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What should I consider when deciding what to do with cremated remains?

You might want to consider the following when deciding what to do with cremated remains:
  • Would you like the cremated remains be buried at a cemetery? If so, does the cemetery need to meet specific requirements (religious cemetery, veterans’ cemetery, green cemetery, etc.)?
  • If you'd like the remains to be buried, will you need to purchase a plot at a cemetery?
  • If you'd like the remains to be entombed, will you need to purchase a space in a columbarium niche at a cemetery?
  • Would you like the cremated remains be kept by family or friends? If so, who would you like to get the remains?
  • Would you like the cremated remains be scattered? If so, where?

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