"As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death."
leonardo da vinci



What is Cremation?

In essence, cremation is the transfiguration of the body to ashes with the use of high temperatures. During the entire process, the deceased is treated with care and respect.
Once the process is complete the remains of a loved one are placed in a special urn, which can then be placed in a specially designed niche in the cemetery mausoleum or be buried at a grave site.

Some families decide that they want to keep the ashes of their loved ones at home. Arthur's Funeral Chapels Inc. offers a wide selection of urns in a variety of shapes and styles. Each urn is marked with a name plate containing the deceased's name, date of birth, and death.
The immediate family may also dissipate the remains of a deceased person in a place of special importance or a burial at sea.

Our staff will inform you in detail about all the available options.

Those who choose cremation typically have a belief that it is better to honor the memory of a person as opposed to the human remains.

Cremation in no way precludes the traditional burial or funeral ceremony together with family, loved ones and friends. This ceremony can be personalized. This may reflect the life of the deceased, and thus have a special meaning for all present.


All funeral services can be tailored to the needs and wishes of the family. Our staff is always available to help you plan the perfect ceremony, which fully reflects the desires of the deceased or the next of kin.
During the ceremony, our funeral home can be decorated with your favorite flowers and set to your beloved's favorite music

he ceremony can take place before the cremation, the coffin will be present with the body and the family can participate in a final farewell to the deceased. It can also take place after the cremation process. Our funeral home will display the urn containing the ashes, along with a photo of the deceased at a memorial service where loved ones will have the opportunity to meet and share memories they spent together.

For further information please contact the funeral director at the following phone number (718) 389-8500 or via e-mail to