Simple to Arrange Cremation in Union

Our empathetic staff prides itself in acknowledging your grief and helping you through it. We know how difficult losing a loved one can be and have been recognized for our ability to cater to that. Our no-frills direct cremation service has allowed many families a dignified farewell in Union. Once the cremation is complete we can respectfully handle the final disposition of the ashes or hand them over to you for a more personal send-off.

How to Spread Ashes in Union, NJ

Is it illegal to spread ashes in Union?

No, it is not illegal to spread ash from a cremated body in New Jersey. There is no state-wide ban around the spreading of human ashes. However, spreading ashes on public property will require state approval and private properties may prohibit spreading ashes without permission. Check with local authorities and or your funeral director for details

It is, however, important to be mindful of others when spreading ashes. Even though ashes from the cremation process are completely non-toxic, spreading them in a crowded area could make some people uncomfortable. We recommend avoiding urban areas and venturing into the picturesque surroundings of Union.

Where to scatter ashes in Union, New Jersey

Union, NJ hosts a wide variety of idyllic, peaceful spots along the Delaware River that would be perfect for an intimate and meaningful scattering.

You can also scatter your loved ones ashes at:

  • The South Mountain Reservation
  • The Watchung Reservation
  • Nomahegan Park
  • Hollywood Memorial Park (scattering garden)

How to Spread Ashes After A Cremation in Union, NJ

In the wind :

If you choose to scatter your loved one’s remains yourself, we highly recommend the use of a scattering tube. Scattering tubes allow for easy and elegant dispersing of ashes in the wind. Simply remember to face away from the wind. Also known as carrying urns, they are specifically designed for outdoor dispersal, something a more traditional urn can make difficult and awkward.

In the Ocean:

The EPA is clear that any disposal of human remains at sea needs to take place at least 3 miles from shore.  If you are considering committing ashes to the ocean in a container, it needs to be biodegradable and may require a burial at sea permit. Rent or charter a boat on a day with a calm sea and either disperse the ashes into the wind or gently scatter them on the water surface.

At the Beach:

Letting ashes be washed away by the waves is another popular option. Start by digging a small, shallow hole by the water’s edge, just close enough for the waves to wash in and out of it. Then, pour the ashes into the hole and they will be carried away to sea wave by wave.

In the River:

If you want to use the Delaware river, we suggest gently spreading the ashes near the water surface, preferably on a day without much wind. Try to do so at least 1 mile away from any riverside buildings or facilities. Not only will it prevent any complaints from property owners, but it also makes for a more personal farewell.

In the Ground:

You can also bury the ashes at a place of your choosing. To do so, dig a shallow trench and pour the remains into it. Cover it up with soil and take a moment to remember. Do not bury the urn. If you want to store the urn and the ashes somewhere other than home, consider a burial plot at your local cemetery or a place in a vault.

Whichever option suits you best, feel free to raise a glass with family members and friends during the scattering, celebrate a life lived and memories cherished.

Contact Us

For more information about cremation services in Union, New Jersey please contact us. Our compassionate staff is ready to assist you. We strive to provide the most affordable options available while maintaining quality and ease of service.

Our pricing reflects our belief that everyone is owed a dignified send-off.

You can call us at (973) 949-0523, email us or fill out our form to receive a free consultation and request additional resources.

For more information, call: (973) 908-6023